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My friend cant sleep she claims to wake just before a dead

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my friend cant sleep she claims to wake just before a dead sleep. Hearing loud grinding-rushing noise. And ,says she cant breathe. also, she says she is paralized with a presence keeping her from yelling. She has not been the same since she came back from Iraq. I was wondering what i can do about this.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Psych Doc replied 8 years ago.
   Your friend is suffering from panic attacks or anxiety attacks. She needs to be evaluated by a Psychologist/Psychiatrist. She would need anti-anxiety medicines and counseling regarding how to deal with these attacks. These attacks can be due to a traumatic experience, fear etc.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
what about sleep paralysis with anxiety?
Expert:  Psych Doc replied 8 years ago.
lt;p>The sleep paralysis is also due to anxiety attacks. She might need initially mild sedatives to help her sleep, as her condition improves she might weaned off the sedatives to continue the anti-anxiety medicines.</p><p>Regards</p>