waking up with a pounding heartWatch
A few nights ago, I woke up suddenly with a feeling of dread, disorientated, with a pounding heart, feeling nauseous and with weak legs that progressed to trembling. The pounding heart stopped after a couple of minutes but it took me about an hour to stop shaking. Tonight, I woke up again with a pounding heart that lasted about 5 ish minutes with the same sense of dread and feeling like I am losing control (I calmed down after like 15 minutes) and I am terrified. This has never happened before and its just so scary - my parents tell me its just anxiety but why would this happen out of the blue when it has never done so before?
Do you consume a lot of caffeine? Because some of what you've described can be a caffeine 'overdose'. I've woken up with similar feelings that last about an hour or more after having too much coffee during the day that then manifests when relaxing, or like, being asleep. Might not be this for you, just first thing that came to mind when seeing this thread.