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Horrible feeling waking up 🥺

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FannyCornforth Fri 28-Jan-22 09:00:59

I woke up about an hour ago with the most awful feeling.

I didn’t know who I was.

It lasted about 20 seconds.
I feel really shaken, anxious and very low now.
Has this, or anything similar, happened to you?
Thank you.

dragonfly46 Fri 28-Jan-22 09:03:34

So sorry you felt like this Fanny. Maybe you weren’t properly awake and it was part of a dream.

BigBertha1 Fri 28-Jan-22 09:06:21

Yes some mornings are like that and they seem to hang about all day. Maybe a walk in the fresh air will clear your head.

AGAA4 Fri 28-Jan-22 09:15:33

Fanny that must have been very upsetting. I sometimes feel a bit confused when I first wake. Try to do something nice for yourself. I hope you feel better soon. Sending you some ☀️☀️☀️

Germanshepherdsmum Fri 28-Jan-22 09:25:27

Sorry to hear that Fanny. Do you think you woke up during a dream that you don’t remember? I have woken up during a dream feeling absolutely awful, remembering the dream and thinking it was real. I hope you’re feeling settled now.

Redhead56 Fri 28-Jan-22 09:30:19

It might be worth getting your blood pressure checked.

Ladyleftfieldlover Fri 28-Jan-22 09:36:52

OH had a similar thing a few years ago. It happened twice. For a minute or so he didn’t know who he was, the name of the Prime Minister, where we were! He spoke to his GP who said it was some type of Global Amnesia and not to worry!

Ladyleftfieldlover Fri 28-Jan-22 09:38:06

Transient Global Amnesia

BlueSky Fri 28-Jan-22 09:41:20

Fanny as you just woken up it could be when your body wakes up before your brain, or something like that. Worth mentioning it to the doctor if it happens again.

FannyCornforth Fri 28-Jan-22 09:42:11

Thank you everyone thanks

Smileless2012 Fri 28-Jan-22 09:45:57

It could be as others have said that you were still dreaming when you woke up Fanny. Hope you're feeling OK now flowers.

Nortsat Fri 28-Jan-22 09:58:09

I agree, you may have been waking from a dream, or even been only partially awake.

I listen (with headphones) to R4 Extra at night and sometimes fall asleep in the midst of a murder mystery type play or story, then somehow the story weaves itself into my dreams.
When I wake up from these strange, unsettling dreams I am really disorientated for a while. I can’t usually remember the whole dream, maybe only fragments and I am often emotionally quite caught up in it and the characters.

It must have been unpleasant Fanny, I am sure your day will improve. 💐

Baggs Fri 28-Jan-22 10:00:23

aw, that's scary, but don't let it get you down. As others have said, it might have been a dreaming moment just on the cusp of your waking.

Baggs Fri 28-Jan-22 10:01:09

Bit like those "lucid dreams" about needing to go to the toilet and then you wake up and go to the bathroom.

FannyCornforth Fri 28-Jan-22 10:39:53

Feeling my ‘normal’ self now.
Thanks again.
Off for my post op Covid swab now.
I think that I could have been worrying about that, maybe

ShazzaKanazza Fri 28-Jan-22 13:05:18

So sorry you had that feeling this morning it must have been frightening but so pleased you are back to rights💐best wishes for your operation.

ShazzaKanazza Fri 28-Jan-22 13:07:03

Have you had your op? I’ve just noticed ‘post op’

FannyCornforth Fri 28-Jan-22 13:13:14

No, sorry!
I meant pre, not post. Doh 🙄
Thank you!

GillT57 Fri 28-Jan-22 13:18:41

Sounds rather scary and disorienting FannyCornforth, hopefully, as others have said, your body woke up before your mind did. I woke up once, laughing uproariously, really joyful, happy laughter, but try as hard as I did, I couldn't recall the dream which had made me so happy. Hope all goes well with the pre-op tests!

crazyH Fri 28-Jan-22 13:20:46

I hope you're ok now Fannycornworth.

I had something similar happen, not when waking up and not about who I was but where I was. Driving back home one evening, on my regular route, I just did not know where I was. So I parked on the side of the road, relaxed and got back my bearings, as they say. I rang my Doctor friend and he said it was something like what Lll's GP diagnosed.

FannyCornforth Fri 28-Jan-22 14:04:37

crazyH blimey, that sounds so scary. You did incredibly well to deal with that at the time.
Gill it really was the most awful, doom laden feeling, almost existential, like I didn’t understand reality

Elegran Fri 28-Jan-22 14:54:33

I had a spell of something similar. I would wake up suddenly, full of doom, and remembering only a snatch of my dream, which was on the lines of having to do something or make some decision in the next five seconds, and if I didn't, or if I got it wrong, then some awful fate would descend, not just on me but on the entire universe, and it would be all my fault The deadline would arrive and I would be so terrified that I woke up in a dreadful state.

What was very interesting, in retrospect, is that not long after that, DH was diagnosed with cancer. I never had the dream after that. I do wonder whether my subconscious had picked up clues that my conscious mind had missed and it was trying hard in my dreams to alert me - then stopped when it was out in the open (the man of course was ignoring symptoms and hadn't mentioned them to me).

GillT57 Fri 28-Jan-22 16:19:52


crazyH blimey, that sounds so scary. You did incredibly well to deal with that at the time.
Gill it really was the most awful, doom laden feeling, almost existential, like I didn’t understand reality

That sounds terrifying. Hopefully it won't happen again. flowers

Barmeyoldbat Fri 28-Jan-22 16:38:52

When you wake up up your brain recharges in a few seconds, sounds like your brain hadn’t quite woken up

BBbevan Fri 28-Jan-22 16:40:30

Just read this so I hope you are feeling much better now. Also that your op goes well. Looking forward to hearing how you got on.
Best wishes BB