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I get Anxiety and palpitations while sleeping on side

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 28, 2007
  • 05:23 PM

I have been having problems sleeping on my side or face down. If I do so I start to feel a funny feeling in my chest and feel a little breathless, sometimes sharp chest pains and palpitations. It also gives me anxiety even if I don't feel worried about it. As soon as I turn and sleep on my back everything returns to normal. I have had an EKG and a 30 day event Monitor EKG, other than a few palpitations(considered normal) everythig is ok. Blood tests also normal for thyroid and blood sugar. I don't know what it could be. Maybe inflamation in the sac around the heart? Could stress cause this type of problem? I am 33 years old male.

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  • The same exact thing happens to me. I've been having palpitations for the last 15 years. Often times I will feel it more when I am laying on my side. I've had all the tests and it comes down to anxiety...don't let it worry you.Have your doctor check you out just to rule out anything else. You may need to talk to someone about taking an anti-anxiety medication. Good Luck to you...and try not to worry :)
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 18, 2007
    • 10:48 PM
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  • Sleep on your back!
    Marcus Welby 3 Replies
    • October 19, 2007
    • 05:58 AM
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  • I had that c couple of times. I think it's all related to anxiety. I had my heart checked, thankfully they didnt find anything. Im also 33, overall prone to excitement and anxiety. Ocasionally I would get a strange sensation in the chest, especially when stressed. Actually it wouldnt even be stress, just excitement. Modern doctors dont know much, do they? Guys like us need to bee seeing chinese monks or yoga masters...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 19, 2007
    • 06:26 PM
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  • During the 30 day monitoring, I assume you sometimes slept on your side, so it's not an arrythmia problem. Have you had a chest xray to see if you have a pneumothorax?
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies
    • October 20, 2007
    • 10:58 AM
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