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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/3/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey there!

It has become a re occurring theme for me to have panic attack early in the morning. This morning was no exception. The one thing i did notice though, is i didnt allow myself to freak out too much. I instantly labelled it panic and allowed myself to feel it. Reminding myself i was ok. I took 1MG of ativan but still had ways of attacks. After about 45 minutes i took another 1MG of ativan.

I also did something, that i think helped a bit. I got outta bed and took my dog for a walk. I wasn't trying to necessarily escape the panic, but i wanted to try something instead of laying there stewing in it. Also, when i was in bed i noticed when i changed positions the sensations briefly went away. So i went for it. Got up, and took a brief walk. I reminded myself that i can turn around at any time and i'm safe.

It seemed to help some, so i wanted to share that with the group.

I'm also noticing that i'm beginning to become scared to sleep! I know that isnt good, since sleep is so important, but its a little unsettling when i keep having panic in the mornings. :(

I'm going to see my doctor today and maybe i need something to help me sleep. I notice i'm not getting good sleep and the slightest noise at night sends a shiver of fear through my body. Its like i'm a sleep, but on alert for something (if that makes anysense). Usually that sensation passes immediately, but its still scary that it happens.

Anyways, i'm off to ride my bike. I'm not looking forward to it because i'm tired and the urge to want to stay home is always present. But that just means i really need to do it :) so, I'm off for a while!

Hope everyone is doing well today!
Dan

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   Posted 8/3/2007 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
just wanted to say that i hope your bike ride was enjoyable. and good luck with the doctor. i have been woken up before by panic attacks. so i know its no fun. and infact quite unsettling. i hope that the doctor is able to help in some way.
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   Posted 8/3/2007 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Dan,

I would hesitantly call myself "80 percent cured" of anxiety/panic disorder. Still, mornings are tough for me on a lot of days. Ironically, I had a panic attack this early this morning. Panic attacks are rare for me these days. Anxiety isn't.

I think you're handling it quite well. One thing I might suggest is that if you find yourself taking ativan that often, you may want to talk to your doc about switching to a long-acting benzo. Otherwise, there may (may...not always) come a day when the ativan doesn't work for you anymore. And if it were me I'd hesitate to take something for sleep, too. I sometimes have trouble sleeping and I just stay awake and do something else until my body's finally ready. Eventually you will sleep. It may not be enough, but you will. And your body will adjust over time. It's likely that the anxiety disorder is playing a part in preventing you from sleeping, so work on that on a mental level before resorting to drugs. Just advice.

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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello and yippy, you went for a bike ride, after 20 minutes did those endorphins kick in?  I am proud of you for getting out of bed and being proactice.

Keep it up and smile and the whole world will smile with you. yeah

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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/3/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everybody. A little bit of an update and some responses. I ended up not going on my bike ride :( A good friend of mine that i have not talked to in over a year called. He is going through some serious depression, so i ended up talking to him for about 2hrs. He told me it helped him a lot, so i feel good that i did that. Plus, tonight i'm going to ride my bike over to a friends house and maybe watch a movie, so i'll get those endorphins kicking in soon! Plus, i love riding at night. It sounds cheesy, but the cool breeze and cool air feels great.

Debaser, thanks and its interesting you say that about the benzos. Well, not interesting, but very insightful. My doctor has put my on a higher dosage of klonopin. She doesnt want to necessarily, she would rather have me on no benzos at all, but with the daily panic she would rather try to calm that panic flare up with something longer lasting :). She also said that i can use the Ativan if i have a panic attack. But she think the Klonopin will hold me, but it might take a couple days to kick in. In the plus five years of treatment i've never abused any of the benzos and i keep a really tight record of how much and when i take them. Also, you are spot on about the sleep meds. I asked her what she thought because i'm starting to develop a bit of a phobia towards sleep. I'm scared to sleep because of the panic in the mornings :( But she said she doesnt want to start me on more medication. Anyways thanks, and your intuition was aligned with my docs. Pretty cool how educated we all become during this process. I though would love some sleep help, but i think you're right. And I'm learning that small risks really help recovery. So thanks for the advice.

