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  1. Help for sleep paralysis?

    Thanks again for all of the input. I will pass the information along and hopefully it will help him to get a handle on everything. I appreciate you all taking the time.
  2. Help for sleep paralysis?

    Thank you both for your input, I'll pass that on. As far as I'm aware the only medication he's on is insulin. He is currently self treated, which is far from ideal, he knows it. He is on a budget and doesn't really speak Thai so I think he's struggled with the "cheaper" Doctors and got frustrated and given up. It's not that he doesn't care but depression can make these things more of a struggle than they need to be - adding on the night terrors doesn't help of course. I'm trying to help him back on track. Are there any recommendations for a good Doctor that could manage his condition for a reasonable price and speak good enough English to avoid too many frustrations? He is in the Sukhumvit area so locally would be most ideal. Thanks again.
  3. Help for sleep paralysis?

    Hi everyone, I'm enquiring on behalf of a friend of mine who lives in Bangkok but who isn't a member of this forum. He is having a lot of trouble recently with sleep paralysis/night terrors. He describes it as waking up and not being able to move. He tries to shout out but he can't. Although he doesn't know how long it lasts he feels it can be up to 8-10 minutes sometimes. Sometimes he sees a "demon" type creature standing over him and he's always wearing the actual clothes he's wearing in real life during these "episodes". Once he eventually regains control he wakes up screaming to make sure he's in reality. He says this happens several times a night recently so obviously he's suffering from lack of sleep which just makes the problem even more stressful. Looking online it seems that there's no real known cure for this. A lot of people say avoiding sleeping on your back helps (which I've advised him) but he says it happens whether he's on his back, side or stomach. He is a type 2 Diabetic who self treats with insulin, if that makes any difference. Is there any help either in person or online that anyone is aware of, or any tips/tricks/supplements/drugs that you'd recommend or have heard that works? Thanks for your advice!
  4. Thanks again for the help I received. As a note for anyone who might read this in the future. Collected on the 16th with no issues, nobody asked me anything at all and received my 11 months as usual.
  5. Thanks Ubonjoe, I'll go to collect on the 16th then. For arriving back on the date, I actually land on the 12th but just very late. Will report back if there's any issues.
  6. Hi all, I have an issue that I'm hoping someone can help with. I applied for an an extension of stay based on Thai wife to a non-o (my fourth consecutive) at CW last month. The date stamped for collection of the 11 months was 13 October 2017. I'm currently out of the country (with a re-entry permit) returning on the 13th very early in the morning. Apparently the 13th is now a holiday (anniversary of the death of the King). We called 1111 last week to check and they said that at that time the holiday wasn't official so they weren't sure if CW would be open or not. Called again two days ago and apparently they're now closed, but different calls have resulted in different answers. I don't want to go all the way there to find it's closed, but I'm also concerned if I go on Monday I will 1 - technically be on an overstay over the weekend and 2 - that CW might actually be open on Friday and then they won't give me my extension. Does anyone have any experience or advice on this? thank you!
  7. I doubt having a 30 day "under consideration" stamp would be an issue for an airline (not that I put it past them). I have a valid permission to stay in Thailand that expires after my flight lands and even if they don't believe that to be the case, I would get 30 days on arrival anyway. Going back and forth about it in my mind, going to get a multiple entry. 1800 Baht down the toilet saves me either a second trip to CW or an early morning panic at the airport. Appreciate all the advice!
  8. Thanks for this. I hope that they don't have an issue with doing it for the under consideration period. I'm trying to avoid a second trip to CW for the second reentry permit but maybe I'll just have to bite the bullet to make sure.
  9. Hi all, I am going to be doing another 1 year extension of stay to a Non O visa based on marriage and for the first time ever I will be traveling during the 30 day "under consideration" period. I know I can keep the entry alive with a re entry permit which I will get on the day I apply at CW. The thing is, I'm leaving twice during that period and it doesn't really make sense to buy a multiple so I plan to get a single at CW for the first trip and another single at Suvanabhumi for the second. Two questions: 1 - is there any issue with this? Apart from being a waste of passport pages! Learned never to assume when it comes to this stuff. 2 - I want to get the second one at Suvanabhumi around 5am. Very usefully the airline official website lists re entry permit service is both 24/7 and open 5am to Midnight. Either of which is fine but still thought I'd check. Thanks as always.