Just thought I’d run it past you just in case it rings a bell with anyone else out there. About two years ago I started waking in the night, usually about 4am, with what I thought was my heart racing so fast it was more of a flutter lasting for maybe a minute at the most. It happened more and more each night and I eventually went to my GP. I was referred to a cardiologist and have had ECGs ultrasound scans and a camera down my throat taking photos (not recommended without sedation), and apart from a few leaky valves and high blood pressure he’s quite happy there’s nothing to be concerned about.
I’m still getting these flutters and am beginning to think it’s something to do with M.S. I ran it by the neurologist who looked at me as though I wasn’t the full shilling and he said he hadn’t heard of anything like that. If I am asleep I wake up with a bit of activity going on in my closed eyes, then a bit of lip tingling and an intense sensation through most of my body, resulting in the heart flutters. As I haven’t been carted off to hospital with a heart attack yet I’ve started to think that this may be some kind of muscle twitching in my chest somewhere. It never happens during daylight hours, and it isn’t panic attacks, as I’ve had them before and don’t get the sensation of impending death.
Is this something anybody else recognises? If so let me know.