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Scared to sleep Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
18th Mar '13

I'm so annoyed with having anxiety, I just had to go back on my medicine and I really wish it would start working now! I hate that I have to wait like 2-3 weeks to feel better. And last night I woke up went in the bathroom and started panicking, it was so random and my heart was racing and I was scared I was going to pass out because I have before. It's such a scary feeling but I haven't had a full blown attack since I was pregnant right after I weaned off my meds. And now I'm scared to go to sleep tonight in case that happens again or that it'll happen when my daughter is crying and needs me to feed her. That heart racing feeling scares me so much and my breathing scares me. Who else has anxiety?
I just need some people to talk to who experience the same things to make me feel better. This sucks!

Michigan 208 posts
18th Mar '13

I don't have anxiety but my husband does, I'm sorry, I hope you start feeling better, and the meds start working for you!

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
19th Mar '13

I have severe anxiety. I have Ativan, but I don't take it much.
A lot of nights I'm afraid to sleep because I just know I'm going to die. Like I can feel every heartbeat and hear every breathe and it just sounds abnormal to me. Then the pounding gets worse and I start to feel like I can't breathe and I worry my lungs are stopping function and I'm going to have a heart attack. It just gets worse and worse until I finally KNOW I'm going to die and there's nothing I can do about it so I go to sleep so I'll die in my sleep. And I wake up in the morning feeling very tired. :(

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
19th Mar '13

Me! I have been anxious my whole life but after having my son almost 3 weeks ago and him being in the nicu its gotten wayyyy worse! Just started taking zoloft thursday. Dr prescribed it in a super small dose saying it will hopefully help the anxiety and my slight depression but my mom told me zoloft is either going to work great or make me feel worse :-( not looking forward to that...



Good luck!

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
19th Mar '13

Me! I have been anxious my whole life but after having my son almost 3 weeks ago and him being in the nicu its gotten wayyyy worse! Just started taking zoloft thursday. Dr prescribed it in a super small dose saying it will hopefully help the anxiety and my slight depression but my mom told me zoloft is either going to work great or make me feel worse :-( not looking forward to that...



Good luck!

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" I have severe anxiety. I have Ativan, but I don't take it much. A lot of nights I'm afraid to sleep because ... [snip!] ... there's nothing I can do about it so I go to sleep so I'll die in my sleep. And I wake up in the morning feeling very tired. :("</blockquote>




That's all I think about too, I just concentrate on how my heart is beating and when I get anxious I feel like I'm going to have a heart attack and die or my heart is just going to give out bc of how fast it's going. And I always think I'm not getting enough air and that there's something wrong or that my throat is closing up. It's horrible, I'm so scared of dying so I always think I am :( my firsts panic attack I ever had I had seriously convinced myself I was dying bc I passed out and woke up on the floor and couldn't hear and had tunnel vision and I really thought my life was over.

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" Me! I have been anxious my whole life but after having my son almost 3 weeks ago and him being in the ... [snip!] ... but my mom told me zoloft is either going to work great or make me feel worse :-( not looking forward to that... Good luck!"</blockquote>




Yeah I have too and it started back about the same time 3 weeks after having her, it's now 7 weeks and gotten worse, I started Lexapro again on Friday I hate how long you have to wait though for it to work. But good luck with the Zoloft! I hope it works for you!

It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13* 19 kids; Kyle, Texas 4244 posts
19th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting No Buono:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting It's a boy!!!!*3/27/13*:</b>" Me! I have been anxious my whole ... [snip!] ... again on Friday I hate how long you have to wait though for it to work. But good luck with the Zoloft! I hope it works for you!"</blockquote>




I had an anxiety attack while eating a zebra cake watching cartoons. Mom (she is an rn) says I should feel it work or not in about a week.



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