When I am close to falling asleep I have what seems like a panic attack, my heart beat goes way up and life seems like its going 100 mph. Whats happe?

Lots of things. There are several conditions i can think of that you could have, some which could be quite serious. The thing about healthtap is, that without a much more in depth history and physical and mental status examination, it is often inappropriate to suggest various diagnoses. See a doctor and good luck to you.
Anxiety. Sounds like you have anxiety- would suggest to dsee your pcp of a psychiatrist for treatment.

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Is it possible to get a panic attack without heart beat pounding?

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Can you have a panic attack with shortness of breath but not a racing heart beat?

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