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Tremors Due to Sleep Deprivation?

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  • Posted By: music1122
  • December 15, 2008
  • 09:08 AM

I'm a 19 year old student and I've been having really scary "episodes" over the past month or so. When these happen, which is always in the morning right when I wake up, I start to twitch in random intervals. My whole body trembles for only a second or two, but during that time I cannot speak because I forgot what I was talking about. I went to the hospital the first time it happened and they did a CT and chest x-ray and blood tests, and everything looked fine. They put me on Ativan, which I have taken during every subsequent episode (which has only been about 3 or 4). The medicine calms me down and I eventually stop twitching and go back to normal. What do you think this is? I assume it has something to do with my lack of sleep, but should it be this extreme? It happened this morning and my knee gave out and I slammed my chin into a towel dispenser. What's wrong with me??

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  • The knee giving out is sort of a classic cataplexy thing. Have you ever considered you may have narcolepsy? Might want to do some research on that.. the inability to speak is a cataplexy symptom too.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 9, 2009
    • 02:38 PM
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  • Blaze, It's absolutely AMAZING how many of these posters you identify with on some level. Those electro-magnetic forces must have done a number on you! How can you still type? I'm new around here, so I guess I shouldn't be calling out the long-time members.....but what your doing is dangerous-- telling everyone who posts that you have a similar (or exact, funny how that works) experience base on either Lyme or cell-phones. I do believe that some very, very, very, very, very, very Random individual has sensitivities to these things....but it can't possibly be the answer to Everything can it? I really don't understand how, if you have all these problems, you can still manage to get on the computer everyday. Really-- give it up.
    Harmonium 322 Replies
    • February 14, 2009
    • 04:54 AM
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  • music1122, Hello, I am also 19 years old. I believe the same thing may be happening to me. Does it seem to occur at times that you are concentrating? It happens to me when I am doing homework or taking a test. I will shake and become disoriented for a couple seconds. Todd(pro_p8ntball@yahoo.com)
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