Anxiety Community
Anxiety/panic attack. Am I alone?
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to generalized anxiety, anxiety and eating, anxiety and sleeping, mood swings, panic attacks and panic disorders.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Anxiety/panic attack. Am I alone?

I get these at nights and that's it. I can go to sleep for maybe a couple of hours and I wake up with these attacks. When it happens I feel like I'm alone and no one is there(literally) or I think about bad things.  Like losing people... It jist makes me cry.. Does anyone go through this?  How do you handle it? What should I do?
Blank
6579347_tn?1388505968
I'm sorry you're going through this!

The questions remar asked are good ones.  

Some quick tips to help manage the anxiety:
- deep, slow, into-your-belly breathing, then slow exhale
- self talk: "It's just anxiety.  Nothing bad is going to happen." Or whatever positive mantra you want to keep repeating.
- distraction.  For me, playing some relaxing music as I'm going to sleep has helped a lot.  Get up - pace, do jumping jacks, do a workout DVD, put on some music and dance.
- reach out.  If you can, talk to a family member or friend, and when it gets bad, call them up and talk it out.
- make sure you're eating well and drinking plenty of water.

I know anxiety is hard - trust me, we all know on here!  But it is something that can be managed.  Like remar asked, if you haven't been to a doctor, I'd encourage you to do so to discuss your symptoms.

Best wishes!
4 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Yes, I used to get the night time anxiety really bad.
Do you know what may be causing your anxiety? Have you been under alot of stress? Have you talked to your Dr about how you're feeling?
Sorry about the all of the questions but the more we know the better we can try to help.
Blank
6579347_tn?1388505968
I'm sorry you're going through this!

The questions remar asked are good ones.  

Some quick tips to help manage the anxiety:
- deep, slow, into-your-belly breathing, then slow exhale
- self talk: "It's just anxiety.  Nothing bad is going to happen." Or whatever positive mantra you want to keep repeating.
- distraction.  For me, playing some relaxing music as I'm going to sleep has helped a lot.  Get up - pace, do jumping jacks, do a workout DVD, put on some music and dance.
- reach out.  If you can, talk to a family member or friend, and when it gets bad, call them up and talk it out.
- make sure you're eating well and drinking plenty of water.

I know anxiety is hard - trust me, we all know on here!  But it is something that can be managed.  Like remar asked, if you haven't been to a doctor, I'd encourage you to do so to discuss your symptoms.

Best wishes!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I have been stressing a lot.. Trying not too! I have not talked to my dr yet but I will at my next appointment.  
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you. This will all help me out. I will definitely talk to my doctor about what's going on.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
Avatar_n_tn
Blank
abi112233 commented on Unexplained tongue pr...
5 hrs ago
1712422_tn?1407308655
Blank
LovemyKids86 commented on cnj76's status
6 hrs ago
1712422_tn?1407308655
Blank
LovemyKids86 What a day, found out my ol... Comment
6 hrs ago
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Anxiety Answerers
480448_tn?1403547723
Blank
nursegirl6572
PA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
remar
st. louis, MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
michigan07
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
ThePinkFloyd
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA