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Anxiety and Insomnia

Saturday, July 19, 2014

So I've had anxiety for years. I've been able to manage it on my own, listening to relaxing music, talking it out, exercise, meditation- I am usually great at getting it under control. But for the last month it's been really bad. My heart will just pound and I freak out over stuff that really is not that important. Then it impacts my sleep and by the 5th day of no sleep, I knew it was beyond my control. I've now been to my doctor, who has given me a little help. I hate taking medication and don't want to have to take something every day- but for my own well being, at this point, I see no other option.

Sorry if it appears I've been MIA- I obviously have to get this under control before I can focus on anything else.
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    I saw your page on wants recovery's page. I hope you are doing well. I see you have been gone a while. Anxiety is a very difficult & sometimes lonely path. Then insomnia makes it much harder. I have experience from taking care of a close friend with these same difficulties. I personally know the anxiety of laying awake worrying. It is good to remember what you can & can't have control over in the moment. I found to push it aside knowing you have the power to deal with it at another time & it will get done. "Can I do anything about this right now?" If not tell yourself when u can. Or get up & take care of it. Keeping in mind prioritization. What else can get done the next day if you don't go to sleep. Then take your meds to help. I was the same way. I hate taking meds for sleep. There is such a stigma around it. I just remember it is the best of the two options vs no sleep & a non productive day .... Leading to more anxiety. I hope this helps.
    1060 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear this.

    Take care of you. I'll look forward to hearing from you once you are better.
    1235 days ago
    Have you been a psychologist to try to get to the root of it and try to talk it out? My mom used to have a lot of panic attacks and she found coping mechanisms when she felt them coming on. I hope you find some relief soon.
    1246 days ago
    best to you

    1247 days ago
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