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Heart Palpitations Wake Me Up Night
Tachycardia/ sleep: How fast?? There is always variation in rate . When we sleep there is more autonomic tone effects with increase in sympathetic tone in REM sleep. Most are benign but may consider EKG or holter, echo including mitral valve prolapse ) and check for sleep apnea. Caffeine, alcohol,anxiety also promote tachycardias. f/u w/doc ...Read more
Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more
This merits medical: Assessment. There can be a number of reasons for waking up feeling panicky such as sleep apnea, post traumatic stress disorder or panic disorder. If this is a common / chronic concurrence a sleep medicine consultation and sleep study are likely indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wake up 1-2 times every night about an hour after falling asleep with my heart racing 140 and feeling panicked. Ekg-echo-sleepstudy normal. Ideas?
Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, dreams etc. ...Read more
Nti-tss: I have had great success treating patients with migraine headaches. Nocturnal para-function, or night time tooth grinding /clenching is a major cause of migraine headaches. Find a dentist in your area that is familiar with the nti-tss night time appliance to help manage the outbreaks. Here is a website for you to learn more and find a dentist who may be able to help. http://www.nti-tss.com. ...Read more
Going to sleep waking up feeling like my heart skipped a beat many times a night waking up scared did EKG test and xrays if felt like i stop breath?
Two options: First i think you may well be served quickly by getting in to the sleep clinic to monitor you while you sleep. Your family doctor can assist with this. Or, you can have a twenty-four hour monitoring if your heart rhythm to see what kind of arrhythmia a you may be dealing with. ...Read more
At night, will get waken up in a "start", feeling of can't catch breathe, heart beats faster. Sometimes sweaty. Anxiety, panic, sleep apnea?
Chemical mattress?: Dr. Fowler's advice about sleep study is good. Also I see you have a history of allergies. I have seen similar symptoms result from exposure to off-gassed chemicals from memory foam mattresses. If that's what you're sleeping on, try sleeping on the couch for a week to see if symptoms remit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Psych eval: Your symptoms strongly suggest a severe emotional conflict. See a psychologist, psychiatrist or counsellor. Something is seriously disturbing you & you probably know this already! ...Read more
Tach during sleep nightly, shaky, shivering, nervous feeling in chest, headache. Wakes me up. Go to emerg, attack over. What doc should I see?
Primary Care/Psych: If you had an evaluation in the ER and there was no cardiac problems, I would start with your Primary Care Physician. He/She can screen for metabolic problems that can cause these symptoms. If they keep happening and your tests are negative, they may be panic attacks which may lead to a Psychiatric referral. A good therapist may also be able to teach you some techniques to deal with panic attack ...Read more
Psychosomatic: From the history provided and medication use, your condition is probably related to mental health issues like panic and anxiety disorder. If you havent had a chance, pl consider a re-evaluation from your mental health specialist to review your medication needs or adjustment in dose or other therapy as indicated. Quality oi sleep affects how you feel waking up also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with racing heartbeat, escalated to tightness in chest, panic, body shivers. Racing heartbeat at night happened a few times. Anxiety or ??
Medical Work Up 1st: 1st, see primary care doc 2 rule out any medical conditions causing your symptoms. If the doc calls this a panic attack (your brain is misinterpreting bodily sensations associated w fight-or-flight response), get referral 2 psychologist who is anxiety specialist & uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy + Exposure Therapy. Read: http://www.anxietybc.com/self-help/self-help-strategies-panic-disorder ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why i'm i constantly waking up during the night with a pounding heart beat? No pain or breathlessness. This happen every night, several times. Advice?
Hummmm: Two considerations: either cardiac awareness, a weird sensation that some people get when they lie down at night in which they simply are aware of their heart beating. Otherwise, possibly a rhythm disturbance. With the latter usually one notes a racing "machine gun firing" experience. If the latter, seek out a health care professional and they can work this up for you. doubt life threatening. ...Read more
Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more
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