anxiety · anxiety attacks · insomnia · panic attacks · panic disorder

anxiety vs. sleep

My anxiety is out of control.

It is a constant battle in my mind of what I know rationally and what my anxiety is telling me.

The last few nights have been rough.

I get tired, and all I want to do is go to sleep.

And then for absolutely no reason something bizarre happens.

My nose gets stuffy out of nowhere, and my anxiety starts telling me I can’t breathe.

I know that this is not rational, but I start to physically feel like I cannot breathe, and then I begin to panic. I try to talk myself down, because obviously I can breathe, but I end up having anxiety attacks until my body is finally so tired that my anxiety loses and I pass out. Unfortunately this usually doesn’t happen until 5-6am.

This is driving me nuts. I don’t know where this is coming from or why it is happening.

I have had severe anxiety and panic disorders for years, but I’ve never experienced this bizarre thing that has been happening the last week or so.

My whole body panics. It is such an incredibly uncomfortable feeling. I hate it. I hate that anxiety takes over and no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to fight it off.

My medication typically works really well controlling my anxiety and panic disorders. But for some reason when this has been happening it feels like I am not even on medication at all.

I spoke with my psychiatrist about it the other day and he honestly didn’t seem to have anything to offer me on how to deal with this.

Here’s to hoping this is just some weird thing that will run it’s course and be gone. Because I need to sleep.

 

 

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