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Most days, with the exception of a few here and there- I have the “jitters” inside. I do not drink caffeine at all because of this. I feel like I would if I were to drink Coffee or a few Redbulls. This makes it terribly hard to fall asleep at night. Sometimes it feels like my heart is beating a million miles per minute but it’s not and sometimes my heart really is. I have gotten 3 EKG’s and everything is “normal” but then again I did not have symptoms when I got them done. I have even been told my heart rate is “very regular”. This is not brought upon by me overthinking things, I get “anxiety” after I get these symptoms and start thinking about why I am having them.
Once in a blue moon: I will wake up in the middle of the night, out of breath, feeling faint, sometimes bad enough to feel like I need to call 911, need to drink a bottle or 2 of water and to walk around my house in order to feel okay again. Terrible time falling back to sleep. This has probably happened about 6 or 7 times in the past year.
I have always thought I have had anxiety but after speaking with a Midwife at work, she asked if I ever got my Cortisol level checked... I haven’t so I am on Wednesday and depending on the results, my GP will refer me to an Endocrinologist. Jan also going to set up an appointment to see a Cardiologist. Thoughts? Anything will help, thanks in advance. These “jitters” are out of control, especially at night when I know I should be sleeping and WANT to sleep and relax.
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