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Suffering from sleep paralysis in morning. Can it be cured? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Dr I have a query to make about my son who is 18yrs old
User:he is having problems in getting up in the morning, he is saying he becomes still and he thinks it is sleep paralysis
User:he will be facing his board exams on 13mar and I am anxious
User:should i take him to dr right away,.he says he is hving this problem for the last 6 months and it has not been v severe
Doctor:Have you noticed these events?
Doctor:If yes, can you describe it to me?
User:no i havent noticed anything unusual, i kind of wake him in the morning and he wakes up after some time like say 5-10 mins later and i did not suspect anything. he just mentioned about it today that he is having these symptoms like once a week
User:he says sometime he hallucinates before he could get up and like somebody is holdinghim and becomes stiff
Doctor:I think it would be better to consult a doctor. The doctor needs to talk and discuss with him to understand what is happening clearly.
User:ok i understand
User:should it tk him to a gp or any nerologist?
Doctor:Sleep paralysis and other sleep disorders are identified by careful history (one to one) and aided by other tests such as sleep study, video EEG, etc.
Doctor:You should consult a neurologist. A referal to a psychiatrist may be needed if required.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:sure doctor thank u, i will consult a dr
Doctor:You are welcome.
User:no more queries
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:thank u
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