My name is Loli and I'm 30 years old. Iv'e been in a relationship for just under a year and I'm living with my partner and our 2 dogs. I'm happy in my relationship, I'm happy at work, even though I have a history of depression and anxiety, everything seems to be going just fine in my life right now. Over the last 6-8 months I have been woken up in the night on a regular basis with my partner shouting at me. Dazed, I ask him whats wrong and he tells me I've clawed at his chest again. I don't remember... I've elbowed him, kneed him in the back, scratched at his face and chest and yelled out in my sleep. He says it happens at different points in the night. I could have just dropped off or been asleep for hours when it happens. He no longer lets me cuddle him at night through fear of attack and this breaks my heart. I have woken myself up in the past after tearing at my own face and drawing blood. I've scared my dogs also, by waking up suddenly, shouting and going for them with my fists clenched (I haven't actually hurt them thus far). I've spoken to my Doctor and he suggested CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) which I really cannot see helping. If anyone has any information as to why this is happening or what I can do to stop it, I'd be so grateful. I'd like very much to be able to cuddle my other half again...View Thread
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