in your mind while trying to fall asleep? I have had this happen more and more frequently where i am falling asleep but i feel my brain going deeper and deeper into these dreams but they seem more like very real stories and when i try to open my eyes i can't so i feel almost paralyzed and have to will my eyes open but i can't just open them because i feel trapped in this state of half awake , halp i guess asleep. also one night i felt one of my cats jump on my bed and walk around the mattress but i could not open my eyes for a long time and when i did my cat was'nt even on the bed but was in the other room on the couch asleep. so i was hallucinating. this is scaring me because i never know what night this altered state will happen and i'm afaid to sleep bacause of the feeling of being out of control in this state. this is such a bizarre thing it is hard to describe any other way than i have stated here. i have been on this medicine 40 mill for maybe close to a year. has anyone else had this?
Hi Cynthia... I have had this happen to me before too! But with me, I would be having a really vivid dream or nightmare and I know that I am sleeping and will try to wake up but can't and feel like I am "stuck" in my dream! It is a really strange and at times a scarry feeling! But I think that Kaismama is right that this is probably a normal state during sleep. But if it is something that is really bothering you, you can always mention it to your doctor and he or she may set you up with a sleep specialist or something like that. but believe me, you are not alone in this.
I hope my answer helps you some!
Hi Cynthia 19601, I am aware that you posted this question a couple of years ago and I hope your problem has resolved.
I just wanted to tell you that, while asleep, I too sometimes had the feeling of being pulled into a deep blackness and felt that if I gave in to it I'd never come out again. It is a very scary feeling and try as I might I could not wake up or scream.
In my case these were anxiety attacks, although I didn't know it at the time. I haven't had this sensation for a couple of years now but reading your post brought it all back to me. Anxiety attacks are common with Parkinsons and an antidepressant is often prescribed to counter them
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