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can't sleep because of shortness of breath

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  • Posted By: lizapeci
  • October 11, 2010
  • 02:08 AM

I am a girl 20 years old.my problem of sleeping is really destroying me.it is 4 am and i am still awake.well this is my problem : as soon as i go to bed to sleep and i really want to sleep, at the moment that i close my eyes and feel like i am starting to sleep, i wake up frightened because i can't breathe, i get up the bed and i feel normal again.when i try to sleep again the sam thing happens.i have almost 3 years with these symptoms, at the begining was milder than now and lasted just 1 month, then it stopped for a year and this last year i have begun to feel very badly about this.almost every night i have the same problem.there are periods when i can sleep very calm "like a lamb" for a week, but then restarts the same thing.last night i was reading a book and felt asleep calm, but at 6 am i woke up with a sensation like my blood was boiling in the head, i wasn't hot, it was just a very scary and bad sensation.after this i got panicked and began all the shortness of breath and i calmed down after 1 hour, it felt like i couldn't breath deeply and like my lungs were getting narrowed.
i don't know what causes this, but this is destroying me every day and i am really scared because this thing is getting worse.
does smb else have the same feelings?please help me.

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