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I don’t often sleep flat on my back, mostly prop myself up so I am more half sitting, sleeping. But during my worse time last May, it was difficult to find a position that didn’t make me feel ill. I did have a time where I would feel like I couldn’t move and my throat was closing up, I couldn’t talk, tried whispering to my husband and that was difficult. I slept with a container with straw and would sip water, and throat would open up a little. But I would feel like I had to stay completley still and as if my I was choking. I wasn’t sure if it was the health problem or side effect of new meds. Very scary.
Recently I had the tilt table test, and when they put the table back down, I felt much worse. I thought my heart was going to burst. The technicians thought maybe I got a last burst of medicine, but I think it was the position, along with the heart racing, the back of my head felt full of pressure. When I sat up it was better. Maybe I will try lying flat and seeing what happens again. But I was told not to lie flat, because it makes it more difficult to get up in the morning.