This has been bugging me... (sleep thing)

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by ErikCLDR, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Ok this is a strange thread...

    So the other night I was sleeping, all of a sudden there was this electrical pulsation though my entire body, as if I was being electrocuted. I know its not unheard of for a single jolt, but this went on for what felt like minutes and was extremely painful. I could not move my any part of my body or open my eyes. The electrical shock literally was going through my entire body. I could feel my arms and legs shaking, even my fingers. In fact, I could feel my face muscles convulsing against my pillow. I wasn't violently thrashing around but I felt like I was shaking pretty hard. I can't remember if I was able to breathe. All I could do was pray that what ever was going on would stop and I was wondering if I was dying or having a seizure or a stroke or something. I don't have an health issues and I am a healthy 17 year old. Eventually it did stop, my muscles felt quite relaxed, and I felt ok, though my heart was racing. I was really confused as to what happened and was drowsy so eventually I went back to sleep.

    I am very prone to sleep paralysis- where I wake up in the middle of the night unable to move because my body still thinks I am sleeping. I'm pretty much used to it now, its just annoying if I am in an uncomfortable position. I don't have the hallucinations or things of that nature like some people do.

    I've tried googling this but to success. I haven't been able to stop wondering about what ever happened. Has this ever happened to anyone or have any insight into what this was.
     
  2. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I'd go see a neurologist. I know there are some kinds of epilepsy that present with nighttime seizures, but I'm far, far from being an expert on the matter.
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    why dont you go post this on a health forum instead of a computer forum...

    not that we dont want to help...but you might get much better answers from over there
     

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