Originally posted by Phantom28804
While I agree seeing a doctor is a good idea just to be sure.
I wanted to also share with you my similar experiences. I have never had the armpit thing you were talking about, but for years I have been plagued
with the same feeling you described while trying to fall asleep. Basically I would describe it as a feeling of anxiety like if someone just scared
you. running from around the beginning of your strenum up to you your heart area. Once you wake up from it you don't feel it anymore and it's almost
like nothing happened. It occurs almost immeadiately upon drifting to sleep. It is a form of anxiety that is caused by the fact that your brain is
still aware when your body goes to sleep. Therefore you are suddenly awakened in fear because your brain thinks something is wrong. I can't think of
the exact name, but I have suffered from it for years.
Skipped beats and fluttering of the heart are common in everyone. It could have been a coincidence, or because of your nerves being up while worrying
about your heart. It can also be a sign of something more serious with your heart but the majority of the time there is nothing wrong. I suffer from
frequent skipped beats known as PVC from a heart murmur that I have called Mitral Valve Prolapse. It is benign and annoying. It is also linked to
anxiety and panic, migraines, and numerous other conditions.
I would say check with your doctor, but honestly I think you will be fine as I can relate to a lot of your thread personally.
Thanks for the response, you're right it feels like that, but with more focus on the heart, i'm not even sure if there's anything actually wrong
though because it always seems to happen when i'm tired and going to sleep as you describe. Even when it happened last night i have a suspicion i was
drifting off to sleep, though i can't say for definite, but i can't say if i was awake either, i think i might have just been nodding off when i got
i think it could be that, with having anxiety before and the way that you describe it, because that sounds eerily similar and it also makes sense to
me as i know i've got an over active mind. but you never know, maybe it's that combined with an actual heart problem! Mitral Valve Prolapse came up
a few times when i was searching keywords for what i have, by the way, so i'll have to mention that to the doctor in chat too.
i also heard from a friend i asked and they seemed to think this thing while trying to get to sleep is something to do with your body trying to dump
adrenaline or something. the way they described it is that you're basically in fight or flight mode even though nothing is happening, and that's
what it does feel like apart from the heart zap. It's kind of like when i go to bed i've got adrenaline energy which shouldn't be there, just with
the sharp/electric sensation being around the heart i'm wondering if it could be 2 things
it might be worth noting that when i got these problems the other week i was upside down sleeping wise and doing stints of 24 hours being awake, so
extremely tired with irregular sleeping patterns. If it is this problem, and it's all conjecture until I see a doctor, i wonder what effects those
sort of sleeping patterns have played? I was also up late yesterday, I watched tv until very early(about 4 am)
PS. the armpit thing could just be coincidental, but worth mentioning jjust incase