tired of what my body does

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Skysmommy
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
hi every one,

I needed to talk, I can't sleep im tired of feeling my heart pound hard where I can feel it while im resting its the kind of pound that u feel right befor a panic or anxiety attack starts. all im doing is watching tv and laying down and it starts up it does this every night I inup passing out around 3am its running me down I get sleep from 3 to 6 am then back up again I have talked to my doctor but she says im fine I don't know what to believe any more im just hoping it calms down soon


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Shell
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LittleGoat
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   Posted 4/1/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -7)   
what about ambien? that's what i used to take.
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/2/2009 5:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Shell,

Remind me, are you on anything for your anxiety?  I know you are off of the Effexor.  How long have you been off of the Effexor now?

Sorry you continue to have this problem.

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Skysmommy
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
hi skitt

I have been off the effexor since the nd of last year can't remember when I got off of it my doctor gave me an anxiety med to take when needed but I don't want to take them lol
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Hara
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Skysmommy said...
hi skitt

I have been off the effexor since the nd of last year can't remember when I got off of it my doctor gave me an anxiety med to take when needed but I don't want to take them lol

       Skysmommy, I was off two of my meds for 13 months or so. Then something happened in my life and I had to go back on them permanently. I don't feel like they are working either, but I take them anyway. You need to do what is best for you.

mom2three
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   Posted 4/3/2009 4:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shell,

Just wanted to say that I have a very "loud" heart. I often have strong beats that I can literally hear in my ears while doing nothing physical or out of the ordinary. To let you know how much it bothered me - I refused to sleep on my left side where I could feel my heart pounding, so I slept on my right side only for a year and have now developed constant right-shoulder pain because of misalignment!

I don't know what causes it. For me, it doesn't seem to be medication-related. I do know that caffeine, alcohol or high amounts of sugar make it much worse, so I avoid those. I also have a chest pectus (where my ribcage sticks out farther - like a concave chest) and I'm a slim person, so I wonder if that makes my heart sound so much stronger and louder all the time. But my heart is fine and I think mainly my health anxiety is what makes it worse.

Anyway, I hope that you find a solution - please keep us posted!
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Skysmommy
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   Posted 4/3/2009 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
hello mom2three

you sound like me, but I lay on my left side. my doctor says im fine so is my heart I have hypothyroidism to not sure if that will cause my heart to do the pounding to. I do need to exercise alil more just to keep up with my three lil monsters lol my kids r my life. hope ur doing good
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mom2three
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   Posted 4/3/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, as you know, with 3 little monsters, it's hard to find time to exercise! I def. have a very tough time fitting it in with work & kid stuff - so we jump around to music and kick the ball around outside...that counts, right? :)

Hypothyroidism might have something to do with it...or maybe we are just hyperaware of our bodies. Either way - it stinks!
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Skysmommy
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   Posted 4/3/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
yes it does

i never though about it that way of being hypersensitive to what mine was doing but i could be and just not realizing it

hmmm....is chasing the kids down to tickle them exercising? lol
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stkitt
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   Posted 4/4/2009 7:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Skysmommy
 
LOL, yes chasing kids down is exercise  :).
Perhaps you should try the anti-anxiety medication at bedtime and see if it does not reduce the hearting pounding in your ears problem.
 
I will have times when I am feeling anxious and lying in bed when I can hear my heart pounding so often just changing positions will help me.
 
Another thing you may want to watch is your BP as hearing you heart pounding in you ear may be a sx of high blood pressure.
 
Just my 2 cents worth today.
Kitt
 

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Aries8
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   Posted 4/6/2009 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Lying on my left side makes my heart symptoms worse. I've read that lying on your left side can do that. Not sure why. Skysmommy, you may be one of us that requires medication. I know I'll need mine for the rest of my life. It took many years of arguing with myself and denying my outcome. When I'm on medication the quality of life is better for me. That's the important thing. You need to think about whether struggling everyday is worth going without meds. Take care!
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   Posted 4/8/2009 3:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Shell!

I'm glad your doctor checked your heart and thinks it's healthy. That's good news, even though our health anxiety doesn't like to accept good news.

My therapist tries to introduce ideas from the Mindfulness approach to me, but I don't really get into it so well. She does think highly of it, though, so I'd encourage you to give it a try. I can say that when I'm freaked about my body, a meaningful distraction is priceless. It doesn't even have to be the same distraction every time - just anything that makes me have to shift attention to something else for a while. Next thing I know, I've forgotten about the sensations I was feeling.

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/8/2009 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I totally agree with Percy! Distraction is key in those moments when the anxiety takes hold. I use that technique frequently to change my focus away from my symptoms.

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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   

How do you distract yourself when you are driving? I haven't had any attacks in quite some time. But I for one would like to know how you distract yourself when you feel an attack coming on?

 

Hara


Raniah
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   Posted 4/8/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Hara,

Yes, driving is a tough one, because you have to pay close attention to what you are doing behind the wheel. I have a lot of distractions I use on a regular basis, but one that works pretty consistently for me (which can also be used while driving) is playing music and singing along very loudly to it. I know, it might sound very silly.....but honestly, it works very well for me. It's almost as if I am drowning out the anxiety-provoking sensations. I suspect the deep inhaling that goes along with it is helpful, too. I'm kind of embarrassed to admit this, but I wanted to give an honest answer!

percycat
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   Posted 4/8/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Raniah,

We must be inside each other's heads today: I sing loudly to distract myself when driving too. My anxiety usually manifests with breathing issues, so while I'm singing, I'm trying to show myself that I really am breathing just fine, else I couldn't possibly sing.

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Raniah
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   Posted 4/8/2009 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Percy,

LOL!! I have to say, it's good to know I am not alone in that. :-)

Hara
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   Posted 4/8/2009 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I can turn my stereo way up in my Ford Taurus now. My Cadillac that I sold only had 2 speakers that worked, but I never had an anxiety attack in it. I haven't in my Ford either.

mom2three
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   Posted 4/9/2009 5:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hilarious - I turn the music up and sing loudly too! Luckily I often have a kid in the car, so I can "pretend" that I'm singing "with" them :)

Driving is the worst - I have had several panic attacks while driving, sometimes even having to pull over. Blaring the music often helps - drowns out some of the mental noise in my head.
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babblin5
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   Posted 4/9/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I know EXACTLY how you feel... not only about this, but just generally feeling too worn to deal with my anxiety in general, and just sick and tired of all the rigamarole...

BUT, have you tried a white noise machine, or one of those things that can sound like rain, or the ocean? Visualization is a POWERFUL tool to calm yourself and fall asleep. I like to visualize myself in a cabana chair on the sand. I imagine the sun warming my skin, the waves as they hit the beach and the water from them washing almost to me in little bubbles in the sand, and then retreating back... a seagull lazily circling in the sky, the salty smell of the ocean. Try it and see... it does work for many people!

Things will get better!

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