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Anyone suffer with this? It's happened to me a few times but is the kind of event that nobody believes you about...
It's happened to my housemate a couple of times. I would absolutely have loved to see the terror in his eyes
the worst thing sounds like those people who become aware of surgery happening to them.
So, so awful. I was under a tremendous amount of strain in my work and personal lives, I'd just moved to a new house (strange bed, strange noises outside etc) and I'd spent the weekend pumping my body full of toxicity, so it's hardly surprising it happened when it did. I haven't had it since but at least hopefully next time, somewhere in my semi-lucidity, I'll know what's going on and that I've not actually just been tasered by darth vader prior to being savaged to death.
it's awful, like you're trying everything to move but can't and get all sweaty and panicky. Normally only lasts for a minute though
I've been trying to fill my brain with less inebriants recently and have had the most bizarre dreams that leave me feeling quite exhausted upon awakening. That's sort of the opposite isn't it. ABANDO
it's pretty scary, you're never really awake enough to rationalise about it and you're half dreaming so it tends to be accompanied by sounds/sights/noises that your brain is making up.
- hallucination that there was a glow in the dark floating jellyfish in the corner of the room while a woman's voice repeated "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" over and over (this is probably the most terrifying one for some reason and still freaks me out when I think about it)
- the knowledge that there was some sort of small, carniverous animal scuttling around on the floor and not being able to move to get away
- there being some sort of assassin in the room who'd paralysed me and was going to kill me at any moment
Sometimes I don't get the dream bit, but being half-awake and not being able to move is pretty scary in itself.
but it used to happen often. The worst is when I'm in my lucid state and I can't breathe, and I'm wondering how long it'll be before I wake up. Horrible.
it really sucked, but I haven't had an attack for over a year now. I learnt that the best thing to do is to try and move a specific part of your body and close your eyes, it snaps you out of it quicker. I hate it though, the feeling of not being able to breath and when you do hallucinate it can be really terrifying.
no biggy really, don't understand all the fuss
I think I'd be ok with it if it happened again, but that first time was awful because I had no idea this thing even existed as a...thing. It was probably not helped by the fact that i'd just moved into a new place, was living all alone for the first time in years *tiny violins*, and hadn't been able to get my balcony door to lock that night, thus terrifying* me that a Milk Tray man might abseil into my room under cover of darkness.
THINK ABOUT THAT ONE, DR FREUD
Got this with a towel hanging over the door this morning. Nearly did a crap there and then.
and incorporate my surroundings into the dream at points. Very odd.
worst part is trying to talk and not being able to.. don't remember hallucinations, but just lying there awak being stuck. Hasn't happened in since then (now 25). Wouldn't mind it happening again tbh, makes waking up more interesting.
barrel of laughs it is :/
There's another, much better thread than those but I can't seem to find it
I'd basically had a right Keith Moon of a week, taking drugs left right and centre.
On Sunday night, I went to bed, and as I rolled onto my right hand side like normal, I kind of slumped to one side and couldn't move for what felt like a good couple of minutes. No idea what the fuck it was at the time, but it's never happened since. I'd hate to have it on the reg, was pretty scary.
I don't think it's that bad
I didn't notice anything until I seen the shadows of men on horses riding into battle on my window blind. It didn't last that long but was mad scary.
I have hallucinations too, which range from the odd but harmless ("hmm, why is Tom from work lying on top of me and stroking my hair? that's weird. and why can I hear the Islamic call to prayer getting progressively louder and louder? and why does my bed look so tiny compared to my wardrobe?") to the soul-witheringly terrifying ("why is that man dressed all in black and carrying a knife standing in my doorway? why the fuck is that woman crying? OH GOD WHERE IS THE SOUND OF THE WHISPERING CHILDREN COMING FROM? AND WHY IS THIS MAN TRYING TO STRANGLE ME?")
If you had doubt that what you were seeing is real, the sound seems more convincing.