Panic Attacks Sleeping issues

 

Lee

Can't get enough...!
Community Leader
I have recently been having trouble sleeping, I keep waking hourly and having VIVID night terrors, which literally result it my JUMPING out of bed mid panic attack. Just yesterday I literally climbed over my wife in a rush to get out of the bed because I thought something was crawling all over me. I could literally feel my skin crawling.

This has started happening since the Dr reduced my anti depressant medication, which is a necessary evil as it isn't doing its job in treating my anxiety so I need to try another...but gosh I am now so tired all the time. Constantly falling alseep throughout the day - it is impossible to get anything done!

Most days I lay awake until 3/4am frightened to sleep incase I have a nightmare, then I get up at 7.30 to take the children to school and have a little half hour nap on the sofa - but that doesn't really help with the exhaustion. :(
 

ZandraJoi

Member
Have you looked into your diet as well? When we are down, we tend to not eat the best. Sometimes a food intolerance can cause non-gastro issues such as insomnia, anxiety, brain fog. If I eat gluten/ wheat, I don't feel the best physically but also mentally. It's like I'm in that fog.
 

PGen98

I, Am I?
Community Leader
I'm so sorry you're experiencing these night terrors, Lee, they're definitely not a fun thing to go through! I hope the change in medication will help that once it happens. I'm something of an insomniac because I just can't sleep properly (I work on about 3-4 hours a night, unless I'm struggling, then it's 2 hours or less), so I absolutely understand the exhaustion, and how pointless those little naps really are when you're exhausted. I hope you can work with your doctor to get things sorted and get yourself a good night's sleep again!
 
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