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Lying on my stomach just before i fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Lying on my stomach just before i fall asleep i feel a twinge in the center of my spine that contorts my body, surges adrenaline and shocks me awake?

Facet or lysis: Pain caused by extension or arching of the back is often caused by elements of the spine called facet joints. Irritation of these joints or a stress fracture nearby could cause these symptoms. If associated with a shooting pain into the legs, then there could also be nerve irritation. To minimize pain, avoid extension and try otc meds as tolerated. See our doc if pain persists. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Adrenaline (Definition)

Adrenalin(e) / Epinephrine is the hormone produced by the adrenal medulla that speeds and strengths the heart, dilates the airways, and shifts blood flow to the muscles. Often this is in response ...Read more


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Why do I get a rush of anxiety in my head, feel like I'm falling, and sometimes make a gasping sound and jolt awake right as I'm about to fall asleep?

Why do I get a rush of anxiety in my head, feel like I'm falling, and sometimes make a gasping sound and jolt awake right as I'm about to fall asleep?

Quite common: There are many articles - this is an interesting one: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120522-suffer-from-sleep-shudders There's nothing to fret over - it's not illness. Hope reading about this reassures you. Best! ...Read more

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Had 14 day loop and had sinus tachycardia with heart rates 55-180bpm. Also the 180 occurs when sleeping or lying in bed. Cardiologist not sure why tach occurs every night. Elevated epinephrine? Ideas?

Had 14 day loop and had sinus tachycardia with heart rates 55-180bpm. Also the 180 occurs when sleeping or lying in bed. Cardiologist not sure why tach occurs every night. Elevated epinephrine? Ideas?

Tachycardia : I recommend you to see an electrophysiologist , you maybe having inappropriate sinus tachycardia, focal atrial tachycardia besides possibility of normal rhythm acceleration. You can consult me also if you have ECG Holter echo results ..www.healthtap.com/volkantuzcu ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing wispers while trying to fall asleep?

Why do I keep hearing wispers while trying to fall asleep?

Impossible to say: This is a topic, like dreaming, that is not well understood and even more difficult to explain for someone that is hearing whispers. The person to talk to might be a psychologist. Maybe there is some sort of stress or an event that triggered your dream after all this time. ...Read more

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Why do I twitch when i'm trying to fall asleep?

Why do I twitch when i'm trying to fall asleep?

Benign usually: Many people have mild limb jerking as they fall asleep. This is nocturnal myoclonus, and is typically benign. The jerks that awaken folks at nite from sleep are different and although a type of myoclonus, are termed paroxysmal limb movements of sleep, a restless leg type of process. If this affects your sleep, have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

How can I treat the vertigo I feel when trying to fall asleep?

Consider PT: This could be benigh positional vertigo. There are exercises or maneuvers to reposition the otoliths. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why i twitch while trying to fall asleep?

Can you tell me reasons why i twitch while trying to fall asleep?

May be restless leg: Syndrome. Check with your doctor, there are other benign reason why this may happen as well, but your doctor can check a few simple lab tests. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my wandering mind when trying to fall asleep?

What can I do to ease my wandering mind when trying to fall asleep?

Meditate: Try learning how to meditate. Meditation teaches you how to ease the clutter from your mind. A good technique is to use a mantra (repeat a word or phrase) in your mind over and over again. This helps you to block out random thoughts and just focus on the one phrase, such as "i feel calm and relaxed." you can also focus on your breathing or relaxing your muscles. ...Read more

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Dr. Tia Tortoriello
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Epinephrine (Definition)

Epinephrine is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more