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Pain At 3am....EVERYDAY.

Pain At 3am....EVERYDAY.

Been battling this one for months now Drs cannot work it out so I thought I'd come exchange notes with my lovely fibrowarriors. Been struggling with sudden acute breathlessness at 3am every day. I have a diagnosis of severe reflux, fibro, asthma which is triggered by emotional upset and excercise, I have hypothyroidism and coeliacs. Every day at 3am I wake up suddenly choking as if I'm drowning coughing up literally water... It's not phlemy it's just water. After the coughing fit I'm left… read more

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member have had that problem too for many years.. I agree -you have to sleep in a raised position. I bought one of those things that you use for a pillow. It's hard but I put my pillow up against it. It definitely helps. I also found that if I drink a small glass of cold ginger ale before I retire for the night it also helps.

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posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

My mother inlaw does the same thing when she sleeps . She has to sleep raised. It turns out the flap that closes in the throat to stop the liquid coming up relaxes when she sleeps an in return the liquid comes up an she feels like she is drowning from the fluid she brings up

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Praying for you!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Maybe in your subconscious there is some anxiety coming out that you have experienced during the day? Or maybe you are in REM sleep for a certain amount of hours and your body wakes up when you come out?
So strange. Just trying to brainstorm. I hope it stops soon and you can get some relief and rest.
xxxx

posted almost 5 years ago
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