Suddenly awakening from sleep with my heart beating abnormally. Along with this I have an intense nausea feeling and pain in my upper left chest that goes down the arm. Then feel dizzy and short of breath and feel like could possibly pass out. Sometimes my arms are tingling. It has been occuring NIGHTLY for about 2 months. I even went to the E.R. two weeks ago because I just felt so terrible. Nothing notable was seen by the Dr. He suggested possible apnea. I did a three night at home sleep study last weekend and am waiting on results. In the meantime...I am feeling more and more fatigued. Had an Echo that was unchanged for my Mitral Valve. Had a 24hr Holter that was normal. Lab work which did show Low Vitamin D levels...so the Dr. just put me on 1000 IU per day.
I am here to ask if anyone can relate to these disturbing awakenings? I feel so nervous that they are missing some kind of serious heart trouble or other...Now I am scared to go to sleep.
Thank you for taking the time