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Doctor insights on: What Would Of Happened If I Fell Asleep At The Wheel

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My husband sleeps whenever he is still. If he's sitting, he's sleeping. Now, he's falling asleep at the wheel. What could this be?

My husband sleeps whenever he is still. If he's sitting, he's sleeping. Now, he's falling asleep at the wheel. What could this be?

Drowsiness could be : A side effect of his medications, a sign of sleep apnea, fatigue, exhaustion etc. Let him see his dr right away. Please tell him not to drive a vehicle until this problem is resolved. We don't want him to get hurt or hurt someone in an mva. God bless you! ...Read more

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Friend's college age son has been getting stabbing pains in head x2 weeks. Also said he passed out at wheel , Mom thinks he fell asleep. What's wrong?

Friend's college age son has been getting stabbing pains in head x2 weeks. Also said he passed out at wheel , Mom thinks he fell asleep. What's wrong?

Don't let him drive!: History of passing out behind wheel of car is potentially disastrous! See a neurolologist pronto! Good luck! ...Read more

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Had a terrible reaction to a 2 mg dose of lorazapam, passed out or fell asleep woke up feeling more anxious then w/o it. Needed sleep what happened.

Had a terrible reaction to a 2 mg dose of lorazapam, passed out or fell asleep woke up feeling more anxious then w/o it. Needed sleep what happened.

Lorazepam 2mg: You've asked this question many times, about the Lorazepam 2mg you received in an er where you were complaining of an anxiety attack associated with work stress. Some people have great difficulty relaxing, because they feel out of control if they do. This could have happened with you. Ativan agitates some people as well. Or, might you have consumed other substances as well, before the er? ...Read more

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I fell asleep with my contacts on. What could happen?

I fell asleep with my contacts on. What could happen?

Nothing: It is okay to occasionally sleep in contact lenses. If you plan to do it regularly, get fit in the type that is designed for this. ...Read more

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Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

Almost fell asleep on escalator, have started to doze while walking. Usually happens on fridays, 7am ish. Have sleep apnea (treated w/ cpap). ?

See your doctor...: You need to call the doctor who manages your CPAP and see if can have some overnight pulse oximetry monitoring done, or if they need to reevaluate you. If your CPAP is working well for your sleep apnea, you shouldn't be falling asleep like that. ...Read more

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Fell asleep in sitting position and walked up the stairs and felt my heart racing and then i passed out. What could have happened?

Fell asleep in sitting position and walked up the stairs and felt my heart racing and then i passed out. What could have happened?

Arrhythmia: It could be a number of things.... What you described is an arrhythmia that had caused your blood pressure to suddenly drop and then collapse.. The most dangerous of these could be ventricular tachyarrhythmias, it could also be wpw, or supra ventricular tachyarrhythmias. This can be diagnosed with cardiac electrophysiology study and treated either by a cardiac ablation or icd. ...Read more

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I fell asleep with my arm above my head and woke up to it being completely numb and limp and couldnt move it. happened before. is this normal?

I fell asleep with my arm above my head and woke up to it being completely numb and limp and couldnt move it. happened before. is this normal?

TOS: 30 yo female has arm global dysesthesias w. arm abducted while sleeping; suggests Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: brachial plexus impinged in costo-clavicular dimension (vs. clavicle & 1st rib). Imaging studies rule out tumor/cervical rib. Addson's maneuver w. ultrasound proves subclavian artery impingement. Weak superior trapezius, sloped shoulder, Joint Hypermobility Syndrome & injury can potentiate. ...Read more

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What would of happen to me if I fell asleep with the stomach flu?

What would of happen to me if I fell asleep with the stomach flu?

That's ok.: You need rest. Start w clear liquid like water, slightly flattened soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids w bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy & high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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My right leg/foot fell asleep during sex with my husband. Why did that happen?

My right leg/foot fell asleep during sex with my husband. Why did that happen?

Temporary nerve...: ischemia. I'm assuming you were on the bottom and your lover was on top. The pressure against you lower back nerves probably temporarily cut off circulation to the nerve that goes to that area of the foot. It may last a bit but should be fine. ...Read more

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