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Waking with fear & nausea

kama24
kama24

Without going into my long story of dealing with panic disorder, I wondered if anyone else ever wakes up with "fear" and shaking? Nausea is also present. Yes, I've tried all the obvious aids to help but to no avail. If I wake in the middle of the night it isn't present but as soon as wake time comes so does the shaking and gut grabbing fear. I guess because this morning is a bad one, I am just wondering if there are others like me?? I'm beginning to feel very desperate. It is 3 years now like this and nothing has helped. Anyone besides me have this?

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I feel anxious in the morning... have you

Read dr Claire? And also read calmandcourageous.com they have an article about mornings... also, have you ever tried a Xanax or Ativan ? In the morning when you feel this way

kama24
kama24
in reply to Hidden

Hi, thank you for your reply. Yes, I have the book by Dr. Claire Weeks and have read it twice. I was prescribed 2mg of sublingual Ativan many years ago. I only take it once in a while, maybe 3x a month as you can build up a resistance to it. Frankly, everything just seems hopeless lately.

panic does't come out of the blue we have to feed it with inflammatory thoughts

kama24
kama24
in reply to flaxxy703

It is a matter of controlling those thoughts. Many of which plague us daily. Not always easy to do. I use my CBT thinking almost daily but it seldom "cuts it".

Oh, I hadn't seen this old post of yours. That is exactly how I feel and seems to get worse. I have been blaming it on taking ativan as did GP the other day with the shaky feeling, nausea etc but am really wondering now if it is to do with low cortisol. Is it possible for you to do a saliva test. It's just a swab done around 8 am, midday, 4.0 pm and bed time. Problem is they dont really advise taking any type of medication that might skew the results. I have high cortisol at night and the mirtazipine does suppress this. I read up on a study done on healthy adults for two weeks and reduced cortisol quite drastically. Looking at the symptoms, for both low and high cortisol they are very similar which is confusing.

kama24
kama24
in reply to elaine2447

I was sent to an endocronologist after they thought there was a nodule on my adrenal gland. He did not agree with the GP. He did send me for a test at the lab. I had to take a pill the night before then go early next morning for blood work. Apparently my cortisol was ok. It is very frustrating to feel there is "no hope", for me it is also frightening. I wish I could overcome the almost constant fear that engulfs me.

elaine2447
elaine2447
in reply to kama24

I can hardly believe what is happening to me, yesterday I felt full of despair. The Hashimotos causes anxiety I know, but I worry about the fact my osteoporosis has got so much worse and nobody is doing anything about the parathyroid which cannot be helping as I cant take anything with calcium in it. Had a really horrible day yesterday, only took 0.5 g of ativan as I had sent away for a thyroid finger prick test kit which I was doing this morning and I didnt want the benzos screwing with the TSH as apparently they can suppress it but was mainly for the antibodies. So I was worried I wouldnt sleep and took 2 x 15g mirtazipine. I went off to sleep quickly about 11.30 I guess but was wide awake at 5.00 a.m. Going up the wall for about two hours and then at 7 staggered downstairs and did the finger prick test, stuck it in the fridge and went back to bed and popped a 1/2 ativan. I thought that would calm me down but when I got up at 8.15 was all of a shake and felt absolutely awful this morning. Dont know how I managed it, but walked up to the post office to send the blood test off and came back and lay on the bed and by midday I thought to hell with it, will pop a whole pill. Thing is they dont seem to have that same effect and I am in a state anyway as I have an ultrasound booked for tomorrow. It is quite a simple one but I know they wont find anything and the GP thinks its anxiety too, but thought the pain in my shoulder blade should be checked out but I doubt its gallstones but comes from the T5 compression fracture. So now it seems the slightest little thing outside of my comfort zone (not particularly comfortable though) and I am a wreck just the thought of the ultrasound tomorrow and then having to go back to the GP. He was not that helpful about trying to help me taper off the ativan and I dont think that that and the mirtazapine particularly agree with each other. I wont be taken two tonight thats for sure.

Whatever the outcome is, it still doesnt solve why this anxiety and nausea started out of the blue last November. I'll let you know how I go. x

kama24
kama24
in reply to elaine2447

You sound like me at times. I dread going to appointments....dread to hear the outcome yet that is the only way to find answers at times. I find my "fear" is often worse when I am alone. I've never heard of gall stones causing pain in the shoulder area. I know kidney stones can cause pain in the back shoulder area. A dear 81 yr. old friend just had surgery for them. This wasn't her first go with them. You did really well to walk to the PO. Me, I'd be "what if" this "what if that". This should make you smile....we have a very tiny 14 yr.old dog who loves to go for walks. I wait until hubby is home before we head out, because "what if" I faint or pass out? is she going to drag me home? My physciatrist says the brain is the most powerful organ in the body and boy I believe him. It is cooler here today, 25c right now. Our cat just came in & turned around and wanted out. He is 14 too. We are a home of seniors. Have you ever tried Stemetil for nausea? It is a prescription med but I think one of the better ones. Do you feel a tad better if you get outside in the sun? I do, but then I have to come in. I cannot imagine waking up at all hours & dealing with what you do. I have a friend in Calgary who has just started injections for osteoporosis. She was on a once a month pill prior to that. My mom always said that those who had good health were millionaires and boy I think she nailed it. Is there anything that can keep your mind occupied for a while.....ya listen to me talk :-) Do you crochet or knit? It is 1:40pm here and I'm hanging in there. Hubby went golfing but will be home by 2pm.

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