Its also great to hear that you are 80% clear of panic. Thats AWESOME!. I've had panic everyday this week, so i think its great when other people are doing better. It gives me more hope.

And thanks Kitt! Your gentle hugs are very appreciated. And you words of encouragement are too. You too JerseyCherries!!! Thanks all of you.
Dan

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   Posted 8/3/2007 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
I can sympathize with the scared of going to sleep.  I have been now for a few days.  I cannot sleep well through the night with the anxiety and the mind racing all night.  I do take alaprazolam and it helps settle me some but not to the point of a good sleep.  I'll keep you in my prayers as I seem to do alot of so I don't think of things that race my mind and keep me up.  Take care.

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   Posted 8/4/2007 10:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks masterwewe! Yeah, as you read I've been going through the same thing. I guess a lot of people wont see this, but for all you peeps with panic in the morning, i just want to say good night. I'm "going in" and if panic is in my bed with me in the morning i'm going to embrace it. Give it a little hug. Tell it that it should just keep coming around :) I heard self-talk like that usually helps it go away, so i keep on trying... So good night good people here, and panic if you are listening, just come by the normal time... 6:45 ;)

bye!
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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/5/2007 8:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Ugh, this time it came earlier :( I just want to tell panic how much i dislike you!!! hehehehe. It's frustrating that this happening. Its really hard for me to deal with. I feel like they're becoming less intense, but any panic attack is bad to me. The physical symptoms, the agitation, and of course the fear. I just posted a new thread on my medication and am hoping to find a way through this.

I'm also starting a program in a few days ( like a workshop that is almost all day) that will hopefully help. I have to take time off work, because this class (you can call it) is something like 10 days.

I really hope that i can some what get a grip on this soon. The daily panic attacks are really hard to deal with. the give me agoraphobic tendencies and make just about every normal day to day function hard.

thanks for listening, as always!
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   Posted 8/6/2007 6:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Dan...For me Trazadone is a wonder sleep aid I sleep a full 6 to 7 hrs on it

The mornings might be ..anticipatory anxiety which you have to work thru if its that
I know I use tio wake up with heart just a hammering and It would be cause I knew I ahd to face another day of panic anxiety depression and pain.........

Just for a real qick thing to do read up on the " anticiapatory anxiety " and see if it may fit ......

I wish you all the best .......

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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:22 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks Lyn.

I had some more panic this morning. Last night i took my dose of Klonopin really late (11PM) and even as early as 4AM I felt some panic break through. I was able to fall back a sleep, and then at 5AM I felt a little bit more, 6 came around and some more. Each time a little bit worse, but not full blown panic (Mostly just physical symptoms, I'm not ruminating or really worried all that much, just uncomfortable and as it gets worse the more uncomfortable i become. They're not 10s on the panic scale, more like 6s or 7s. Enough though to have to do something about it. If i just lay there it does get worse.) The plan was for me to take my morning klonopin dose early (8 hrs after the night dose). My therapist thought this would catch the panic before it would happen, but for whatever reason this technique didnt work.

So, about anticipatory anxiety. I have had that a bit, but i definitely didnt have it last night. I felt good last night and relaxed. It was one of the first nights i could actually watch TV and laugh. I really didnt think about the morning panics, and when i was taking my night dose of klonopin i was solid with confidence ( no doubts whats so ever) that this would help and i would be good to go for the night. So, i've experienced it before, the anticipatory anxiety, but not last night. I guess because the zoloft is beginning to work or something, cause last night was a great night. If i could feel that way all the time, i would feel my normal self.

Yeah, I took trazadone years back. I cant remember if i liked it or not. I think i did. I think it worked for me as well.

I'm heading to my doctors in about an hour, so hopefully i we can figure something out. hmmmm.
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   Posted 8/6/2007 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dan.  It's me Nick.  I am assuming you had another rotten night sleep due to another stinken' anxiety/panic attack.  Just to let you know, I woke up at 4:00am as well and sat on the porch for a few minutes and then went right back to bed.

