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Frustrated... anxiety advice?

Pandanae

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So about a year ago I got sick with the flu..I went to the Er for a fever and a pretty severe headaches. Somehow being sick and the events afterwards triggered something in me that changed my life entirely. Since then I've had loads of panic attacks, several Er visits, and countless sleepless nights. I somehow developed a sleep phobia. It's been an up hill battle. I've always been an anxious person and have suffered from depression most my life. I used to get over it and move on. However, since after I got sick my anxiety has gone from "mostly normally" to being every day. Some days it's debilitating and I wonder if I'm going to make it. I worrying I'm going to either die from the stress, lack of sleep, or go insane.... Other times I go days or weeks feeling like I'm slowly healing....that it's getting better..the anxiety is still there but I don't feel controlled by it and can see progress. I can enjoy life...I'm just frustrated because not only does living with anxiety feel terrible...but just when I'm starting to think I can beat anxieties butt it comes back full swing...and no matter what I try to try amd clam down sometimes I have to wait until it decides to pass. It has been a several bad days...and waa struggling and I wanted to hear if others deal with the same
 

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Exactly the same with me. Always have had anxiety. About 15 years ago I went into a tailspin with severe anxiety, depression, not sleeping, could barely eat. It lasted quite a while and then I slowly got back to somewhat normal, although never the same since then. Over the past 6 months I've been in a similar place again. About 5 years ago a had a lot of loss (both parents deaths, loss of a job, several surgeries) and my sleep got a little worse again so I was terrified I would go back to that place. I started using Klonopin as needed to help with sleep and it helped. So I do have that this time, which helps me at least get a little more sleep, but I am still struggling and hoping it ends soon.

I think it's common to go through times where you feel better and think things are getting better and then out of the blue it comes back and it's so discouraging. When I feel well I really try to enjoy the day and go for walks and do whatever I can to enjoy it because I never know how long it will last.
 

Pandanae

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Exactly the same with me. Always have had anxiety. About 15 years ago I went into a tailspin with severe anxiety, depression, not sleeping, could barely eat. It lasted quite a while and then I slowly got back to somewhat normal, although never the same since then. Over the past 6 months I've been in a similar place again. About 5 years ago a had a lot of loss (both parents deaths, loss of a job, several surgeries) and my sleep got a little worse again so I was terrified I would go back to that place. I started using Klonopin as needed to help with sleep and it helped. So I do have that this time, which helps me at least get a little more sleep, but I am still struggling and hoping it ends soon.

I think it's common to go through times where you feel better and think things are getting better and then out of the blue it comes back and it's so discouraging. When I feel well I really try to enjoy the day and go for walks and do whatever I can to enjoy it because I never know how long it will last.
Thank you so much for the reply. It really made a part of my easier. Sometimes it really helps to hear what others are going through so you know your not alone.
 

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So about a year ago I got sick with the flu..I went to the Er for a fever and a pretty severe headaches. Somehow being sick and the events afterwards triggered something in me that changed my life entirely. Since then I've had loads of panic attacks, several Er visits, and countless sleepless nights. I somehow developed a sleep phobia. It's been an up hill battle. I've always been an anxious person and have suffered from depression most my life. I used to get over it and move on. However, since after I got sick my anxiety has gone from "mostly normally" to being every day. Some days it's debilitating and I wonder if I'm going to make it. I worrying I'm going to either die from the stress, lack of sleep, or go insane.... Other times I go days or weeks feeling like I'm slowly healing....that it's getting better..the anxiety is still there but I don't feel controlled by it and can see progress. I can enjoy life...I'm just frustrated because not only does living with anxiety feel terrible...but just when I'm starting to think I can beat anxieties butt it comes back full swing...and no matter what I try to try amd clam down sometimes I have to wait until it decides to pass. It has been a several bad days...and waa struggling and I wanted to hear if others deal with the same
I used to struggle and be afraid sleeping, confront your fear and use rationality, to ease your mind when it comes to sleep.
 
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