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Waking up multiple times during the night with pounding heart

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Miyaah

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Anyone else experience this? fairly new symptom for me considering ive had health anxiety for a while now.. i wake up 2-3 times during the night and my heart would be pounding.. calms down within like 10 seconds but today i woke up with a panic attack ( hardly have them anymore ) took me forever to calm myself down and fall asleep again.. only to wake up 2-3 hours later with a pounding heart again. Ive think ive developed a fear of going to sleep because i know i will wake up with a pounding heart? and this is causing me to actually wake up with anxiety now?

Anyone??
 
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Hi myh this happens to me all the time I have severe anxiety it's so tough I understand where you are coming from it's horrible the physical symptoms hope you feel better
 
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Mine happens in the morning once I've properly woken up...

Do you know if you're dreaming at all?
 
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Anyone else experience this? fairly new symptom for me considering ive had health anxiety for a while now.. i wake up 2-3 times during the night and my heart would be pounding.. calms down within like 10 seconds but today i woke up with a panic attack ( hardly have them anymore ) took me forever to calm myself down and fall asleep again.. only to wake up 2-3 hours later with a pounding heart again. Ive think ive developed a fear of going to sleep because i know i will wake up with a pounding heart? and this is causing me to actually wake up with anxiety now?

Anyone??
Hi,
I am sorry that you are suffering from this, it truly feels horrible.
I should recommend that you see a GP when you can if you haven't done so before. I did and they found my heart rhythm (among many other things) to be normal, so I can assure that anxiety can cause this. But in any case, I've been told by many specialists that any such problem - though obviously very annoying and upsetting for anxious people like us - does not signify a medical emergency or point to a serious and urgent underlying condition. So it should be no problem if (like many people) you are discouraged from going to a hospital due to current risks. Hope I was of some assistance.
 
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Hi just an update!

I have been to teh GP about it and just about 2 years ago and have had all tests done, ECG, 24\Holter & Ultrasound everything came up alright. My doctors also tell me that im too young to develop any heart issues unless it was from birth or family history, which i know none of.

It helps when they re assure me but that lasts a day or two. Last week i managed to sleep 11 hours without waking up once and felt great. Now its just back to bad again. This morning i woke up 3 times with a fast heart rate and now i feel like i cant breath and the anxietys crawling up again.. really sick of it... such a bad thing to live with

No matter how much tests you do and people tell you your fine, even knowing its just axniety i still cant win the war in my head.Always panic and start to worry thinking its my heart. I hate it

I miss my old life.. 1 year ago.. never thought about me heart, always slept fine, no heart issues , no symtpoms just a care free happy life.. now im trapped in a hallway that seems to have no ending.
 
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Hi just an update!

I have been to teh GP about it and just about 2 years ago and have had all tests done, ECG, 24\Holter & Ultrasound everything came up alright. My doctors also tell me that im too young to develop any heart issues unless it was from birth or family history, which i know none of.

It helps when they re assure me but that lasts a day or two. Last week i managed to sleep 11 hours without waking up once and felt great. Now its just back to bad again. This morning i woke up 3 times with a fast heart rate and now i feel like i cant breath and the anxietys crawling up again.. really sick of it... such a bad thing to live with

No matter how much tests you do and people tell you your fine, even knowing its just axniety i still cant win the war in my head.Always panic and start to worry thinking its my heart. I hate it

I miss my old life.. 1 year ago.. never thought about me heart, always slept fine, no heart issues , no symtpoms just a care free happy life.. now im trapped in a hallway that seems to have no ending.
I can empathize. I have the same issue- the reassurance seems to last shorter and shorter, and new symptoms keep appearing. I fear anxiety itself now - that I have some real symptoms but cannot distinguish them due to anxiety. With the current situation, a complete test is deemed unnecessarily risky.
 
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