Question: Hi my name is Richard, I have had Sleep Paralysis for about 15 years and when I told my doctors about it they would look at me as if I was crazy. All you know what I mean when you tell someone you can’t talk, move, blink, nothing for let’s say 30 seconds to a minute at most, but whatever I knew what was going on with my body I just did not know why?
By the way I am 33 and my life has been falling apart because I have narcolepsy and cataplexy real bad. I lost my job because I was tired all the time and some times my Wife would have to call my work and tell them I was paralyzed so I would be out for a day or two.Anyway I was scared out of my mind because waking up paralyzed was something new in the past three years my whole body would be paralyzed for no less than a day, so far no more than three day’s and I have not seen any one or have heard of any one’s Cataplaxy lasting that like mine does. But every time I go to the E.R the Doctors treat me bad they drop my hand on my face to see if I am faking it they have slammed my arm on the bed polls the one’s that keep you from falling out they all think it’s fake they all tell me and my wife that you just don’t become paralyzed after waking up and can’t move anything and a a day later be fine like nothing is wrong. Even my Bladder shuts down and I need to have a catheter put in me every time. Can someone tell me why do Doctors think if they don’t know what’s going with you, you must be faking. This sucks to have I would not wish this on any one