WORSE AT NIGHT???

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Kchicka
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   Posted 1/9/2007 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all. I've been doing okay I guess. I still feel anxiety alot but I feel like I'm handeling it ok.. I start college again soon so I'm a little worried. I commute, but I'm still nervous about having attacks because its like a 45min. drive. Also, does anyone else feel like their anxiety is worse at night-time? Myne always seems to be worse between like 5-8 then lasts a while until I grab some tea and try as hard as I can to relax somehow. Usually going to my room and reading in my natural relief for anxiety book! I'm just confused because I don't really know what I should do! Any advice? Should I try some kind of medication?(can't afford any side effects right now because of school starting) Or keep trying to fight it on my own making progress little by little. I just feel like its still there not tottaly leaving me in any way. Whenever I go in a store or somewhere with bright lights, I'm usually due for an attack or atleast getting the symptoms of anxiety. I need some help please!!!!!

skyerose
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   Posted 1/9/2007 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my anxiety is worse at nights. I think the daytime and the light helps. I am on paxil and buspar as my doctor said anxiety can be hereditary and medicine helps. I think having a hobby at night is good as it can keep your mind busy. I know for me, praying and reading bible versus helps a lot. If you don't have some friends to talk to, counseling can help. I know talking on the phone even to my friends at night helps. When my anxiety hits, I try to remember my bible verses and know God will not abandon me.

GFK
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   Posted 1/9/2007 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine is worse at night also ( I think we are a minority here!). Even tho you are relaxing, keep you mind distracted - watch tv, read, do puzzles, etc. I think mine gets worse at night because I'm not real busy anymore. I also take paxil; medication usually does help most people.

Its funny how people with anxiety have to "work" to relax, but it is so true! If you cant see a therapist, try some of the self-help books out there. I dont know much about them, but quite a few here do and I am sure will be along with suggestions.

Sounds like your on the right track - it does take work, so dont be discouraged.

Karen

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/10/2007 2:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen is right
self help books are great
Check out HW resources at the side in yellow for some book suggesstions
I am not one that has it bad at night mine is morning
Take care and be well
Keep us posted please
Lyn


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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/12/2007 4:08:28 AM (GMT-7)


Paranoid Girl
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   Posted 1/10/2007 8:56 AM (GMT -7)   
mine are definately worse at night :-( i think it has to do with the dark..

1ofhissheep
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   Posted 1/10/2007 10:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I fully understand what you mean. I am the same way. Usually, for the most part, I handle my anxiety fairly well during the day. But it seems like after around 5 pm I get soo much more jittery, anxious, panicky. I think the reason for that is, as others have mentioned, it is dark outside. I truely believe that weather, and light and darkness, can affect the way you feel. For me it is usually after my kids go to bed that I feel most scared. They usually go around 9-10pm, and then the house is sooo quite and it just seems like an invitation for your mind to run wild. sad
 
I usually TRY to use this time for prayer, and Bible reading. Although somtimes it is hard for me to calm down enough to concentrate on what I am reading. I just ask God to help me...grant me some peace so I can get a good nights rest. I try to remind myself as well..I was pretty much ok during the day, so I just KNOW how I am feeling now is nerves...nothing is going to happen to me, and I can rest knowing God is watching over me. It does eventually work because I do get to bed and sleep usually an average of 6 hours or so. Like it says in the Bible..the battle we wage is one of the MIND. I think it is amazing how our minds have so much to do with how we feel. Sometimes at night..I try not to FIGHT the panic soo much..as to just let it run its course..knowing that it is not something that is going to kill me..but it will work its way out of my system eventually.
 
Just the other night I started feeling as if my heart was going to beat out of my chest. I started getting all worked up and scared of having a heart attack. So I started to pray...telling God I know He is with me..etc. and I told myself...I KNOW I have had this symptom before, and I am still living..so it is most likely not anything serious. I just kept repeating that to myself over and over and then it just started to slow down( my heart) and before I knew it..the whole 'spell' was over. The more you let the symtoms get the upper hand..the longer it will last and take control.

viva_edward
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   Posted 1/10/2007 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I am 30years old, male that has been suffering from anxiety/panic attacks for about 8 years now.


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Post Edited By Moderator (Howlyncat) : 1/10/2007 1:17:59 PM (GMT-7)


Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/10/2007 11:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome
Thanks for sharing your experiences with us and your coping methods
We are a great group of ppl here that are much like a family always taking care of or supporting one another in some way or other be it just to say hang in there or share your same experiences .....
Even though we all know we are different in our minds and bodies we still are able to empathize and help out others by being there for the soft pillow to land on ya know .........
As I posted I have my worst times in the mornings so I have a differnt way to cope and thats coming on here about 4 or 5 am this am it was just after 1 am as I was worried and have been sick anyways .........I just want to tell you that I hope you do become an active member in the forum and get to know all of us and us you
Please make sure you have read the rules and guidelines for HW and if you have any questions dont hesitate to ask okay
You take care and again welcome aboard
God Bless
Lyn
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kimomolo
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   Posted 1/12/2007 1:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Mine seems to be the worst while sleeping!! I wake up continuously with heart palpitations and a feeling like my whole body is shaking, everything completely out of control. It usually takes me a bit to get my bearings. Sometimes I call out to my boyfriend to help me. I've even asked him multiple times to stay awake and watch me as i sleep. I know that this is not fair, he has to work in the morning, but I now put off sleeping for fear of these attacks, and end up drifting off to sleep in the wee hours of the morning when i am completely worn out and can no longer keep my eyes open. It is definitely problematic so I have upped my dose of clonazepam in the evenings and it seems to help a bit. It is difficult to rationalize my way through a panic attack while sleeping (as you may imagine), so what else am I to do?

Howlyncat
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   Posted 1/12/2007 4:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there Kimo......
Glad to have you aboard
I was just wondering if you upped the meds on your own or with Doc being in on it as I believe it is always best to keeo yor doc informed of waht is going on
I hope things settle for you soon
I take trazadone and it stops me from worryign and thinking all night I sleep like a babe especailly with my hot milk
Take cae
lyn
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Make The Best of The New year .......You Can and Will Reach your Goals
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