Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 11/27/2014 12:14:20 AM EDT
I have mild asthma but this has never happened before. I woke unable able to breath just taking short rapid breaths with a high pitched gasp. I was able to walk to the living room and slowy was able to inhale with effort and then it stopped. My wife started to call EMS but I seem fine now. My heart rate didn't seem to increase during the event.

I hit my inhaler and started watching TV to see I am going to keep breathing.

Any ideas?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:15:57 AM EDT
I'd probably talk to a real doctor. Good luck getting back to sleep tonight.

You also might need a sleep study.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:17:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 12:17:50 AM EDT by JIMBEAM]
I really don't want to sleep right now. I will probably call my Dr in the morning. I seem fine right now.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:18:27 AM EDT
Age? Do you have sleep apnea?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:19:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 12:20:38 AM EDT by JIMBEAM]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By redseacraft:
Age? Do you have sleep apnea?
View Quote


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.

Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:20:35 AM EDT
Sleep apnea. I get that on occasion if I sleep on my back, but it clears up within a few seconds.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:20:48 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
I'd probably talk to a real doctor. Good luck getting back to sleep tonight.

You also might need a sleep study.
View Quote
This.
Immediately
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:21:38 AM EDT
Overweight?

How long ago did you eat?

Is your head propped at all by your pillow?

The reason I ask these specific questions, I had the same thing happen to me and the doc said I needed to lose weight, not eat 2-3 hours before going to bed and try to keep my chest and head slightly propped up to prevent my stomach's contents from backing up against my esophagus.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:22:30 AM EDT
Respiratory event=load and go (i.e. load PT into ambulance and roll), even if things seem okay at the moment.

just my $0.02
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:22:52 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.

View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
Originally Posted By redseacraft:
Age? Do you have sleep apnea?


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.



They letcha drink before it if it helps you fall asleep
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:24:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 12:25:31 AM EDT by JIMBEAM]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By lawle102:
Overweight?

How long ago did you eat?

Is your head propped at all by your pillow?

The reason I ask these specific questions, I had the same thing happen to me and the doc said I needed to lose weight, not eat 2-3 hours before going to bed and try to keep my chest and head slightly propped up to prevent my stomach's contents from backing up against my esophagus.
View Quote



20 lbs overweight. I haven't eaten recently. Head propped.

I did burp a few times after I started breathing again.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:25:35 AM EDT
Sleep study.

Try sleeping in a recliner tonight. Laid back but your head slightly elevated.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:26:52 AM EDT
Do you have acid reflux symptons?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:28:57 AM EDT
Probably sleep apnea, based on your limited info. Assuming you werent wheezing, just gasping?

Try sitting up, like in a recliner, while sleeping until that sleep study.

Start losing weight too, though that doesnt help all forms.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:29:23 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Fig:
Do you have acid reflux symptons?
View Quote

That was another thing that I had extremely bad before losing some weight and changing my diet. Once I took care of my reflux, waking up gasping for air pretty much stopped.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:30:24 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Fig:
Do you have acid reflux symptons?
View Quote

This. I had the same morning wake ups. Went to the ENT doc and he told me that acid reflux is causing my upper throat to inflame, thus causing this result

OP, go to ENT doc, have them scope your throat
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:30:53 AM EDT
I've heard thin white males are more likely to wake up with a collapsed lung for whatever reason... serious.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:32:17 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Fig:
Do you have acid reflux symptons?
View Quote



Nope
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:32:20 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.

View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
Originally Posted By redseacraft:
Age? Do you have sleep apnea?


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.

you do , did you drink last night?
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:32:54 AM EDT
hmmm, my sigline seems appropriate.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:34:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 12:37:41 AM EDT by JIMBEAM]
No wheeze just gasping.

On vacation, Dr in the box closed, BIL (ER nurse) is medicated following surgery. Considering the hospital.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:36:08 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By wwace:
you do , did you drink last night?
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By wwace:
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
Originally Posted By redseacraft:
Age? Do you have sleep apnea?


45, I do snore, loud and a lot so probably yes.


Looks like I need a sleep study.

you do , did you drink last night?


I had a two beers last night. Nothing tonight.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:38:47 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Ocala313:
hmmm, my sigline seems appropriate.
View Quote



Good point. Just trying to stay awake. I don't want to sleep right now.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:47:19 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Fang:
Sleep apnea. I get that on occasion if I sleep on my back, but it clears up within a few seconds.
View Quote


Same...I wake up and sit up and take some deep breathes then it goes away
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:48:44 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:



Good point. Just trying to stay awake. I don't want to sleep right now.
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By JIMBEAM:
Originally Posted By Ocala313:
hmmm, my sigline seems appropriate.



Good point. Just trying to stay awake. I don't want to sleep right now.


Go to sleep and keep your airway as open as possible. Think CPR open. It's pretty unlikely that you'll die in your sleep tonight.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 12:55:32 AM EDT
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
I'd probably talk to a real doctor. Good luck getting back to sleep tonight.

You also might need a sleep study.
View Quote



FPNI
Top Top