Okay, you took your meds at 11:00pm.  Are you worried about something that is making your mind "race" over and over again?  Because that will do it big time.  I think a longer acting benzo would do you justice however, I also think that you might want to ask your doctor about Seroquil or Rameron RD. Neither one are benzo's but when I take those two suckers at 11:00pm, I am "out" for at least 8 hours.  The Seroquil will help your mind from "racing", but only at a low dose like 150mg.  It's maily for Scizofrenia (sorry about the spelling), but it is also used for a lot of other things, so don't think you have Scizo. At really high doses, you would be walking into walls or having the feeling of being right out of it.  The Rameron RD is an anti-depressant that dissolves on your tongue.  It tastes like an orange.  I find that that one really relaxes me as one of the side effects is drowsiness.  Now if your not looking to take a heck of a lot of meds., I would ask for a longer lasting benzo. like Valium for a short period of time.  But again, I took Valium for a month and it was the same thing like Klonapin.  I didn't feel anything.  But you maybe different.

Nick

 


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   Posted 8/6/2007 8:22 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning Dan,

Lots of good suggestions here.  I am with Lyn, I take the Trazadone at 150 mg at bedtime along with Valium 6 mg right now.  I am weaning off the Valium.

The first couple of nights I thought the Trazadone was not working but the third night it kicked in.

Good Luck at the Docs.


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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/6/2007 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Nick,

My mind isnt racing much, it more of the physical symptoms that are effecting me right now. The feeling of a heat wave radiating through out my body. General discomfort, increase in breathing and heart rate. The inability to relax. After a while my mind starts to effect things, but its really odd. Panic used to start in my mind, the worry would build up beyond control, and then i would feel those symptoms described above. Its been different lately.

I went to my doc. She wants me to try the same thing as i did last night. As it does take klonopin a few days to really get into the system. She is also afraid of continually adjusting my medication. Since i am seeing her 3 times a week now she feels that we need to try things for a couple days, and not just keep switching stuff around. The switch stuff around so rapidly can be really bad for my mind and body as well as just continue the cycle of panic.

So, i'm going to try the same thing tonight and see what happens :) It does seem that the panic is not as bad in the morning, that i'm not as messed up the next day, so i am less worried about it than before. Its seems like something that is holding me back from recovery, of course, and that to me is the worst part about it. With out a good night sleep, i cant seem to get things back together.

On a side note, today i take my dog in for his ultrasound. I'm optimistic, because he doesnt seem to be in pain and still has an appetite, that i wont need to put him down today. If i do than all bets are off and i might be off the radar for a little while.

Thanks for all the advice!
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   Posted 8/7/2007 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
occupying your mind or doing something else always seems to help, instead of sitting around thinking of it, I use to get really scared when my heart would go to beating fast and I would breath heavy, I know it's easy to say but just remember it's not anything physical, take some deep breaths and relax, pick up a crossword puzzle or something to keep your brain occupied for awhile, You'll be fine, in time you'll learn to deal w/ it and your attacks will be nothing. When I learned it wasn't anything physical it helped me a lot. Oh, and I really hope your dog gets better.

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   Posted 8/7/2007 4:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your lil baby
I only wish the best for you both

Keep us posted plz

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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/7/2007 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everybody.

First off, my dogs ultrasound went pretty bad. They found a very large mass in his Liver and said its really only a matter of time now. They said as long as he is eating (not vomiting), drinking water, and isnt in pain then he doesnt need to be put down. but the vet told me that the mass was so large that he really is on his last leg. It's been rough, and its sad to know that any day now he will be leaving. But, i'm just trying to live day by day with it and not worry. He's had a great life and i will deal with his passing when it comes. Until then, its business as usual...

So, about the morning panic. I had it again this morning, but it felt a little less intense. I actually tried to re-label the feel as just anxiety. That seemed to help me mentally. I just said to myself " I'm just having bad anxiety" and i tried to slow things down a bit (breathing, thinking, everything). I was able to make it through without an ativan, but it was tough.

