I've had some new changes in my anxiety symptoms, one of which is extreme dizziness and feeling like I'm going to pass out. This is happening a lot during the day, which is a change from my nocturnal panic attacks, but are equally, if not more terrifying. The nighttime attacks haven't been as frequent, but have been more severe when they do happen. Also, for the past two weeks, I have been struggling with terrible insomnia. I can fall asleep ok, but can't stay asleep for more than 1-2 hours at a time. Last night I tried taking magnesium and I felt a relaxing effect about 30 minutes after I took it. I was able to stay asleep for almost 6 hours. I woke up at 4am with a bit of stomach trouble, but otherwise feel pretty alright! I know some of you take magnesium, and I'd love to know what kind and how much you take and what your experiences have been.
In really happy, just incredible news for me, yesterday I got approved to adopt a one-year-old golden retriever that I will be picking up this morning. Although the dog is already well trained, I got the name of an excellent trainer near me who specializes in therapy and emotional support training. I am beyond excited (and emotional--in a good way) about this, but I'm also a little overwhelmed and nervous.
I just really hope I can start sleeping soon. School is starting in a week and a half, and inevitable early mornings are in my very near future. I hate the way I feel physically most days lately with the dizziness and sleep-deprived fog, and I need to get on top of it before then. I'm also wondering if maybe my hormones are somehow involved in all this. I'm 42, and still feel a little young for all that, but I guess it's not unheard of.