Unusual heart behaviour when trying to fall asleep
Hello everyone. I am desperate and in search for some answers because I can no longer fall asleep, this is actually my 70th hour since I woke up last time.
Whenever I try to fall asleep, i get a very weird and scary feeling . To me, it feels like it starts from the heart, which starts beating irregurarly, and shortly after I feel the need to pound my chest with my fist and take very short and very quick breaths. This happens 5-15 mins after closing my eyes. Recently, it started happening when I am just resting in bed with my eyes open. It is very scary and I am afraid of going to sleep at the moment.
Now I realize the first thing you would think of is anxiety, but actually I am in a period where my life starts to make sense. I am 24 yrs old, employed, living in a nice room in London. I am from Romania, had to leave from there but I am still keeping contact with all my closest friends. My life now has a shape and a meaning and I can't be happier because I used to be very lazy up until 24 yrs old. There is absolutely no reason for me to feel anxious, other than the fact that I still don't know too many people here.
I realize that a visit to the doctor will result in me being diagnosed with anxiety and getting a bunch of pills prescribed, because everyone will be very scheptical of a 24 yrs old boy having anything else in this situation. My heart and blood were checked 2 years ago and they were fine. I have already taken anxiety pills (not just now) and I can say I have never felt like they had any effect on me.
My work requires a lot of concentration and I am desperate to get some sleep. I am looking for people who have gone through similar situations and I am interested in how they handled it.
Thank you for reading.