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Heart racing while sleeping, tingling all over body. Causes and treatment?

Hi: Funny thing happened this morning. I was in and out of sleep.. and Actually NOT sure if this happened when i was asleep.. but suddenly but heart was racing and I felt tingly all over my body. My husband was laying next to me and said he didnt hear me make any noise, which Im certain I tried to talk and get his attention but I couldnt speak. It lasted maybe 5 or 6 seconds then I was fine?? Any ideas?? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Could it be a dream / nightmare / seizure / anxiety ?
Get yourself examined

Irregular heart beats need to be DOCUMENTED by ElectroCardioGram (EKG). Standard ECG records the electrical activity of the heart, for a few seconds. It can detect the arrhythmia occurring during that time only. If the episode occurs randomly, one needs Holter or event monitor.

Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much tea, coffee, cola) / Fever / Infection / Pain / Stress / Thyroid / Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium / Medicines like Phenylephrine used for ‘cold’; Salbutamol used for asthma and so on - may be responsible.... / Illicit ‘drugs’ like Amphetamine are notorious to cause abnormal beats / At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) or disease of the conduction system may be responsible!

HOLTER (24 to 48 hour ambulatory monitoring) / ECHOcardiogram – may all be necessary for further assessment and assistance. The need and speed will be decided by your cardiologist, based on his assessment of the situation. Discuss with your doctor...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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