I also have "sleep episodes" Where I cannot breathe or move, I'll feel like I'm being smothered and I know I need to wake up but I can't. I almost feel as if I don't fight it ill die. I eventually wake up and I cannot move, it's as if I'm paralyzed and I'll hyperventilate, it's extremely scary.
I do not intend to raise your anxiety as I feel that in the first place before I move towards the issue of your blood pressure, that you have anxiety attacks and they may need counselling from a therapist (Psychiatry) including the medicines. I strongly the oppose the idea of self medicating except on the advise of a doctor. I believe that anxiety and blood pressure are closely related. And If it is just the anxiety that is causing your heart to race and all, then It may be a better news than switching to any blood pressure medicines for the rest of your life.
However, I can be completely wrong as the issue may be about your heart. So you must get the tests done after consulting a cardiologist first.
The pain in your neck and head is probably because of the High BP. You must seek medical attention. A very high blood pressure can be life threatening. Irrespective of what the cause is there is a policy of giving an emergency first aid medicine to help the patient lower the blood pressure as soon as possible. It forms the first priority of the health professionals, as a very high blood pressure can lead to instant stroke in the brain followed by a probable paralysis.
For the meantime it is advisable to avoid products containing salt(Sodium) and especially Nicotine (if smoker) To help you with the headache, lying on your back with legs stretched and all the sources of light switched off will help. Try to take small meals every 1-2 hours, as a busy mouth eating also helps. Don't get into any violent verbal confrontations and try to relax as much as possible, till you get well. Take care
A tip; Try not to sleep on your back, instead on the sides, and try to make that as a habit if it helps.
Definitely keep an eye on your blood pressure. Get your Vitamin D3 magnesium and potassium levels checked with blood work
Are your iron/ferritin levels ok?
They're low, and,I'm taking iron supplements for it, also I get b12 infusions
Thank you, I have an appointment at up with a cardiologist so I'm hoping to find answers
Sounds very much like "massive panic attack". There horrible..
One should "NOT" take iron supplements w/out the order of their physician. Your ferritin levels and 'TOTAL IRON BOUND need to be tested (blood test)
Many gastro doctors miss this disorder called
'HEMOCHROMATOSIS...MEANS IRON OVERLOAD, (IRISH 99%)
However, it doesn't seem like you have this disorder as there are no symptoms--skin color changes and iron count only test.
Check with primary ..you can overload on iron and have more problems if your ferritin iron count is high--, not good.