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anxiouscanadian
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   Posted 8/29/2017 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
hello! new to the forum for the past few weeks there have been family health issues that have me a bit stressed lately, i've dealt with panic attacks and anxiety since i was young but i feel at night it's hard to relax or take my mind off it and the same at work. Just wondering how people cope with it, i'm on medacation but I only take it before i sleep. Just looking for ways to help relax the 4 hours before i go to sleep! haha

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/29/2017 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi AC and welcome!

I am sorry to hear of the helath issues in the family that have you feeling stress and worry...

...but glad that you have reached out and joined us here.

Please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great material to work with. There are Meditations, Therapy Worksheets, Stress Relieving Exercise links and more. I am sure you will find some beneficial tools in there!

Know that we are here to listen and understand anytime too...so post anytime you want to share or need support!

Talk siin,

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Hibee
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   Posted 8/30/2017 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Welcome to the forum.

What medication are you taking? The reason I ask is that some medications are very activating so if they are taken at night they will cause sleep problems.

I like to use Mindfulness Meditation which I find works really well at reducing anxiety and getting me ready for sleep. Have a look at our resources post for some great links to self help sites on the web.

Hibee
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.

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Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety, OCD, Depression and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)

Medications:- 60mg Prozac, Olanzapine 10mg, Dihydrocodeine 180mg per day

anxiouscanadian
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   Posted 8/30/2017 3:32 PM (GMT -6)   
hey I take .25mg clonzapam before sleeping it helps, i've been prescribed it before. But I am curious are there any side effects for a small dose like that over a week or two? I have been eating a bit better and going back to the gym so that has helped me the past week.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 8/30/2017 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
AC,

You will be totally fine on that low dose...especially if you plan on taking it only short term. smile

Great job on the positive lifestyle changes! Keep up the great work!

S.C.
Moderator:Anxiety/Panic

"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
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