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Starfall1969
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I had a really hard time last night.

I started off with the shortness of breath close to bedtime, and it kept getting worse, so I took a Benadryl to calm me down and help me sleep.

Well, that didn't work.

I started dozing off around midnight, and had one of those sleep paralysis/nightmare things where I couldn't tell if I was awake or asleep.

I was aware that I was having trouble breathing, and I had the sensation that someone had a bucket over my head and I was breathing loud and fast--

But that wasn't my breathing. I was trying to breathe slow and deep.

THen I thought I was grabbling my husband and screaming at him to get me to the ER because I was dying.

I finally got fully awake, but I still had the shortness of breath, and my mouth area felt numb. THen I started shaking all over. I wasn't cold, just shaking.

My sleep, what I got, was very restless.

Now this morning I feel weak and shaky, and still short of breath. And my leg muscles hurt.

So did I just have a "bad dream" or is this Lyme and company? I had been feeling not so crappy for the past few days, and now this.

Oh, I can't wait for my appointment in 2 weeks!

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Starfall,

I think it is Lyme and CO. I have been experiencing these or simular symptoms everynight for 5 days now.

Sleep certainly is not refreshing is this state!

Take care,
Feelfit

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Tiramisu
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How terrible for you.

I have had very weird panic-like episodes at night also. It always seems gloomier because it's night, and I try to remind myself that maybe that's part of it. I don't know, I guess I try to comfort myself with that reasoning.

Could the Benadryl have worsened the situation by making you feel kinda' "stoned?"

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Starfall,
Can you get anything to calm your nerves? Once this kinda crazy stuff starts happening, I use Valerian, skullcap, poppy, hops, kava and co. All are very potent nervines, so do your research and be careful. Chamomile tea at bedtime helps, too.

I had similar terrors everynight for several months. Horrible, awful, not of this world.
These episodes developed after years of bedtime insomnia.

Once I got into treatment, I started crashing out on the couch and have not have any trouble falling asleep since. Thank God. I do have "late insomnia" now, though. Waking at ungodly hours.

Hold on, Starfall. We are here.

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I'm sorry you had to go through this. I've gone through something sort of the same, but not exactly.

Just wanted to say that I too feel half dead today... so I know how you feel.

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Starfall1969
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Thanks for the encouragement everyone.

I've been really fighting the shortness of breath all day, and now I'm all over achy and have half a sore throat.

Could that little episode have been brought on by coming down with something?

Oh what a lovely disease!

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