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    this is going to probably sound weird but recently i cannot sleep. i had a panic attack before i went to sleep a couple of weeks ago i had quite a bad panic attack which lasted for about 30mins. when i woke up the next morning i was still having a quick heartbeat and shakyness but tried to ignore it. didn't tell anyone about it because i didnt want to worry people.

    anyway this carried on for about 4 more days and then when my bf came round to stay it happened again so i explained it all to him, and they stopped...for a couple of nights.

    on sunday night they returned, and now its like two per night, one just after i drop off to sleep and one in the middle of the night about 3am. i have told my parents but they are just really upset and worried and not constructive!!!

    what should i do? please help. i am so tired.
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    (Original post by totally_unique)
    this is going to probably sound weird but recently i cannot sleep. i had a panic attack before i went to sleep a couple of weeks ago i had quite a bad panic attack which lasted for about 30mins. when i woke up the next morning i was still having a quick heartbeat and shakyness but tried to ignore it. didn't tell anyone about it because i didnt want to worry people.

    anyway this carried on for about 4 more days and then when my bf came round to stay it happened again so i explained it all to him, and they stopped...for a couple of nights.

    on sunday night they returned, and now its like two per night, one just after i drop off to sleep and one in the middle of the night about 3am. i have told my parents but they are just really upset and worried and not constructive!!!

    what should i do? please help. i am so tired.
    Have you any idea what triggers them? For me it was feeling sick so I didn't have anything to eat past 7pm. Do something relaxing before bed, don't watch TV or listen to loud music etc.
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    Counselling to try and find out the root cause of the panics and perhaps sleeping tabs whilst you work on the panic attacks>?
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    I have been having them a lot, I was nearly mugged last week and since then have been paranoid the same thing will happen. But I've been taking sleeping pills, and some herbal pills or something before bed and they calm you down, and the sleeping pills help me to go to sleep quicker, or so it says on the box.
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    hey my sister used to have panic attacks while she was asleep and it would last for a while, sometimes she would have them before sleeping also. It was due to depression and stress, she had councelling and some sort of medicine, and it has now stopped. All i can say is to visit your doctor - maybe councelling for a while may help, you said when you talked to your boyfriend about it it stopped for a while, maybe you just need to talk about it ..
    Good luck
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    Take melatonin if you want a good nights sleep without the side-effects of sleeping pills.
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    my sister had the same problem when she was in a dark room like at the cinema, she went to the doctor and got tablets so if she ever feels it coming on she can take them
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    (Original post by totally_unique)
    this is going to probably sound weird but recently i cannot sleep. i had a panic attack before i went to sleep a couple of weeks ago i had quite a bad panic attack which lasted for about 30mins. when i woke up the next morning i was still having a quick heartbeat and shakyness but tried to ignore it. didn't tell anyone about it because i didnt want to worry people.

    anyway this carried on for about 4 more days and then when my bf came round to stay it happened again so i explained it all to him, and they stopped...for a couple of nights.

    on sunday night they returned, and now its like two per night, one just after i drop off to sleep and one in the middle of the night about 3am. i have told my parents but they are just really upset and worried and not constructive!!!

    what should i do? please help. i am so tired.
    First off you have to find out what worrys are causing these panic attacks???
    So i would suggest going to the doctors and then going to see a counsellor to see if you can find out whats worrying you.
    Once you found that out you can then solve them worrys which will solve the panic attacks.
    And incase you was wondering you was probablly worrying in your sleep to which is why you would of felt the same when you woke up.
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    if the panic attacks are severe, i suggest asking to see a psycologist for something like CBT
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    I'm sorry you're going through that at believe me, I know what its like and how horrible they are

    You've been given some great advice so you should follow it, but can I ask, are you stressed at the moment? Just sometimes stress can trigger off panic attacks.

    I hope you feel better soon
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    (Original post by Gem)
    You've been given some great advice so you should follow it, but can I ask, are you stressed at the moment? Just sometimes stress can trigger off panic attacks.
    Gem is right, as panic attacks dont always have to be caused by a fear, they can also be caused by you thinking about current stressfull situations your in over and over again.
    Sometimes this even happens Subconciouslly if you choose to ignore them stressfull feelings, ie thats why you feel the need to get things off your chest maybe???
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    Yeah, I suffered from much the same thing. Even though I didn't feel stressed a the time, it was a build up of stressful events that had happened over the previous couple of months. I only realized this afterwards.

    It's horrible though- especially at night.
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    Boo boo, you need 2 go to the doctor before it s too late, i m serious...(i felt so bad when i read your thread)tell your mom that it s serious, and that you need help ASAP. that s something serious.
 
 
 
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