A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have noticed that when i wake up my heart feels like it is racing fast panicy like, worried because this never used to happen. what could it be?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Panic attacks?: It is possible to have panic attacks in sleep, that wake you. In that case you'd have typical symptoms when you wake up. It's certainly treatable if you see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. If you haven't had a full evaluation of your general and cardiac health, please do that also.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Would advise to first have a medical evaluation for rapid heart beat, including full cardiac workup. Several possibilites, even sleep apnea can do this.
Oct 11, 2013

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