MattT Posted January 16, 2011 Report Share Posted January 16, 2011 Hi everyone. I'm new to the forums, and though I don't have an official diagnosis, I'm pretty sure I have some kind of dysautonomia. I've seen a few doctors and it seems like nearly everything else that matches my symptoms has been ruled out.A couple nights ago I had a very frightening experience. I noticed that my pulse was feeling slow and weak (I can feel it most of the time) and my hands were looking grayer than normal, so I checked it and it was around 50. I decided to get up and move a little, but even with standing and walking around the house it didn't get above maybe 55, and moving was making me light-headed, so I sat back down.A few minutes later I got in bed. Lying there, I started to feel even worse. I checked my pulse at the neck and over the course of a minute or so it got weaker and finally disappeared, and everything began to go black. I sat up right away and my heart rate went way up, but my pulse was still really weak, and every time I laid down again the same thing would happen.Basically at this point, I'm worried that lying down is somehow reducing the flow of blood to my head, and that this is going to happen while I'm sleeping or something and kill me. Has anyone else had a similar experience and lived to tell the tale? Any idea what might be causing this? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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