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Can't sleep won't sleep Is it anxiety or something worse

Hi I'm new here. Not sure if I got anxiety or not but would be nice to talk to someone with similar feelings/symptoms. I lay down at night to go to sleep and feels like my heart races I close my eyes and about to fall asleep when u get woken up by the most horrid of feelings like my heart stopped or done a massove beat with butterfly feel g in my atomach. Occasion it makes me dizzy for a second d or 2 but this passes. My chest aches and feels heavy. I get so tired as I get to the point I'm too scared to go to sleep. Have had 3 ecg's blood tests and chest x ray but all come back clear. Waiting on a 24hr ecg. This only really happens at night and very rare occasions during the day. Had it for about 2 months but then it stopped and now it's back with a vengeance. I'm so worried. It scares me. Any help or advice please. Thank you xx

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This sounds like it is anxiety! Especially since you’ve had tests done and they were fine....I’ve seen that a lot of people have problems like this because of anxiety. I have lots of symptoms from anxiety but I personally do not have the hard time sleeping symptom thankfully. I think I’m wearing my body out so much that it just wants to sleep

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I've never been diagnosed with anxiety nor why I have it. It's frightening. I can't seem to control it and don't know how too.

Thank you for reassuring me

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I haven’t had a diagnoses from a doctor but I still know I have health anxiety.... ever since I had a reaction to meds i get so worried about every pain in my body....as an example I’ve been having a cold with a fever on and off so now I’m freaked out that it won’t go away.... health anxiety at its best. Anxiety can also come out of no where...from the research I’ve been doing on anxiety it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s something wrong with you, just you mind has somehow gotten into a cycle of thinking a certain ways and it’s hard to convince it that your okay....

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This is so common I see this same kind of post in every anxiety sufferer but the problem is even though you know it's anxiety you still worry its something worse.

Trust me it's not especially if you got checked

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Thank you. I'm due for another ecg next week a 24 hr one but reading posts on here makes realise it's not actually my heart playing up hopefully. I worry cos a few members of my family have had heart attacks and heart problems and I'm now the same age as when my bro had 4 attacks so that's probably my root problem. I hope it passes as it's really quite frightening.

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Your are anticipating that this will happen that's why it happens at night, anxiety is strange but it can't harm you YOU WILL BE FINE

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