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My Attacks Only Happen When I'm Falling Asleep?????

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Old 10-02-2007, 11:32 AM   #1
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My Attacks Only Happen When I'm Falling Asleep?????

Hi everyone...

I came to this sight as a last resort to a problem I thought I was the only one going through. I see some have posted with similar issues and was wondering if anyone seeked medical advice and what the doctors have said it was. Here is my story.....

Almost a year ago this all started and it was only happening once a month now it is happening a few times a week. As a feel my self falling asleep I wake up suddenly with a "jolt" and feels like I have stopped breathing. My heart is racing and lately feels like it is quivering. My arms and legs seem to be vibrating at times also. The sensation goes away after a few minutes and I go back to sleep and never get awoken by that feeling again. It only happens when I am just about to go to sleep. Sometimes when this initially happens I have a spaced out feeling and alittle disoriented. Only once did I wake up and for the moment couldn't move my arms or legs but that hasn't happened again....thank god.

My cardiologist has requested me wear a heart monitor which should be arriving by ups tomorrow. If that shows nothing then she really wants me to go for a sleep study.

What doctors has everyone been to about this? and what do they say it is?


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Old 10-02-2007, 08:13 PM   #2
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Re: My Attacks Only Happen When I'm Falling Asleep?????

Sleep paralysis can cause what you are experiencing. Sleep paralysis is often a side effect of sleep apnea or another factor causing sleep deprivation.. consulting a sleep specialist might be a good idea.

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