I love this forum so much because people are so supportive here!! I love to read all the kind and loving posts that people write to those of us who are suffering with anxiety and panic disorder. I could really use some wisdom right now from the community here!
I've had every symptom listed in these posts, and I've been suffering with anxiety most of my life. I'm 59 years old. Recently, I have started to feel very odd near bedtime every night, and I'm wondering if other people have had this experience as well. i've reached a point where I feel typically OK during the day, but about an hour before I get in bed , my ears start ringing loudly, my body feels like it's vibrating and tingling, and my heart pounds hard but not overly fast. This doesn't send me into a panic because I have learned that the weird symptoms in my body are really nothing to worry about, but the symptoms do keep me awake. Can anyone relate to this experience? Has anyone figured out what to do to relieve this feeling? It literally takes me about two hours to fall asleep after I shut off my light. I'm allergic to caffeine and other stimulants, so that's not my issue. I play peaceful music and read a boring book to try to put myself to sleep. That hasn't helped.
I'm sorry this post is so long. I did not mean to write a novel!