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I can’t effectively sleep on my back because what’s the point of sleeping anyway – it’s not like I’m going to feel rested – Just Kidding! The reason I struggle to sleep on my back at all is because of ‘my tail’ (a massive knot of bones at the base of my spine which prevents me from lying flat). I am not sure when the last time I slept on my back was.
Now, regarding ‘FREEZE DREAMS’… I’d never been to the doctor for my ‘freeze dreams’ since they occurred during my teenage years and into my twenties (maybe up until 30 but not sure about that). While they were terrifying and I was certainly completely paralyzed, I never considered seeking medical assistance. I did, however, inquire of friends and they had feeble ideas or no ideas at all. Not a huge deal since they didn’t happen often. Believe me, a healthy person (which was my identity) is not going to give much credence to a bad dream. I am not sure how often I slept on my back at this point and it may not have been very much. I don’t remember noticing ‘my tail’ until after I was a teenager or at least late teens. If anything it has become more bothersome with time, ‘my tail’ that is.
During these ‘freeze dreams’ I once dreamed of Freddy Krueger hand (complete with blades) coming down toward my forehead but couldn’t wake myself no matter how desperately I tried. I was completely paralyzed in every way. I remember trying desperately to move and it was weird because I was also awake. Anyway, you can imagine why I might have overlooked the paralysis portion of this as a teenager and been more impacted by the Freddy Krueger portion.
Other times that it happened weren’t necessarily nightmares, however, I always thought of them as a sort of nightmare since the abovementioned is the first one that I remember having and I always remembered it so vividly. The other times I recall desperately willing any part of me, (specifically my pinky which was so close that it was practially already touching my partner) to move just a teeny teeny bit and make contact with my partner so that I could be ‘wakened’. I was never able to establish contact. Absolutely no vocals and, while struggling with such desperation, don’t even think I was able to breathe heavily or squeak or anything. I wanted to do anything to attract attention to my mere existence and remember thinking that if I could be touched, I might ‘wake’. I was just ‘suspended’ and ‘invisible’ and could do nothing about it. I may have ‘awakened’/snapped out of it/come to with an abrupt gasp but am not positive. I was just so darn grateful to be out of it. I still thought of this experience as a ‘freeze dream’. I’ve never heard of it before nor has anyone else. I am not sure if this is the same as this post.
I was actually awake or more than subconsciously aware of what was happening. Maybe trapped of suspended in some state of being type feeling?? I was completely paralyzed and aware that I was desperate to be rescued/’awakened’ from my state of being (which I labeled as a ‘freeze dream’). No couldn’t speak, or I would have. Could not make a noise or a move whatsoever – not even the slightest – even though I TRIED LIKE MAD!!!
I haven’t read this whole post but will review to see if y’all have been having ‘freeze dreams’ too. I’ve never heard of anyone having any idea what this is. It happened other times but I don’t remember them so vividly. It didn’t happen ‘all the time’ or anything. OH, the times that I mention and recall were definitely on my back!! Trapped and paralyzed while on my back!!