Hi all ... I am new to the forum and I am having a rough time sleeping for the past 11 days .... I know this is nothing compared to many of you but it is very scary ...
My deal is every time I begin to fall asleep (in bed, in a car, on the couch, on the bus, etc..) I jump wide awake a few times, then that settles and I begin to get an empty nervous feeling in my stomach and body over and over again, and then I experience my heart skipping.
I landed in the ER a few days ago and nothing came up in blood, EKG, chest xray. I was not able to fall asleep in the ER so they did not get to monitor me when I experience an actual "event". I will be getting a heart event monitor tomorrow to make sure there is nothing wrong.
My regular doctor and the ER think it is all anxiety. So for the past 4 nights I was given .5mg of xanax to help me sleep. It is only marginally effective. I sleep for 2 hours get up then maybe another 3. In the morning I don't feel rested at all.
The scary part for me is the skipped beats. Called the cardiologist today and he told me that the event monitor will help determine if I have a heart issue. He then said to sleep tonight I should take Tylenol PM with my .5 xanax??
Has anyone combined those two drugs before? I am very worried to do it but I am so desperate to sleep.
Thank you all for any help.