Now i'm off to see if i'm going to start this program at the local hospital tomorrow. It's really expensive, and i have to take medical leave from work, but it should be really helpful. I'm trying to stay really positive (i have a tendency to look a the negative side of things-- or try and find a flaw and focus on that).

take it easy, and thanks lyn for the thoughts.
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   Posted 8/7/2007 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Dan,

I am so sorry about your pet, your best friend.  I would guess that is also causing you a great deal of anxiety even thow you know it can not be helped.  My oldest dog is in the same place as yours is and I cannot imagine her not being here, so I push the thought back. sad

I think your being extremely proactice in looking into the hospital program as it is obvious you want to get better.

Keep up your great attitude and my prayers to you and your lil doggie.

I wish you peace and strength to get through this difficult time.

Kitt


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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/7/2007 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
thank you very much kitt. I'm sorry to hear that you have a dog in a similar situation. It's one of the hardest things i'm having to deal with. It is part of the reason i'm such a mess. And has gotten to the point where my own health seem worse than ever. I will get through it, and my best buddy will too.

life is hard.

thanks for the kind words, and i express the same back to you.
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   Posted 8/7/2007 8:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Dan, I am sorry about your dog. I too went through what you are about to go through but I went through it between March and April. My dog started getting sick back in early March. He vomited up every bit of food I fed him. Made repeated trips to the vet with him, they could not find anything wrong with him in his bloodwork. They put him on some medicine to stop his vomiting and that worked. He was refusing alot of his food. I tried giving him all his favorites, hamburger, cooked chicken breast, tuna, to no avail. He would barely nibble at stuff. He did have a prostate infection. That was treated and gotten rid of. He got to where he couldn't use the bathroom, number 2, but still nothing showed up in his bloodwork other than a prostate problem. I put him on fiber tablets, still couldn't poop, his blood sugar went spiraling downhill, never to straighten out again. Then 3 days before he died they managed to get some fluid off of his abdomen, must not have been able to before. It showed widespread carcinoma cells throughout his small intestine and peritonitis. He had no more than two weeks and was very ill. We had to say goodbye to our buddy of 13 years on April 5th. I started getting very stressed the month he got sick and was highly stressed and agitated about his condition leading up to his death. And I do believe I have not gotten over his illness and loss. I blame myself and feel guilty for things that I said to him that were not nice things right before he died. I got so frustrated at him for not eating and refusing his medicine I started yelling at him. I have yet to forgive myself for that and I live with that daily. His death has caused much stress and sadness in me. So I know what you are going through. If you can help me get over my stress maybe I can help you when your sweet doggy leaves this world. I haven't been the same since mine passed. Take care of yourself and your doggy. Give him lots of kisses. Mine gave me a kiss the night before he died and a tail wag as sick as he was.

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   Posted 8/7/2007 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
hey dont be upset that you were mad at him or mean towards the end. He knows that you were just upset and sad, and didnt take it personally. He knows you loved him very much and thats why you were frustrated. His kiss and wag the night before was to tell you that. He loved all the great things you did for him and tried for him. He was just too sick. Try not to regret that stuff. Its so hard to deal with (they cant tell us whats wrong) and you cared very much about him. He knows that. I'm sure he does.

thanks for the reminder to give him lots of kisses, i'm going to do that right now.

thanks for the kind words, it means a lot.
Dan
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   Posted 8/7/2007 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Dan. It's me Nick.  Hey listen, I am really sorry to hear about your loss of a family member.  It's a proven fact that people with pets live longer lives and have lower blood pressure.  Belive it or not, I can't seem to sleep tonight either.  It's almost 3:00am EST.  So I thought I would come on out here to see if you are having a hard time as well.  Just remember that your pet is in a better place now and not suffering. I have a cat named "OPIE".  But my first cat passed away from old age and I was just crushed.  Don't feel bad if you start to cry. Just because you and me are guys doesn't mean that we don't have hearts. Maybe when your ready you could get another pet.

Hey, I am really sorry for your loss.  I also hope you are getting some sleep tonight, you have been having a rough go.

