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Horiffc terrible hallucinating before sleep. Like im locked in hell

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Old 03-25-2013, 03:26 PM   #1
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Horiffc terrible hallucinating before sleep. Like im locked in hell

Hi, please take this serious, i have searched online and seen other people get what i get to.

Basically when i try to go to sleep (only occasionally does this happen) it feels like i go crazy, and when i mean crazy i mean barking loopy. I will write a list of what happens to help you understand because it really is hard to explain, and is so odd and explainable.

So when on these odd occasions i try to go to sleep, i go barking mad, i hallucinate, and see the worst things in my head and images in front of me, like im watching a compilation video of the most hellish of all images, i cannot remember all the images, but i certainly remember that it is awful. Things like rotting faces, the most scary evil looking faces, axes, swords, death, ropes, nooses, and stuff like that, the list quite literally is endless. The worst thing i see is eyes, but the most evil eyes you can imagine. And i mean i see these eyes and figures! And not only do i see them, its like a feel the hate and evil, like i am stuck in hell. I basically lie in bed for hours, i mean literally hours, just stuck in this trance, i am awake and can see, but im not myself, its like im possessed and i just lie there, tossing and turning, having this huge fight in my brain to stay sane, and fight the evil hateful images.

I sometimes just blink really fast to make the image go, but then another will come. It quite literally feels like these images in my head and in my eyes are bouncing round my eyes and head, at a million miles per hour, all at the same time. If i shut my eyes and focus on the evil image, it gets closer and more evil, then i open my eyes out of pure instinct and fear.

I've never told anyone, because it sounds like i am absolutely mad. In fact i am eighteen, live a relatively normal life, college, job, friends, not ugly, confident. Your average eighteen year old. I am really intuitive, and think deeper then most people, i also am an indigo child, or have a hell of a lot of the traits, i drink a lot and im from the UK.

What is happening on these nights? and what the heck basically!

I have also found turning a light on helps, but i never get up and do it because i am stuck to the bed fighting in limbo, trying not to get dragged into what feels like hell. But this is all in my head, a million miles away.

I have tried to explain the best i can, anyone out there who can help please do. And anyone out there who has the same weird symptoms i do sometimes, please share.

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Old 04-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Horiffc terrible hallucinating before sleep. Like im locked in hell

I see that no one has responded to your sleep problem. I have not heard of this before. I think you should not rely too much on the internet to help diagnose your problem since it seems rare. Did you know that there are 80+ sleep disorders? For such an unusual sleep problem I recommend a visit to the world famous Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic in Redwood City, CA because they are experts in the field sleep medicine.

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Re: Horiffc terrible hallucinating before sleep. Like im locked in hell

It sounds like you may be having hypnagogic hallucinations, which is part of a triad of symptoms associated with narcolepsy. Some people have only the hallucinations, not the other symptoms of narcolepsy and cataplexy (excessive sleepiness and loss of muscle control with intense emotional stimulation). I would also recommend seeing a sleep specialist. You mention you drink a lot. Do these hallucinations occur after excessive drinking, or are they unrelated time-wise? I would just make note of the timing of the 2 to see if there is a connection, as some people have strange effects from alcohol if they lack certain enzymes needed to break down the alcohol. Both can be treated but the cause needs to be identified. An EEG may be helpful to rule out narcolepsy related hallucinations, which can involve a feeling of paralysis as well.

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