my anxiety is keeping me up all nite for days now, can only get couple hours of sleep if im lucky, my panic attacks are out of controll and i feel like im dying. please if anyone knows how to get thru this can i get some help. i was lying down and for some reason started to get this fear of dying and my mind is saying im having a stroke or a heart attack. but i know thats anxiety/panic symtoms. a part of me wants to go er to checked but i also dont want to look crazy cause i go there alot. if i had a ekg, and stress test about a month and it came out normal, whats the chances of it really being a heart attack?thanks everyone who can help, leanne
Hi leanne. I know you've been going through a hard time. Trying to remember if you see your psychiatrist this week. Having a poor memory moment (better not be for the day) Hopefully when you read this, you'll be getting some much needed sleep. As you've said, you know that anxiety is the culprit. Try and remember that, it can ease your levels (anxiety).
I have been through the same thing and I know it sucks. Your doctor can help and a therapist can also help. I have learned to control my attacks with breathing and staying busy ( cleaning house, walking ). But I still have them, nite time is the worst. I am sure you will get some responces that will help you more than mine. Hang in there it does get better once you learn to manage your stress. Alot of people have been through this and they can help . Good luck and I hope things get better. This site has helped me and their are some great people out there. Soon you will be helping others with your advice. Best wishes.
hi leanne... your symptoms ... sound exactly like i get... horrible... and if textbook... like pledge & the others said... they pass... But to be on the safe side... no matter what... call and at least talk to your "urgent care nurse" and explain exactly your symptoms at that minute... they will tell you either what we have said... OR... they will tell you to come into the ER. Even if it is a false alarm... DO IT! I had the same panic attack 1 year ago... waited cause i thought it was just another horrible anxiety attack gone out of control... cause no left arm pain... But then i passed out... bang... i had a heart attack... "a little one" (there is no such thing) but got to the hospital... compliments of my son... who just happened to stop by. The nurse can decide, and being "embarrased" is never an option... at least they can get you some Ativan...
or meds as needed, but don't chance it... if you feel that terrible... it's better to be safe than ... well the alternative is just not an option... Please call a nurse or doc... if you feel it is not a "normal" panic attack!!! Love & Prayers to you ... Don
Hun your not crazy and this could be serious and maybe its something that can be figured out so please dont feel like that, get to the E.R. just to play it safe... I feel so bad for you!!! Iused to get those every now and then and they can be very sceary i know... who cares what people think at the e.r. thats why they are there.. plz get this looked at, you need to get to the bottom of this and finfd out why you are having these attacks.. your concerned friend, Mick from chicago...
Hey Darlin', YOU ARE NOT CRAZY! Now repeat after me, "I am not crazy. My body/mind has a message for me and this is how it shows up" Like the others said, if you're that scared, go to ER. Are you hooked up with both a good psychiatrist and a good therapist. Cutting edge studies show that a combination of the right meds and the right counselor are the best treatments for anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Hang in there...
I'm a bit late in my response, sorry!!
I recall my first panic attacks and they made me feel completely crazed!! If not for my brother, I would have had no idea what was happening to me!
This is great, you've your first appointment tomorrow!! How exciting for you, and a bit scary as well, I'm sure. Are you a tad trepadacious about your appointment leanne? Please try not to be if you are? They are there to help and not to harm you. But take whatever this doc has to say with a grain of salt, sometimes they love to label people!! Don't let a doc put you into some odd category if you think you don't fit the mould, ok?
Hope you are feeling better soon. I must say that .5 mgs of xanax is not much. But you are taking two, right? At bedtime? So you are taking 1mg total? (ohhh I can do math!! LOL) Perhaps you will get something that is calming and will help with your anxiety and help depression as well.
Best wishes leanne,
Good mornin' helpmehawaii,hope you've gotten some sleep!lack of sleep can make everything bad.they put me on seroquel at night awhile back and it does great... except you feel like shh..the next day,so i only take 50-100mg instead of the prescribed dose of 300 and it does well.i'm not sayin' that is for you but you may want to check into.i would think the x-anax would work a bit better if taken 1-2 times during the day,that way you have alittle something through the day for panic,and then a night time med.the night time panic attacks,i HATE those cause i will lay there and think about my family dyin' and car crashes,disasters etc.and actually feel it as if it has happened ,its terrible.i hope you feel better soon.i'm going to do some more remodeling today,ck in later
Leanne I do hope your feeling better. I'm sorry haven't been on much I've been sick. Still not feeling well so not on much. Try to relax a little get your mind off of things and like they said try to figure out the cause so hopefuly they'll stop! I'm glad you got a litl sleep but I hope you get more rest. Jaime
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