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Old 10-20-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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don't know what happened but worried

I woke up last night and could not move my body. I couldn't open my mouth. was awake and aware what was going on but couldn't do anything. tried to scream for my wife to wake up and help me but couldn't

 
Old 10-20-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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Re: don't know what happened but worried

Don't worry, it's a harmless condition called sleep paralysis. I used to get it when I was a lot younger, it was terrifying, I thought I was dead. I tried to move or scream for my Mom to come into my room but couldn't, it's like your mind is awake but your body isn't and you can't move for a few minutes.

I haven't experienced it or thought about it in several years, your post brought back my memories of those frightening episodes.

 
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Old 10-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Re: don't know what happened but worried

Hi worriedfather. I am sure this was very scary. I think it is important to be evaluated by a doctor in case there is a neurological problem.

Let us know what you find out okay?

 
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