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My anxiety causes me to get insomnia .for 2 years now since I had my first panic attack I've had this problem on and off and I have never felt the same.its no wonder we constantly think we're gonna die .headache , dizziness , nausea, chest pain down also left arm , sweats clammy .life really sux .had ecg and stress test all normal.diagnosis panic disorder.was given BP med and celexa which made me feel even worst.fighting this without meds .but it's tough.

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    22/9/14  hi ralph,  Have just read your message sent to me, like you i have had insomnia for over 5 yrs in fact it is now 6am and i have been awake all night

    If the Celexa makes youm feel terrible your GP should change it to say Ativan or clonazepam or to a combined antidepressant which also relieves anxiety, dont struggle on your own, you muist tell your GP how the celexa makes you feel and tell him or her it muist be chnaged , dont be intimidated by GP'S i hope this helps , please let me know, ah yes i call the crisis centre or breathing space at all hours and it helps, crisis centre is at leith free number 08088010414  24 hr service breathing space you can get if you google them, they are both terrific charities and do help,TRY  ! Callum

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    Just had a panic attack while putting my children to bed, fell asleep in my youngest bed (4years old). I jumped up with my heart palpitating REALLY fast and HARD. My body felt heavy, and I was weak. It's 2:41am in NY, and now I don't want to go back to sleep.
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    28.9.14  Hello, As a Medico, reading  what your suffering, mny first thought was to get to what is causing the anxiety  as no GP will dish out anti anxiety  medications unless you are diagnosed as having an anxiety disorder, & that would have to be made by a specialist in Anxiety disorders, there is massive amounts of help out there, counselling helped me enormously, Excercise  definately helps , breathing methods also helps, I do them all, I have two dogs who have helped me enormously in beating anxiety, after the 3 walks they get i feel so relaxed

    and that is all the excersice i do now, before i was addicted to aerobics 6 times a week for 5 yrs , Excerice in any form is one of the best forms of helping alleviate anxiety and depression .

     please dont suffer, talk to your  GP and when booking ask for a double apppointment so you can talk, we are all allowed to do this, I do it all the time, also find a good therapist who specialises in helping people with Anxiety disorders, ask your gp or just googe it for someone local to you not overly expensive

    I am here , also there are help lines, the best i haven found are both Breathing space  and the Crisis centre both open 24/7  call them at any hour, they are fantastic, I'm in edinburgh so not sure if they are UK wide ???  the free tel number is 08088010414  call them its free. cheers,  Callum


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