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Brain misfire? Feeling of body shutting down! Anxiety???

I have posted a few times before about this on going sickness I have that they tell me is anxiety. I have appointments with ent, pulmoligist this week. Infectious disease doctor next week. Anyway this morning when I woke up it was 6:15,I knew I had a half hour to sleep so When I tried to go back to sleep I had this weird thing happened. As I was falling back to sleep it was like my whole body shut down, like there was no communication to my brain. It felt like I stopped breathing, like everything just stopped for 1 second and it happened 4 times in a row. Has anyone ever had this before? Could it be anxiety? I am on .5 ativan at bed.
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hi, i also suffer from anxiety. i have had suddens times where it feels like m,y brain just goes into pause and then i come out of it.kinda feels like im in slow motion and i notice every little thing. sounds like anxiety to me but im not a doc.
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I get that alot.. i get where i am just about to fall asleep.. then wham!! its almost like everything shuts off.. i jump out of bed.. trying to breath.. and my heart is pounding.. its like my brainjust shuts down ... and the rest of my body is shutting off as a result. i have been to many docs.. they cant tell me what it is.. i wish i knew.
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WELL AT LEAST i AM NOT ALONE, WITH ALL MY OTHER SYMPTOMS MAYBE THEY FIGURE IT OUT SOMEDAY
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I wanted to share with you that your not alone and I have had the same feelings just last night.  I haven't had them in sometime. But last night it happened to me as well.  I was starting to get to sleep and I feel this feeling of my body shutting down. I got up as though I would be able to some how out run it. It's a very upsetting feel.  It's like you wish you could just get passed it and move on, but the feeling I get just keeps me thinking something that feel that scary must not be right.  I made an appointment with a Neurologist today.  I also have a continuous pain right in the back of my neck that truly is never ending.  I was so surprised to see someone else is going through the same thing.  I hope and pray for all of us that we can get passed this.  If you ever find out what causes this feeling let me know, please!
                                                                                   Thank you
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I was getting the same thing every night for months straight after having surgery.  The doctors never figured it out but I belive it is some kind of autonomic nerveous system reaction when your adrenal hormons are off.  some kind of anxiety but is definately a physical reaction, very scary.  Let me know if you figure it out.
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I haven't figured it out, but, I'm doing okay for the time being.  I hope it never comes back but the good thing is I'm not dead. LOL................
If you find any new answers to what's going on with us please let me know.  Take care and God bless you.

                                                                                        James
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I just read your repost and your original post again.  Are you still on adivan?  This depresses your central nerveous system and can cause that type reaction in some people.  Most people can take that stuff, I cant no zanex and no sleeping pills that suppress anything that is the scariest feeling in the world.  Just a thought.
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I take adivan as needed when it gets too much to bear.  I know all about the so call benzo's and I know they can be a big time hard med. to our brain function. Thank you and I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care and God bless you.

                                                  Christmmpace
                                                  James
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I'm not sure if i'm going through the same thing everyone here is talking about but i just know that right before i go to sleep it feels like my body is going to sleep before my brain does or something. its as if i can almost feel myself falling asleep before i can even close my eyes.  my arms and legs suddenly feel so stiff and it feels like i'm disappearing into my bed. i notice this happens to me more frequently whenever i don't get enough sleep over previous nights.  sometimes i get so freaked out that i feel like i can't breathe or won't be able to breathe. it's really scary when this happens because i become a lil worried about going to sleep fearing that i may not wake up!  i don't know what it is but this only started happening to me about 2 months ago. although i've been doing alot of lifting and moving over the last several months and sometimes i think it's just an after effect of my muscles but it's the weirdest feeling  ever so it just doesn't sit right with me. i assume something isn't right. i'm only 22. i'm too young for half of the problems i go through these days lol.
