Do you sleep walk?

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    Originally posted by HybridM

    I'd rather sleep walk that suffer from "Sleep Paralysis"
    I've had something like that happen to me once. I had a very disturbing dream about God one night a few years ago....I wont go into detail of the dream right now, but when I awoke I couldn't move my limbs for aproximately 4 hours, until my dad came downstairs and touched me on the leg. My eyes were open but I couldn't even tilt my head, or raze my arms or legs...total paralysis....curious thing is that I didn't try to speak....and I wasn't freaked out or anything. I do, however, remember the dream very vividly still.

    There were also a couple times that I couldn't open my eyes after waking up. It lasted for about half an hour or so, but this was when I was a kid, maybe 7 or 8.

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    That sounds scary Axon. four hours is a long time. So is half an hour.

    EDIT: Due to deconditioning of my calves in years gone past (long story) I have awoken about 4 or 5 times with severe cramp in my calves. Both of them. Simultaneously.

    Calves are supposed to be one of the worst places to get cramp in terms of pain. And I would believe them, it's the most painful thing I've ever experienced. There is a shock factor too in that I would just wake up and get it.

    I haven't had it in quite a while now thank goodness because I have been reconditioning my calves, but I live in constant fear.
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    actually, the time is right....at the time I had that clock that projects time on the wall/ceiling (don't ask). It was always set up do project time right above my bead on the ceiling. I woke up around 5.30am, my dad walked in about 10am


    Pertaining the dream though....I've had conversations about it with veriuos people including priests and other spiritual leaders, and all come out with the same conclusion; since I am agnostic (or a cowardly atheist...ha!) they said that God has shown Himself to me to prove that He indeed exists, and that I should believe (this is a very shortened version of the analysis). Other parts of the dream show that I turn away from Him, and at those points He reminds me that He is still there.

    anyways I don't want to start yet another religion topic...so I'll finish there.

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    Originally posted by HybridM
    Due to deconditioning of my calves in years gone past (long story) I have awoken about 4 or 5 times with severe cramp in my calves. Both of them. Simultaneously.

    Calves are supposed to be one of the worst places to get cramp in terms of pain. And I would believe them, it's the most painful thing I've ever experienced. There is a shock factor too in that I would just wake up and get it.

    I haven't had it in quite a while now thank goodness because I have been reconditioning my calves, but I live in constant fear.
    I've had the same problem, and what solved it was a magnesium pill each morning - this is my doctor's advice.

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    I'm a proud atheist. Dreams aren't proof of anything except what's on your subconscious.
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    Magnesium pills? Interesting. My doctor told me to drink Tonic Water, for the Quinine, but there's noooo way I can drink that stuff. I went to physio a while ago and found out they were just wasting away, so I have exercises I have to do.

    edit: quinine gets rid of lactic acid.
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    >> petaining to axon's dream:
    It was all in your head - literally. People oftain claim to see the deval, God, aliens and monsters etc. Go ahead and beleive but I wouldn't(beleive you saw him in a dream). Allso full sleep peralisis is more then just the inhibility to move, theirs that and a presure on hour chest with something on you - most of the time staring at you, this used to be monsters and the deval/God in mideval times but now people claim to see aliens. Which is more proof that something was never their, now that people fear aliens they see aliens, centuries ago people were scared of the deval so they saw him...
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    I'm a proud atheist. Dreams aren't proof of anything except what's on your subconscious.
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    Originally posted by HybridM
    Magnesium pills? Interesting. My doctor told me to drink Tonic Water, for the Quinine, but there's noooo way I can drink that stuff. I went to physio a while ago and found out they were just wasting away, so I have exercises I have to do.

    edit: quinine gets rid of lactic acid.
    you don't like tonic? miz it 50/50 with some white vodka (Finlandia or Danska preferably) squeeze in half a lemon and it will taste much better!!!! haha

    The explanations my doctor gave me was that I had poor blood circulation in my legs becuase of their length (??), but those pills certainly fixed the problem.

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    I assume Deval = Devil.

    I HATE Tonic water I hate all bitter things, I can't drink coffee either.

    Wow, I am bored.
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    Originally posted by HybridM
    Magnesium pills? Interesting. My doctor told me to drink Tonic Water, for the Quinine, but there's noooo way I can drink that stuff. I went to physio a while ago and found out they were just wasting away, so I have exercises I have to do.

    edit: quinine gets rid of lactic acid.
    I've heard potassium helps, too - eat more bananas.

    I get them every once in awhile - they suck. The curse of an ex-runner

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    Heh, interesting. So it seems I'm not alone.

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    Calves are supposed to be one of the worst places to get cramp in terms of pain. And I would believe them, it's the most painful thing I've ever experienced. There is a shock factor too in that I would just wake up and get it.
    Boy, do I know what you mean. Calf cramps are EXTREMELY painful. Especially at 2:30 in the morning.
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    I'm glad some of you guys know what it's like, at least I'm not alone. The first time I got it, it totally freaked me out.

    I still get a twinge every now and again, but you've never seen a grown man get out of bed so fast as me when I gotta stretch out a cramp. lol
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    Yes, I too fell out of bed before because of a cramp; have any of you got cramps in both legs simultenously? what about while swimming? I've had both; I'm just glad my dad taught me what to do when you get a cramp when in water when as a young kid we used to swim long distances on verious lakes.

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    Originally posted by HybridM
    I'm glad some of you guys know what it's like, at least I'm not alone. The first time I got it, it totally freaked me out.

    I still get a twinge every now and again, but you've never seen a grown man get out of bed so fast as me when I gotta stretch out a cramp. lol
    It's worse when you can't, though. When I was in high school, we did a thing called the Shore to Shore relay in Cross Country. It was basically a 200 mile relay most of my team did in 5 mile increments. You'd do your run, hand off the baton, and then climb into one of 2 vans, depending on when you ran next. You were usually in the van for about another 5-6 hours before the next chance to stretch your legs.

    After one of my last runs (I think I did 5 of them altogether over 2 days), I got into the van and got a terrible cramp. I was sitting in the back seat, and ended up having to straighten my leg out to get rid of the cramp. This necessitated me sticking my leg between the two guys' heads in front of me. That was a little weird.

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