Posted 10/26/2006 11:51 AM (GMT -6)
Yes that's me--over in tune.
Had lots of practice with heart palpitations and dizzyness (like getting up too fast-ended when I left home for college) since early teens. Now I'm 43 and have gotten real good at it.
Last winter I started to feel myself falling asleep-slowed heart rate, blood pressure going to sleep status, light sleep state, and yet completely aware of it like my brain wouldn't rest about this as though I had to see where it was all going. I would eventually fall asleep but would wake up a number of times thinking I was blacking out--until finally I slept. Got to be that when this would happen I tell myself I that I continue to wake up alive in the AM so why worry but that anx kept on until for some reason it stopped.
I started to think I was becoming too intune with my body and health--I knew there had to be others out there who feel the same but not in my little circle of people, it's great to hear of these things and read of others coping skills. But for myself I'm at a point in my life and experience that I can understand this and accept this and cut myself some slack--or if anything have good conversation material for myself late at night.