Let me start by saying I am not sure that I should even be here but I am at a loss for what to do and I am seeking advice.
I started having strange extremely vivid drreams soon after my 12th birthday (I celebrated my 33rd birthday yesterday). The dreams are in bold color where all 5 of my senses are very much aware and awake during these dreams. For example if I smell something int the dream or taste it in the dream i can still smell it and taste it when I awake. If I run or am exerting myself at all in my dream I wake up sore as if I had just done that activity. Needless t say I stay very tired.
I thought for a long time something was wrong with me because when i talked with family and friends about my dreams and my reaction to them they cracked comments like I was crazy therefore, when I had medical insurance I didn't seek medical help as I was afraid I was crazy.
Lately, like the past week, my dreams have gotten worse with me having what i call residual memory or effects of the dreams throughout the day. I recently joined a dream group and was asking for help there and the only comment I got was from a gentleman saying he has similar dreams and he has seziures while sleeping only.
My husband doesn't get any rest either due to my sleeping habits.
Here is a list of things my husband says I do while sleeping.
-talk, moan, whine and at times cry
-kick, flip, flop, act as if I am running
-toss, turn, sit up
-grind my teeth, clinch my jaw tightly (he bought me a mouth guard)
-tap my root foot, shake my right foot
-snore (this is new)
-attempt to have sex with my husband while sound asleep (he said usually happens after I have been shaking)
-sit up and change which end of the bed I am sleeping on
-will open my eyes as if I am going to repsond to him but not becoming fully aware of him from seconds to full minute
-occassionally these activites will trigger an asthma attack (once or twice a year)
Upon awaking I am always tired as if I had just went to bed. I am sore like I have been beat. My head hurts, sometimes not to bad sometimes I will wake with a full blown migraine.
Somedays I am fine. I am in a decent mood and can carry on with life like every one else. Somedays I am so angry and hateful and I know it but I can not control it and other days where I am so tired I am depressed and I do not want to get out of bed.
I recently started having anxiety attacks and started a medicine for that and it helps a lot.
I am a mother of 2. My son is 15 years and my daughter is 12 years old. I have been with my husband for 17 years. I have never used drugs, never smoked and I drink a few drinks a few times a year (a 12 pack would las me a year). The only medicine I take is my Celexa. I walk on a treadmill daily and I have a pretty decent diet. I don't drink many sodas.
Could I really be having nocturnal sezuires? I do not have insurance currently (thanks Obamacare) and really cn't afford to see a doctor unless I absolutely have to.
Can anyone help me?