Panic attacks in my sleep

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lianne17
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
i'm seventeen years old and last year i got sexually asulted. After this i had panic attacks in my sleep were i saw the mans face, it wasnt nice at all, i couldn't breath, i'd wake up sweting and crying, but what made it worse was that i couldn't wake myself up so i had to sleep with someone every night, if not i'd stay up all night as i never dared close my eyes and go too sleep. it all went away after about 5, 6 months.. i dont no how, or why i just got overr it and carried on living my life, not the way i did before, but i put it too the back of my mind and put a smile on my face.
 
After I went too court last month it has started happening again! And i neeed help as it is really scaring me, i dont wont to re-live it again.
 
What should i doo ??? confused   cry
Please help me
 
Lianne

nanas4
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
hi im sorry to hear this .i dont know alot for sure and am brand new to this site but it sounds different then just gen anxiety and panic. i heard my md say once that post tramatic shock or stress was different probably the same symptoms but i dont know if they mean they treat it diff .or what. sounds like you need to see a md and therapist have you ever? what did they say? i know first hand the feeling of panic and its horrible im going through this now. mine i dont know why. please stay with this site someone may know more or have the same problem .dont give up how can we.

lianne17
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
whats a md? and i havent seen a therapist, i sent for councilling last year and they never got back to me about it, ive been to the docters a number of times.. and im no better as you can probably tell.

gentleman k
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like PTSD. Welcome to hwc. You came to the right place. I agree with nanas4 that you should see your dr. so you can be properly evaluated. Good luck and hope you get better.

gentleman k

lianne17
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Whats PTSD? Like i said i have seen my dr a number of times, but they dont sem to care ? :S

gentleman k
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Post traumatic stress disorder. It can easily be diagnosed by a person who specializes in mental health issues.

gentleman k

Allestaria
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   Posted 7/27/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lianne,

It does sound like Post traumatic stress disorder. And a good doctor would do something about it. Or at least try to help you sleep better. A therapist is needed in this situation. They can help you coupe with what happened to you. The police station should of helped you seek this out. There is a lot of resources if you can find them. Start with the police station. If they do not give you the help you need. Then call a local woman's shelter. Usually they can put you into contact with the right person. Usually the stay has a Family and Youth counceling center. This is a free service that anyone is welcome to use. You do have to fill out an application for medicare of some sort. And the state pays for it.

I am sorry you had to experience this. I to was assaulted when I was only 14. And it took a lot for me to let go. I sometimes have trouble with this. But it has eased over the years. Its been 20 years as of May 5th. But instead of living with the pain I have written a long journal. And when things start coming back to the "front" I write all about it in this book and it has helped major to relief some of the fear, anger, and depression. I can write exactly how I am feeling. I don't have to explain it to anyone. Or expect anyone to understand.

I can say it does get better. It just takes time. You have every right to feel the way you do. And do NOT let anyone tell you otherwise. All it will do is cause you to hide your emotions and fall into a hole that is twice as hard to get out of.

I hope I have helped a little. I do strongly suggest you find a different doctor. Someone who will actually listen to you and is willing to help you.

Take care
Cary-Ann

gentleman k
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent advice from carey-ann. Do try to get some help from a professional in mental health. Good luck!

gentleman k

Mazfire
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   Posted 7/28/2009 12:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Liane,

 i just wanted to stop in and say hi and let you know that you do not deserve this. You have been given excellent advice, particularly from Allestaria (Carey-Ann) who can sympathise with you on a personal level.

Please see a doctor who can hopefully offer some answers and relief, you shouldnt have to live in fear.

All the best,

Maz XX


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