Hello and welcome to the A & P Board. I know you will find lots of people that feel as you do and they will have great words of wisdom to share with you.
There are different kinds of anxiety. I have GAD. Generalized Anxiety may involve specific situations, issues or objects. Many with this problem weave a web of excessive worry that encompasses a wide range of everyday situations, many of them quite trivial. In generalized anxiety, the fears are more pervasive and less easy to plan around than are those associated with phobias.
Anxiety is treatable. Please stay with us and let us help you.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Relax christina...all is not lost...anxiety in the night is horrible - have you spoken to your doctor about this? From experience, when I am not sleeping properly - I do not cope well during the day You are Not alone Take good care and plz keep posting.
I just wanted to add my two cents. I notice when I am more caffeinated than usual, my dreams are worse. Maybe it's that the caffeine keeps me up and I remember them more but who knows. I also realized when I increased my meds, I have more vivid and odd dreams than normal. Maybe I always have them but the med increase just makes me remember them. Not sure how that works.
I have had the scary visions and my therapist told me it's my OCD causing the visions. Sounds to me like you have more than one thing going on (maybe a little OCD, Panic, and GAD?). Paxil helps me with panic attacks. I honestly am not familiar with the meds you are on so I don't know if any of them are supposed to help with panic but I wonder if the right med combo would reduce some of the symptoms.