Middle Insomnia? Out of it, dreamy state!?

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   Posted 3/27/2018 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I'll try and make this short. about 10 years I was hospitalized with palpitations at 5 in the morning and suffered from insomnia for a month and half after. Couldn't sleep. Felt out of it. Felt like I was in a dream. Eyes were heavy and burned. On my own after trying meds I got back my routine.

It happened again about 3 years ago, but it was different. I could sleep, but would wake up every hour to two hours. I felt like I never got deep sleep because I was exhausted every day. My theory was my body wasn't ever going into REM sleep. Once again after a month and a half, my body corrected itself or I got my biological clock back on track and was sleeping fine.

The last two days, I'm experiencing that same feeling. I haven't been sleeping well, but I don't think it's been bad enough to get these symptoms again. I'm going to keep track of how I sleep tonight.

I just needed comfort and ideas to help. Anyone experience this weird feeling? I'll wake up and I'll feel fine for about 30 mins to an hour while getting ready for work. Then I'll get that tired feeling as if I didn't sleep well. I just hate feeling out of it. It's almost like my vision doesn't work as well as it should. There's like a small burning sensation behind the eyes and head. It just feels like I'm in a dream. It comes and goes throughout the day. Eating helps for a little and then it comes back. Maybe it's like being lightheaded.

I guess it's fatigue and fatigue and exhaustion causes these other sensations. They just drive me crazy. Especially since I feel like I haven't thrown off my sleep schedule to feel like this. If you've ever had to stare at a computer screen for hours and you feel weird after taking your eyes off of it, is what this kind of feels like.

Thanks guys!

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   Posted 4/23/2018 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Have you seen a Dr. and discussed this? That would be my first step. I hate the seeing part, too; For me it's almost like I've got blinders on and everything is a bit fuzzy. I find it happens more when I'm sleep deprived but that's just me as most of my sleep is in stages 1,2 and REM.

Then I'd do a lot of research on CFS, Fibro etc. I would also check out sleep deprivation.

But, I wonder, and I'm no expert or even close, if the palpitations may have been enough to give you anxiety over the situation. Which, then could make a spiral. You have palpitations, which causes anxiety, then causes symptoms because you're not sleeping well, causes anxiety......

Again, I check with my Dr. who would hopefully run some routine blood tests and help you figure things out.

I hope you're feeling better.

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   Posted 4/24/2018 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi tpatrick30,

Might there be a medication you're taking that could be causing the palpitations? I have them when my doctor wants me to try a PPI for my gerd.

When it comes to not being able to sleep, I really think my issue with that began when I was tried on many kinds of medications years ago incuding sleeping pills. I think all these meds messed me up.

I still have sleep issues. Sometimes I wake up every hour. Sometimes the total hours of sleep I get are only a few. What has helped me is taking melatonin and l-theanine. I also can't do sugar during the day or caffiene. And there are certain foods that I'm sensitive to that affect my ability to sleep.

Good luck to you.
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