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Waking up at night with chest pain, sweating and racing heart..every night..
An_251167 posted:
Had this some years ago in California when I was pretty overweight, having alot of anxiety issues. My body gets real hot, I get red, my bp goes through the roof and so does my heart rate. Had every test except the cath on my heart and it all came back normal. Doc dx me with Hashimoto's, but the excess thyroid problem doesn't fit the bill here, because I'm not losing weight or having any 'routine' symptoms of hyperthyroidism, other than the hypertension which I've dealt with for years. No health insurance means I'm not able to see a doctor about this. I'm more interested in naturopathy at this point anyway, as the beta-blockers and anxiety meds I took before are things I would not like to stay on for a lifetime. For several days now I'm waking up between 3 and 4 am with all this, and I'm sick of it. I can tell the nights it will happen too--have that feeling of dread combined with a zinging electrical feeling through my arms and chest when I go to sleep. If I was afraid to die it would scare the crap out of me, but the main thing is I think I've got work left undone (not to mention kids in grade school) so I ain't ready to go just yet. I'd like to nip it in the bud so I'm not so dang tired all the time.
cardiostarusa1 responded:

"No health insurance means I'm not able to see a doctor about this."

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