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posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by omegacorps
i was thinking of a seasure. it can do all those things. pressure in the chest cloudy mind and nausia


Woah!, that's scary, will have to look into that one, thanks for the suggestion.




posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice

Originally posted by satron
Sounds like you had a panic attack. If it is, you need to recognize what it is, or else you'll start associating it with things you're thinking about and it will develop into a phobia.

EDIT: alcohol can lower you're threshold for panic attacks. Start thinking about laying off the midnight snacking and get some exercise.
edit on 3-3-2012 by satron because: (no reason given)


Understood but I am by no means a regular drinker and my midnight snacking consists of proper food, I am also very fit, jog 21km a week and train with my kick boxing friends on a regular basis. I don't think I can link this experience with eating habits or physical fitness. Never get panic attacks either. I am in my early twenties and quite an adventurous type of person with no phobias of any kind.


Early twenties is a time a lot of people start developing it. I've been put into a dream like state from having a panic attack before, and I wasn't even trying to sleep. I've woken up suddenly with panic symptoms and had an experience like you've mentioned.

I'm just speaking from experience, and stating the most likely cause, although, I'm sure there are other causes. I wouldn't look into less likely causes until I could totally eliminate the higher to be likely reasons.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 05:59 PM
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Originally posted by TedHodgson
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Did you eat cheese before bedtime?


What in the name of all things dairy would that have to do with what I experienced, did have some cheese on toast though......



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
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With no mean to scare you, maybe its some sort of mild heart attack?
You should visit your doctor first, there is plenty of time for paranormal explanations...
Take care



Noted will do, told a friend about it today and he also said it could be an heart attack. Had quite a rough past and my body has taken some knocks, so it could be a possibility. Think I will go see the doc in the week just for a check up. Thanks for your input



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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Originally posted by sad_eyed_lady
One day I was lying in bed and felt a weight on my abdomen. I was sure it was just one of my sons putting his head on my tummy even though the room was dark enough that I couldn't see anyone. When I went to touch his head with my hand and no one was there I screamed and jumped off the bed. I couldn't tell you what is was.

I've had sleep paralysis/old hag syndrome ????? it felt like a giant python was squeezing me to death and I could not scream.

Either way, both times I felt like I was not alone in the room. Sounds like you felt another's presence, also.



That is something I was considering but as noted in my thread I suffer from morbid scepticism, so I have allot of doubts in the presence of "something" other than human but hey, you never know. What a mindf@(k on the pressure on your stomach and then reaching to touch what you though was your son, that sounds like a climax scene in a creepy horror film. Thanks for sharing and keep well



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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Originally posted by satron

Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice

Originally posted by satron
Sounds like you had a panic attack. If it is, you need to recognize what it is, or else you'll start associating it with things you're thinking about and it will develop into a phobia.

EDIT: alcohol can lower you're threshold for panic attacks. Start thinking about laying off the midnight snacking and get some exercise.
edit on 3-3-2012 by satron because: (no reason given)


Understood but I am by no means a regular drinker and my midnight snacking consists of proper food, I am also very fit, jog 21km a week and train with my kick boxing friends on a regular basis. I don't think I can link this experience with eating habits or physical fitness. Never get panic attacks either. I am in my early twenties and quite an adventurous type of person with no phobias of any kind.


Dually noted friend, I will monitor my sleep patterns more carefully from now on and if it becomes a regular occurrence I will most definitely go see a specialist of some sort. Thanks for your advice

Early twenties is a time a lot of people start developing it. I've been put into a dream like state from having a panic attack before, and I wasn't even trying to sleep. I've woken up suddenly with panic symptoms and had an experience like you've mentioned.

I'm just speaking from experience, and stating the most likely cause, although, I'm sure there are other causes. I wouldn't look into less likely causes until I could totally eliminate the higher to be likely reasons.



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 06:20 PM
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Ahhhh but you see, Cheese before bedtime apparently causes a restless nights sleep



posted on Mar, 3 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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I've only read your first post, OP, so I hope I'm not missing some critical information here. I had some freaky experiences when I was younger that I don't want to delve into right now, but from what you've described this wasn't like that.

I've also experienced sleep paralysis, and this sounds very similar to that. The only difference was that I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't feel my legs. I tried to get up and fell out of my bed. I also felt very weak like you described. I was a teen at the time and recall laying on my floor, weakly calling for help, and lamenting my new life as a paralyzed individual. Then the feeling came back to my legs and all was fine.

So, I'm going with sleep paralysis.

