Hi had a head injury just over 2 years ago, diagnosed with post concussion syndrome and visual processing and light sensitivity issues. 6 weeks or so post accident I started experiencing, (as I recorded it at the time) sinking into a black hole, 'fantastical imagery', can't move my body.
After the first time it happened multiple times daily with excessive sleep patterns. I have recovered quite a bit from all the initial symptoms of post concussion syndrome and some of the visual processing and light sensitivity. The excessive sleep pattern continues along with the 'fantastical imagery', but the 'sleep paralysis' (can't move my body) does not seem to happen much.
I have been trying to find out what this is, my neuro-psychologist at the brain injury unit goes a bit wide eyed when I mention the 'fantastical imagery', as if she is saying 'don't go there'.
I have searched for months to try and solve this issue and I have come to the conclusion that it sounds like Narcolepsy, with the excessive sleep, 'fantastical imagery' (hypnagogia), and occasional sleep paralysis. These are shared symptoms, however narcolepsy is an auto immune disorder that is genetic in nature. I have never experienced anything like this before the head injury. No one in the Headway Community (Brain Injury site) shares any of these symptoms. Most brain injury sufferers have insomnia.
I'm really baffled, can anyone in the Sleep matters offer any suggestions please or point me in a direction that could shed some light on what I have described please.