-I'm a 58 yr o male.5'9"-155 lbs.Been dx for a few yrs now w BP 2 disorder . Been in therapy 1 yr now-& see my Psych 4 months for meds. Also anxiety disorder
All i'm on (for psych)--is Valium.ike 5-7 mg/ day...5 mg before bedtime & 25 mg of Seroquel. (other meds as well-tenormin 25 mg - have Mitral valve prolapse ..& frequent irregular beats--am seeing Cardio for this-nothing serious-.& Prilosec)--SO--I DO take care of myself--see Drs.am a bit of hypochondriac.
Anyway--last few months--on certain nites (not ALL - time maybe once/week or so)--I get the strangest, most bizare symptoms BEFORE i go to sleep! Now-I should add i recently had a two nite sleep study done aside from some minor apneas..within normal limits...as well as paucity of Delta sleep--very little Stage 3 & 4 sleep-& some apneas during REM). NORMAL STUDY
.here's what happens. Some nites when i put my head on pillow & lay there-"IT" starts. When these.."herald" symptoms occur--the "rest of it" happens.
FIRST symptom.feels like my INHALATION..is "cut shortlike..I do NOT inhale all the way. OK.Just one breath..then close my eyes..NOW--I AM NOT SLEEPING--feels like I'm OUT of breath! Then, i start over-close my eyes (I sleep on stomach)-then-I feel in my THROAT -i breath thru mouth-like a strange sound-at times..feels like lungs are CLOSING! I get up in a panic--put on radio-Often , this goes on till 2 or 3 AM..before i finally go off-often after taking another valium. THEN OK.
Am seeing Cardio-Psych-had Neuro check--normal-WHAT COULD THIS BE? EVERY Dr. i see says anxiety-ever see before?