Hypnogogic Hallucinations...

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by totoro, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I was researching medications (Prazosin) and Auditory Hallucinations etc. All things K... I came across this article and found it interesting... I have heard of Narcolepsy but actually didn't know alot about it? The psychiatrist is finally going to test K for siezures!!! He has been watching her and just wants to rule out any other possibilities. I like this guy.

  2. Liahona

    Liahona Active Member

    I'm glad you've got someone you like. You've had such a hard time finding a psychiatrist.
  3. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How interesting!

    I actually have some of those symptoms when falling asleep but never knew what they were called. I just thought I was weird...lol.
  4. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    I have this disorder, and it is horrible! I thought I was crazy forever! Does K get her hallucinations before, or after sleep? If you know what it is, it is not so scary.....but for years, I had no clue what I was dealing with.

    Good luck!
  5. Sara PA

    Sara PA New Member

    Good article. I followed the link for "Partiial Seizures" then for "Temporal Lobe Epilepsy". I'm going to add them to my list.
  6. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Very interesting. I used to get night terrors as a child, they lasted well into my teens and young adult life although they waned a lot.

    We have a book here called "Close Encounters of an Australian Kind" which is a comprehensive record as well as discussion on UFO sightings in the recorded history of Australia. A lot of the sightings were ascribed to being reported by someone who may have been on this edge of falling asleep, especially passengers/drivers in cars on lonely roads late at night. There are certain characteristics about these reports in terms of the appearance of unusual creatures or beings, seeming flattened somehow at times, which apparently gives some credibility to this theory. I've got to find the book again, it was very useful for my research in a number of ways. The incidence of this condition, and the reporting rate of UFOs, may be similar for a good reason.

    A thought.

    by the way, the book isn't saying that UFOs exist, or that they don't. It is simply finding some possible explanations for a number of reported sightings. At the back of the book is a list of sightings still unexplained at time of publication. I also found my own 'explanation for at least one of these, when a ratbag neighbour told me proudly he used to be a UFO hoaxer years ago and described some of his best 'tricks'. He had not read my book and didn't know about it at all. However, after his boasting I went home and looked up some of the dates and places he mentioned. I found one perfect match and a few likely matches. In a different life, this bloke would be a firebug.