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Gasping for Air literally a minute after dozing off
« on: December 15, 2013, 03:23:50 AM »
Now i cut my xanax down to .25 and i usually take it in the morning or afternoon before work but every night or every other night i doze off watching tv and i notice myself waking up in a minute after i kinda doze off and im gasping for breath with my heart pounding. I believe this is possibly either a miny panic attack,a symptom of stopping taking the benzo at night or sleep apnea. Anybody have a similar experience ?
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Re: Gasping for Air literally a minute after dozing off
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 06:10:35 AM »
Sounds like a panic attack to me, especially with your heart pounding.
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Re: Gasping for Air literally a minute after dozing off
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 11:32:57 AM »
Yes, I get this. I really do think its anxiety.
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Re: Gasping for Air literally a minute after dozing off
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 04:19:43 PM »
This is a type of nightmare that people with anxiety have. It could be triggered by your meds but it doesn't have to be. I've never taken meds and have it when I am having high anxiety.

It feels like you stop breathing at the moment you doze off. Almost like you forget to keep breathing but its not , its just a nightmare that makes you feel that. I've actually been semi-awake at times when its happened and I never stopped breathing. I just believed I had and that was enough to make me wake up gasping and my heart pounding.
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Re: Gasping for Air literally a minute after dozing off
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 09:29:41 PM »
I get that occasionally but I used to get it a lot when I was drinking. Do you drink alcohol?
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