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Re: The weirdest/freakiest thing happened Spriggy

Posted by Larry Hoover on March 23, 2005, at 15:58:46

In reply to The weirdest/freakiest thing happened, posted by Spriggy on March 23, 2005, at 15:39:13

> Maybe somebody here can tell me what in the world happened to me about an hour ago.
>
> I had my fasting blood glucose test today. Yeah, I pretty much wanted to throw up after the first round of drinks but tried to be a big girl and keep it down.
>
> By the time I left, I had a really, really bad headache and felt sick to my stomach.
>
> I came home, at a piece of toast, took .12 of Klonopin, and fell asleep on the couch.
>
> I woke up but I could not move my body or speak. It was SOOOOOOO weird. Ever have a dream where you are trying to scream but you can't? Well, that happened to me only I was awake.
>
> I could see my husband but I could not make a sound to get his attention. I could not move but I could feel my eyeballs whirling all around. I finally could just GRUNT loud and then within about 30 seconds, this stopped and I could move and speak.
>
> I've never, ever, ever had anything like that happen and it completely freaked me out. It was as if my body could not take orders from my brain. I literally could not speak or make a sound no matter how much I tried. I could not even move my body.
>
> Other than Klonopin, I take Restoril 30 mg's for sleep and I have the flu right now.
>
> It was sooooooo weird and scarey. Any thoughts?

Sounds like sleep paralysis.

http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/paralysis.html

In effect, your body and mind woke from your nap in the wrong order. It's scary, but harmless.

Lar

 

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