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I wanted to share with you that I've been feeling like this for fabout 4 years off and on.  There are times it even happens in the mid-day.  I'm heading to a neurologist in two weeks.  I hope you find answers to your problem.  I will let you know if I can find anything towards this funny feeling. I've been praying for a healing and I'll say a prayer for you as well.  May you find peace in your heart and body.  Take care and feel free to ask me anything.

                                                            Christmmpace
                                                            James
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I have been studying these symptoms for a while now.  I have dizziness and anxiety.  Lots of times I feel like I am about to have a stroke because of the dizzy spells.  My Cholesterol levels are a bit high and my eating habits are bad.  
I stopped smoking pot AGAIN and now I am having anxiety AGAIN.  I started smoking at a young age of 15.  I am now 35 and paranoid of dying early because I have a 2 year old son I love more than anything in the world.  By the way I stopped smoking for 2 reasons.  1 it is damaging and 2 for my son.
My eating habits change fast when I stop smoking (munchies) and I feel clear minded and less hungry.  I drink lots of liquids and try not to think much about being sick, but it still concerns me.
The other day I was with my son and wife at Dave & Busters and there was a LINE TO GET IN!  We waited in line and it was a bit hot inside because of the heaters in the building and heat rises as we all know, we were on the second level.  When we finally got to the front of the line, the floor came closer to MY FACE!!  I was like WTF.  I told the guy at the front (punk 18 year old security boy) I was fainting or passing out or something.  He says, "There is a bench at the end of the line you can go sit on"  I couldn't believe it.  I told him I need to sit somewhere now!  making this a shorter story, he got me so mad I stopped feeling dizzy and I was about to beat the hell out of him.  Yesterday, I was in the mall returning gifts from Christmas and I got dizzy again.  I noticed it happens to me only when I think about it and most of the time is when I am in a huge building with lots of people.  The conclusion is that we create these problems ourselves, sickness or imagination, but in most cases, we create it through thought.  I am self employed and stressed out with anxiety.  My remedy so far is Xanax and lots of water.  the pill is overwhelming, but I only take it about 2 hours before bedtime, because it stays active until the next day and I can't do **** on it.  We need to do more of the things we say we're gonna do and less of the things we are currently doing.  There are lots of causes for this dizziness and brain shutdown.  Dehydration, Cholesterol, Pills, Drug withdrawals,  Anxiety, STUPIDITY are all reasons why I get these spells.  Hope I help with this super long entry.  For the most part, GATORADE helped alot and Xanax for a month should do, just not 3 times a day as prescribed, that's nuts.  Find peace within, sit for 30 minutes in complete silence, close your eyes and only think about good thoughts e.g. helping the needy, wishing your neighbors well, a nice breeze on warm day.  Don't be dependent, be dependable.  If you like what I had to say, let me know.  ***@****, please don't spam me.
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You are not alone! Before i got onto Lexapro, I had these rare feelings as you explain. It's like a flash and your whole body just sinks to the ground for a secon. Then I get this rush feeling in my head.

I know it's scary, I hate it. Are you on any anxiety meds?
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Hey Guys, this is so weird. I've experienced only once this crazy feeling of not being able to control your body, I felt like I was about to die. But it only lasted for a second, just as I was falling asleep. I've also had a couple of weird episodes of sharp short headaches in between my eyebrows, followed by a feeling like the inside of my body is convulsing, and then uncontrollable shaking. I don't know what it is! I'm 19 years old so it's freaking me out. I've never been to a doctor for checkups, and I also have breathing problems, like I can't catch my breath. I think that might be anxiety. If you know or find out anything, please let me know.
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This is something I posting at my pacemaker club. I thought I would share it with you as well.
