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May 31, 2016 6:53 PM

Has anyone noticed that you have become more jumpy or frighten easier since being diagnosed or since starting any certain medication. I ask you this because I've had a few situation where I've been startled or scared by someone stepping out in front t of me or walking up.behind me or more often. Wait up with my mom standing over me whike I'm sleeping. Yes. U heard right. I am sleep and I wake up in my dark room with my mom standing over me. And yes I scream and or swing at her. Well actually in the moment I'm just swinging at the figure standing over me. Ha..so with all that my mom is upset that I get scared so easily and now all offended . So I'm juat checking am I over reacting?

May 31, 2016 6:59 PM

It's possible you are having a reaction from a med ii guess. Or maybe it's from the stress you've been under. Why don't you lock your door at night? I know I would. My hubby did that to me only once and got the crap scared out of him when I screamed and went to fighting"the dark silhouette figure!" In my opinion you aren't over reacting, but you should discuss it with your doc as many meds can cause weird or stressful/anxious reactions. Hugs!! 🙂💕🙏🌼

May 31, 2016 7:05 PM

Flappys..I'm with u on that. I think the difference last night is I did just that. I started swinging and screaming and she was like what the heck!!! Lol..as for the lock I don't have one on my door this is my childhood room and its super small and I get a claustrophobic reaction if the door is closed. I wish I could secure myself in my own space..shoot in my own home..thsts the day I'm waiting for. Ha..

May 31, 2016 10:29 PM

Ok waking up to someone standing over you is freaky, doesn't matter who, it's freaky and screaming and swinging is the correct reaction. I scare more easily and I'm not on any crazy meds. I think it has to do with the bodies stress reaction and the fact that our nervous system is already ramped up. We just can't handle anything anymore and getting scared easily is just a side effect of that.
Your mom has no right to get upset and offended because of something that isn't your fault.
You are not overacting. Try some deep breathing and relaxation exercises and see if you can calm everything down a bit. I know when i feel worse I definately scare more easily than on good days.

Jun 01, 2016 8:09 AM

Go buy one of those beaded doorway curtains, like the ones popular in the 1960's. Tie bells on it all over. Then hopefully you will wake when she or anyone else comes through the doorway! 😉

Jun 01, 2016 10:08 AM

Lol.. flappys thsts a great idea not to mention fashionable.. lol I think I'll try it.. gotobef thanks..it's sad that I had to post this but much like u sometimes we just don't preserve thinks the same way so I felt it was safe to ask the question here. Yes it is very freaky and nerve racking.. believe it or not some things has got better with me and mom but of course nothing bus ever perfect. Thanks for the peace of mind and support.

Jun 01, 2016 12:27 PM

I startle easily and I'm hypersensitive to noise. I have lupus and sjogrens. For me it's not the medication. Some I think is lupus and some is ptsd.

Jun 10, 2016 6:44 PM

I'm with you on that way jumpy now noises just make me cringe or fast movement or to Manny people at once

Jun 10, 2016 7:20 PM

Jumpy yes, and nervous about walking wo wheeled walker. I think it's protective mechanism

Jun 19, 2016 7:25 AM

Jumpy for me is normal, especially if somebody should walk up behind me on my left side. Even more so if they don't tell me they are behind me. I think some of mine is just PTSD as well, but I do startle easily.

Jun 20, 2016 2:13 AM

Why on earth does your mum feel its ok to do that??? Whay anybody would do that?? If your fit as a fiddle it would still fresk you out.. tell her to knock or wait til your awake. NOT YOUR FAULT...

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