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35 year old with frequent episodes of black outs. Not able to sleep due to fear. Normal ECG, EEG and thyroid reports. Advice?

Im 35 years old guy. my problem is that whenever i tried to sleep i felt something like black out or unconscious so woke up suddenly. that's why it's hard to sleep and felt fear. it's hard to explain. My ECG,ECO, EEG and Thyroid reports found normal. The consult doctor couldn't find the cause. so please help me out.
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Asked On : Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013
Hi Mr Santosh,

Thank you for posting your query.

The possibilities in your case are seizures (epilepsy) or a sleep disorder, as all your events are occurring during sleep.

You would benefit from investigations such as polysomnography (sleep studies) and overnight sleep EEG.

You would improve with proper treatment.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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