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1755089 tn?1376053555

Waking up in sweath and racing heart!

It's 3h30 in the morning. I woke up at 3h. I was so hot I taught I was going to melt, I was in sweath, so much that all my head is wet! and my heart was racing at 100 pbm and a flight or fight feeling. Is this something that could be related to Chiari. Anybody else experience things like that once in a while? It's scary!
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1823499 tn?1370090289
I wake up every night and morning all sweaty, shaky, heart racin, and tingly like im gonna pass out. My pt says its def not normal, so be sure to tell pcp and nl in jan when i go. Its scary. Every morning for about a month and a half i have to sit here for a half hr or longer til i feel ok. By then im all wore out. Ugh. Pt says it has something to do with movement and blood pressure. I really dont want another chiari symptom. :(  looks like i do. Just have to figure out why?!
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Your symptoms have everything to do with your Chiari Malformation.  The Chiari itself affects the brain stem; which is the part of the brain that is going through your skull and crowding your spinal cord.  The brain stem controls your Autonomic Nervous System, which controls involuntary actions like your heartbeat,breathing, pupil size, perspiration, and your fight or flight response.  As long as you have your Chiari Malformation, you can have these problems.  You can also have them temporarily following the surgery due to swelling.
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1306714 tn?1327257080
Thanks.  I thought I was the star for the day  :)   you are a star in my eye's because you are alway's so informative to all of us and support us all.  I feel so blessed to have come to know you.  
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  When u post a question and go back to review the replies u have an option to select the best answer to ur question...the stars denote those that have answered many questions in a forum......not necessarily the best answer-er...but answers a lot, many times members confuse the stars for the best answer.....


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Hope that answers ur ?
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1306714 tn?1327257080
what are the yellow star's about.  Just noticed them.
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1755089 tn?1376053555
Thanks, I'll check it out!
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620923 tn?1452915648
COMMUNITY LEADER

  Check this company out they do in home testing, it is covered by most medical ins and they r the ones with the new masks ....

NovaSom......they also do a sleep study over a 3 day period and it is better as u r more comfortable in ur own bed....
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1755089 tn?1376053555
It's no use that I call my dr before January, she is not at the office for the hollydays.

And I'll also ask to meet with the specialist for the c-pap. So I can have a new sleep study and look at they other kind of mask.
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1306714 tn?1327257080
I had this problem also.  For me it was my PCP told me my body was in shock due to 1 or all the surgeries. I question your's since you haven't had surgery.  I talked to my NS about this and he told me that if you have an obstruction it need's more pressure to get through the narrowing, so in return it causes your heart to race.  It makes since to me.  I'm not a Dr. but as my husband explain's thing's for me to easier understand.  We are like car's, electricity etc.  You have to put something into to make it run if your engine (body) isn't running right every thing else start's acting up.  Made more since to me so I hope I explained this right.  Hope it also help's.  It is very scary to have this happen.  Also mentioned on here before that I dreamt that I was working and woke up from my dream like this.  Weird what happens when our bodies don't run right.  That's why when being dx'd with Chairi we have to go in and get body work. LOL.
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I never thought about this.  I've not had surgery.  I tried the ones that they put in your nose like you're talking about.  They're nasal pillows and I couldn't use them.  They sent air in but couldn't exhale.  But hopefully your doctor can help you figure out what is best for you.
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  When I was tested for sleep apnea it was a concern of mine as I can not stand nething around my head,  they told me there are new ways to administer the air...there are tubes much like they use in the hospital that use the around the ear or the nose to hold in place and not the back of the head...

  I would suggest calling ur Dr b4 the appointment and letting him /her know what is going on they may choose to see u earlier.

   "selma"
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1755089 tn?1376053555
I only have an appointment with my Dr at the end of January. I have sleep apnea and a c-pap. I got my c-pap almost 4 years ago. I didn't had surgery. But that brings me a question! If I get surgery how will I use my c-pap mask as it press around my head and the back of my uper neck?
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620923 tn?1452915648
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  Hi...it can be a number of things...depending where u r in ur chiari journey...thyroid, sleep apnea, hormones readjusting post op...there are many it could be, but be sure to call ur Dr and explain what happened and allow him to decide to see u or not....

Keep us posted

   "selma"
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Drewlevas, I did this too and discovered it was sleep apnea for me.  Not sure if you have the issue already or consulted a doctor but could possibly be it as well.  I had head sweats really bad at night and woke up like I just ran a marathon my heart was so crazy.  Since getting the cpap machine, I've not had any night sweats or racing heart issues.
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1823499 tn?1370090289
I wake up every night thru out like this. And when i get up every morning i feel this way. Ever since my surgery in aug. I swear and heart races. I get all tingly feel like im gonna pass out. I get to the kitchen and i have to sit down for like 10 mins til i feel ok. What is this? So glad someone posred about it. Thought it was just me.
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1925822 tn?1333705617
I also sweat a lot sometimes at night and wake up confused and excited but i think this can be from other things too...nightmares,when i eat a lot before i go to sleep,when i am worried,when i get sick...i never related it to chiari...but it would not suprise me if it was
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