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sleepingmikeawake posted:
Recently in the Narcolepsy support group I am in, I commented on "the Lurker."
Speaking to Emo:

"You described the states of "dream intrusion" and "waking dream" to a "T."
It also applies to the various states of Cataplexy.
And when in extrem sleepy states but having to push to maintain a presence, many combinations can exist at one time.
It can make one feel great anguish and stress added to the most simple of everyday mundane things in life.
It can pull ones spirit down to the depths of depression.
It can hurt so horribly bad, yet have no measurable reason for existance.
It can be dibilitating.
It can be devestating.
It can be Terrifying.
It can make one suffer such dispare, such a sense of lonelyness or isolation.

So thankful of finding support!

The Lurker?--------It is the evil we make it.
I can not count the times I had to reason with my very own self ,to convence myself that it is my minds construct.
It is when I can not reason with myself, when I am not in a state of mind that is safe from feeling the terrors of the lurker.
It use to sit upon my chest and smother me.
It would transform the shadows in the darkness into evil terrifying things.
It is a dark evil construct that is not welcome but intrudes anyway.
It stabs with a stinging hot blade.
It is a cause of many a downfall.
>>A collaps to the ground.
>>A seeing of horrific sights.
I could go on in my discriptive terms.
>>But alas,
I have trained myself to reason.
>So the unwanted visitor does not intrude as often as before, especially since I have been involved in sharing with others in the group.
Many Hugs
Mike"

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