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Old 10-31-2013, 11:37 PM   #76
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Re: electric/shock sensation while falling asleep?

I agree! It could have to do with dehydration. I have been getting this several times a week lately, mostly if I drink alcohol but it has been starting to happen sometimes when I don't - but very mildly. I am cutting down on caffeine - I already drink my coffee 50/50 so I can have a few cups in the morning. I'm finding that any alcohol at all and I can count on this so I've been cutting down and now I'm going to try the sports drinks and coconut water and see what happens.

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Old 11-10-2013, 12:50 PM   #77
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Re: electric/shock sensation while falling asleep?

Originally Posted by Anita26 View Post
I started getting 'zapped' in my chest during the night about a month ago and now it's even during the daytime in my back. It is so intense at times, it's hard to function normally. My family life is suffering as a result. I was in the spirituality business last year and after I ended that, all this started to happen. I'm also hearing voices in my head saying that I am getting "tasered" by aliens. And nope I'm not crazy! I got an MBA and a PhD in Natural Health and even wrote a book on retirement lifestyles (although it all seems like a lifetime ago). I just want my normal life back. I haven't slept well in weeks and even during the day when I take a nap, I wake up with my hands 'buzzing' and feeling very depressed. My brain MRI came out negative so no issues there. I also feel transient pressure on my back and over my chest which comes and goes. My husband says it's all in my head and I wish it were as easy as that (anxiety) but it feels like a very real electric sensation. I'm not sure how I'm going to get through all of this without losing my mind! Please help!
If you consume things containing soy lecithin. Try stopping it and see if you notice a difference. Unfortunately, most of the dark chocolate(good for vascular health) contains this garbage(soy lecithin) and it most certainly negatively impacts our health.

Old 11-12-2013, 03:13 PM   #78
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Re: electric/shock sensation while falling asleep?

If you are taking a serotonin reuptake inhibitor, it certainly could be a side effect.

Old 11-13-2013, 12:50 AM   #79
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Re: electric/shock sensation while falling asleep?

Hi, in my case, it was hospital related. Possibly the stress of being in there, coupled with the wrong medication given to me. They lasted about 3 nights and my Blood Pressure machine was showing random readings, that were mostly high. I found drinking water helped. I drank ALOT of water for 2 weeks! They are gone now, but I understand your fear.
Go to doc and get Blood Pressure checked - or it could be Sleep Apnea (you don't know if you snore do you? There's a link - something to do with a deviated septum - which I have- give it a google) or it could be Stress related palpitations. Either way, you are young and otherwise fit, so try not to stress yourself! Easy to say I know! - make an appointment with your doc and tell him/her the symptons, it will calm you down knowing a professional will look into it. Good luck.

Old 11-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #80
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Re: electric/shock sensation while falling asleep?

I have been having a similar issue. Mine is just electric shocks in my head, sometimes followed by a sense of falling. These mainly happen while I am lying down right as I'm about to fall asleep but have also happened in the midst of a nights sleep, and even for a period of time would happen when I would be out exercising walking on the track in the mornings. All with the sense of falling. Every doctor I have talked to points to anxiety, and have been prescribing me the gamut of anxiety meds which are not working. I've had MRI's and nothing. My BP is always excellent even though I haven't tried the tilt table test yet. I do not get these in my chest but I do grasp for air because like everyone else states, it scares the heck out of me as I think I am going to die. I feel like I would if the feeling lasted longer than the 2 seconds it already does. I could not imagine having that feeling for more than that scant duration. Some times it only happens once, and some times it happens half a dozen times. The electric shock is mostly in the upper middle right section of my brain but has happened in half a dozen other spots in my head as well. Twice I've had a large BANG / popping noise go off thinking that I was about to have a stroke. Has anyone had anything similar? I'm 34 and healthy. I drink a few drinks here and there but no drug use or tobacco. caffeine free for 10yrs now and I consume 80%+ all natural/organic foods.
This is driving me insane as it has been happening daily-weekly for the last 3yrs.

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