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when you shut your eyes.....

Hi all,

When I shut my eyes to go to sleep, I sometimes see faces. These faces look like normal people, not mad or happy just neutral faces. They look sort of like a negative from a photograph.....

Do others see this?

BTW, I have bipolar and am on abilify and suboxone....This combo seems to be working well! Thanks!
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They are visual halucinations. Goodness knows what causes them. Lot's of people have them who don't have psychiatric disorders.

Don't be concerned.
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That can be normal especially if it's happening to you as you fall asleep or wake up.
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I have these too! Sometimes I see a ball of string tying into knots, then straightening out, I always assume its anxiety.

A few times in the last month I have fully awoken to find that my whole body is paralysed, it is so scary, has anyone experienced that?
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You are probably experiencing what's called 'sleep paralysis.'  It happens when you wake in the wrong part of your sleep cycle.  I've had it a couple of times, and it is very weird.  Here is more info:

http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/sleep-paralysis
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Thankyou Yarrow, I will check it out.. I wonder if its med related or just me LOL.
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It's pretty common, even in people who are not on meds.  

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