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Question: Insomnia/anxiety


 Xoeitheror - Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:44 pm

I posted this in the psych forums but than decided that i should post it here instead.

Last weekend I had a very bad panic/Anxiety attack, and for the past week ive been having them constantlyevery day. Ive also been having some severe sleep problems these last few days. Everytime I lay down to sleep I start drifting off I feel like im sinking and my body gets a wavy sensation, my heart will start to beat faster and eventually I will get to a point where my entire body has like a jolt and I wake up. Its almost as if I start falling asleep but am still half-way concious. Ive also been waking up 1-2hours into sleep very hot and dizzy with a fast heartbeat and cannot fall back asleep afterwards. Last night I only slept for 2 hours and now nearl 24 hours later I stillc annot sleep. This is starting to feed my Anxiety and is becoming intolerable I have a doctors appointment in1 week but I honestly don't know if I can stand this for another entire week. Does anyone have any natural remedys and/or things I can try to get to sleep. Also what does this sound like it is caused by, im scared Im havin some sort of heart problem causing this. Though this Anxiety is terrible and the sleep is terrible and theyjust seem to feed easch other in an endless cycle.

If it is of any help I havent been falling asleep till around 5-6am.
The last time I slept was yesterday morning I fell asleep at 6:30 and woke up at around *;30am ive stayed awake all day long and now it is 3:00am and I cannot still sleep, how can I possibly fix my sleeping cycle.
 Xoeitheror - Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:12 am

Also i forgot to mention some info
im a 17 yr old male and was diagnosed with GAD and depression about a year ago

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