Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Difficulty when trying to sleep
When I get into bed my heart beat is fast and my heart is pounding, this keeps me up and I feel shaky.  I was prescribed valium before because I had a panic attack while having an MRI conducted on my cervical spine.  SO for the last two nights, I had one to calm me.  Three nights ago I just couldn't sleep and had to urinate constantly even had bowel movements.  Two nights ago I took valium and slept for 8 hours.  Last night I took valium and slept for 4 hours, got up to urinate and had a hard time sleeping there afer because my heart beat was fast.  I sat up and listened to music but nothing seems to calm me.  I'm 24 years and asthmatic.  I was wondering if this is a heart issue or anxiety.
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
It sounds to me like anxiety.  I'm not a doctor but I do experience something similar.  The doctors think I have PSVT and after my last episode I've been so worked up about having another that it has induced a sort of panic in me at night.  I will trail off to sleep and wake suddently (either to go to the bathroom or because my dog bumps me), and the second I open my eyes I become completely disoriented and my heart goes nuts.  Once I talk myself down and wash some water over my face I feel a bit better.  This is how I look at it... if there was something really wrong with my heart, wouldn't it show up at random times throughout the day and not just between midnight and four am?  I hope this can help you rest a bit easier until your next medical appt.  Take care!
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
612551 tn?1450025775
Anxiety, depression, and panic call all cause crazy body functional mishaps, including irregular, high rate and hard/heavy heart beats.  This doesn't mean that a heart rhythm problem is driven by one or all three of these emotional states, so it is best to discuss with a doctor who will make some tests on the heart, at lest an electrocardiogram and a good long listen with the stethoscope.  Many (most?) primary care doctors should be able to determine if you need further diagnostic work by a cardiologist.  
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Top Arrhythmias Answerers
Recent Activity
Heart Rhythm Community Resources