anxiety or not ?

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So how do you stop anxiety attacks ? I've been having what I think is anxiety attacks for about 4 1/2 hours on & off.(from 10pm-2.20am & still getting them everytime I close my eyes) It seems to get worse when my eyes are closed. Please help ! I hate this feeling.

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    Do you take medication? If so when?

    I have that feeling that I believe you are describing and its the worst at night, like in the middle of the night.  It reminds me of feeling dizzy or falling.  I have noticed that when I take my medication before bed I often feel like that at night.  I dont know why that is, or if its just somthing that I can ignore in the day time, but I have noticed this for sure.  As far as getting it to stop I usually turn the TV on to something relaxing that I have seen before, like right now a good classic holiday movie works great, and I end up being able to ignore it and fall asleep again.

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    Do you know why you are suffering Anxiety, the period of time seems short so it may be an isolated situation.

    If you are so concerned discuss this with your GP, He will try and find the best way to treat your condition?. And will try and give support.



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    If symptoms appear within about an hour after taking medicine, I'd suspect the medicine.  If symptoms appear before it is time to take a new dose of medicine, the medicine may be wearing off too soon.  Some people are sensitive to codeine (a narcotic), maybe try taking acetaminophen by itself and see what happens.  There are also stronger non-narcotic NSAIDs available for pain, sometimes magnesium supplements can help with pain.  Try a different antihistamine temporarily and see if that makes a difference.  You didn't specify the antidepressant, it's half-life may be an issue.

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