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Anyone suffer from MST and have this... I didn't know what it was til I found it on the internet last year but I have suffered from it since I was in the service after MST.

Once I started reading about it, it SCARED the bejesus out of me.... people are now being acquitted for molestation charges that suffer from this if they have proven they have it and it did in fact happen while they were sleeping, it's like sleep walking but.... your not walking. And then it hit me, "has any children slept in my bed in the last 10 years since I have been suffering from this?" the answer yes! and that now scares me!

And only one percent of the population has it, or has had at least been diagnosed, it's embarrassing enough, that I never told doctors about it. I even figured it was something like men's wet dreams, so to say, so i figured it was normal, and I was not the %1!

It happens roughly once a month since I was in the military, after finding out about, I asked my former boyfriend if I ever acted weird late at night after sleeping, cause I am a heavy sleeper and don't wake up, he told me of a weird night and what I did, and believe me, it was not me... he woke up and I was humping his leg while asleep. :(

Any child would not understand what was happening, and could be scarred for life.

I pray it never happened to my nephew now when he used to stay over when he was 7-9 and slumber party with me while we stayed up and played pokemon on our NINTENDO DS.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyhow, I called the VA, got my nurse to call back, told her about it, and she said "thats probably a symptom of your meds and call your mental doc"

I am not taking meds ATM, and this has been once a month for over ten years and started after MTS while in the military!

While in the military I started other sleep disturbances, I sleep hard and heavy, never can fall alseep, and once I do I can't wake up, NOTHING not even alarm clocks wake me! While in the service they diagnosed me with Delayed-Phase Sleep Syndrome, and also Hypersomnia, later to find out I have anxiety, depression, Bipolar II and PTSD and MTS all summed up to %70 PTSD SC. But while doing the sleep study I was terrified to do an overnight study where they record you all night in fear I was going to have a sexsomnia episode, I never told the doc, and they didn't ask me to do an overnight study, just wear a wrist brace for a few weeks that monitored my sleep. I almost look back and wish i had done one, and I will do one now if need be!

I'm in the middle of my claim for TDIU, I am rated %80 and I was deferred for TDIU, I am hoping for a good outcome, but if not I am going back to have this PTSD reevaluated, %70 for all that I have, IS entirely not enough, I have nightmares to this day and I was discharged 10 years ago, sexsomnia to boot, more physical injuries that they have denied saying they could not find evidence yet I even sent in copies of my medical record reports of such injuries that are also in my full military med record as is!

I jump at every noise... even if i forsee it, I can drop a fork and see it falling and jump and scream before it hits the floor

Anyhow the VA if not already needs to be aware of this, that it happened to me, and maybe others from MTS, I bet I am not the only ONE!

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Intense, hope things are going better.

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I have heard about this before. If you had done that with a child in your bed, they probably would have quickly called you out on it right away, or at least the next morning. If the PTSD prevents you from gainful employment, you might consider requesting IU.

From the deep sleep disorder you described, I would have to wonder if you have the ability to keep a steady job. Might be worth a shot.

There is a real difference between doing a sleep study at home vs. doing one at the sleep clinic. Look up the pictures on Google for "sleep study". They literally hook you up to a bunch of wires and are super friendly about the entire experience. If you can bring your own pillow and pajamas, it can help make your stay a bit more like home. The real benefit to this approach is that they can detect sleep apnea.

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I know that you have been a member over a year but I have not been as active as I used to be and want to welcome you to Hadit. If you are seeing someone about MST you probably need to look for some suggestions on how to protect yourself from these encounters. I suspect it may be something like a blackout situation where you act and are not aware and have no memory,

I have sleep disturbances mostly lack of sleep many of us on Hadit share that problem. Sometimes I have the oron sleep that is what I call it when I sleep a long time and wake up heavy and hard to move. My wife tells me that I thrash around when I sleep like tihis.

Good luck to you.

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This is very interesting. Ive never heard of this before, but it does make sense. I'll be the first to admit that some of us with PTSD do some really strange stuff. For instance, one day i was sitting talking with friends. Thats it. Thats all I remember up until several hours later. When I came back to, all my friends were sitting there holding me. My knuckles were bruised and bloody. And as you can imagine, I was very confused as to why everyone was so upset and my knuckles were in bad shape. According to their version of events, I got a very strange blank look on my face and ran out the door all of a sudden. When they went to hunt me down, they found me outside with my knuckles already bloodied. They convinced me to come back inside where I rocked back and forth and mumbled in a seemingly different language. I attempted to run off again after awhile and my friends were wise to it and tackled me and put me in a head lock. When I realized I had punched something outside, I immediately became paranoid and guilty (more beautiful symptoms of PTSD) that that something might have been a someone. After several weeks of seriously thinking about this scenario, I realized that if I had in fact punched some innocent person in this ghetto neighborhood, I guarantee ten more someone's cousins would have been out to get me. No one came after me. I didnt punch someone. I punched something. Likely a brick wall. The point I'm trying to make here is to try not to let the paranoia and guilt take over. (I know those intrusive thoughts are difficult to fight).Your nephew would have mention something. If not to you, then certainly to his parents who would have in turn mentioned something to you.

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Update: So diagnosis: Bipolar II, PTSD w/agoraphobia, sexsomnia (undiagnosis, but have had it forever til I found a name for it) Delayed Phase Sleep syndrome, OCD, Hypersomnia

I am no longer having nitemares or jumping at everything! my docs say PTSD is curable! I still get anxious and have anxiety at times, and some minor panic attacks, but not as often or severe. But stress really really really screws me up, about 15 months ago I noticed I was getting worst, my bipolar I believe, but I was having strange episodes I can't even explain. I get fuzzy brained and my thoughts get disorganized, and I feel like I had a stroke and I cant get words out, and I stutter, and it frustrates me, and I lose my train or thought, or just a word, it like I see a basket ball in my mind and I dont know the word, then cant explain what it is either.

Well I had my first FULL manic episdoe and the VA hospitalized me, diagnosis, physchosis.

Then I was convulsing too.

they just said its bipolar

so I started checking on sexsomnia again, it seems there is more then one kind now, ones stemming from parasomnia, klien level syndrom, and epilepsy

and temporal lobe epilepsy causes sleep issues, sex orgasim jerks, mood disturbances, obsessive behavior, anxiety, sturrters, and slurred speech post seizure, and these siezures can be so tiny, no one can se them, and they can just look like I stare for a couple seconds.

SO DO I HAVE NONE of those mental health issues at the top of this post, they were all mimic, because seizures created mood disturbances, and thought disorganization, for sometimes days, this would mean I have NO mental health issue, and only nuorligical issue, and not even those sleep disorders!

They mental healt put me on antidepressants, and I guess your not supposed to give those to someone with a seizre disorder


sorry for my spelling, its hard for me to type words now, ive been a brain mess for a month.

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