Heart Disease Community
Gasping for air multiple times during the night associated with heart r...
About This Community:

A community of people with Heart Disease to guide and support your heart-health journey. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences: symptoms, nutrition, and management.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Gasping for air multiple times during the night associated with heart racing..Also short of breath during the day

Off and on for the last 6 yrs I have awaken from a dead sleep, gasping for air, as if someone is literally choking me and cutting off my air supply! Then my heart starts racing so fast it feels like it is going to jump right out of my chest..and for the past few months my legs ache so bad at night it is hard to get comfortable, (not restless, just aching badly)...Also too, the shortness of breathe I experience during the day limits my daily activities..such as standing for even a short period of time, walking the dog, while vaccuming the house, doing laundry, etc!  I am currently on anti-depressants such as Ambilify 2 mg, Valium 5 mg three times a day, and 100 mg of Neurontin (2 x a day ), as well as Salslate 750 mg to treat the osteoarthitis in my back and shoulder! I also recently had an MRI done due to the cartiledge thinning out between the discs in my C-Spine! A few weeks ago my legs ached so bad that nothing helped..not pain meds or even a heating pad! It was also accompanined by a very sharp pain, and a burning sensation inside my lower left leg, just above my ankle..and was even very sensitive to touch..Any ideas as to why I am experiencing these problems? I sure do appreciate anyone's input! Thanks so much!


This discussion is related to Short of breath and heart failure.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Sugar Craving
4 hrs ago by gymdandee
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon Is finally getting settled ... Comment
23 hrs ago
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305 A-fib caused kidney failure... Comment
Apr 20
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
11548417_tn?1423126466
Blank
Ger57
Netherlands