Haccy

233d

Does anyone have trouble with constant feelings of dread? I can't sleep most nights because I'm always anxious. I am hyperaware of my breathing, my heart rate, every ache..and begin to talk myself into the idea that I'm dying. On the occasions where my anxiety isn't over physical anomalies, I convince myself of every plausible worst case scenario will occur throughout my day to day life. it's consuming. I can't think of anything else sometimes. I'll scared and panic myself into a sleepless night. over and over. I'm so tired. I just want to be normal. ๐Ÿ˜”

Anxiety (Including GAD)

Chronic or Recurrent Palpitations

Melatonin

Tachycardia

Citalopram

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  • BigDino

    233d

    God I feel this. Something a counselor told me that helped me a bit with this was that my brain was operating at a 9/10 anxiety wise practically all the time. And that for some reason, finding something to blame that on rather than it just being my constant state of being was subconsciously preferable. It helped me to visualize it like that, that I wasn't dying because I thought I heard an arhythmia in my heartbeat or because my left hand felt numb. It was just my brain being incredibly overactive trying to find ANYTHING to blame my heightened state on. Nights like those are incredibly hard tho. I hope it will get easier for you. โค๏ธ

  • Noemie

    233d

    I'm constantly worrying about possible situations. Like "what if one of my family members dies in their sleep" or "what will happen to my husband and kids if I die" "do I have something wrong with me and I'm gonna die?" These thoughts too are almost constant and keep me up at night. Or I'll wake up and can't go back to sleep and these kinds of thoughts will come. So you're not alone! I don't really know how to deal with them so I'm sorry but I just wanted to say I'm experiencing them too.

  • pvnkg1rl75

    233d

    I used to have more morbid thoughts and freak out about dying a lot. Ever since I got put on Cymbalta, it has slowed those ideas down.

    • Noemie

      233d

      Do you have any weird side effects on that medication? My mother in law takes it but when she has to go without it she gets very sick. It made her very sick when she first started taking it.

      • pvnkg1rl75

        233d

        No, that's what's interesting. I've always heard about Cymbalta side effects, but I didn't have any and it's been the best med I've tried out of about 5 or 6 different rxs.

  • CloverCorgi

    233d

    Yup! I will suddenly be convinced that someone broke in and I'm gonna die. Keeping a small light on, or playing a YouTube video while a fall asleep helps keep those thoughts at bay.

  • layayaya

    233d

    This!!!! I have had a problem with this for a long time now as well. Some things I have found helpful are sleep meditations because it focuses my mind on something else that is meant to relax me. I have been dealing with it really bad lately and actually just started taking Ativan at night to get to sleep. Maybe you could also try melatonin? I know the feeling of feeling just so hopeless because you canโ€™t stop your mind from racing, Itโ€™s so tough not being able to sleep from anxiety because it only makes anxiety worse the next day.

  • Haccy

    232d

    I had a really nasty panic attack earlier tonight. Like. Bad. Stress induced and I felt like I was going to have to be baker acted. That was about 2-3 hours ago. I ate. And tries to lay down and then started getting sudden heart palpitations. Now my anxiety is on full blast and I'm trying to talk myself out of the idea that I'm about to die. And now I'm afraid to lay down cause I have the idea that my heart will stop. It's now going on 1am. I'm so exhausted feeling this way all the time. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  • ladedadedum

    232d

    Yes. I am always hyper aware of everything my body does. Left arm hurting? Heart attack. Sudden prick in my chest? Heart attack. Eye twitching? Stroke. It's never ending. All day. I will work myself up into such a state I will need to pull over while driving so I can attempt to calm down. I do not have any advice though on how to fix it or stop. Just know, you aren't alone.

  • AriFerrari

    204d

    I definitely feel like this sometimes! These are intrusive thoughts, and you can work on coping with them with different kinds of therapists. CBT can help. My current therapist is psychodynamic and IFS, and I have found those approaches to be more helpful for me, to uncover the origins of these thoughts and fears

  • B_renee

    202d

    This is on point for me ๐Ÿ˜ž

    • Johnj

      202d

      me too ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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