Anxiety is an enemy to our lives. It has no care how old you are or when it decides to invade your mind and body. It will meet you in the supermarket. It's time of attacks will come in your quietest moments. It has a way of disrupting our will to have the peace of mind we all deserve. It will rob you of your happiness. It begins to attack your body more and more as the thoughts of doom is in scripted in your mind. It's been said that anxiety can brings you to a world of uncontrolled physical breakdowns. I'm one to know about it's phases of attacks. With the multiple visits to the hospital from me knowing for sure that something is wrong. Truly convinced because of my physical pains and the dysfunctional feelings of my heart. I was having something I could not control; anxiety attacks. Many testes done and nothing found. Anxiety will confuse your very souls in believing this life is coming to an end.
Let me share some of the feelings anxiety can cause you physically and emotionally. The introduction of anxiety has been said to start with stress. Stress of the lost to a love one. For us here at the club the uncertainty of our hearts not beating right or functioning in it's rightful obligation brings us on edge. Needing a pacemaker to continue your life is a bit scary. Let's face it peoples, you can be scared and it's okay! What you don't want to do is be alone in this fear. My friend your not alone and many are not afraid anymore because they know the ways anxiety can be confronted. It works through your mind slowly and creates a home in your thoughts so getting rid of it will take time. We must find a way to get passed it's strong hold on our lives. I know this first hand because I've been through all the stages of it's attack. Trying to explain the feelings can be so hard to put into words and at other times it was clear as crystal of what I felt. As I fault with all that I had to stay out of this world of feelings that are not normal even to the near death person. What a world of hurt anxiety can bring to your life.
I'm encouraging you to fight this battle with anxiety with knowing all that you are. In case you forgotten who and what you are, let me tell you. Your a much needed mother or father to your children. You're someone special and many need you to be well in mind and spirit so that they may live in peace from your peace. Your someone who someone else has hopes of being like. Your the rock that keeps people grounded. Your smile is being looked at in someone's remembrance of you. Your that special flower that keeps growing even in the cold winter season. Your heart is beating not just for your life but the lives of others who count on you being here. Let's get a grip on this anxiety thing and I pray this unnatural attack to be released from you in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord. The bible says that if you have faith as small as a mustard seed you can move mountains. Today I command the mountain of anxiety to be removed from your life. May you stand on new grounds of hope and happiness. May you have new wisdom to counter attack this anxiety issue that is hindering you from being you. God bless you and remember you are not alone in this world. You will come out of this! Amen

                                                               Christmmpace
                                                               James
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Recently i went to the ER because one morning i woke up and still felt really drained as if i hadn't slept in days or did too much lifting the night before. Anyway, i woke up and felt so dizzy (i had been getting dizzy on and off over the past few days), i didn't have a headache or any pain but i just felt like fainting and my muscles didn't want to work with me when it came to moving around. i couldn't breathe normally and i felt colder than usual. i was origanally headed to work that day but it had gotten so bad that i had to turn a trip to work into a trip to the hospital. i told the nurse and doc what was wrong and they decided to just give me a catscan. the results of the catscan turned out "normal" so they sent me home with a referral to see a neurologist. i have relatives on my mother's side of the family that suffer from depression, schizophrenia and anxiety.  my sister suffers from social anxiety disorder and has been on medication for it for some time now. one thing that i sometimes suffer from are panic attacks. i usually get them when i start to get upset or if i drive myself crazy looking for something when i'm in a hurry. i don't know.
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I HAD THE STRANGEST THING HAPPEN TO ME 9 MONTHS AGO AND THEN ONCE AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON.  I CALL IT AN.... EPISODE. BETTER ME CALL IT SOMETHING BECAUSE THE DOCS. HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IT IS.  ALL OF A SUDDEN OUT OF NO WHERE I CAN NOT FEEL MY LEGS AND THE ROOM MOVES AROUND ME AND I START TO FAINT AWAY....I FEEL AS IF MY WHOLE BODY IS SHUTTING DOWN. I WENT STRAIGHT TO THE E.R. AFTER THE FIRST EPISODE AND THEY CHECKED ME FROM HEAD TO TOE....MANY TESTS LATER THEY SAID IT WAS A PANIC ATTACK. STRANGE THING IS I WAS FEELING GREAT JUST PRIOR TO THE EPISODE.  
