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Wacking up in an anxiety attack!?

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What is going on here!
Ok I have posted several times about my DR being gone mostly. Well as things in my life continue to stress me out and my anxiety grows it is creeping its way back in!
I first wanna say how proud I am of myself! I went to an amusement park yesterday! A HUGE step for me! I have yet to venture to a place so big and crowded because of my anxiety! I went and had a good time! All day my anxiety was sorta eating at me though.. not a ton but some... and the DR just barely began to creep in as the day wound down!
Last night I was feelin stressed when I layed down at 11. I fell right asleep! I woke up at 3am in the midst of an anxiety attack?! I woke suddenly and freaked out. Must have been a bad dream? I dont remember dreaming so I am guessing. Then I saw I was at home and layed down and tried to go back to sleep. I layed in bed awake for at least a half hour with my stomach totally in nots and freaking out in my head! Thinking about the days events. How I felt yesterday, just knowing I am totally loosing it, and so on!! Why for the life of me all this happened I couldnt tell you! All I wanted was to go back to sleep and my mind just kept reeling itself down this path!? It was horrible! Finally I went to the living room and layed on the couch watching tv till I calmed down and fell asleep!
Anyone wake up in an anxiety attack like this before? Anyone know what the hell is going on!? Janine, any thoughts???
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I'm not sure why it happened, but I have woken up feeling in a panic, as well. Mostly, I just wake up feeling like the dreaming has just begun, not ended-- I'm a million miles away, and I want to get back, but I cannot find my way, so I panic. I would think and feel so much as night that I wasn't sleeping, so my psych gave me some sleeping pills. They don't help with the morning-weirdness, but they help me fall asleep finally.

Congrats on making it to the amusement park! Where there rides and games? Win anything?
Yeah, I've heard of King's Island. Sounds like a blast :D

I don't think I've ever woken up during the night with a full-blwon attack, although I do tend to be even more aware and overwhelmed at night. I used to get bad nightmares almost every night. Bizzare, frightening nightmares about ghosts and spirits and evil. Although one time I ended up flirting with the devil before I woke up, haha. :oops:
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