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A little scared...

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 11, 2007
  • 06:41 AM

Okay, just a little while ago something happened and it scared me some. I was taking slow, short, pretty shallow breathes (not hyperventilating), while I was laying in my bed. Then, it felt like I was falling asleep, although I had just laid down a couple minutes before and wasnt very tired. When it felt as if I was falling asleep, my eyes slowly closed and it almost felt like I was losing full control of my body parts, slowly paralyzed if you will. I wasnt sure what happened but I jerked and took some deep breathes and it stopped before anything else happened. Im not sure if I was making myself fall asleep, passout, or if I could have actually stopped my heart, it seemed to have slowed down with the breathing I was doing. If anyone knows what exactly happened, and what could happen, please let me know

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  • Forgot to mention in case it helps, I'm 16 and do have asthma.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
    • 06:45 AM
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  • you probally had what they call sleep paralyses ive seen people talk about the same symptons you had nothing serious it goes away after a couple of min i believe its were your body goes to sleep before your mind.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You may have "Sleep Apnea". Get your DR to send you for a sleep test and they monitor you all night. Sometime people will just stop breathing, involuntarily.They can tell by the sleep test.Hugs Shirley:)
    Shirley M 21 Replies Flag this Response
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