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I hate when my brain won't turn off. Just constant anxiety and over thinking during the night. I'm not sure how to stop it. I'll have a little bit of sleep and wake up feeling exhausted. Then the panic attacks happen. Does anyone get really bad anxiety and panic attacks when you feel tired? 😴

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Betha

I don't! But I am on medication . For me it is more physical symptoms! Stomach pain etc

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Yes I can get anxious at night and start ruminating

I found some months ago that you tube have some good meditation vids and they work for me, Jason Stephenson is one guy that does them I've found good...

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Cool I'll look him up! πŸ‘ thanks

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Your welcome, there are lots in there to choose from, my mind will wander when I listen to them , but I keep bringing it back and eventually usually fall asleep 😴

Worth a try x

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chrisb63

I understand you only too well Elliott, as that is what I have been going through lately. I have just started using something called Holy Basil for my anxiety and the one panic attack I had the other morning. It worked really well and managed to clam me down from the heavy sweating; racing uncontrolled thoughts; racing heartbeat and not being able to breathe. It was a new experience and I thought I was going to die.

Holy Basil has been used in Ayurveda Medicine for over 5000 years and very successfully.

Highly recommend it.

Now I'll be going to go to counselling and talk about this.

Hope that has helped.

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Cool πŸ‘ I've never heard of holy basil before? I'm definitely going to try it! Thanks so much ☺

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dave1960moreton

Yes if you don't sleep you feel absolutely dreadful. I used sleeping tablets which were great but the GP said there is nothing he could do as they are addictive. I personally think it is cruel as some sleep is better than none. It sounds like you are going through a really tough time my friend I understand you fully. Have you tried sleeping tablets ever? I am here if you need to talk.

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Betha

Meditation application I use is simply being I do it every morning

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