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Waking up incoherent and uncoordinated

For the past year, I have been having occasional 'episodes' of waking up unable to walk steadily, very uncoordinated and unaware of my surroundings. I am not able to make recognizable conversation, it sounds garbled and weird. I have been to two neurologists and had an MRI, catscan and EEG. Nothing has shown up abnormal. I was told to see a psychiatrist. Made to feel as if I were making it all up, even though my hubby and my kids have seen it happen repeatedly. It is terrifying to me. The last two days these episodes have lasted all day long, until around 3:00 p.m. They have never been this long before. I haven't had an episode since September until Christmas morning. I am reluctant to go to a dr about it anymore since I have been told there is nothing wrong that can be found. My stress level is fine. I have never been diagnosed with seizures of any kind of neurological disorder. I am 41 years old, the mother of 6 children and a Nana to 3 precious grand babies. I have type 1 Diabetes. I have suffered from depression most of my life. What I am going through this last year is NOT crazy or depression. It is physical, even though it affects my cognition. I assume it is neurological, but am not really sure. But I can not find an answer. So I thought I would reach out and maybe find some helpful information.
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replied January 5th, 2014
Active User, very eHealthy
Suggest you see a medical doctor that specializes in sleep.

What you are describing sounds like you are awakening during a NREM or deep sleep stage. But having that feeling last throughout the day sounds unusual.

A sleep specialist should help you unravel this. Good luck.
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