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When not in my usual setting or situation

E.B

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I have noticed in the past that whenever i am not in my usual setting or something has maybe changed in my life when I fall asleep and wake i can have an almost derealizatuon or something close to that feeling. For example if i travel i wake and it can almost form a panic attack of the feeling like "is this me" "how did this happen" type feeling. With me getting married im concerned that may happen upon waking. Has anyone ever had this happen or experience anything like it?
 

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Lately, I wake up early each morning by panic attack. I keep a small light on so I can see my room and belongings. I also keep by my bedside things that help to calm me such as my Bible, journal, and self help books. Change of any kind can stir up anxiety feelings. Hope this helps.
 

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Lately, I wake up early each morning by panic attack. I keep a small light on so I can see my room and belongings. I also keep by my bedside things that help to calm me such as my Bible, journal, and self help books. Change of any kind can stir up anxiety feelings. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply. That is what I have always heard was reccomended. Majority of my panic attacks have always in the past come in the form of waking up from sleep, with often being may be only asleep an hour.
 

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Thanks for the reply. That is what I have always heard was reccomended. Majority of my panic attacks have always in the past come in the form of waking up from sleep, with often being may be only asleep an hour.
Early morning hours is when I get the rapid heart beat...some nights are better than others. I keep my remote close by to turn to one of my favorite movies when I wake up in the middle of the night (I have it on DVR)...it helps. I don't give in to the rapid heart beat. I tell myself stay calm you have felt this before and it will calm down...and it does. Thank goodness, its not every night.
 

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I would like to bump this. This tends to happen when i travel and have not had much sleep, currently am travelling and feel like this could happen...assumption is its a form of derealization. Only thing i can equate it to is a very extreme version of when you wake up and for a split second forget where you are.
 
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