Reaching out to anyone that has or had nocturnal anxiety attacks or has had them from PTSD. My meds have stopped the night terrors but I continue to wake up every morning from nocturnal panic attacks, trembling, sweating with high anxiety. Since they happen when I am asleep I feel helpless to control them. They are frustrating and start my day off with apprehension. Any suggestions or feedback is appreciated.
Yes I understand what you mean my meds stopped my night terrors as well but was still waking with anxiety in the morning. I do not know what you are taking and only can tell you what my psychiatrist gave me which is risperidone. It works on the night terrors and has stopped the waking up with anxiety. I take it at night because it does make me a bit sleepy but I do not wake with any anxiety or panic and any that develops over the day is completely manageable.
I think you should talk to your doctor and make sure your doctor is aware that you are still having these morning anxieties. There are meds and therapy that can help with this.
Do you have a therapist or support group you can talk to? I have just finished 18 months of steady intense therapy and that has also helped with anxiety and given me some coping skills when it does act up especially with my flashbacks.
I hope you can find some relief for your morning anxiety as I know it is not a good way to start your day.
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