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Have problem with sleeping. No medication till now. What to do?

I quit smoking last Friday and have had a great deal of trouble with sleeping since. I am not using any NRT and haven't had any cravings, just severe withdrawal symptoms. I also suffer from sleep paralysis and have noticed that when trying to sleep, I will fall asleep but wake up suddenly with a racing heartbeat, muscle weakness and the inability to move. I am confused on what I should do as I am forcing myself to stay awake now as don't want to keep going through these episodes
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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YOU are a patient of NARCOLEPSY WITH ITS COMPLICATION SLEEP PARALYSIS

Sleep paralysis is a complete inability to move for one or two minutes immediately after awakening. This immobility may be accompanied by hypnopompic hallucinations or a feeling of suffocation, perhaps due to slight reductions in tidal volume. These episodes can be quite frightening(narcolepsy)



Cataplexy and sleep paralysis are probably caused by inappropriate activation of the pathways that cause paralysis during REM sleep. The difference is that cataplexy is triggered by positive emotions, while sleep paralysis occurs upon awakening.



venlafaxine, atomoxetine, and fluoxetine. Clinical experience suggests that they may substantially reduce cataplexy/sleep paralysis with relatively few side effects. We have found extended release venlafaxine to be effective in many patients at a dose of 37.5 to 150 mg each morning, although fluoxetine and atomoxetine are also protriptyline or clomipramine



Gamma hydroxybutyrate — Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB, sodium oxybate, Xyrem)

SMOKING LIKE CAFFINE IS ACTUALLY A TREATMENT TO DECREASE SLEEP IN MORING IN PATIENTS WITH NARCOLEPSY....NARCOLEPSY WAS IN YOUR GENES
GO TO A PSYCHIATRIST OR NEUROLOGIST TO DO SLEEP STUDIES AND PROVE IT

hope that helps completely and have a sound sleep from now on



take care
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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