Night time anxiety

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For a while now, I go to sleep quickly but wake up around 4 am and start worrying. More recently, I have had tightness in my chest during the day and as soon as it starts to get dark, worry takes over. My heart races and I struggle to sleep. I wake myself up sometimes talking or having nightmares. Not sure what is going on but it seems well beyond my control. Maybe it's because I have 4 children and I am a worrier. I feel like I really need medicinal help but hate that it has come to this. I would really appreciate any advice.

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    Sometimes we need help from medication. Personally, before I got anxiety I wouldn't even take Advil. That soon changed for me when I became so tormented with the anxiety and couldn't get out of bed to care for my children or go to work. You can get therapy CBT, that helps alone for some. I couldn't do it without the pills and I am glad I decided not to because I don't know where I would be if I hadn't. If you think you can do it without the medicine, then give it a try. Like I said, there are lots that do it without medicine.

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      Hi Vanessa what medication are you taking and are they helping I have terrible worry with my anxiety about my health and any unusual sensations in my body even going doctors for BP or bloods done x
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      I took sertraline 100 mg for 7 years and recently my anxiety came back and my doctor put me on 150 mg. in saying that, I had a couple of really traumatic things happen to my family and I and after that is when I crashed again. The meds helped me so much to get back a normal life. I'm on day 11 of my 150 mg dose and I'm having ups and downs but if they work as good as the first time, I will be feeling myself in no time.

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    Vanessa is right, Merical. You don't have to be ashamed of this. You can choose to carry on fighting it and maybe getting better, or seeing your doctor and getting therapy started and probably some medication.

    Keep posting so that we know how you are and can support you. You arre not alone.

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    Hi,

    I have been through hell with anxiety that culminated in a suicide attempt. I had a mental breakdown and had to take months off work. Medication worked wonders for me, I take anti-depressants and anti-psychotics. CBT did nothing for me but Cognitive Analytical Therapy did help. It has taken a couple of years to recover but I am now much healthier. I am still on the medication and have been told to expect the medication for life.

    My anxiety was so bad that I became crippled by it, unable to make even the simplest of decisions and totally unable to care for myself.

    My advice is to see your doctor. Mental health is a common problem and nothing to be ashamed of. 

    BW, BM.

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      Are you much better now I worry about medication all time about my health all the time even going appointment I been of work now 4 months with anxiety depression with somatic symptoms I will not be getting paid from work from September so don't no what to do any advise would be great x

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    I go to sleep easily, also. I wake up every night between 3 and 4. I don't let myself lie there...I either get on this forum or make a very early breakfast. You may not ba able to do either of these with four children, Is there something you enjoy that you could do then? Often, within an hour, I can go back to sleep. Hopes this helps even a little, Merical.

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    Honestly GOD did away with all my paranoia themnight i had a severe suiside attemt. Im starting to believe that most meds olny worsen things in the long run. 
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    Are you waking shaky or are you waking actually thinking stressful stuff. There are reasons the body does this, anxiety attacks can be one, low blood pressure, sugar levels can be another reason. Sugar levels try eating a high protein snack with a banana, or apricot about a half an hour before bed, low blood pressure is the most common reason its how the body cycle run but sometimes it can go lower then you are used too you would need to actually check it to see. If you use blood pressure medication you can note  this is occurring to your gp or doctor. I have had this during heightened anxiety but i wanted to just note the other possibilities.
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      If its from anxiety try magnessium glycinate before bed.let your go or doctor know you are taking it and that can helo as well. The bottle will have directions. many doctors are aware of magnessium and can even let you know the dose they like so always good to mention it,
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