Feeling like you are Sinking?
Posted 21 January 2006 - 07:24 PM
I am wondering I keep experiencing this realy weird feeling while i am laying down. I will be particularly potsy feeling.. i will be laying htere and i will start to feel somewhat dizzy.. and i will at first feel like i am moving (even though I am not).. then the couch or bed will feel like it is moving.. kinda like a swaying kinda feeling..
and then I will feel like i am falling down... when I actuallity I am not..my vision gets very weird during these "spells" .. that feeling of falling or sinking.. get very intense.. and I --my vision- will get like I am just fading away.. i get some pretty colorful colors going on in the sides of my vision.. and as "I am falling or sinking".. these colors kinda fade .....
I am wondering if is a new not so fun way for my body to get before I totally pass out.. b/c during these epsiodes.. I will feel semi-conscious. not totally with it.. so that is why i am wondering if its a new crazy for of syncope on the horizon...
do i sound nuts? b/c i f I told people in the medical field that i feel like i am faling then sinking into nothingness... that it would be a straight shot to the looney bin for me!!!
any input would be greatly appreciated!
BTW.. these spells happen alot on the average of 1-5 times day...
Posted 21 January 2006 - 10:25 PM
I dont get them nearly as often though...
Hope that helps....
Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:41 AM
thank you for replying.. some times I think that I am going absolutely crazy with this POTSY stuff.. and would probably feel even more "freaked out" w/ these unusual symptoms if I ddint have all of you!!
Posted 22 January 2006 - 10:07 AM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:08 AM
I get this feeling too, especially when my pressure's too low. It's kind of scary, but I've tried to get used to it. Just letting you know you're not alone
Posted 22 January 2006 - 08:43 PM
Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:22 PM
Hope you figure out what that is. Sounds pretty bothersome!
Posted 22 January 2006 - 11:43 PM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:06 AM
I have what I call vision shifting. Everything I see shifts 90 degrees to the right. My vision is perfectly clear. It is like being in a Fun House minus the fun! My body flys to the right and I lose my balance. I landed on one of my students once. It only lasts a few seconds. Then, I get a weird feeling in my head for awhile. I also see and feel my environment shifting right to left repeatedly. My vision in clear with this also. This only happens when I am standing, but when I do my blood pressure and heart rate right after, they are fine, even though I also have a slow message to my atria. The neurologist, opthoneurologist, and cardiologist have no clue what is causing it. I do not have Vertigo. As my cardiologist says, he believes me when I say I have these weird symptoms that come and go because neurology is a crude science and they just do not know much about it! Do not feel like you are crazy! I hope this does not continue for you!
Posted 23 January 2006 - 12:31 AM
Posted 23 January 2006 - 03:01 PM
I had a sleep study as a kid where they said just that about me and REM sleep ( i went into it fast, it was broken up and I woke up when it ended? or something like that)...but they also said it was normal. Sometimes when I take a nap, and sometimes in the am, I feel drugged...Like I am not all awake yet only it is much yuckier.
Posted 13 December 2006 - 06:54 PM
Posted 13 December 2006 - 07:27 PM
I get those same symptoms too. Not necessarily every day, but several times a week it happens to me.
Posted 14 December 2006 - 10:31 PM
like last night for instance... i had paralysis in my sleep.. and woke up in paralysised.. i vaguely remner trying to wiggle my fingers.. and i felt my pinky and it was like gumby had invaded by body or something.. then with in seconds i was out like alight again and ddint wake up till my cardio came in and woke me up at nearly 9am... some 6-7 hours laters.. i was out hard core too boy holy crud.. i hate it..
im really going to push for this doc that i will be seeing to do somethinglook into this sleep stuff b/c it bites the big one!
Posted 15 December 2006 - 08:48 AM