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Originally posted by PeterWiggin
reply to post by JailTales
It might just be anxiety (presenting symptoms I'm not familiar with...) - but you should definitely get checked out to be safe. Any advice received here, even if it might be good, will not be as good as actually getting checked out to make sure you're OK.
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.
Originally posted by lacrimosa
doctors are over rated, you should just make a thread about it on a conspiracy website.
Originally posted by EvanB
I have suffered the same symptoms for quite a few years..
Sleep apnoea (stopping breathing when asleep), heart palpitations (this in most cases is just an ectopic heart beat bought on by alcohol or caffeine... This will keep you awake and when you get to that point of falling asleep, will cause a palpitation that will wake you up.. Its not life threatening.. Everybody has them but if you are in an anxious frame of mind and are concentrating on your heartbeats obsessively you will become more aware of them, and the fear of them will make more!)
Are you overweight? Do you smoke? Do you eat meals late at night or at regular times? Do you drink plenty of water and enough exercise? All of those things when resolved will stop the symptoms.. Overnight in my case..
But still get an ECG from your doctor to be safe..