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Hello everyone. My names Gina. I'm an RN and you'd think I'd have a better handle on my health but Im more often than not a worried mess. I have genetic anxiety..GAD... panic attacks..irrational fears.. etc. On the 20th i started zoloft 50 mg and advanced to 100mg. I also have xanax 0.5mg for panic. On the 23rd my husband and I sadly lost his 20 year old brother to a tragic car accident. It's been terrible. Prior to the accident I sensed something was off and started having anxiety.. lots of it. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling mildly short of breath. Mind you I'm just 30 years old and healthy. Anyhoo when I got that feeling I checked my heart rate on my fitbit tracker and it said 45. 45?!?!?! I was terrified. I went into a full blown panic attack. I almost went to the ED. Since then I am scared to fall asleep 😢😢😢 I am convinced I have sleep apnea and that I'm dying. I don't know what to do. When I'm falling asleep I feel my respirations slow and get startled out of my sleep. I have palpitations... I'm fearful. Doesn't help that I am on full time night shift and have trouble sleeping. I don't like taking the xanax, it makes my head hurt, to the point I awaken with a headache. Furthermore convincing me I have sleep apnea. I sound completely irrational. I just need a friend to tell me I'm okay and not alone. Thank you to everyone in advance. God bless you guys. -G
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