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Old 01-30-2014, 07:05 AM
 
Location: An Island with a View
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My torturous sleep disorder is like a flipping devil riding on my back. As strange as it sounds, it keeps on either waking me up repeatedly during my sleep or trying to prevent me from falling asleep at night. Actually both scenarios could happen together sometimes within one night as did last night.

I was sick having a cold and had taken cold medicine trying to get some rest. About 5 mins lying in bed my shoulder, neck or around that area in general began to shook sporadically as if someone was shaking my body and trying to wake me up while I was trying to fall asleep. I didn't keep time, but it must have lasted for at least a good hour if not longer.

I went to bed early every night because of my chronic fatigue caused by sleep deprivation. This strange and rude phenomenon basically kept me awake for a period of time and late for sleep, which in effect reduced my sleep hours and rest time. When I did fall asleep eventually it woke me up again repeatedly throughout. What the heck is wrong with me?

I don't know how it happens or how to stop it. Did you ever get this while trying to fall asleep?
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Not.here
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That's terrible. Do you think it's a reaction to the medicine, and have you stopped taking it to see if it makes any difference?
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Old 01-30-2014, 11:41 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I have never experienced anything quite so....violent...though I have had sleep issues. Mine were caused by cbronic pain and undiagnosed bone disease. Yours sounds quite evil. You need to go see a sleep doctor. Or a neurological specialist. I wouldn't muck about getting in either. This sounds serious.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:02 AM
 
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That's terrible. Do you think it's a reaction to the medicine, and have you stopped taking it to see if it makes any difference?
It is very terrible. But I'm quite sure it has nothing to do with the cold medicine. I took it before and it was fine.
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:06 AM
 
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I have never experienced anything quite so....violent...though I have had sleep issues. Mine were caused by cbronic pain and undiagnosed bone disease. Yours sounds quite evil. You need to go see a sleep doctor. Or a neurological specialist. I wouldn't muck about getting in either. This sounds serious.
It is very evil indeed. I'd been to a neurologist before and had my EEG done. It turned out fine. I haven't been to a sleep doctor yet. I should really look for one if he is available. It is a seriously debilitating illness.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:02 AM
 
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EEGs only catch seizure disorders if you happen to have a seizure during the test. During the test, there is an attempt to mimic situations that are likely to cause seizures, such as sleep deprivation and flashing lights. However, there are many cases where the EEG won't catch the problem. Therefore, just because you have a clean EEG does not mean that you don't have a seizure disorder. It may not be seizures, but you can visit the Epilepsy Foundation for more information on the types of seizures and their symptoms etc. to see if the symptoms you have seem similar.

Generally though it is more common for many people to have seizures when tired or sick. My dd has complained about having seizure type symptoms when trying to fall asleep and in the middle of the night. Her symptoms are relatively brief though jarring. Since your symptoms are lasting an hour, it could possibly be related to panic attacks or a host of other problems. A sleep study is a good idea.
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