-- Heart Palpitations/Faintness, Numbness of Mouth/Hands/Feet, Cold Extremities, Lightheaded, Chest Quaking. What's Wrong With Me???
This has happened to me, atleast, 3-4 times already. I try to get to sleep, everything is fine, then all of a sudden, it feels as if i can't feel my own heartbeat and like, i forget to breathe or something...Then, I'll get lightheaded. I get so scared that, i have to open my eyes and sit up...as if, if i didn't, something bad would happen.
I don't want to alarm my boyfriend, so, when he asks me what's wrong, i just tell him i can't sleep, and leave the room. After experiencing one of these episodes, i'll feel numbness/coldness in my extremities and lips. My body will begin to shake...but not from the outside...More like, one of those deep-inside-your-chest shakes you'd experience after having too much caffeine.
The whole time, i'm checking my pulse, at this point, it's still very faint...but ironically, it'll sometimes speed up.
Why does this only happen to me when i'm trying to fall asleep? I sit here writing, with tears in my eyes. I'm so scared to fall asleep and that i'll never wake up. I'm only 21 years old.
P.S. I don't know if this is relevant, in helping you guys understand what's wrong with me...But, i get very shaky after consuming coffee, even if it's just half a cup. And, i'll feel very sick/nauseous after having sweets, even if it's just 1 cookie or something.