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I Am On The Inside Looking Out!!

by Andy
(North Carolina)

I came home after yet another grueling day, in the middle class labor work force. I got home had supper with my wife and then decided to relax on the sofa and watch a movie. I was laying on my right side facing the television, If i look down i can see my wife lying on the other sofa.

On this night i was lying there watching TV when it felt like i was starting to suffocate. I tried to move but i couldn't, not at all. I could see the TV and i could almost make out my wife, I was frozen slowly suffocating. I can definitly hear and i can see but i was paralyzed.

I could hardly yell out but i knew that if i couldn't i was surely going to suffocate to death. I tried and tried to yell but she couldn't hear me. She has to notice me i thought so i got everything i had and tried to kick the end table. i could barely move my feet and tried until they started to move. My wife was looking and looking wondering what was happening. She got up came over and pulled on me. It worked. what ever it was it worked. It took a couple of minutes to come back to reality and ask myself what just happened. I told her i was calling her over and over and i could see her right there. She said she didn't hear a thing until she noticed my feet thrashing, is the way she put it.

I have read some of the stories posted here. I am not easily scared or intimidated but the writers of these stories talk of the fear, terror and feeling of your impending death then i concur. It is a feeling of death and fear that when i try to explain it to friends and family there is absolutely no way i give it justice. It is something you have to feel to understand, but i wouldn't wish it on anyone ever.

I have had my brushes with death and came out unscathed, still not understanding the reality of the word. But after these expriences i have a new value of the word. Oh, and as unbelievable as it seems this was the second time in three weeks. Which is what peaked my interest so much this time. It happened in almost the exact scenario. Seizure, stroke, aneurism
Asp, Sp or sleep depravation. I am on lookout for answers

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Mar 23, 2016
Did you find an answer? NEW
by: Anonymous

I've been having these random attacks for over a year, usually I can breathe fine but I have experienced this exact scenario. I just started looking into it maybe being sleep paralysis that happens while I'm awake. Did you figure it out?

Jul 22, 2016
weirdedout NEW
by: Anonymous

My experience makes me feel like if i fall asleep, i might die! So i fight it for some amount of time untill i succum to it finally. The sleep ends up lasting for seconds usually and then repeats. Its terrible!! Daytime naps r the worst, i think bcause i didnt know i was tired to start with and guess i feel like " didnt sit down to watch tv because i was exhasted, whats happenning to me?" I immediately start to doze, drop the remote or anything im holding bcause i breifly lose my motor skills which wakes me up startled. Then it repeates until im asleep, which then repeats whole process sometimes up to an hr long. Hard to describe completely but its like going from fine to marathon tired n a split second. This also happens after a nigbts sleep as well while holding a cup of coffee. Usually a few days a week and usually not at bedtime

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