At night , try to sleep , but now the feeling 's gone deep sleep . I get up ten to fifteen times each night tossing and turning . It's like my mind does not want to shut off. Racing thoughts and anxiety worse too. And when I do sleep and wake up in the morning I always wake up early as 7 am and my hands feel numb or strange little guess and get an adrenaline rush as I have to get up . I think anxiety plays a very important role in insomnia also sometimes wake up with the tremor inside me , but not really shaking. Are my nerves or anxiety is causing it to get worse ? I have some good knowlage in all this , but not much about insomnia or hands feeling weird. I just need more advice please anyone.
I started seeing a psychologist (I see him every week) at the start of this year and started seeing a psychiatrist about 2 weeks ago. I've been on an array of anti-depressants and a whole bunch of different anxiety meds over the past 6 months. But I still can't see a big improvement. I'm seeing my psychiatrist next week, but right now I just have a general question. For over a year now I have always felt this very strong desire to become intoxicated. Doesn't matter on what substance, I just do not want to feel the way I do. It is especially prominent at night when I am trying to sleep (yet cannot succeed). I disagree with the chronic abuse of drugs, but I can't stop myself from thinking this. Is this normal? Is it ever going to go away? and what can I do to try and help myself right now.
I'm wondering if there's any generic, over the counter meds for anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks. I'd go to a doctor except it's Sunday, and I need to know really soon, so I don't pay way too much for a medicine. Thank you! I'm thinking maybe Walgreens might have some stuff, but I can't be sure.
Currently on Paxil, for my Panic attacks. It has helped, 20mg. a day for the last two and a half years. Currently tapering myself down, trying to get off completely. I am at 10 mg. now and have been for 4 weeks, and am going to continue. The Paxil did help for the panic attacks, they stopped after the first month of paxil treatment. My question is how can I bring up in conversation how to change meds. I do not want to be on ssris/paxil anymore, it has made me a dull, lifeless human,...only thing that has stopped is the panic attacks. As a 20 year old man, I want to be honest and ask for another medicine. How can I bring up the idea of a different medicine. WHY are doctors so close minded and worried about addiction. The only medicine that has worked has been my lorazepam. But i only want a script four 10. I experience panic attacks daily, but they vary in the severity. I have gone through opiate addiction, which I self medicated with opiates. But I no longer want to abuse illegal drugs/havent in 3 years. I am weaning myself off of paxil, and i has been hell. I truly belive that ssris are the worst medications. How can I mention how i FEEL to my doctor. I do not want him to think i want scheduled drugs, but i have failed out of college now because of inadequate treatment. I want to try something different, but do not want to come off as a drug seeker. Because I am 20 years old now, and have gone through my problems, I want to cure my insomnia, and panic attacks, and am very pissed with doctors prescribing anti-histamines for sleep and my normal dose of 20mg paxil. The paxil has mad me numb inside, i dont have feelings. I no longer have panic attacks, but the insomnia increases each day. How can i get help with such , petrified doctors?
Here are my symptoms; 1) Poor concentration 2) Always worried every day 3) Sometimes feel shortness of breath 4) Lump in the throat feeling sometimes 5) Unwanted thoughts or behaviour 6) Mood swings 7) I think I am hallcinating, but I know I am picturing things in front of me 8) My online test results show I am no where near having Bipolar/ADHD, Severe Depression 9) I know I am not Bipolar(Manic Depressive), because when I have my ups during the day, I do not feel 'hyper' or 'wired', and I do not harm others 10) I worry about my health A LOT!! 11) My best friend thinks I worry too much and I am Paranoid! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!
One of my friends seems depressed a lot and cares about school and work, but also may have OCD since overanalyzes things a lot and is very careful . What to do in a situation where they are affected by anxiety , worry and depression . If anyone can give some advice or suggestions to arrest or reverse the symptoms of anxiety , depression and stress . It would be helpful ..
severe dizziness, anxiety about anything, feeling when I'm lying down , butterflies in the stomach , chest tightness , rapid heartbeat , shortness of breath , it feels like the ground is moving ( just like the feeling when you are in a boat and feel off balance sheet) when I stand or walk , turn , depression . ok so those are all my symptoms and I go to my doctor tomorrow to be looking , but I'm really scared ! ive researched panic / anxiety disorders and I am 100 % sure I have it. Can all types of anxiety disorders / panic 100% cured? ? ? ? ? ? I know some people say they just do not think about it and relax , but most people with anxiety disorders know that's no help at all ! I just want to be normal and not experience these feelings again dreadfull . Thank you.
