Sleep Paralysis when stressed ?

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Merry Christmas and All the best for 2015 fellow friends..

Does anyone elese experience this when going through certain stress/Anxiety ?.Mine seems to be worse when im over thinking or cant sleep. Its been happening for years now but its still equally horrifying. I know when its going to happen cause my ears buzz and everything goes quiet. Its like im awake but asleep.  So strange...

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    Hi Stacey, sleep paralysis is when the body is relaxed and the brain is active. This can happen more when your stressed or anxious. It's awful when it's happening, i have had it many times. It's quite common and not harmful. Try to relax before bed, have a milky drink, relaxing bath, read. Don't be on the internet too late or watch telly.Hope this helps.


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    Hey Stacey😊

    How are you doing this morning? I suffer from my anxiety attacks. I went to my doctor yesterday.

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      Hi Peggy. 

      For rhe first time in a long time im feeling really good. Nearly 7 weeks  on fluoxutine and amitriptiline and im like a whole different person. I still get the occasional " What if " thought but all is well. Hope u are too..xx

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      Racing Heart

      Spaced out


      Tingly head/ Shooting pains in head and pressure constantly. Moves around to different places

      feeling of constant dread/ The feelinh of waoting for bad news constantly

      Fast talking

      panic attacks

      Sweaty Palms


      No get up and go

      Antisocial at times


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    me too, thought it was related pregabalin am addcted to,  bit like an out of body exp. feel like im paralized.
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