Okay backstory,I am a 21 year old female, I have had CRPS/RSD for three years now. Two years has just been in my legs and the past year it has moved to my back, shoulders, both my arms and part of my face. I rate this pain as a 9/10 or 10/10 if I faint from the intensity. I'm usually the most positive person I know but over the past year, since it spread everywhere, I am not so positive about my life. Narcotics and regular meds like Lyrica and Gabapentin do not have any effect on me. Therefore I don't take them and just deal with the pain. Lately that has caused a ton of stress on my body and mind since we all know they're connected.
So about the sleep paralysis, I have had it about 30 times since May and I swear it feels so real since it's always the same. I begin to wake up and while I'm still asleep but feel awake I cannot move. But the catch is I can see a dark figure or figures in my room. I always try to 'shoo' them away, but they or it stays until I actually awake up fully and get the light on. I'm not an artist but I've drawn pictures of it/them and it looks like a dark figure with a large head that looks at me and tug my covers off. Weird right? I know it's just my head stressed out, but the weirdest part is that, I'm not jerking your chain, my dad actually sees spirits all the time. I'm not sure if that is what's happening or it's really sleep paralysis. Maybe this pain has finally turned me insane. I told my doctor I want to start ketamine infusions since it has gotten so bad, but he wants me to have an endoscopy since I've vomited every day this year at least once, so I'm having one next Monday. I'm wondering if y'all have ever had sleep paralysis? And what it's like for you. Thanks for reading!