I just joined today as I am really after some advice.
So for years now, I have woke in the middle of the night with my heart racing and feeling wide awake and very confused and alert. In June this happened but this time I felt very short of breath and really quite poorly with it. I felt dizzy and like I was going to collapse, I was shivering, I had an upset stomach and my heart kept plummeting. The palpitations have continued and I have been prescribed 120mg of beta blockers which have finally reduced the palps. However, I am constantly feeling out of breath, very tired, no energy, a tightness around my throught and in my left side, and discomfort just above my stomach. I get very cold and shiver and feel sick and often have an upset stomach. It gets to the point I am convinced I am dying or having a stroke. It is happening nearly every evening, before I go to sleep. I feel the more exercise or the more I do in general, the worse I will feel the days to follow.
I have been for an ECG, had bloods and an echocardiogram. All showed fine. I do have a high pulse rate which has been put down to anxiety.
I don't feel anxious. Everything is going well for me at the moment other than this awful awful condition that makes me feel terrible on a daily basis. I feel it is pushing me into a dark place. I am convinced I will drop dead. I feel like the Dr is blaming anxiety when there is an underlying cause.
What are your opinions? DOes it sound like anxiety? I really am at my wits end right now, it is ruining my life. Any help or advice would be so helpful. Thanks in advance xx