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An_253925 posted:
worked rotating shifts for 38 years, went on day shift last couple years while fighting cancer, but have never experienced this until last 8 months. I am asleep when a dream triggers reactions that involve leaping out of the bed, bellowing unintelligibly, and striking out at or chasing after perceived threats (wild animal attack, criminal attack, etc). My wife yells and it instantly wakes me but the episodes seem to be getting more frequent. Trying to get sleep study to see if anything can be learned
Drugs taken at night are Allopurinol and colcrys for gout, Lipitor for cholesterol, ic escitalopram and an OTC sleep tablet to try to get sleep started. Any ideas appreciated.
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