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Hello :)

I am sorry to hear about your sleeping problems and panic attacks. I have anxiety too and the only way I am able to fall asleep at night is because I take meds to help me fall asleep.

Have you talked to your psychaitrist about not being able to sleep? Mine has always listened to me about my sleep isues because he understands just how important it is for me to get a good night's sleep.

Are you in therapy for your anxiety and panic? Usually Paxil and other meds will work best when you also have some cognitive therapy... I know that it has really helped me to get to the root of my anxiety. Things like- what causes it, and how to best deal with a panic attack and calm myself down.

If it is just your regular family doctor who prescribes your Paxil you might want to think about asking for referrals to see a psychaitrist and a therapist. They would be more knowledgable about the specifics of anxiety and panic attacks and they are better trained to be able to help you.

I hope that you are able to get a good night's sleep tonight :)

~Wittesea

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Diagnosis-
Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, Raynauds, Endometriosis, Sicca Symdrome, ovarian cysts, Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disorder, TMJ

Meds-
OxyContin, Ativan, Flexeril, Trazodone, Lidoderm patches



[This message has been edited by Moderator BAC (edited 10-28-2003).]