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Last night was horrible. I didnt fall asleep till 6 this morning. I slept 1 hour. I ended up having an anxiety attack so bad that I spent the night pacing my room. It was the worst one I’ve had in 2 months. I’m super crabby and tired. And my anxiety is still killing me

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Yes, insomnia is terrible. Did you manage to take a nap sometime today?

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Nope. Now I’m panicking so bad. I’m also crying and shaking and extremely jumpy

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Can you watch a movie to get your mind off of things?

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I’ve been doing deep breathing. It’s helping a little bit

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Ask your doctor about Citalopram it works for me it eases my anxiety no butter flies in my stomach I actually lost weight I'm my stomach area due to stress buildup sounds like your serorion is low ask your doctor

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I started Remeron last night because of severe chronic insomnia, it put me out for 7 hours. I actually slept for the first time in months. It is also an antidepressant so that is another benefit

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I take 100mg of sertraline 2x a day.

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You can safely take Sertraline and Remeron at the same time.

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this happened to me last night

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When did your anxiety start? I have been suffering for 2 and a half years, so I feel your pain. Up until then, I had no idea what panic or anxiety were. I just woke up one night with terrible vertigo and rushed to the ER thinking I was dying. After that night, I was terrified of my next attack. It has been a rough ride, that's for sure. I was put on Remeron, Lexapro, and Klonopin. Things have improved and I am off the Klonopin and trying to wean off the Remeron. I had bad panic and anxiety last night, I guess it's from the remeron withdrawal. I will be praying for you and that you get relief very soon.

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I feel so bad for you! This is going to sound a lil bit gross, but have you heard of a popaholic? Basically it's people who watch pimple popping videos or removal of cysts, that kind of thing. Well, I'm one of those. I watch Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper on YouTube every night before i go to bed. Something about her voice and watching those things that normally gross people out extremely are soothing to me, almost like cleansing if that makes sense?! There are actually many people with anxiety who watch her and a few others i could recommend as well. They always make me tired enough where i know i can go into bed and actually sleep bc they help my anxiety. Odd sounding I know, but works for me!

Hugs!

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Hahahahaha. I do watch Dr. Pimple Popper before I go to bed.

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Isn't it funny how some of us have that kinda stuff in common?! I have to watch her or Dr. John before I can sleep!! It's just so relaxing for some reason.

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Sleep makes or breaks my day. Anxiety is worst when my sleep/insomnia is bad. I have a really good Doc. He prescribed Remeron which is an anti-depressant but has significant sleep properties. Plus it has anti anxiety help. Anyway, give it a try. One hour before bed.

Also, if you lay in bed for an hour+ without going to sleep I alsway change location - spare bedroom, living room couch, etc. That can help sometimes.

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Never watched Dr. pimple before bed but I'm going to try that. I've been living with anxiety, depression an over the edge panic attacks for 30 years. Insomnia on and off for past 10 years. The worst ones for me are when I wake up in full panic. And yeah, lack of sleep leaves me jittery and anxious. Such a battle. But, you are strong, you got this. I take benzos, been on and off them but mostly on. Not for everyone but may be something to consider. I also meditate, that helps me A LOT. The more days in a row I so it the better it gets. O use an app called insight timer, it's free and has so many types of meditation styles on it

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Yes, please do try watching it and let me know if it helps you! It's a huge anxiety/stress reliever for me for some reason...not much is right now so i hold onto the things that are. I watch them sometimes during the day as well if i feel panicky. I haven't tried meditation bc it's so hard for me to relax enough.

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Haven't seen the pimple popper yet but I'll let you know when I do check it out. Is the Dr female? If so, I've seen her.

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Yes

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I was feeling the same way last night. I got up and cleaned my kitchen from top to bottom. It helped me focus on something, helped me use my body and helped me feel like I accomplished something.

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