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Anxiety = No Sleep

I almost called 911 because I was convinced I was having a heart attack, however, I’m not even 20 years old yet. I have had panic disorder my whole life and it’s interfering with my life so much. I have an exam tomorrow but every time I start to fall asleep I jolt up with the feeling of an adrenaline rush, like I’m forgetting to breathe. Has anyone expierienced anything similar and if so what have you done about it?

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Do you exercise? Ever try some structured walking? Helps me sort my thoughts, I look better and all those endorphins released in my brain to make me feel good? PRICELESS!!!

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I actually went to the hospital today and got some tests done and I’m not allowed to leave bed for 2 days but I agree. Going for walks helps me too.

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Take care Jamie370, feel better soon. xx

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When my anxiety has been really high and I’ve been in what I refer to as a “panic state” I experience this exact issue when falling asleep. It’s almost like a startle reflex you get where you get the feeling you are falling, except this is a feeling that you are forgetting to breath. This will continue until I get my levels down. I don’t know what causes it but I’m guessing it’s like you said, all the adrenaline. You’re not alone and it will pass. I’m at the end of “start up” symptoms from switching medications and I had 3 weeks of this. It’s scary, but you are okay. I hope you feel better soon.

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Thank you so much! Seeing that you also know what I am talking about and I am not the only one is such a relief for me! :)

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You will get better with medication,and these attacks will go almost completely. Don't worry

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Thank you! :)

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