ETA: I was also severely anemic at that time, and don't know if it had anything to do with it, but you may want to check your health. It is possible that there is a correlation and your body is trying to tell you something.
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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 12:48 AM
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No problem. Happy to be of help. I had to do this for my dad's constant nightmares actually. I had a hunch it wasn't the 'cheese before bedtime' that caused it


Needless to say, after my initial cleansing they stopped. He had no idea I did it. He just slept like a baby afterwards and I was pleased ^^

I'd be happy to do it for you if you feel the need to, don't be shy to hit me up. Cheers!



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice

As for your query on the spelling of scepticism, our English spelling is based on the united kingdom system of spelling. I presume you are from the USA if you spell it with a "K".



Yes, I am from America. Thanks for the clarification. I just assumed you were spelling that word correctly the way you were taught considering how well the rest of the intro was put together.

Thanks for teaching me something new. I didn't know you guys spelled that word differently than we do.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice
Before I even try to explain what happened to me last night, know that I am by no means making this up or trying to get some "cyber attention" of any kind. I am by nature a very sceptical person, coupled with the horrible human condition to constantly be deceptive my scepticism can sometimes get the better of me. Again please note this occurrence I am about to attempt to explain is the very first time I have experienced something of this frighting calibre and I am solely sharing this here on ATS because of the diversity of mentalities that dwell within this IP. Your input, opinions, and interpretations will be dearly appreciated.

After arriving home from a friends farewell to the USA (I am from South Africa) I engaged in my usual routine of midnight snacking and watching some comical programmes that one can only view at that time of night. I started getting tiered so I went to bed, please not I did have a couple of beers but nowhere near to the complete debilitation of any my motor functions.

I fell asleep in no time and all was dandy. I have no idea how long I was fast asleep but when I awoke (still being dark), and this is were things get really strange. I felt a solid and firm pressure on my chest, like someone quite strong was holding me down. I could see no physical figure over me even with the bit of ambient light cascading through my window from the street lights. The worst thing was as I felt this pressure on my chest, I also struggled to breath normally, not full on asphyxiation but more like the shortness of breath when one exercises. I started to panic as I struggled to sit upright so I started yelling "hey, hey! what the f@%k".

My old man opened the door to my room and flicked the light on and as he did that I was able to sit upright but I felt weak and confused. As he asked me what all the fuss was about I suddenly felt extremely nauseous and literally pushed him to the side to get to toilet and vomit. I mumbled my predicament to him in my crappy state and he ruled it off as a nightmare. Not in the mood to argue I just nodded my head and climbed back into my bed to only feel that I was sopping wet, the kind of sweating you would experience from intense exercising. Needles to say I couldn't fall asleep again as this incident was just looping in my head over and over.

The only logical explanation that came to mind was sleep paralysis, but it still does no justification to the fact that I was wide awake when I felt that pressure on my chest and fully capable of clear speech. I am not a firm believer in poltergeists or demons for that matter so I am still flabbergasted about this whole ordeal.

ANYBODY OUT THERE WITH ANY KNOWLEDGE ON THIS TYPE OF PHENOMENON OR SIMILAR EXPERIENCES, I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE SOME PIECE OF MIND.


I have exprienced sleep paralysis often but not for a while.
My first thought however is that it is a physical symptom - especially with the vomitting etc.
I had an uncle who continually complained of such symptoms whose cause was later found to be a heart condition - Please do no be alarmed - He was ok just needed to watch out for his health better.
I remember waking from a vivid dream once - The dream was horrible ie snakes writhing around inside my stomach - What had occured in reality was that I had drunk poisened water from a well.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Originally posted by LeSigh
I've only read your first post, OP, so I hope I'm not missing some critical information here. I had some freaky experiences when I was younger that I don't want to delve into right now, but from what you've described this wasn't like that.

I've also experienced sleep paralysis, and this sounds very similar to that. The only difference was that I woke up in the middle of the night and couldn't feel my legs. I tried to get up and fell out of my bed. I also felt very weak like you described. I was a teen at the time and recall laying on my floor, weakly calling for help, and lamenting my new life as a paralyzed individual. Then the feeling came back to my legs and all was fine.

So, I'm going with sleep paralysis.

ETA: I was also severely anemic at that time, and don't know if it had anything to do with it, but you may want to check your health. It is possible that there is a correlation and your body is trying to tell you something.
edit on 3-3-2012 by LeSigh because: (no reason given)


So far I am leaning towards sleep paralysis. I am no expert on sleeping habits but apparently when one goes to sleep there are certain stages you enter until you are completely in a deep sleep or dream state. Sleep paralysis occurs when you skip one of the steps as it also works in reverse when you wake up, thus your body can still be in "sleep" mode whilst you are fully concious. Weird thing is this would be my first time as far as I can remember. Hopefully it wont happen again soon. Thanks for sharing your experience and I will most definately consider seeing a doc if it happens again. All the best.



