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I am 50 year old...
I am 50 year old woman. My name is ***** ***** now while I'm sleeping all of a sudden I feel kind of conscious however I feel paralised but aware of what is happening.I start whimpering like a child or hurt animal and cannot get out of the situation unless my partner shakes me and then I seem okay.Last night was one of the worst occurances. I haave a lot of stress at work and personally at present.But I'm a bit conscerned that the problem might leed to a stroke or the like,could you please advise.Thanks Rose Ocde.
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Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 8 years ago
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Hello.Have you had any previous attacks of such paralysis?Any history of Hypertension or Diabetes,any family history of CNS or heart disease,generalised anxiety or panic disorder/depression?Are you on any medication currently?Are you currently under a lot of stress or have had a very stressful event lately?What are your exercise levels like and what is your weight and height like?Please give me more information.thanks.
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i am taking pill for hypertension. Also, i have history of family heart disease and i am depress and stress a lot. I walk a lot, playing golf - but not in a last month. I am 5'4" weighing 8.5 stone.
Doctor: Vakul Aren, Doctor replied 8 years ago
I feel the stress and depression,has affected you at times in a physical way.This may be due to something untowards ,which you are trying to get away from.I suggest you see your doctor/PCP who can advise you further after hearing your problem.You may need antianxiety medicines like Buspirone /Clonazepam and a antidepressant like Venlaflaxine/Sertaline.You also may need counselling ,relaxing in the company of friends and family will help.You need to keep a close check on your blood pressure,and increasing your exercise levels will help.
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