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What Do I Do Now?

PLEASE HEAR ME OUT I paid online for the Ryan Hurd help book about overcoming night terror or nightmares with night paralysis. It would not download. I would be happy with the book being sent via mail and pay for shipping. My computer is in top form. This book was my last hope as I have been battling this since childhood. I do not wake easily from them, I dont see monsters. Its like a black cloud over me taking my breath and if I dont wake myself up I know I will die.

Thankfully my Husband is a light sleeper and can hear me having complication but he is terrified as it takes alot for him to get me to wake up. I can see him and hear him pleading with me but its gotten to the poit that he has to pull me into a sitting position. I do not drink alcohal nor do I take drugs. I do not suffer from insomnia.

The last 15 years I have learned to make myself breath. The struggle is what alerts my husband. I am finding it harder and harder to not go back into these "things" once awaken. If I did not physically get myself out of bed and walk about I could not shake them. Now I have resorted to smoking a cigeret outside and making myself
watch T.V. If my mind is the least bit foggy when I go back to bed I am back to the battle. They occure without fail between the hours of
10 pm to 2 am. I know that the are associated with stress and anxiety but the precautions I've taken in the past no longer work. I've been
seeing a shrink f or the last 6 years but I feel as though he is not taking these things serious.

I need a way to fight them but as I've said they will kill me before I can break through at this point. I feel very alone. I have no resources. The website has been great but...
I really needed that book. Thank for listening. Hope someone out there can help.

Kevin: Thanks so much for sharing your story, and I do hear you, indeed, and hope I can be here for you as well. I've just sent you the book you had problems downloading. May it serve you well.

And just know, you are not alone in this.


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