posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 04:10 PM
So the other week I was having trouble sleeping, the problem was that on the first night I was threating about my health and got to breathing that was
quite laborious, I couldn't sleep for hours, then when I was finally about to sleep..... you know that stage where you're like in the middle of
awake and asleep...... everytime I got there i would feel like a shock/sharp pain in my heart area, which immediately woke me up and I was very
aware................ from then for a few seconds i would worry thinking to myself just wtf is happening, and I was thinking whether or not it would
be worth going to hospital, thinking maybe it was a heart attack or something.
anyway it shook me up but then after a few seconds of being woken up by it i was okay, so i go back to sleep again, same thing happens, repeat it
about 8 times until i finally get to sleep. When i'm finally asleep i'm fine, i sleep like a log, even when i wake up to go get a drink or go to the
toilet i can go back to sleep and go to sleep right away
this happened for a few days, with never any problems in the day time, apart from some very mild feeling in the left chest and under my left armpit,
which i think i caused just from worrying about what was happening at night, so i was probably much more aware of my heart than i should be
but like i said it happened for maybe 4 days, the 1st and 2nd being really bad, the 3rd being meh and the 4th night barely registering
then it stopped so i ignored it and put it to the back of my mind, then yesterday out of the blue i'm lying in bed and get an almighty shock/shooping
sensation in my heart, which scares me half to death, but it's very very brief just as it was before, just like 1 zap and it's gone. But i was
wathcing tv while that happened, and i got to sleep okay when i wanted to, without any problems. It feels really serious and scary for a few moments
after it happens, but then i'm always okay again.
today my left armpit is a little bit painful to touch(i'd probably register it about a 2 from 1-10) and my heart feels a bit meh, nothing serious but
a very mild sense of something not being right, because i'm aware of it. Perhaps because im anxious of it from last night and worrying again?
i had anxiety and depression problems a few years ago. I think maybe i've got it again, but last time I had it I never had these problems, I never
had even a mild panic attack, or any shocks to my heart or any real physical manifestations of anxiety except for pain in the abdomen caused by stress
(which felt more like muscle cramps from memory)
I think its anxiety so I might go to the doctors to get some citalopram subscriptions again to see if that helps(it helped with my general
anxiety/depression before), but what do you think? anyone experienced anything like these symptoms?
its weird to me that they come when i'm settling down for the night and lying in bed, and not when i'm doing exercise or being active. Makes me
think that maybe it's not a legit heart problem and is caused by overthinking/worrying in the evening? I have to say i'm one of those people that
goes to bed and has an overactive brain, i can sit there with thoughts racing for hours, which seems to maybe be why the problems are then, and not in
the day when my mind is preoccupied with other things
responses would be great,