Hi all! I recently had a episode that sent me to the emergency room. I had no idea what it was but I awoke from a sound sleep at 3:30 a.m. with my tongue itchy, hands red and itchy, heart racing and a feeling the rose up to my head and felt like it was going to explode. I had one other episode like this a week before but didn't go to the emergency room. I monitor my pulse that time and it was racing constantly at 100 or higher. Anyway my trip to the ER my blood pressure was 157/108 and pulse 107. I had told the nurse this had happened a week ago as well. I am on medication for general anxiety. They gave me a shot of benadryl and told me it was probably an anxiety attack. I didn't feel comfortable with that because why would I be having an anxiety attack from a deep sleep and awoken at 3:30 in the morning? So I make appointment with my family doctor thinking something is wrong with my heart. I had read that heart disease in women is sometimes misdiagnosed and anxiety is sometime the diagnosis given. I have an EKG done and it was okay but doctor brings up Pheochromocytoma. After reading up on this I truly believe this is what I've been dealing with. As a matter of fact I diagnosed myself with having anxiety and my gyn gave me a prescription over a year ago. I have been having tons of symptoms for years thinking I was just way out of shape, stressed and anxiety. I get out of breath walking across the yard and sweat excessively. I have now become obsessed with checking my bp and pulse at Wal-mart! My doctor ordered the uring collection for 24 hours X 2. I am now waiting for the results. I don't know what will be the next step but really want to have this taken care of soon if this is what I am dealing with as I am having constant pulse racing and feeling of my heart pounding out of my chest. I am really scared that if this is what I am experiencing may have been going on for years and I am in fear that I could have a heart attack anytime. I have a 10 year old son and I want to be here to see him grow up, graduate, get married, have children. He is my only child after dealing with infertily and losses. Can anyone give me any insight of what I will be going through the following days, months etc. if this is what is found? I appreciate any info, advice, support anyone can give me. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this as I know it is very long!
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