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Can tegretol cause sleep paralysis?

Can tegretol cause sleep paralysis?

Tegretol: Short answer yes. There is narrow window for most antiepileptic drugs. Too much does affect CNS and can cause paralysis but not the sleep paralysis from rem atonia. It tends to cause total muscle paralysis which involves the breathing muscles as well. ...Read more

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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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What causes sleep paralysis and how do you come out of it?

What causes sleep paralysis and how do you come out of it?

Sleep cycle broken: During delta sleep, a restorative part of sleep,cycle, every muscle group in the body is,paralyzed except the eyes and diaphragm. If our wake/sleep cycle does not function correctly, we can become consciously awake, moving our eyes and breathing, but remaining paralyzed for a time. ...Read more

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Can you explain what are the causes and effects of sleep paralysis?

Can you explain what are the causes and effects of sleep paralysis?

No way that can be: Covered in 400 characters or less. Your question is just too broad. Are you working on a school paper? I liked this article: http://sleepdisorders.About.Com/od/commonsleepdisorders/a/sleep_paralysis.Htm. ...Read more

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I keep on having sleep paralysis. Should i see a sleep specialist? What causes sleep paralysis?

I keep on having sleep paralysis.  Should i see a sleep specialist? What causes sleep paralysis?

Maybe narcolepsy: True sleep paralysis is commonly encountered in narcolepsy, and can be successfully treated. So, yes, see a sleep specialist and get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Can dayquill and redbull together cause sleep paralysis?

Can dayquill and redbull together cause sleep paralysis?

Seizures: Seriously? Do you know someone doing this? This combination is horribly dangerous. Save a life, help someone before they kill themselves doing something that dumb! ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis, and how do I get rid of it?

What causes sleep paralysis, and how do I get rid of it?

Not sure: I'm sorry but i don't know, but i understand that it can be very frightening. I would start by seeing your primary cary physician, who may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read more

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What are the causes and symptoms of sleep paralysis?

What are the causes and symptoms of sleep paralysis?

Normal: Sleep paralysis is a condition in which a person, either falling asleep or awakening, temporarily experiences an inability to move, speak or react. It is a transitional state between wakefulness and sleep characterized by complete muscle atonia (muscle weakness). It is often accompanied by terrifying hallucinations to which one cannot react. Sleep paralysis poses no serious health risk. ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis? What stages sleep is this in?

Sleep paralysis: Recurrent-isolated sleep paralysis: results in the inability to speak or move at the time of sleep onset or on waking. Diagnosis implies that narcolepsy is not also present and that no other disorders that could result in transient paralysis are present. Typically occurs during rem sleep. ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis? It happens to me at most twice a month

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What causes sleep paralysis? It happens to me at most twice a month

Sleep Paralysis: Some theories are; Disruption of REM sleep, Melatonin dysregulation, Genetics, Depression. ...Read more

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What is the cause of sleep paralysis, and can it be successfully treated?

Sleep Paralysis: It is a normal phenomena which happens in everyone usually during rem sleep during rem sleep glycince inhibits the spinal motor neurons causing paralysis of most voluntary muscles blink your eyes and you will snap out of it get a sleep study and mslt done to rule out apnea and narcolepsy. ...Read more

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Sleep Paralysis (Definition)

Occurs in rem-sleep when the output from the rem-on neurons, located within the pons, travels along a two-cell relay beginning in the locus ceruleus and ending at the motor neurons of the spinal cord. The end result is deep suppression of output to the voluntary muscles, approaching full paralysis. The activity of the muscles of the diaphragm, of the hyoid and of ...Read more


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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more