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I get paralyzed sometimes when I wake up after a short snooze during the day. My eyes are open but can't move. What could it be?
Why do I have such a difficult time blinking ? There are times that whenever I try to blink I just can't like my eyes feel paralyzed
Eyes: I am not sure why you have that problem but I strongly suggest you get an appointment to an eye doctor. ...Read more
There have been a few times where I've woken up but I could move at all, even if I wanted to. Couldn't even upen my eyes. What happened? What's wrong?
See your doctor...: Your concern and symptom description warrants further conversation to get more details. Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your symptoms so they can get a full accurate picture of frequency, duration, associated symptoms, medications, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Atropine in eye: Atropine drops paralyze the the muscles in the eye that help with focusing the eye. Atropine will prevent these muscles from working and also cause the pupil to dilate. The result will be blurred vision and sensitivity to light. The effect of Atropine can last up to a couple of weeks. Atropine is toxic and should be kept away from small infants and children and pets. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dilates & relaxes it: Atropine is a long-acting drop that temporarily both dilates the pupil and paralyzes the focusing muscle. Its effect can last a week or more. It is used in inflammatory conditions of the eye, like uveitis, to increase comfort and promote healing. With great care it is also used to assist in determining the need for glasses in children. Children with crossed eyes are often examined after using it. ...Read more
Blurred vision: Dilation typically lasts between 4-6 hours. During this time, more light will enter the eye, making things seem brighter. Additionally, the focusing muscles of the eyes are temporarily paralyzed. This causes near vision (as well as distance vision in some individuals) to be blurred until the dilation wears off. You may want to bring someone to drive you if this is your first time being dilated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I woke up this morning then decided to go back sleep, then I felt asleep but I was awake and I couldn't open my eyes or move and I felt really heavy?
"Sleep paralysis"...: ...is experienced by many people from time to time. When you dream, your muscles are virtually paralyzed (medical term "atonia") -- it protects you and bed partners from injury: no arm flailing or running action in dreams of physical activity. If it hangs on as you waken, that's sleep paralysis. It usually clears in a few seconds. If severe, frequent, or frightening, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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