sleeping, time and personal space

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   Posted 12/11/2009 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   

I've been noticing that I have anxiety issues with sleeping and time.
For example, before I go to sleep I calculate exactly how much time I have to sleep and subtract how much time I estimate it will take me to fall asleep.
If it's not enough (generally under 6 hours) then I can't fall asleep because I'll be thinking about it. Sometimes I doze off and then I'll wake up to check the clock and recalculate.
How can I stop that?

Another anxiety I have is on being late. Once again I try to calculate how much time it will take me to get somewhere and leave (as in pull out of the driveway) at that exact time. Sometimes when I'm driving I'll check my clock every few minutes and estimate how much longer it'll take me to get there and then start to panic/ speed if I think I'll be late. If I'm early, nothing happens except that I'm early and feel like I have to wait all alone.

I've never liked it when people got really close to me, especially people I don't know. But even when my mom gets close to me I start to feel trapped and like I literally don't have enough air. If I'm wearing something around my neck I'll start pulling at it and breathing deeper to try to get more air into my lungs.

Please, please please help me with all of this. I hate getting that feeling of anxiousness...

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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -7)

The above link is a link that shows all the symptoms of anxiety. I would recommend you get in with your family doc and see about getting a referral to a therapist. I have received alot help for my anxiety symptoms thru the help of the occasional Xanax and therapy. Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.


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   Posted 12/12/2009 12:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I tottally agree with Nanners on this..i do not like being late either i am ocd about dad was always the one that drilled never being late in my head then i was Nursing and you really do hv to be there early for report i had to also check meds count ect.. .....keep us posted k ,,,lyn
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   Posted 12/13/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
My advice is to talk with a doctor, by example a psychologist. She can give you many adviced you that will helped you
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