SOUND FAMILAR TO ANYONE ?  
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My name is Rhonda. my story is that this passed summer I went from being healthy to being sick. It started off that for 2 months i could not sleep at all and what ever my doctor gave me would not work. well, not long after that I went on vacation and while i was driving i had my first spell. i did not even know it was about to hit. my head dipped i must of passed out because my son yelled at me, i looked up and my head felt funny, my heart started to race fast and hard, i was able to pull over befor i passed out. my family got me to a hospital where after i woke up i started to shake and get sick. sweat also. well, they said at that time i had suger dumpping. i belieaved them at this point....because i never had it befor. well, i could make this story long but i wont i will just get stright to it. been in alot of ers...even stayed a few weeks in hospitals and every doctor that i have seen cant agree!  I feel like ****. my head feels off....i cant drive or walk long because i will pass out. my heart likes to race when it wants to. i get shaky, nausa, I get tinggling on my lips and left side of my face. at night i sweat and fet pain in my upper tummy lower rib cage. my one doctor says that i may have what they call Pheochromocytoma...a rare tummor. well, i have had tests done. some of my test say no and others say mite.....are u joking me!  well, my doc is sending me to northwestern un in chicago...on jan 5. i hope someone can help me and all agree so i can get better. is there anyone that has this prob please tell me so i dont feel alone. right now i am on ativain it helps a bet but not a cure. Rhonda
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I've had this happen to me a lot lately. Right when I was falling asleep (after taking seroquel xr for insomnia). I thought maybe it was the seroquel, but I don't think it was because it kept happening after I stoped taking it. I wake up some nights gasping for air. i wish some doctor would look into this because I think it's more than just anxiety. I wasn't anxious when I went to go to sleep. if I had been anxious, I wouldn't have been close to falling asleep.
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This is a late reply to you and perhaps you have found a remedy. I have your symptoms. I have a heart and a thyroid problem and have been put on eight medications. Four of them warn of side effects just like the symptoms I already have. I still don't know what causes them. Did you get an answer? I've mind to throw the lot down the drain.
best to you
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A related discussion, feeling my body wants to shutdown was started.
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Hi! I am 37 and have had this since I was 30.I was driving home from work,stopped to pick up an iron,stood up out of my car I blacked out the my whole body went numb.After I came thru I went to pick up my daughter from school.Went home and quit my job and didn't leave my house except to go to the grocery store many times I ran out with nothing.Finally after 2 years I went to the doctor.I was diagnosed with agoraphobia.I always thought I was dieing.I was scared all the time.Till this day I think I was diagnosed wrong.I am stilll scared and sick of being medicated.I just want my life back I am scared.
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I have this same exact problem and I thought it was sleep apnea, because when your experiencing the "shutting down" feeling I believe, even though Iam no doctor, that at that point is where you have started taking insufficient breaths or stopped breathing completely. I have that problem, had it on and off all night long last night. I wake up seeing spots and i take in a huge breath of air to compensate for what my brain needs. Your brain will start to shut down if it is lacking oxygen. I think it has alot to do with anxiety and other conditions.
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Hi am 16 and I don't know what's ronG whiT me I whas at mE brothers wedding and I got drunk and I wen to sleep and I wen I whas falling asleep I curent breath that good and every thing got blank it. Happend 2 times that night and since that day I fil like my brain is not working fine please help
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Wow. So glad theres others out there. I experienced the same 2 nights ago and last night.. As soon as i cross over to sleep land i woke up gasping for air and my whole body vibrated for about 5 seconds and a massive adrenalin rush through my cheast. It did this at least 20 times then i stopped gasping for air only next time i woke up to the feeling of my brain just closing in. In the end i had a good cry. Two nights of no sleep and too scared for the third night. Im 30, not overweight, dont smoke,no stressful job although tireing. There must be an answer to it as theres so many sufferers??
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