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I am on a roll tonight! A few nights ago I got sleepy around 10pm. At midnight I woke up with my head feeling like I was on speed!! I had racing thoughts, I saw patterns in the dark, thought I heard sirens, and had horrible nightmares!! The next morning my head felt really full and lots of pressure and later in the day I had a full blown migraine which lasted 2 days then nausea after that. The next morning I was tachy while lying in bed and every noise I heard made me jump and it felt like bugs were crawlng on my skin. I am not on any meds right now. Does anyone else have nights like this?

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Yep. You'll find that you're not the only one... an overabundance of catecholamines can leave you feeling hyper-alert and jittery. I often get a feeling like a body buzz ... it kind of feels like I'm actually riding in a car, you know, with the engine revving/humming, but I'm not actually moving. Really strange, but it's happened on occasion for as long as I can remember. For me, I think it's some kind of hyper-adrenic surge--I always used to get it if I took an all-nighter in college and had too much caffeine.

Nina

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Bamagirl,

I've had those exact symptoms before when I've been in deep pot holes. It is NOT fun! But hang in there because it does eventually pass. :(

Hugs,

Gena

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You're not alone. In fact I had an episode this morning at 6:00. I was having a nightmare, we were late and in a hurry to get away from something. I awoke to a racing heart and nausea. It's hard to tell if the tachycardia causes the nightmare or the nightmare causes the tachycardia. I wanted to go to the bathroom sooooooooooo bad but knew I couldn't get up with a heartrate that high. I took an inderal and a xanax and waited for an hour to pass.

I am sensitive at times to any stimulation, the phone ringing or someone rings the doorbell and it sends me into an episode.

I really try hard to watch my breathing. That is where I put my focus.

I wish I had some words of wisdom.

I do know how hard it is.

Dawn :(

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I am on a roll tonight! A few nights ago I got sleepy around 10pm. At midnight I woke up with my head feeling like I was on speed!! I had racing thoughts, I saw patterns in the dark, thought I heard sirens, and had horrible nightmares!! The next morning my head felt really full and lots of pressure and later in the day I had a full blown migraine which lasted 2 days then nausea after that. The next morning I was tachy while lying in bed and every noise I heard made me jump and it felt like bugs were crawlng on my skin. I am not on any meds right now. Does anyone else have nights like this?

THANK YOU BECAUSE NOBODY BELIEVES ME WHEN I SAY THE SAME THING ABOUT FEELING LIKE I AM ON SPEED! YOU ARE A GOD SEND!

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I just went through 4 days and nights of that. I'd get maybe one or 2 hours of sleep. I finallyasked my doctor for some lunesta which has broken the cycle. For me it feels like I get an addrenalin wave through my body everynow and then when I'm trying to sleep. Sometimes when I move to the floor I can get relief. It is weird .

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