NEW STUDY! Parasym Plus™ for Multiple Sclerosis › Forums › PrettyIll.com Discussion › POTS › Do you feel sick when you lie flat on your back, or have you ever felt "paralyzed"? › Reply To: Do you feel sick when you lie flat on your back, or have you ever felt "paralyzed"?
In the interest of research, and being the willing subject that I am, I decided to sacrifice myself and lie down. =) I discovered that when I lie down flat on my back, (no pillow) I don’t really notice feeling “worse” in a sick way, but I feel like I am under a lead blanket. (And actually, when I am especially fatigued, I feel that way when I sit, too) I’m not sure what you mean by “paralyzed”, but in my mind I feel like I can’t move or speak, seemingly because the “weight” is so heavy, and it would require strength and effort, that I don’t have. I laid down flat, without a pillow, and I did notice that the head and neck pain I would normally get when I sleep with a pillow on my back, I did not get. That was interesting to me. This also helped me to figure out that I DO have POTS!