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Posted by Susan
on October 02, 2000 at 16:44:23:
In Reply to: Anxious-Antsy ---Cant Sleep Please Help Me !! posted by patty on October 02, 2000 at 03:08:26:
From what you are describing, it sounds like you may be experiencing anxiety/panic attacks. How long has this been going on? I would recommend you go see your M.D. and get a physical first to rule out anything that may be wrong such as thyroid problems, etc. If nothing physical is wrong, you may have anxiety disorder. I have it, and it was caused by stressful situations over the past year. I finally had to take medications, and i am currently taking Celexa, Xanax and the sleeping pill because I had such horrible insomnia for weeks. I couldn't sleep, which made my anxiety worse. I hoping the Xanax and sleeping pill will only be temporary, but for now it's wonderful to get a full night's sleep. YOu say sleeping pills make you more anxious...are you talking about the over the counter ones? Those didn't help me either. That is why the dr. told me to take Xanax first, to relax me. Then I take the sleeping pill right before bed, and I'm out in like 10 minutes. Please see a doctor, and if necessary a psychiatrist/therapist. You may be suffering from anxiety. You are not alone. Post again soon and let us know how you are doing.
: I only get an hour or two of sleep for several nights. I must go to work everyday wether i sleep or not. Some nights I am so exhausted I feel I am going to fall asleep driving home from work. about once a week I do sleep for about four hours straight but when i wake up i am so feeling antsy and or anxious feeling I cant lay or be still no matter what i do. I pace or try to play games on the computer, but cant sit still. I pray, try to watch tv, fold colthes anything. I feel I am going nuts. I need some sleep everynight. Medicine works the oppisite on me. a sleeping pill will make me even more anxious. I sometimes feel someone needs to just wack me in the head and knock me out. On those rare occasions i do sleep I am a very vivid dreamer. Seems my mind can not stop even when i am asleep.
: If you have any advice. Or can help me at all, please write back. I am at my wits end.
: Thank you so much