Fatigue induced panic?

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Hey everyone,

Does anyone else experience extreme anxiety/panic when their body is very tired/relaxed?

Like today, for example, I was having a nice calm day but am very tired. I was stressing a little earlier over something but not too bad. Then I was sitting on the couch and all of a sudden I just felt very tired and weird. Next thing I know, I started freaking out thinking I was dying.

It's like my body and mind are working against each other. Like my body is calm but my mind is freaking out saying, "you're dying! You're gonna pass out!" but my body is like you're just tired.

Idek if this makes sense but it's how I feel lol second time it's happened to me over the last few weeks and it's weirding me out. Both times I was really tired and just relaxed sitting there and BOOM.

Anyone else?

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    I could def relate. I have a hard time sleeping when my anxiety level is up. I can sense myself drifting off to sleep n then I will fell a spasm somewhere in my body n that will send me over the edge. My heart goes up and I also get rally lightheaded.
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    You most definetly were thinking about being tired a lot. The body reacted to it. And being tired is not going to play out well with anxiety, we need sleep. 
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    When anxiety rears its ugly head, your mind will definitely lie to you until the body responds, or until you take charge and stop it. When that hits me, I say, "oh no you don't. I know you are just a thought, so get lost and shut up." Then I shift my focus to something that takes my mind away from that thought. Most of the people in this forum say that something physical that you enjoy is the best "medicine." Things that work for me are yoga, dancing, walking the dog, etc. Try this, it will help.

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