Hi everyone, I always wanted to ask my fellow sufferers if you have ever experience this. As an anxiety sufferer, I live my life worrying too much about everyday things, body feelings, sudden death, etc,,.. Lately I have been going through a lot of stress because I have just moved countries and the changes of routines always triggers anxiety. I had these experiences about 6-7 times in the last three years, but I cannot pinpoint what it is. I go to sleep as normal around 12 midnight , and around 3 o'clock I wake up feeling weird, always the same pattern, sit down in the bed and suddenly my heart speeds up big time, when I ridge for the blood pressure machine my pulse is 115 and blood pressure goes up to 150/97 (normally my HR is average 78 and my BP is 120/70) my mouth goes dry and I feel terrified, I really feel my heart pounding fast, it takes about 5-10 minutes to gradually go down, and afterwards I feel very scared I do not want to go back to sleep. I have mentioned it to my cardiologist and he did all the appropriate tests, but as usual when I wore the Holter machine I didn't have the dreadful episode so back to square one and living in doubt whether it's a serious palpitation or not, very difficult to diagnose if they don't catch it with the monitor. I would like to hear experiences and if it happens to any of you the same way that it happens to me, I need reassurance because the doctor's can give me an answer.
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