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Old 07-12-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Waking up through the night to hallucinations. Sleep problems.

I'm having issues with hallucinating when I wake up in the middle of the night.
I'm 26 years old and I've been dealing with this since I was a child. Normal childhood, was not beaten as a child or molested, no traumatic experiences in my childhood to have kick started this.

This happens a few times a month. It doesn't matter if my day was stressful or normal. I can go to bed early or late.
I will wake up "not in a panic" fairly calmly to some kind of image(s). When I reach out to touch the image(s) it begins to fade. The image(s) differ or can be a familiar image from another hallucination in the past.
Examples of a few of the images that reoccur;
• the room will be totally without light when I go to bed, the hallucination will be of the entire room flashing with a colored light ranging from red, blue or green.
This will last for about 30 seconds beginning to fade after 5 seconds until I am sitting in the complete and total dark again. I can see all of my furniture clearly and in its proper place. After the 3rd hallucination like that happened I decided to start sleeping with a light of some kind, closet, hall, bathroom. Now the other hallucination were still happening before and after I incorporated a low wattage light in my room at night.
• I will wake up to green lush vibes flowing from the ac vent and growing rapidly down to the floor or down around furniture. When I reach out to touch the vines they sway away from me and begin to fade. This lasts about 30 seconds as well.
• I wake up to sharp metal objects that recembles prongs or an antenna. And when the light hits it, it has a slight shine. It extends and/or retracts, length varies. I never read out to touch this one. I shift in my bed to avoid it. I usually turn a lamp on and it fades pretty quickly when I do.
• I've seen my walls turn black and cracks start to appear with lite red light glowing through the cracks, resembling what I would imagine lava to look like after it has crusted over.
• I've seen floweres grow out of the wall, starting as a tiny as a sprout and within seconds grown into a pretty flowers to just age to its wilt and dies. I watch the pettles fall down over my head, but they fade before ever touching me.

I know this all sounds insane but I would love to know if I am the only one. No one I know has ever done this. I get looks of worry from my friends as if they think I'm on drugs when I'm not. I do not take drugs, I smoked pot in my teen years and through those years I actually never hallucinated. This started as I said before when I was a child, long before I even knew about alcohol or drugs. I've never used anything other than pot for a two year period in my late teen years. I do not drink regularly, I take no medication daily. I probably adverse 2 tylenols a month. Someone please help me with this.

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: Waking up through the night to hallucinations. Sleep problems.

I am sure you have already spoken to you doctor about this but have you considered that you have be having minor seizures in the night that account for it? My sister had major neurological sleep issues till she had a sleep study/brain scan. Turned out she was having seizures in her sleep that none of us knew about.

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Re: Waking up through the night to hallucinations. Sleep problems.

The hallucinations sound similar to ones I have had for years, but mine are more like night terrors, where I wake up terrified by a scary hallucination, although at times they are more funny or bizarre like yours. I can only tell you that I have lupus and I think they are a manifestation of that (cerebral inflammation). I also have noticed they get worse when my thyroid dose gets too high or if I get too hot or have a fever. I would see a sleep specialist for these. An EEG is a good idea to rule out possible seizures, and you might review symptoms of lupus and hyperthyroidism to see if any of those symptoms fit, and you can get tested for those conditions. They are a bit unusual, and I saw several Drs who didn't have a clue what mine were from. I figured it out myself just by observation.

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