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scared2getsick
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   Posted 3/1/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
HI everyone. Here is a good question for ya? Sometimes when I fall asleep early, I wake up very suddenly. I feel an intense sense of panic and take a deep breath in as I wake. I also sometimes think I might throw up. This feeling only last for a second or two. After those first few seconds pass and I realize Im fine I always have to urinate. Sometimes, but not always I will need to poop (sometimes normal, sometimes an attack but that seems to be rare). I usually stay awake for some time after this happens. Anxiety, Sleep Apnea (sleep speicialist didn't think so), IBS, any ideas? It usuaaly will come in cycles, most nites 4a while and then goes away.
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pb4
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   Posted 3/1/2007 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you take in alot of caffeine? Caffeine is known to have this kind of effect on people and I think it can be hard on IBS as well, so if by chance you do take in alot of caffeine daily you might want to cut it back and then out of your diet.

:)

scared2getsick
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   Posted 3/2/2007 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
actually i drink very little. mostly water
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 3/2/2007 10:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you do have either apnea or your oxygen saturation goes very low. Are you a smoker? Only way to find out is to have a sleep study done. Sleep apnea or low oxygen are very dangerous to your heart and not something to be ignored. I have low oxygen so I sleep with oxygen.

scared2getsick
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   Posted 3/3/2007 6:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been to several sleep specialist and they all say I do not have sleep apnea. I am very familiar with this since both my parents do have it. One would even give me the test. They say I am too young, am way under the weight criteria and my heart and BLood o2 levels are great. They all think its anxiety. One doctor suggested monitoing it. It always seems to come aroound when I am ovulation and anxiety is the worst.
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pb4
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   Posted 3/3/2007 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have some sleep troubles only during my ovulation period as well, so it could just be your hormones messing around with your sleep.

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CathyA
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   Posted 3/3/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scared2getsick,
   I'm wondering.........how old are you?  Are you anywhere near perimenopause? (Can start in the late 30's).  This has happened to me, and others who were going through perimenopause.  I used to have panic attacks every night.  I would wake up with a gasp, and feel like I couldn't breath and my heart would be pounding.   Female hormones can do funky, funky things to us!
   Also, I wanted to ask.......how does your doc know you don't have apnea?  Did he do something like a oximeter test on you at home?   He can't know you don't have it, unless he's tested you for it.   I have sleep apnea, as did my father, so I'm wondering if it runs in families.   There is obstructive apnea (from the tissues in the back of your throat closing off), and Central apnea, which is caused in your brain.
   Are you on any meds?

scared2getsick
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   Posted 3/3/2007 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
no meds. just turned 30. have polycistic ovaries which do cause hormone problems! ive been to several drs, none of them would test me said ive got no symptoms my parents who both have it agree i dont have symptoms as do the nurses i work with. sigh
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CathyA
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   Posted 3/4/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Could you pursue more treatment for the polycystic ovary problem? I'm not real up on what to do for that, but I think I would start there first.
You could always try an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant medication. Night time can be such a scarey time for some of us. I've spent many nights in hell, so I sympathize! How is the rest of your day?

pb4
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   Posted 3/4/2007 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'd guess that it's your hormone problems interfering with your sleep, they can also wreak havoc on IBD and IBS too.

:)

scared2getsick
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   Posted 3/4/2007 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
YOU ARE NOT KIDDING! I AM SO READY FOR IT TO STOP!
Always grateful for the blessings I do have!

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