This a post I did when I first started the blog. No time for a fresh post today (father in law is in town) , but I guess many of you may not have read it.
About a year ago a middle aged woman came in by ambulance at about 3am. The triage note said she had syncopised (medical term for passing out). When I asked her what exactly happened she said, ” Well, I was sleeping when suddenly I realised that I had passed out!”. I asked if perchance she could have been dreaming to which she relied, “no I was unconscious!”. Then I looked at her list of medications and saw that they included about 5 psychiatric meds. Still, I was obliged to do some screening blood tests and an EKG all of which were normal. She was discharged with a diagnosis of “Night Terrors” (a real diagnosis usually in children) since that was the closest thing we had to “Vivid Dreams”……..
Thank god EMS was called for this one.