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I have always had issues during sleep, however lately I have been waking up in a panic, my heart racing, I feel extremely cold all over my body, cold to where I shiver even.I awaken scared, as if I was having a nightmare, except the feelings do not subside within moments like usual, they keep on and I feel this dread for hours. I had an apnea test sleep study done and I do not have apnea.I did get some sleep paralysis upon waking normally in the morning. During the test, however, I had no episodes in the middle of it.At home, I get these crazy things happening. Sometimes I am laying there able to think that I know Im awake in my mind but unable to move my body, so I try to force it to move and I get crazy spasm like things until finally, Im able to move again. Other times I awaken scared to death for no reason.Often I wake up with thoughts immediately in my mind that are all things I am most bothored by- illnesses, parts of movies that disturbed me, peoples deaths etc. instantly. When I have nightmares I recall them vividly, so Im unsure whether these happened after yet more nightmares I do not remember having, or if these are different. Panic attacks during sleep? Is that possible? Sometimes I am awakened I do not know what by, and Im having all my usual panic symptoms right upon waking- racing heart, metallic taste,fear, thoughts that I am about to die, etc. Also, at the times when I DO have nightmares or bad dreams and wake out from the middle of one where I do recall the dream in detail- The feeling stays with me all day long. Others tell me the fear subsides within 15 min or less for them. My exact feeling upon waking stays there for the whole day sometimes. The dreams details do not start to fade much either, even after several hours. The panic thing feels more physical to me and does not happen out from a recalled dream.It differs in that with a dream I do not have fast heartbeat.This scares me badly. Any ideas?
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