I was just wondering if anyone else does or ever has had an issue with waking up in the night at the same time each night, with chest pain and palpitations? Night…after night … after night….
I have always been a wonderful sleeper...go to sleep quickly and wake up around 6am with no alarm, feeling rested , alert and ready for the new day.
On 12 April was the first morning I woke at 5am with compressing chest pain and palpitations. This continued daily for 17 days. On the 30 April I awoke at 4am (same daily symptoms), this continued for 8 days. Since the 8 May I have been waking at 3:30am daily. So it’s been a month and I’m really getting annoyed with this.
(For those who do not know me…I was in hospital sept 2011 for chest pain. I had an ablation in 2000 for VT.)
I am being seen by a Gastroenterologist, who has pretty much decided my chest pains and spasms MUST be cardiac related. I have been seen by a cardiologist who thinks my symptoms are gastric related. I am seeing a new cardiologist on the 22 May. The classic “tennis game”, and I’m the ball!
This morning at 3:30am I used nitro (2 spays, and then 1 spray, but I don’t think I noticed a difference)., I was able to sleep from 5am until 7am.
I have had a recent pH Study which ruled out reflux. However, tonight I am going to prop myself up with pillows, just to make sure this is not why I am waking up?
I also have trouble getting to sleep, which is very odd for me. Sometimes I might toss and turn for 1-2 hours. Normally I could beat most sleep records and be asleep in as fast as 30 seconds.
Has anyone experienced anything like this?