I have 19 years of age and at least the last 7 years I have been suffering from depression and anxiety problems. I've tried countless doctors and medicines, sometimes things helped, but nothing was a permanent solution. When I was about 16 I developed Somniphobia .. it is an irrational fear of sleep. Since then, my ability to sleep has decreased dramatically. Over the years I've felt more and more confused, tired, stressed and irritable. During the last two weeks I have been having terrible panic attacks .. several per day. I need real help. I'm sick of people telling me to be patient and things will get better with time. I'm sick of being told to relax and stay positive. I have nothing to be positive about. Nothing in my life has changed, how can I expect a new result. Is needed for some reason the weeks and months to start any type of process (such as psychological treatment or new drugs), and when I have to start over. I need help today. I can not even deserve to be crying every night because I dread going to bed. Nobody seems to understand. This is not a question of how to relax .. I know to read or watch TV to exercise and eat right.I have a very real psychological problem and I need real help. I am attending a clinic that is supposed to help me in a few days, but the truth is I do not know how to keep my sanity until then. I know, obviously, I'll be fine (I'm not going to die) but I'm hating everything about my life and feel only worse. The worst of all this is they have no one to lean on. Whenever I'm only sorry that my crazy that I feel like I'm in my body I feel like I'm dreaming, and during the next ten days I will be home alone. My dad is in Europe. All my friends are at school. And my mother is fine just trust me that is not an option ... It sucks because my sister is in town for a few days and I can not see why she stays with my mother. My boyfriend is very helpful and supportive, but lets be honest. he is my age and not have the wisdom or experience about my real problems. and I'm starting to overwhelm. What is making me even crazier because I'm away the only person who is there for me .. so I want to leave. but I can not because if I do not go to waste. I know you probably think I'm exaggerating and this is all in my head. As true as that may be .. everything is very real to me. I'm too scared to do this on my own, but I can not live like this. I can not close my eyes for a minute with out hyperventilation. Please someone out there please have some answers. and please try to avoid relaxation techniques that I know all, and most of them do not because I'm somniphobic. I want to help, not far from pretending that I'm fine until help finally arrives. God I'm pathetic. and I'm reluctant to even post it because I do not want to be disappointed by the amount of people tell me to relax and realize that everything is fine and nothing is wrong. ohh well ... here goes. Thanks for your help. I'm sorry if I sound like a ***** I'm, I'm so scared that I'm losing my mind.
I'm 19 years old and for at least the past 7 years I have been suffering from depression and anxiety problems. I have tried countless doctors and medications, sometimes things helped but nothing was a permanent solution. When I was about 16 I developed somniphobia.. which is an irrational fear of sleeping. Since then my ability to sleep has dramatically decreased. Over the years I have felt myself becoming more confused, fatigued, stressed, and irritable. For the past two weeks I have been having terrible panic attacks.. several a day. I need real help. I am sick of people telling me to be patient and things will get better with time. I am sick of being told to relax and stay positive. I have nothing to be positive about. Nothing in my life has changed how do I expect a new result. It takes for some reason weeks and months to start any sort of process (like psychological treatment or new medications) and when they fail I have to start all over. I need help today. I don't want or deserve to be screaming every night because I am terrified to go to bed. No one seems to understand. This isn't an issue about how to relax.. I know to read or watch TV to exercise and to eat right.I have a very real psychological problem and I need real help. I am attending a clinic that is supposed to help me in a few days, but honestly I don't know how to keep my sanity until then. I know I will obviously be fine (I'm not going to die) but I am hating everything about my life and feeling myself only getting worse. The worst part of this whole situation is a don't have anyone to lean on. When I am by myself I feel my craziest I don't feel like I am in my own body I feeling like I am dreaming, and for the next ten days I will be home alone. My dad is in Europe. All of my friends are away at school. And my mom is well just trust me she is not an option... which really sucks because my sister is in town for a few days and I cant see her because she is staying with my mom. My boyfriend is very helpful and supportive, but lets be honest. he is my age and has no real wisdom or experience regarding my problems. and I am starting to overwhelm him. Which is making me even crazier because I am pushing away the only person that is there for me.. so i want to stop. but can't because If i don't I am going to lose it. I know it probably seems like I am overreacting and all of this is in my head. As true as that may be.. it is all very real to me. I am so scared to do all of this on my own but I cant live like this. I cant close my eyes for a minute with out hyperventilating. Please someone out there please have some answers. and please try to avoid relaxation techniques I know all of them, and most of them fail because I am somniphobic. I want HELP not away to pretend I am fine until help finally arrives. god i feel pathetic. and I am hesitant to even post it because I do not want to be disappointed by how many people tell me to relax and realize everything is fine and nothing bad is happening. ohh well... here goes. Thanks for your help. Sorry if I sound like a ***** I'm not, I'm just incredibly scared that I am losing my mind.
So many people suffer from panic attacks , severe anxiety , agoraphobia , social anxiety disorder , etc. Instead of focusing on the symptoms and causes misery , I thought it would be good for those of you who have had to submit their success stories here for people who are still struggling can earn some hope, strength and courage on your part . Thanks for sharing . Only those who have had to know what they are spending it .
I suffer from anxiety , abnormal thoughts , derealization , depersonlization , depression and constant concern. I can avoid thinking or talking about the experience at all costs , and I have a lot of physical symptoms and insomnia .
I'm 14. I've had trouble sleeping since I was 5 or 6. My brother could fall asleep in a matter of minutes, while I was tossing and turning all night. As I got older school started earlier, I had homework, &I started using electronics. The insomnia worsened. I got my own computer for Christmas &now it's the worst it's ever been. I've always thought I had insomnia. But, I've had it for so long I think it could be a chemical imbalance in my brain. I have done a lot of research about treatment options, &when I tried to tell my parents, they said it was because I was always on the computer. Even when I turn off the computer an hour before bed, meditate, drink tea, and all the other things they suggest, I'm still awake. I went to the doctor and all they did was give me a pamphlet. Recently, my friend who has anxiety disorder told me she thought I had it as well. When we talked about things that make us anxious, we both had similar feelings. I feel really nervous and uncomfortable in a lot of social situations and can get scared to go to school or look at my phone. I get overly worried about things and have irrational fears. Things like hearing about a horror movie or reading a slightly scary book can keep me up for days. I want to talk to my parents about it, but I know they won't believe. How can I have a serious conversation with my parents about these two things? I really need help &I can't get it without their support.