MVP, PVC's, pregnancy, anxiety and insomnia!
The last few weeks I have not been sleeping well at all. My PVC's are causing mini panic attacks, probably every few minutes, right as I'm trying to drift off to sleep. I'll wake up with a start and a gasp. At first I thought it might be pregnancy induced sleep apnea, but last night I realized that I wasn't stopping breathing at all. Then I start to worry about everything, my heart, the baby, dying in my sleep of apnea, etc. I do have Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome, but it hasn't bothered me much since a stressful time in my life in college until we moved here, away from home, friends and family. I KNOW it's not a serious disorder, and palpitations are just an annoyance, but I still worry and panic. I have little contact with the outside world because I have no car during the day Could pregnancy be aggravating it, too? I know your blood volume increases alot during pregnancy, but I don't remember having this so bad during my first pregnancy. Would you be inclined to think it's more generalized anxiety related? Since we've moved I've had a tendency to be a little too worried about my health, even to the point of being kind of OCD about it. Too many internet searches and stuff. How do I fix it? How do I get a good nights sleep? Last night I finally had to get out of bed and walk around for a while and fell asleep in the recliner. But I didn't sleep well there at all....
Any suggestions for me?
DS born 07/05/2003
DD born 3/24/2005