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:42 AM
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Originally posted by nusnus
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No problem. Happy to be of help. I had to do this for my dad's constant nightmares actually. I had a hunch it wasn't the 'cheese before bedtime' that caused it


Needless to say, after my initial cleansing they stopped. He had no idea I did it. He just slept like a baby afterwards and I was pleased ^^

I'd be happy to do it for you if you feel the need to, don't be shy to hit me up. Cheers!


Thanks for the offer I would be more than happy too accept your offer and I take it you are experienced with the supernatural aspects of life just by the way you addressed my problem. Chat soon



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:51 AM
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Originally posted by ILikeStars

Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice

As for your query on the spelling of scepticism, our English spelling is based on the united kingdom system of spelling. I presume you are from the USA if you spell it with a "K".



Yes, I am from America. Thanks for the clarification. I just assumed you were spelling that word correctly the way you were taught considering how well the rest of the intro was put together.

Thanks for teaching me something new. I didn't know you guys spelled that word differently than we do.


No problem my fellow ATS enthusiast, by the way your previous post you mentioned the same occurrence at work (fire department). So I presume you are a fire fighter/ fire marshal and I just want to say I have a great amount of respect for people like yourself who work in those kinds of environments. I applied to be a firemen quite recently and ace'd my physical test but unfortunately I failed my math section of the theory test due to my lazy habit of using a calculator, which was not allowed. I am currently volunteering at forensic pathology and might stick it out there until i become a full time employee. Keep well

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posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by artistpoet

Originally posted by FreeThinkerbychoice
Before I even try to explain what happened to me last night, know that I am by no means making this up or trying to get some "cyber attention" of any kind. I am by nature a very sceptical person, coupled with the horrible human condition to constantly be deceptive my scepticism can sometimes get the better of me. Again please note this occurrence I am about to attempt to explain is the very first time I have experienced something of this frighting calibre and I am solely sharing this here on ATS because of the diversity of mentalities that dwell within this IP. Your input, opinions, and interpretations will be dearly appreciated.

After arriving home from a friends farewell to the USA (I am from South Africa) I engaged in my usual routine of midnight snacking and watching some comical programmes that one can only view at that time of night. I started getting tiered so I went to bed, please not I did have a couple of beers but nowhere near to the complete debilitation of any my motor functions.

I fell asleep in no time and all was dandy. I have no idea how long I was fast asleep but when I awoke (still being dark), and this is were things get really strange. I felt a solid and firm pressure on my chest, like someone quite strong was holding me down. I could see no physical figure over me even with the bit of ambient light cascading through my window from the street lights. The worst thing was as I felt this pressure on my chest, I also struggled to breath normally, not full on asphyxiation but more like the shortness of breath when one exercises. I started to panic as I struggled to sit upright so I started yelling "hey, hey! what the f@%k".

My old man opened the door to my room and flicked the light on and as he did that I was able to sit upright but I felt weak and confused. As he asked me what all the fuss was about I suddenly felt extremely nauseous and literally pushed him to the side to get to toilet and vomit. I mumbled my predicament to him in my crappy state and he ruled it off as a nightmare. Not in the mood to argue I just nodded my head and climbed back into my bed to only feel that I was sopping wet, the kind of sweating you would experience from intense exercising. Needles to say I couldn't fall asleep again as this incident was just looping in my head over and over.

The only logical explanation that came to mind was sleep paralysis, but it still does no justification to the fact that I was wide awake when I felt that pressure on my chest and fully capable of clear speech. I am not a firm believer in poltergeists or demons for that matter so I am still flabbergasted about this whole ordeal.

ANYBODY OUT THERE WITH ANY KNOWLEDGE ON THIS TYPE OF PHENOMENON OR SIMILAR EXPERIENCES, I WILL REALLY APPRECIATE SOME PIECE OF MIND.


I have exprienced sleep paralysis often but not for a while.
My first thought however is that it is a physical symptom - especially with the vomitting etc.
I had an uncle who continually complained of such symptoms whose cause was later found to be a heart condition - Please do no be alarmed - He was ok just needed to watch out for his health better.
I remember waking from a vivid dream once - The dream was horrible ie snakes writhing around inside my stomach - What had occured in reality was that I had drunk poisened water from a well.


Wow that must of been a painful experience. Thanks for your input I am also considering that it could be my heart and will monitor any similar symptoms if they do occur in the new future. Hope its not going to turn out to be something of that serious calibre. Good luck and be careful of well water



posted on Mar, 4 2012 @ 08:10 PM
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it hasn't happened to me in a long time but i've experienced the same (minus the vomit). while it's not terribly common it does happen. i suspect it has something to do with circulation when sleeping on your back. your brain wakes up, eyes wide open, you're fully aware.... but you can't move and can't speak.



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