I failed to add that I have been having real problems sleeping lately also unless I am REAAAAALLLY tired, I am in such a panic mode when I am in bed, scared I wont wake up from sleep so I force awake
I totally understand u and am almost 100percent sure its ur chiari acting up.what u describe was exactly the point i noticed sth is just not right with me.i was also diagnosed with anxiety...and it was not the case.i dont know about ur case,but brainstem compression could play a big part in that.dont let them tell u u r crazy...get a specialist asap
Surely if it was my chiari, it would be constant, these happend with me not doing anything like moving head, etc
When I saw my neuro 3 weeks ago, he said there was no sign of brainstem compression
I must also add, I became a really bad anxiety sufferer in 2007 after losing my grandmother, and it was really severe, but I got better, and stopped the meds and stuff in about 2009, and I was fine until my chiari diagnoses..... since jan this year I have been a nervous wreck, which is why i am leaning towards it being anxiety. But then I dont know.... I just want it to go away :(
So ok didnt know that...so could be both.just the way u described it sounded like my own story
ok I feel fairly confident that it is panic... I just woke from sleep in petrified state, shaking and scared heart racing and thinking I was going to die, once I woken properly I am fine again ( feel so tired and trembling still ) but not so bad as when I woke up...
I was googling about decomprssion suergery before I slept and was scared reading and I was shaking then...
Any other thoughts?