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   Posted 8/8/2007 5:03 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't been the same since he got sick and passed. And I miss him terribly as well as his mother. I had him to fall back on when she passed but now I have none and just want him back, I don't want another. I literally have made myself sick to where there feels like a knife is in my gut twisting around from being tense. I wake up this way in the morning. When I have a panic attack my adrenalin really seems like it elevates or something does and I feel like I'm going crazy. And I do not like these little spasm sensations and stinging sensations in my upper gut. I hope that is not from my colon, I mean a problem with my colon. I totally keep thinking I have or will have colon cancer. But I feel that it is gas in my gut and I'm sure that is causing the discomfort and bloating this morning.  I must wake up knotted feeling in my stomach as I go to bed that way many nights, but I barely had a problem last night. Take care.
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hey dont be upset that you were mad at him or mean towards the end. He knows that you were just upset and sad, and didnt take it personally. He knows you loved him very much and thats why you were frustrated. His kiss and wag the night before was to tell you that. He loved all the great things you did for him and tried for him. He was just too sick. Try not to regret that stuff. Its so hard to deal with (they cant tell us whats wrong) and you cared very much about him. He knows that. I'm sure he does.

thanks for the reminder to give him lots of kisses, i'm going to do that right now.

thanks for the kind words, it means a lot.
Dan


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   Posted 8/10/2007 8:58 PM (GMT -7)   
its been a few days since i posted. I wanted to put a quick update.

I'm still have panic attacks every morning. At this point its a joke and they've become less of an impact. I dont laugh while its happening, but 10+ days in a row got me pretty used to it.

BUT my docs ( i see multiple -- They're colleagues and collaborate -- I'm that much of a mystery case to them) want to try Remeron. All i've read about this drug is the weight gain. Like everyone who takes it gains weight. Dang, i dont wanna be fat. but panic every morning is miserable. So i'm left to wonder. Tonight i'm supposed to start it. I'm thinking it would be good for sleep and the morning panic, i just dont want to get big (no offense to anyone over weight, i used to have a weight problem and it took me years to get to a comfortable place).

So thats my update. They figure that is 3.5 MG of klonopin aint doin' the trick, they gotta try something else and get me off the klonopin. That all makes sense to me...

I'll start a remeron thread to see what, if anyone has an experience. Oh, and the outpatient program I am now in is really great. Even though everyone there is depressed, maybe a little anxiety ( me being the only one with panic) its been really helpful so far.

hope everyone is hanging in there.
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   Posted 8/11/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Dan. Glad to see you back on the forum. I knew I hadn't seen any posts from you for a while. I get up shaky still in the mornings but feel I am a little better. Even though I have spells where my gut gets knotted which I still feel is gas, and it hasn't been away totally but does peak a couple of times a day. But I keep saying to myself that I am not going to let it get the best of me, but the knotted feelings started in my stomach this second go round back in early March and I wasn't having gas issues then. But I'm wondering also if I don't have a problem with low blood sugar sometimes causing the shaking in the morning besides the fear of what the day will bring. I finally had a good night's sleep last night. Took a .5mg Xanax and slept great until 9:00 this morning. Husband got mad cause I took half of one of those generic ones. They are in date and it worked. He's been really snappy lately. He hasn't slept well really himself the past 3 nights. How's the situation with your dog??? I know it saddens you that you are going to be losing your best pal soon. I guess the blow from losing Mo hit me the hardest. I've been a nervous mess since then. I know that is when my anxiety and stress and tenseness first began. Take care.  

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Danxiety
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   Posted 8/11/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
nice to here your situation is improving. Lack of sleep seems to make people irritable, so don't blame yourself :)

My dog is doing the best he can be. He seems to still have some energy and he is eating some, so that is good. I'm noticing his appetite is going down, no matter what i feed him, but he does eat all his food still through out the day.

I just tell him i love him and pet him a lot. Then i try and leave for a while each day to help begin with the detachment. I dont leave him for too long, but before i was in the house almost all the time and it was making me a wreck, and wasnt doing anything for him. So now i know i have to leave a couple times a day for a few hours at a time. It's really hard to leave him, but its necessary for the both of us. I know he wants me to feel good too!

I've been in a program the last 3 days that take up a bit of my day, and i forgot my login information so it took me a while to get back on the boards, but i'm now back.

Oh and nice to hear you stomach is doing better! Thats a great sign. And a good night sleep does the body and mind wonders!

Thanks for writing!
Dan
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"Breathe! You Are Alive"
- Thich Nhat Hanh

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