first ..seeing a doctor is my first suggestion...and i just replied to a post just the same as yours...and im just going to copy my reply because id say the same to you as well....this anxiety stuff gives us no rest and if so its in moderation =) i have a clock inside me which is my anxiety clock..this one wakes me between 3 and 4 am on the dot every night..what i do is try my best right when my eyes open to change my thought process..thnk positive things..start reading..do not read the medical symptoms stuff it makes you feel worse and gives you more worry...what helps me alot is to read the positive forums about people recovering or overcoming the bad stuff...read positive quotes and stories...listen to music that is uplifting not sad or depressing...watch funny videos or tv..but not sad news or movies that have too much suspense..write..write as much as you can about the way you feel whether its here or in a journal...dont be afraid your not alone and you can not die from anxiety or panic..its a terrible feeling ..i know this i woke up this way as well..but we are well physically okay..just not emotionally...and we can heal this and its only a terrible feling... everything will be okay just keep reminding yourself that you ARE OKAY and your not alone...you have thousands of people who go through the same as you and worse..and were all here to help each other..hope you feel better soon. God Bless
Thank you. It is nice to hear from somebody who speaks from experience. It's like a little light at the end of the tunnel. I have seen my doc and a shrink. Both think this will pass in a short period of time. I have had a number of very stressful things overload me. Thats what the docs think. I guess i will sleep when I finally collapse.(none of the medication they gave me is helping me to sleep) They did not want to give me any heavy duty meds. Four hours of sleep in two days, OUCH! Thanks again, you are very sweet to take the time for people. It really does help. Take care.....
This was the cause of that same problem with me. High cortisol. It shows itself in sleeplessness, anxiety and panic attacks. I got over it with high doses of vitamin B5 (cortisol depletes B5), ashwagandha (normalizes adrenals) and small doses of Xanax when I felt the anxiety that preceded a panic attack.
I have found that when a condition has an emotional content that the diagnosis is often a psychological problem. In this way a physical ailment is often overlooked and untreated. So the patient winds up on happy pills that merely mask the problem. Until proven otherwise, if I were you I would consider your insomnia to have a physical cause.