Anxiety Support
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You know what really grinds my gears?

When im falling asleep and im just nodding off, and I get a sort of electric surge of anxiety and it bolts me awake from nodding off, its terrifying, it rips you out from falling into a peacful sleep, and for about 2 or 3 seconds from being pulled out of sleeping, your trapped inbetween being awake and sleep land, and you have no control over it, its terrifying, like a prisoner in your own body/mind for a few seconds, its a nightmare.

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Sounds like you are unconsciously holding your breath, or forget to breathe. That used to happen to me, but once I realised what it was it stopped. Quite frightening though.

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Thanks Funky, hopefulli that is the case and now that I know, it WILL stop! Appreciate the comment.

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Even if it doesn't stop immediately, it won't harm you. It has happened to me a lot in the past, and only last year. But nothing will happen to you, I am still here. Don't fear it. X

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