At night, every night i jump and twitch and have terrible restless legs. The worst thing is that i get palpatations and a tight chest and my heart skips a beat..when this happens i jump awake frightened that i'm having a heart attach. This happens several times and can last a few hours before i actually get into a deep sleep.
Since i started taking gabapentin over a week ago, i have found that it is worse and i am having very vivid dreams. So much so, the other night i had such a bad dream where a dreamt a man on a motorbike had crashed through my window and was going to shoot me...my husband said i leapt out of bed (leaping out of bed isn't usually possible), scampered acrosss the floor screaming "he's going to kill us".
I was asleep while this was happening...when i come around i was so confused and dazed. In the morning i had a very swollen bruised ankle and a cut toe!.
I don't know what to do, i have told the doc many times what happens at night and been told it's anxiety. I can't go on like this, i'm so tired all the time and it's disturbing my husband as i grab him everytime i jump awake.
Is this usual with fibro, does this happen to anyone else?
Please, i'm at my wits end!!!!