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fluffyanimal Tue 19-Jul-11 09:00:34

Last night I had a really weird dream about having an endoscopy (i have never had one in real life). It was quite vivid, I could feel the scope going down my throat which was a bit unpleasant but bearable. Then the doctors left me alone and I started to gag and try to bring up the tube.

Then I woke up and I still had the feeling of having a foreign body in my throat. I drank some water but it didn't really go away. it felt like when you accidentally swallow something that you haven't chewed properly.

AIBU to think I've probably swallowed a spider in my sleep? <boak>

QuincyMincemeat Tue 19-Jul-11 09:02:00

OH MY FUCKING GOD. If a bird tries to fly down your throat today, then yes, you did swallow a spider.

bruxeur Tue 19-Jul-11 09:03:01

Heh. You're old.

AtYourCervix Tue 19-Jul-11 09:03:46

stop before you get the horse. you know what will happen if you don't.

fluffyanimal Tue 19-Jul-11 09:08:00

That song has in fact been in my head ever since. So far, though, nothing is wrigging and jiggling and tickling inside me, thank God.

brainhurtsandconfused Tue 19-Jul-11 09:17:08

Reminds me of the time that I woke to find bits in my mouth. I layed there trying to remember what I'd eaten the night before but nothing came to mind.

I eventually fished the bits out of my mouth to find that they were 2 very long spiders legs! EW EW EW! I was heavily pregnant at the the time and spend the remainder of the day with my head down the toilet chucking up everytime I thought about it!

AtYourCervix Tue 19-Jul-11 09:22:08

i'm going to hide this thread now. i actually feel a bit faint.

brainhurtsandconfused Tue 19-Jul-11 09:24:25

I'm off for some counselling now, this damn thread has brought the whole trauma back...

Pin0t Tue 19-Jul-11 09:28:31




FetchezLaVache Tue 19-Jul-11 09:37:34

All these years I have been holding on to the vain hope that eating spiders in yer sleep is just an urban myth! I may never sleep again.

<Faints clean away>

superv1xen Tue 19-Jul-11 09:40:33


omg brainhurts

<hides thread>

Salmotrutta Tue 19-Jul-11 09:41:07

Oh help!! brainhurts - please tell me that was a joke??!!

I feel a bit sick now too <retch>

EricNorthmansMistressOfPotions Tue 19-Jul-11 09:46:31

Brainhurts shock [boak]

OP it might have been sleep apnoea rather than swallowing a spider...(hopeful)

TheBigJessie Tue 19-Jul-11 09:49:16

I'm sleeping on my stomach from now on.

JeffTracy Tue 19-Jul-11 09:52:57

Sleep tight, hope the... er... oh nevermind...

brainhurtsandconfused Tue 19-Jul-11 09:58:00

I would love to tell you that it wasn't true... I'm just glad that I wasn't aware of the other 7 that you supposedly swallow a year!

LizaTarbucksAuntie Tue 19-Jul-11 10:02:41

I had a spider drop from the ceiling into my lunch once, I am still traumatised....

disclaimer: I am NOT Miss Muffett <contemplates namechange>

misty0 Tue 19-Jul-11 10:03:18

Nnnnnnnnnnnno! Noooooooooo!

Oh God i thought it was a myth shockshockshock


Salmotrutta Tue 19-Jul-11 10:04:56

There's a tribe in South America (?) who catch and eat Giant Tarantulas.................... <runs away to get hard hat>

misty0 Tue 19-Jul-11 10:13:00

My friend, when she was a kid, was in the kitchen, her mum had been baking. She saw a stray current on the work top - and popped it in her mouth.

Yep! You guessed it! She felt the legs all unfold on her toung .... aaaarrrggghh.


crazynanna Tue 19-Jul-11 10:13:32

Don't's protein smile

QueenStromba Tue 19-Jul-11 10:18:48

The eating 8 spiders a year in your sleep is actually a made up fact. A journalist made it up in order to prove how people will believe any old thing you put on the internet, now when she tries to explain to people that she made it up to prove a point people say that it is true because they read it on such and such a website.

brainhurtsandconfused Tue 19-Jul-11 10:26:43

I can assure you Queen that the long, tough, brittle pieces that I hooked out with my tongue and resisted the urge to chew on, were definitely spiders legs!

Mind you I was huge at the time, flat on my back, mouth wide open and snoring like a trooper!

LizaTarbucksAuntie Tue 19-Jul-11 10:29:36

QueenStromba I'm giong with your explanation there <puts on blinkers>

fluffyanimal Tue 19-Jul-11 10:32:56

Sorry for bringing back past trauma! I am also not small and was sleeping on my back, probably snoring.

That also makes me hope it could just have been sleep apnoea like Eric said.

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