I have had night terrors off and on for 20 years. They seem to occur during times of extreme stress. Not always, but usually. Before I got married I was having them every night. After
I got married, I had several a month and then they tapered down to several times a year. Then I went almost 5 years without having one at all. Then I lost my job and they've started back.
Mine usually involve screaming and waking up down the hall, on too of my husband, or in the bathroom.
If I remember anything, it's usually a dark figure standing over me or hiding under my bed.
I haven't noticed any monthly timing related to menstrual cycle. But I'm sure everyone has different triggers.
I'm new to this site and think it's wonderful to have support
from people who understand.
I've never seen a doctor specifically for the night terrors, but I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder as well as OCD.
I find your post really interesting. I've been suffering from night terrors a lot more over the past few months than usual and every single night terror I've had has been with a dark figure leaning over me, coming towards me, etc.. I've been reading that my pregnancy could be factoring a lot into the night terrors and that it could have something to do with the hormone changes, especially in the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.