Living with Anxiety
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Trouble sleeping

It’s 2:00 am and I get up at 5:30 and have tried everything. I believe the last time I couldn’t sleep I was having a manic episode... yet I don’t feel high up on cloud nine. Maybe it’s nerves to do with driving tomorrow that I’m nervous about.

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Hiya Starr!!! I'm up too. Ugh. My heart and thoughts you and your beautiful family stay safe!!! Where is it that you have to drive too?? Is it really far??

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Hi!!! I thought of you tonight because I can’t sleep and I know you deal with that regularly.

I don’t have to drive far at all. We usually walk. I think I’ll get them to school really early so there’s not a bunch of traffic. I don’t know why I’m worried I’m sure it will be fun be. Anxiety tries to steal my confidence!

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Oh dear my anxiety destroys any confidence I have if any at all. Ill be thinking of ya when your driving today!!! Your a dear friend😄 Hope that's ok?? Yea like you sleep is tough. Tonight I woke up after sleeping just about 2.5 hours. I never slept the night before I went to PAWS. The girl Sarah I worked with,asked me to help with the petsmart adoption event on Saturday!!!

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Ooooh pet adoption sounds like so much fun!

Yes think of me while I drive, you’ll give me good vibes and I will be okay 😆 haha!!!

Sorry you are having dleep trouble too.

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It does sound fun! Hoping to get some of our dogs into really great homes! I definitely will. Good vibes coming your way. I'm used to little bits of sleep. I have seizures due to no sleep so its tough.

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(((((((Kacey))))))) that’s exciting to help them find a home; that is such an awesome good hearted thing to do!!! Aww so sorry when was the last time you had a seizure?

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Ummmm about a few days before Labor Day. Just a few days before going to my brothers. Yippee. Glad to be home!!!!

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I'm going to lay down and try,to shut my eyes. Its quarter to 1 am here. Have a great day😊☺😄 Sending those good vibes☺☺

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Sweet dreams! Thanks Kacey for the positive vibes!

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I am permanently up, lol, xxx try magnesium an hour before you go o bed, it’s a muscle relaxant, I use melatonin too xxx

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I take magnesium but never felt results. Oh I haven’t tried melatonin recently. It’s so late now I may as well just stay up. Blah

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How are you xx

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Aww I’m okay thanks. Well having trouble sleeping again. And how are you?

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Pretty good thanks, xxx

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That’s great! You deserve it!

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So do you x

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Thanks Florida! I needed that. Trying to get rid of these anxious feelings. Trying to be free.

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Hey Starrlight,

I've been having trouble sleeping, lately, too. I hope you got some rest.

Stay safe during the storm, my friend!

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Hoping you will get some great sleep Mrmonk!

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Sorry you are going through it..

I too had miserable night.I was tossing and turning. Then cried myself to sleep past midnight only to wake up at 6 in the morning. My eyes are burning and I'm bone tired.

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(((((Hug)))))

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How are you doing now? Any improvement?

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Hello Starrlight :-)

I know we have a time difference and I feel you should be sleeping as I reply ?

I am also thinking you will not have done the drive yet but I am getting confused with the time difference but one think I know for sure is that I am wishing you well and hope you are managing to get some sleep :-)

Let us know how you get on :-)

Take Care x

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(((((Hug))))) 💕

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I got one hour of sleep. This should be an interesting day. Oh my.

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Take it step by step and if and when you can try and have a rest :-)

Let us know later how it goes :-) x

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So far I cannot sleep. Trying to balance myself out by grounding/ meditation because one minute I’m very scared the next very happy.

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Sending hugs to you , stay as calm as you can this will get better

If you feel this driving thing is t much for you and contributing to how you are feeling then give it a miss , as it is not worth it :-) x

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I have some challenges to face and some decisions to make. I really am not going to let this thing win but then again I don’t want to be so stressed out from these challenges I want to win. It’s tricky, very tricky, but I’ll figure it out. 🤔

Haha no it’s most likely it’s way more simple than my sleep deprived mind is thinking up.

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Write down everything you have to face and challenge

Then take a look at the list and prioritise them and you maybe surprised once you do that it is not as much or as important as your mind is telling you :-) x

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I will try that! Great idea!

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I so appriciate you

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i know how u feel u are not alone

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Oh sorry to hear.

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Sending big hugs... hope the drive went okay ❤ And that you are able to get a nap today.

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💕

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Hugs 🤗 Melbrown ended up not needing to drive them. So tomorrow. I didn’t get any more sleep yet. Oh my...

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Hi Starr

I hope you have managed to get some sleep since writing this post. Hope you are ok as can be ❤️

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Thank you Ellie. I received an anxiety provoking letter today in the mail to do with kids insurance and says info due three days ago and I just received this request today. So trying to get this figured out is not easy. Left a message with someone who hopefully will be of help. I pray it all works out as we need that insurance badly.

Now I need to go and do something light and fun I guess, need to have a break in thinking of anything that makes me feel small and desperate.

Hope you are well Ellie!!! Thanks for your reply! 💕

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That’s not fair, if you have only just received it then they will have to accept that. When we aren’t having a good time added extras can really add to how we feel can’t they. I hope you can get it sorted with as little stress as possible.

Yes doing something fun is always important. It’s not always easy when we feel down but once doing it can help lots. I am having counselling at the moment and my counsellor told me yesterday when I feel very anxious and feel stuck to listen to some music that makes me happy or to watch something to make me laugh. I enjoy watching comedians so I will try to distract myself with something like that in the next week to see if it helps.

I am ok thank you Starr. Working on getting to a good place and trying to accept mums Illness. Not sure how possible it is but I’ll give it a good go ☺️☺️

I hope your day today will be better for you :) xx

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Aww thank you for your caring response Ellie. I think I may try listening to music. What illness does your mom have? (((Hug)))) Have a happy Thursday!

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Anything is worth a try once isn’t it 😊

My mum has PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. She’s on only 58 and we think she’s has it at least 2-3 years.

It’s a progressive Brain degenerative disease caused by damage to nerves in the brain. It’s not a common disease and there is no medication or cure so it’s very tough. We are trying our best and doing eveything that we can to make sure mum is enjoying as much of life for as long as she can:)

I hope that you are ok today Starr. Thank you for the hugs and I am sending one right back to you ❤️❤️

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So sorry to hear of your mom’s PSP, Ellie. That is beautiful to be making sure she has the best life she can. My mom is to the point where I am at a loss as to what to do to help her. I hate the fact that I’m lately having trouble being around her.

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Thank you Starr. It’s not easy as you will know yourself. You shouldn’t feel bad. Alzheimers is a very cruel disease and I can only imagine how difficult it is to deal with. We all need breaks and time away from our loved ones. Especially when circumstances are stressful and upsetting. ❤️

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💕 ❤️ 💗 💕

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Hey starr I have trouble sleeping too x message me anytime if you need to 🛏 💤

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Yes I will!

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