I dont know why this happens, when I get tense my mouth goes dry and I can physically feel that my thorat is closing, I then start to panic which makes things worse.
I have read somewhere that this can be used as a diagnostic for CSA, I picked it up from somewhere. I'm sure its learnt behavior but from where?
In the past It has triggered in me a couple of hyperventerlating episodes, they too are also very scary.
Its a bloody frigtening experience I know that. Its nearly as bad as acute alcohol withdrawls where I experienced three nights of withdrawl fits and would stop breathing, my wife had to stay awake for those same three nights.
I dont know if that helps. Im pretty sure its a natuaral reaction to what we all have been through.
"And all that was left was hope"
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