Let $H$ be a Hilbert space, and $A : D(A) \subset H \rightarrow H$ be an unbounded linear operator, with a domain $D(A)$ being dense in H. We assume that $A$ is self-adjoint, that is $A^*=A$.
Since $A$ is unbounded, we can find a sequence $x_n$ in the domain such that $x_n \rightarrow x$ with $x \notin D(A)$, meaning that $Ax_n$ does not converge.
My question is the following: Is it true that $A$ is continuous relatively to its domain? More precisely: given a converging sequence $x_n \rightarrow x$ for which both the sequence $x_n$ and the limit point $x$ lie in $D(A)$, can we conclude that $Ax_n \rightarrow Ax$? Or is there any counter-example?
I know that self-adjoint operators are closed, in the sense that their graph $D(A)\times A(D(A))$ is closed in $H \times H$, but continuity on the domain is something else.