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Feeling dizzy after falling to sleep

Hello,

I've been experiencing very disturbing symptoms for few months.
This began about 3 months ago and has happened twice. Lasts usually few days.

My problem is that whenever I go to bed and try to fall a sleep, my head goes thick, i feel my body shaking inside (actual shaking does not occur) and  i get disoriented. Overall feeling is bad. There's heavy feeling in my chest.
I thought that may be panic attack, but I doubt that. Sometime my symptoms starts in the middle of the night and I wake up with them. Who gets in panic through sleep?

Doctors have studied my heart with ultrasound, done blood tests about pancreas and liver, cholesterol etc, and found nothing.
Sometimes my blood pressure drops/rises to 90/110, but I'm quite skinny (55kg) male, 21 yo.

I feel like i'm going to get a stroke or heart attack if it continues like that.

Any help? What to observe? How to react? Panic attack?

Br,

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I thought I was the only one who experienced this. Some mornings I wake up and it's like my body is shivering inside, like you are cold. Only, your muscles aren't moving.
It does disappear quickly though, usually within about 20-30 seconds when I open my eyes. I'm wondering if it's the blood vessels opening or something from low pressure when asleep. It doesn't bother me, but it does feel a bit odd. It seems to be from the top of the chest to the bottom of the rib cage and doesn't go down my arms/legs or tummy area. If anyone knows what this is, I'd also be very interested.
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After looking through the internet, this is a very common thing. Mine began after an incident of waking up unable to breathe. It felt like someone had their hand over my nose and mouth and I was running around in a panic, unable to draw in any air. After a few attempts, I managed to gasp some air into my lungs and everything returned to normal. I've never had an episode like that again, but now get the shivering.
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I have something similar and I hate it.  I am awake but my body is paralyzed.  I can't move and so I am not able to wake up. I just lie there thinking and trying to move something, anything and it won't.  It's scary and weird.  I know there is a drug that will do that.  Your mind is working but the body doesn't.  Hope we can find an answer to this.  Ally
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That must be a frightening situation, I remember reading about several cases some years ago on the internet. I don't believe that any more progress has been made into the actual cause but it seems that it's more common than once thought.
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