RunFoerster

Trouble breathing?

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Hi everyone,

I was diagnosed with NCS a while ago after I was fainting quite often actually. But lately, I have trouble breathing while sleeping and I have to put several pillows under my head to sleep better. I can't get more than few hours of sleep. Did anybody else had the same problem? Is this connected too with NCS or is it something else? Thanks!

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Hi

I often wake up gasping for breath during the night. I did it this morning after 4 a.m. It can be pretty scary. I opened a window and drank some water and it took me a while to get back to sleep again. I have EDS, POTS and possibly Mast cell issues. 

I was at one stage stopping breathing whilst asleep and was checked out for sleep apnea. It did settle down after a while thankfully. 

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Hi, runfoerester..Welcome to DINET. Sorry this is happening, it sounds scary. Have you looked into sleep apnea or considered seeing a pulmonologist? If the pillows help, then maybe you could try elevating the head of your bed.

 

 

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