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Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:02 AM

Anyone wake with panic?

I do all the time and it got worse with the pandemic.
Anything I can try to calm myself enough to to get back to sleep?
My panic is bad these days.

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Reply Anyone wake with panic? (Original post)
samplegirl Apr 2021 OP
Duncanpup Apr 2021 #1
Duncanpup Apr 2021 #2
murielm99 Apr 2021 #3
cate94 Apr 2021 #4
samplegirl Apr 2021 #5
captain queeg Apr 2021 #6
Canoe52 Apr 2021 #7
JudyM Apr 2021 #18
RandySF Apr 2021 #8
electric_blue68 Apr 2021 #9
Cerridwen Apr 2021 #10
samplegirl Apr 2021 #12
JudyM Apr 2021 #19
samplegirl May 6 #23
femmedem Apr 2021 #11
samplegirl Apr 2021 #13
japple Apr 2021 #14
Escurumbele Apr 2021 #15
samplegirl Apr 2021 #16
vercetti2021 Apr 2021 #17
IbogaProject Apr 2021 #20
IbogaProject Apr 2021 #21
hamsterjill Apr 2021 #22
samplegirl May 6 #24
No Vested Interest May 7 #25
I_UndergroundPanther Jul 22 #26

Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:04 AM

1. What's going on samplegirl

I been up since 02:30 thinking lot of coffee and my pipe on back porch

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:08 AM

2. Dm me if you wanna chat

I always Dm ohiogal now diamonddog

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:08 AM

3. I awake with bad dreams.

Occasionally, there is panic if the dream is bad enough.

This started when the former guy was elected. It has not left yet. It may be the pandemic. It may be because not all of my loved ones are vaccinated yet.

I hope we can both get over this soon.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:08 AM

4. Yeah

I spent 4 hrs shaking the other night. Concentrating on breathing helped.

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Response to cate94 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:16 AM

5. Thanks

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:32 AM

6. It rarely happens to me, but occasionally it really sucks

Itís usually running something over and over in my head that thereís nothing I could do about. Iím always grateful when it does happen (not while itís going on), as I come out of it because I know a lot of people suffer that way and Iím thankful I donít.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:37 AM

7. I hate those nights! For me it was doing relaxing things during the day that helped the nights.

Walks, exercise, yoga. 10-15 minutes of relaxation a couple of times a day.
The Calm app is really good any time of day or night, great guided meditation.
Good luck!

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:52 AM

18. That Calm app has been effective for me, too.

As have yoga and walking.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:42 AM

8. I did until I got my anxiety treated.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 05:57 AM

9. I just quickly looked up accupressure points for anxiety...

looks like there's a bunch of web sites to get info.

I remember once using (but I'm not sure of exact spot any more)- a few decades back in a movie theater watching something getting me upset, a d I used that point. It helped.

I'm going to check it out myself at a more reasonable hour (I should been sleeping like 3- hours earlier).
It's been rare for me to wake up in a panic (thank goodness!)

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:33 AM

10. I've been advised Melatonin is good for eyes and getting sleep.

My new eye doc told me that.

I've had insomnia for about 17 years; it's man-made not physiological.

It allows me to drowse off to sleep about 30 minutes after taking. I don't stay asleep, though. You may have different reaction, of course.

Check with your doc about med interactions and such.

I wish you long and restful, uninterrupted sleep, and good mornings.



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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:38 AM

12. Thanks

I wake all hours of the night usually 3:00

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 09:10 AM

19. Consider trying a sleep-promoting herbal tea and the Calm app

Preferably with a warm bath. Tulsi Sleep tea seems to work well.

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Response to Cerridwen (Reply #10)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:36 AM

23. I tried it and I'm back up

4hours later.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 06:48 AM

11. I was waking up around 3:00 or 3:30 with a panic attack nearly every night.

On a really bad night, I might wake up at 12:30 or 1:00. It usually subsided after a couple of hours and I could get another hour of sleep.

The only thing that has helped me is medical marijuana. I take it as edibles. No panic attacks, no migraines. It's like I have my life back. (I've been out for about three days and I had another 3:00 am panic attack last night.)

I have ptsd from rape so I go from a little anxiety to heart-pounding panic in about one second.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:39 AM

13. I'm sorry

I sure know the feeling.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:47 AM

14. CBD oil has helped me tremendously. I like the extra strength kind that Barleans

makes. 1/2 dropper under my tongue before bed. I've always had weird dreams, but nothing I would consider to be nightmares. The deep sleep I get with CBD Hemp oil makes me wake up more refreshed.

https://www.barleans.com/cbd

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 07:50 AM

15. Pick up a book, I highly recommend Kurt Vonnegut, he will make you laugh

He is not only funny but his stories are full of life lessons.

If you become accustomed to reading in bed you will find that after a while your eyes get tired, and you fall sleep with book in hand, then just close the book and dream of what you just read.

Pick books that are fun to read, that take your mind off our current situation. I don't know if you do, but if you are watching news at night, then stop it, you can learn about it the next morning.

MEDITATE, it helps you relax.

Do not think about what is going on in the world while in bed, that is why reading and meditation are so good, you need to think about good things.

If you are not exercising then start exercising, it takes the stress away, it doesn't matter what you do as long as it makes you move.

Also know that you are not alone, many of us have those issues, but I have been able to control them by doing what I am recommending you do, it is strange times we are living but we cannot loose, we have to win this battle.

If you need a list of books that are fun to read shoot me an email here at DU, I will put together a nice list.

Good luck

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Response to Escurumbele (Reply #15)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:06 AM

16. Thank you so much

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 08:11 AM

17. I have it from time to time

Send me a message. I'll keep you company

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:03 AM

20. Essential fatty acids might help

Essential fatty acids might help they allow the body to make the myelin sheath which is like insulation on the neurons. Meditation to bring the subconscious stress forward could help. Do some research to get guidance on how to move it along out and resolve it. There may be plant based nutrition that may lower it. I've been able to largely elimate mine that way. I've had years of undiagnosed PTSD from being a type 1 diabetic.

Best wishes.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun Apr 11, 2021, 11:06 AM

21. Barleans is a solid brand

Barleans is a solid brand we give our kid their essential fatty acids in some kind of fruit flavored form. I've heard of cbd cream you can put on your rear neck.

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Response to hamsterjill (Reply #22)

Thu May 6, 2021, 02:46 AM

24. I'm trying so

hard to just kick the stress. Sheís working out good!
Hope your ok.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Fri May 7, 2021, 06:19 PM

25. Sleep apnea can cause one to awaken with a feeling of panic.

I had those awakenings for quite a period.
When my physician suggested that I might have sleep apnea, I was in denial.
A test showed that I did have sleep apnea.
Ever since I've used a CPAP, I no longer have the problem. (That sounds like a commercial, doesn't it)

I'm firmly convinced many more people need a CPAP than those recognizing it.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Thu Jul 22, 2021, 09:24 AM

26. I take prazosin

For waking up in terror.

Technically it's a blood pressure med.

My psydoc told me it would work the very first night I took it.

I didn't believe him.

But amazingly it worked that night.

And no more waking up because of bad dreams. No more waking panic.

I highly recommend getting Prazosin.

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