beyond fed up.

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I've explained in one of my other posts I have put about myself (however I'm too sure how this site works yet) anyways my anxiety is usually lingering around somewhere, however I work night shifts and usually I find this can make my anxiety worse and can bring on panic attacks. I actually love my job but I feel like night shifts and the lack of sleep doesn't really sit well with my anxiety especially as I have no one to really talk to because we'll everyone who could calm is asleep ...Any advice welcome please

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    My son also works a graveyard shift, and has had to go to the hospital for anxiety. He is changing shifts. Is that a possibility for you? Are you on medications? Lack of sleep will cause anxiety to be worse. And not eating on schedule. Therapy? Hope you find a solution xx
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      Thanks for your reply, due to other commitments it isnt really an option for me to change at the moment. I do have Medication, it's called propranolol, this does help but I try to only take them when I really really need it as I try to settle and overcome it myself. But your right as it's unsociable hours I struggle to find support at say 3am in the morning. I have had some CBT cognitive behaviorial therapy however that was a few years ago..It's just tonight is not a great night for me. Thanks for your comment also. Jen

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    See if you can switch shifts. If not consult with your physician about options that will play into your routine. Good luck!
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    If your job screws you up then change it if you can to working in the day, if you are sleeping in the day and working all night that to me is a bummer
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