Anxiety in bed

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Hi lovely ladies,

I have had a few weird experiences on going to bed and trying to sleep, which is totally impossible these days that I seem to need to take deep breaths and get panicky. This is one of many symptoms with this horrid menopause. I generally don’t feel myself and haven’t in a 

Long while. Does anyone else suffer with nighttime anxiety? I read a lot of you tend to suffer in the morning. Please any advise appreciated. 

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    Hi Julie, I’m morning anxiety type.  Have you tried melatonin...I was using the liquid for a couple days. Also, guided meditation or audio books are nice to listen too.  No watching TV before bed, keep the room nice and dark.  Certainly not a cure all.  I’m on an AD, and I still get morning anxiety...I do better at night.  Good luck...what a raw deal us women get!
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    Not NOW, but when I was pregnant I did. So it is hormones that give me anxiety. At least I can pinpoint! I actually used to be AFRAID to go to bed. As soon as dusk hit, panic set in. I knew I would be up when everyone else would be asleep, so then nobody there to help me. So that caused more panic. I was afraid of bedtime/night. Craziness. But it ended. I had to take medication then and eventually I could go back into my bed wothout having a panic attack. I slept on our couch for a while. The mind does crazy things!!
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    I also suffer this almost every single night and find that the only thing that helps is taking a very low dose of Xanax and then I sleep for about 4 hours straight. Then i wake up every 2 hours for the rest of the night.  I often dread going to sleep because i have to fight so hard against it !
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    Hi Julie, I had that nighttime anxiety a few weeks ago, thought it was due to the change in progesterone cream, but who knows? I couldn't breathe, and I just kept telling myself to ignore it. It was rough. Overall I don't get as much anxiety as I used to when all this bs started.

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