Heart attacks while sleeping

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Avatar f tn Rapid heart beat/Anxiety Attack while sleeping.
Avatar m tn I have had axiety attacks or atleast what I think is anxiety attacks while sleeping. I wake up out of a sound sleep with my heart racing and feelings of great fear.........is this a panic attack or is it some other type of sleep issue.
Avatar n tn The night before work i have severe panic attacks while sleeping in which i awake every hour with my heart pounding, sweating and incredible anxiety. Most of the time I can't get back to sleep. The most severe night is the day before the work week begins. What causes these panic attacks and how can i prevent them. Any advice?
Avatar n tn and that some people actually have stronger attacks while sleeping than while during the day. When I was at my worst, I was having them almost every night in my sleep.
Avatar f tn I checked my pulse at the neck and I think I counted it a little over than 100 beats per minute. The episode went on for about 13 minutes before it went back to normal. I sometimes get attacks while resting but I think it may have been from anemia.
Avatar m tn I am a 48 year old white male, and I have already had a total of 5 heart attacks (all within the last 5 tears). At first my doctoer thought it was due to my low HDL, as it has been lower that 28 for the last 5 years. But after my last attack, about 3 months ago, the doctors are now thinking that my body is trying to reject the 3 stents the have pkaced in me. This last attack was pretty serious, and we are planning to have a defibri;ator implanted later this month.
1423902 tn?1282666102 It sounds like you are having a panic anxiety attack. They frequently happen while sleeping or falling asleep. All the symptoms your describe are very common symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. Are you anxious? Do you have stress or other problems during the day? Get a good physical exam and discus these symptoms with your doctor. Check out the anxiety forum for more info.
Avatar f tn I can only say that I suffer from panic/anxiety attacks which started a couple of years ago. I get the 'fight or flight' syndrome, my heart beats fast, I break out into a sweat, start to panic for no apparent reason. I had to seek psychiatric help and my doctor put me on Clonopin. It is similiar to Xanax but not as addicting. I take one tablet before bedtime and not only does it help me sleep, it helps keep the anxiety under control.
1175891 tn?1265728013 If your heart rate goes this high while sleeping, you need to see a cardiologist.
Avatar n tn This past week I have had three episodes while sleeping - 3 nights in a row. After reading so many stories of people with the same situations, I wonder - should I see a doctor????
Avatar n tn Hello, It's hard for me to sleep on my right side all the time even though sleeping on my left side can trigger vagal LAF attacks as mentioned at http://www.afibbers.org/faq.htm. My vegal LAF attacks don't bother me that much. They never last more than a few minutes at a time and have never caused any chest pain or shortness of breath. According to my Polar heart-rate monitor, these attacks only raise my heart rate up to about 150 bpm at the most.
Avatar n tn A related discussion, <a href="/posts/Heart-Disease/Rappid-heart-beat-while-sleeping/show/2777535">Rappid heart beat while sleeping</a> was started.
Avatar m tn EVERY NIGHT WHEN IM SLEEPING I WAKE UP OUT MY SLEEP HEART RACING,SHORT OF BREATH,AND DIZZY...PEOPLE SAY PANIC ATTACKS BUT ONLY HAPPENS AT NIGHT AND EVERYNIGHT JUST DONT THINK ITS ANXIETY!!!DOES THIS HAPPEN TO ANYONE??
Avatar m tn One of my friends has currently been having some puzzling heart problems. She would be sitting in class, and all of a sudden her hear would race. She would immediately report to the infirmary, where the nurse would take her heart beat into record. I think the highest it ever was was pushing 120, almost into 130. It wasn't like she was doing anything physically strenuous. The only other symptom was a slight tingly sensation in her face, no specific part just all over.
Avatar n tn ve had anxiety and panic attacks for a while and i can handle it pretty well, usually. When I feel like im going to get a bad attack I take a Zanax that my family doctor prescribed me. But for the last two days i've had these bad anxiety attacks when i'm asleep. It happens whithing the first two hours of sleep and I wake up scared and that feeling stays with me for a while. The anxiety is centered around me getting a fatal disease, if that makes any sense.
Avatar n tn Many people actually only have anxiety like this. During the day they are completely fine, but while they are sleeping they have these experiences. Unfortunately, I am not sure if there is anything that you can really do to stop them. However, you may want to talk with your doctor about taking like .25-.5 mg of xanax half hour before bed and this might help. However, the only downfall with this is is that you usually sleep longer and can be groggy when you wake up. Good Luck!
Avatar n tn Still feeling alot of anxiety (even at night while sleeping) weak and tired. Had 2 small anxiety attacks -- one in the afternoon and one before bedtime.
Avatar f tn I'm 26 weeks last night I had trouble sleeping due to anxiety attacks. Has anyone else felt this during their pregnancy?
Avatar f tn As I aged the fainting was less frequent but now starting up again. Recently I have been passing out while sleeping. My mom has had to awaken me with a sternal rub twice in last few days. . CT ruled out another blood clot and tests in ER ruled out heart problem. past neurological tests ruled out seizure, etc. though been about 5 years since last eeg. One doc suggested taking seizure med even if eeg normal? Anyone else have this problem and found a solution?
Avatar f tn This is most often associated with daytime sleep attacks or attacks of sudden loss of must power (what is termed cataplexy). It could be something as simple as your awakening was preceded by a nightmare that woke you up. As you can see there are a variety of potential causes. Discussion of your symptoms with your primary doctor/family physician is recommended, with evaluation by a sleep medicine specialist and a sleep study (polysomnogram) as indicated.