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Terrifying lucid dreams I can't wake up from.

I'm a seventeen year old girl and about almost two months ago I started having really realistic dreams or "lucid dreams" as I found out. While in my dreams I have a lot of problems breathing and often feel like I'm suffocating. I also get weird random little shocks in my body at different parts of the day. And I wake up with my body feeling sore like I got ran into several brick walls.
Then, around two weeks ago I started having "deja vu" for hours then days straight where past dreams starting happening in real life. Even though supposedly that happens for a matter of seconds. I'm also experiencing terrifying lucid dreams that I can't wake up from. It's making it very difficult for me me to even attempt sleep because while I'm dreaming and I know I am, my body won't respond to me telling it to wake up. I think I'm suffering from Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I have a history of being bipolar, having anxiety, and have insomnia. Any advice?
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I would really like to be able to sleep again. This is really important to me.
So if anyone could help me in anyway... I'd appreciate it.
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1416835 tn?1295811283
I'm afraid I can't help you except to assure you that you're not alone in some of those symptoms.  I also am bipolar, sometimes have anxiety, and often have insomnia.  I don't have a problem with deja vu, but until recently for a few months I was having really bad lucid dreams - always some male(s), usually ones from my present/past seeking to emotionally/physically/sexually harm me.  Sometimes I would 'wake up' and then find out I was still dreaming when I tried to scream and I couldn't.  I often have random little shocks in my body but I hear that that particular symptom isn't really worrying, it can be caused by all sorts of benign things, including my medications (lithium and citalopram).  
I think my dreams were responding to very traumatic experiences that I had with those males in those dreams.  Are yours like that?  
But in the end, you don't need my solidarity, you need a sleep specialist I reckon.  Hope one's available to you.  
Good luck!  
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wow, you are a very smart girl! Try a Narcolepsy search. It rarely is as severe as falling asleep wherever, whenever. But the sleeping problem is prob. causing all the rest. I do the same thing and have narcolepsy. See if you can be tested
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Hi, welcome to the forum, as discussed in previous posts, your symptoms are suggestive of Nightmare disorder, or dream anxiety disorder, which is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares or vivid dreams. It usually occurs during the second half of the sleeping process, called the REM stage.

It can occur normally in persons but in this disorder it occurs at higher frequency.

This disorder can be managed by self by alleviating the home and personal life related stress particularly before going to bed.  A regular fitness routine, Yoga and meditation can also help to eliminate stress and create a more peaceful sleeping atmosphere and provides a relaxed state of mind. Psychotherapy can also help you to learn how to cope and deal with the various stressors in your life.

Do not worry, follow the above mentioned methods and the symptoms will alleviate soon. I suggest you to consult psychiatrist. Take care and regards.
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My boyfriend is having horribly terrifying dreams every night , and he will black out at least 1 time everyday. He doesnt know what happens and im the only one who is able to keep him from hurting anyone. Recently he had to be slapped to wake up from takin a nap and i have no idea what is going on. He has tenditious in his left shoulder and knee , and he currently is having migranes along with neck and back problems. He refuses to see any kind of doctor. Im scared because i dont know what is going on and it just terrifies me. He will space out and accidently break things because of his dreams and he will have shocks run up his whole body. Somebody please help , i know he isnt crazy but please help me here because i just want to fix this.
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