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Wake Up With Heart Racing
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?
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
Sudden shortness of breath which wakes me up in the sleep with hot chills and pounding heart beat.
Can waking up startled with a racing heart beat give you a heart attack or cardiac arrest? (awful feeling ex: alarm goes off=boom heart jumps) :(
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
Should i C a cardiologist if I'm waking up with a rapid heart beat ? I'm noticing when i wake up my heart beats faster N when i wake up it slows down
See someone: See a cardiologist or a primary care physician. They can place a 24 hour holter monitor, a device that records your heart beat mechanism for 24 hours. In this manner you can ascertain whether or not you are having an arrhythmia (or in other words abnormal heart rhythm).. Its all guesswork until you do this. ...Read more
?sleep disorder: You are a bit young for true sleep apnea, but you could be experiencing nocturnal panic attacks, and either could make your other co-morbidities far worse. Have you had a traumatic event which triggered all of this?? Discuss possibility of overnight sleep study with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Cortisol surge: In the morning there is a cortisol surge that is associated with higher heart rate and blood pressure in the mornings... This does not mean that this increase in heart rate and blood pressure is supposed to sustain throughout the day. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned... Especially if the heart rate stays above 100 for an extended period of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
At night while sleeping, i wake up with a racing heart&tons of drainage down throat.I cough after.The fluid&racing heart go handinhand, for months now?
Postnasal drip: Postnasal dripping of mucus while you are recumbent in bed may be caused by excessive dryness or dust collection in your bedroom. I believe that the rapid heart beat is secondary to the nasal dripping and not due to cardiac pathology. Taking an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bedtime may prevent symptoms but avoid decongestants like Sudafed or neosynephrine nasal spray which accelerate the heart ...Read more
Many reasons: If someone is obese or has some type of airway obstruction, this may can cause what is called obstructive sleep apnea, also gastric content regurgitation that goes to the lungs due gastroesophageal reflux may cause someone to wake up catching their breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I often wake up with shaking and slowed breathing/feeling of skipped breaths. Ekg/blood work fine, with a history of anxiety. Help?
Anxiety: Well, you may have anxiety. First off, knowing there is nothing wrong with your heart should be encouraging. Take a sac and breath into that - that might help. Breathing through your nose may eliminate shallow breathing. Breathing exercises when you count until certain # and then take a breath may help. If they don't talk to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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