Violent body/leg spasms wake me at moment of sleep
I have read through the sleep disorder threads and have become very scared and confused. For the last two weeks or so I have been jarred "awake" EVERY time I start to drift off to sleep. I put "awake" in parenthesis because I don't actually fall asleep. I am laying on my bed, exhausted or simply ready for sleep and the moment my eyes start to close, I am jolted "awake" by either my legs, arms, torso, and recently my facial muscles twitch as well. According to the threads, it can be any of 10 different diseases! I have no insurance and no money for cat scans, mri's etc...
Can someone please tell me what it sounds like? I have recently (past 4 months) took in a stray cat the neighbors abandoned and i used to have asthma like attacks every night from cats when i lived with my ex-girlfriend. I bought an albuterol astma breater to treat myself. Ciuld my aparent allergy be the cause? I don't gasp for breathe when I am jolted awake since it happens far too often. I use the breather once or twice a night. Could it be a reaction to albuterol? I know no one will have the definative answer, but it is a long way til Tuesday, when the only Doctor I know who MIGHT take me is off till then. If this is going to happene much longer, I may contemplate ending it all. I have considered "checking out" permanently because of this. Sleep is the only escape I have.
I woke up drenched in sweat Thursday night/Friday morning and had that happen earlier this fall. I smoke and my Mom had COPD, I may be a canidate for that as well. I have had a few, fitful, dream filled hours of sleep until Thursday.
Please let me know what you think?
Last edited by MarkX63; 01-14-2007 at 01:34 PM.
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