Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Severe Anxiety...

Posted by Roxie43 @roxie43, May 26, 2012

Have you been diagnosed with PTSD? Are you experiencing enormous amounts of added stresses that exacerbate your condition and make you feel anxious all the time?
PTSD is a medical disorder that sadly has profound effects on the individuals life. I recently found out, by one of my provider’s that panic attacks can even occur when we are sleeping. I never knew this but it explained why I get up in the middle of the night feeling like my breathing has stopped and I need air. I sleep with a fan in my face year round for aging reasons so I’m getting plenty of air. I also participated in a sleep study to ensure that I did not have Sleep Apnea but I don’t.
Waking up like this is very scary and at times I’m afraid of falling asleep. I’m glad that I mentioned it to one of my psychiatrists because not knowing what was happening was inducing even more discomfort and anxiety.
When we are the victims of traumatic experiences and/ or are re-traumatized life can become so uncomfortable but please keep in mind that; If, we were strong enough to survive the traumatic experience/s we are all the more powerful in our continued efforts to heal!
Our faith will be tested as well as our self worth but don’t waiver my friends because we are survivors and this too will be an opportunity for us to show just how passionate we are about deserving meaningful lives.
Hugs,
Roxie ~

will wait for your post on this Momentum i too am interested. I.m terrified of spiders and i think i’ll always will be also have afear of flying. Most of us are fearful or should i say cautious of something Take care Piglit

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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try to relax my dear rox your mind is racing before you try to go to sleep.Hugs

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Hi Piglit,
I really do need to relax. I have to try to stop taking all my worries to bed…
Hugs,
Rox

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Just try to focus on things that make you happy. A lovely walk out with Mammie, Working out in your garden and watching your flowers grow, Also have a lovely cup of your sleepy tea and maybe put on some nice relaxing music. I always find that reading a good book can help too. Hugs Piglit

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Hello Piglit,
I definitely need to be kinder to myself. It’s raining and dark so it will be a lazy day.
Thank you for always being so sweet!
Hugs…

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Yo do my dear. I think that it;s going to rain here today too.Hugs

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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I know that slow breathing helps. Just take a few minutes to sit and empty your mind and focus on your breathing. Slowly take a deep breath. When thing slow down it helps to calm the mind. Place all the worry with God, he will taking care of everything. hugs xoxo

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Thanks Iraku…I really appreciate your suggestion.
Hugs,
Rox

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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It didn’t happen last night!!!!!
Thank you my friends.
Rox

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It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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yeah!!!!

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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hoorah that’s great

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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I am hoping it will not happen tonight either…
Hugs

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Just think nice thoughts before you go to sleep and it wont Hugs x

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It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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Ill try Piglit….
Hugs

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@roxie43

It happened last night again. In all my years, I have never experienced panic in my sleep.
Not comfortable at all….
Rox

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I am trying to keep my calm but not being able to communicate is making me so anxious.

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