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That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation? That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

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Unread 04-11-2011, 10:13 AM
That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Has anyone else here experienced this?

I'm wondering if it's related to pain meds, but I wake myself up rather violently (and a bit painfully) several times during the night and during naps with this sudden "jolt" as if I'm falling out of the bed. At first, I thought it might be in my head. But my husband said I looked like a quick shock had shot through my body while he was sitting beside me as I slept yesterday.

It doesn't make me too sore after waking, just that initial "ow!" moment because of the muscle contractions, but I'm wondering if this is a jus- me thing or if other princesses are experiencing something similar?
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Unread 04-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Hi, I almost never had that happen before, but after my surgery on the 4th, I had a couple nights of it. It has now gone away although I'm taking the same pain meds. Maybe its related to the anesthesia? Hope yours goes away quickly too.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 11:28 AM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Hi,

I also had that off and on for about a week after surgery. I am still waking up quickly after 4 weeks post op. The jolting awake, I figured, was maybe from the anesthesia and the trauma our bodies go through after surgery. Just want to let you know that I experienced it too and sometimes that helps a lot; knowing you're not the only one. Take care.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 12:57 PM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Hi,

I too have had this Feeling of falling a couple of times during sleep and that finally Jolts me awake..though I don't know the reason for this, but maybe it's trauma or after effects of Anaesthesia...
Hope you are healing well otherwise, Take Care
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Unread 04-11-2011, 01:37 PM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

I had this feeling as well. Pain meds make me loopy, but I don't sleep well on them....so I would wake with a jolt sometimes....I am 9 mos post op now and it has not happened in many months...
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:40 PM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

This has happened a few times to me too! I wondered if it was sleep apnea or something like that.
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Unread 06-19-2011, 05:58 PM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Yes, just yesterday. But, I've had it before a couple times so it's not totally new for me. Definitely either the pain meds or the anesthesia doing it I bet.
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Unread 06-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

Yup - happens to me a lot. It has even happened when I'm awake but very relaxed. I'd find it fascinating if i were a week or more further in to my recovery.
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Unread 06-29-2011, 01:51 AM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

I thought it was just me!!! That has happened to me several times since I have been home. And ouuuch! I thought maybe it was some kind of result from trauma or fear from the surgery. I remember going to sleep in OR after being talked down from panic attack, to waking up in recovery to my doc telling me they had to open me up so I had large belly button incision, small extra lapro incision and large ab incision because of complications. I thought maybe it was my mind or my panic keeping me from resting well. I'm not quite a week out yet, so I am praying this tapers off! I end up cramping quite a bit after I do it.
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Unread 07-30-2011, 05:16 PM
Re: That "feeling of falling" and "jolted awake" sensation?

I am 3 weeks post op and I also have had this jolting awake. I usually have it happen as I am falling asleep. I haven't been able to sleep for longer than a couple hours at a time. I wake and I so fall back to sleep, not always right away, but eventually and that's usually when I jolt. I have even bitten my lip. It is strange because I was just telling my DH about this jolting awake this morning. I didn't do this before surgery. I don't think it could relate to pain meds for me because I haven't taken anything for about 2 weeks now. I am curious as to why this happens.
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