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Re: vv showering

From: Lorraine
Date: 7/23/01
Time: 11:45:42 AM
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Hi, Steve. Yeah, I've had a similar feeling waking in the middle of the night. It's hard to describe....just extreme panic, accompanied by a feeling that I can't breath enough air to survive. It's not like choking or anything, it's more like my body forgot how to breathe! Sometimes that happens with a full-blown episode (nausea, diarreah, sweats, etc.), but sometimes by itself. It's VERY hard to calmly lay down and breath deep, but it helps. Good Luck! Lorraine

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