Just joined the group yesterday and thought that I would introduce myself.
I have suffered from SP for pretty much as long as I can remember. Until recently, I actually thought that I was some kind of magnet for strange and evil spirits of some kind >_< but then, thank goodness, I happened upon an article about sleep paralysis. This led me to research more on the subject and conclude that this is what I have been suffering from for soooo long. And this whole time I thought I was crazy. What a relief!!
Since I realized that I suffer from SP, I have somehow been able to know when I am having an episode. I think this has kept me from getting strangled and attacked at night for the past week or so, thought I still do start to see things whilst paralyzed. Due to this awareness, I actually think that my episodes are starting to last longer. As if I know that I am in this strange state of mind and I just lay there and observe how awkward it feels not to be able to move, feeling as if I were as heavy as a boulder or some such thing. Does anyone else experience this?
Also, thought it really hasn't done anything for me at this point other than make me light headed, over-tired and nauseous, my doctor rx'ed me risperidon sandoz which is supposed to make the scary entities and such go away and help me sleep. Like I said before, since I have been aware of SP I haven't had any terrifying experiences at night yet, not sure if the medication has anything to do with it or not, but on the meds I still experience SP, usually a couple of times a night.
Has anyone else used this risperidon sandoz? If so, did it actually help you? Or am I dealing with all of these nasty side-effects for nothing?