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Hello - new and nervous
« on: July 08, 2014, 11:41:41 AM »
Hi all,
I have been suffering with anxiety since i was about 18 or 19 years old, started when I went into college.  The main problem is hypochondria, it just messes me up every single day.  I'm currently on my 4th day/night of not sleeping any more than one or two hours.  It's really bad, I'm always weak and now I'm irritable towards everyone since I'm not getting any rest.  I am forcing myself NOT to Google anything :angel-smiley-006: but that's not working out to well because I remember what I've googled in the past!

I'm 31 years old, i live near DC, and anxiety is crippling me.  I was given Ativan to take as-needed for the past year and I ran out of it 2 months ago.  I'm looking for a better replacement (well, I only had 10 pills to last a whole year).

Has anyone else battled horrific insomnia?  it's really taking its toll on me.  I have no joy in anything anymore.  Anxiety has robbed me of my personality. 

Well...glad to have found this community.  I will help support in any way.
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Re: Hello - new and nervous
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 01:14:31 PM »

Welcome GLC  :action-smiley-065:

I am happy that you are joining us - this site has many great resources and wonderful people to assist you in your Journey to a brighter future  :nature-smiley-016:

We all have been on this path, currently and also in the past. (like myself).

I was reading your post -
-can't fall asleep, can't stay asleep
-racing heart
-palpitations w/ the racing heart
-sweating
-racing mind, wont shut up
-needing to google things to see what else is wrong with me
-chest pain
-muscle twitching in legs and arms

i really hope i dont have fatal insomnia.  Everyone i talk to tells me i'm being silly but i knew on here i'd get some more reasonable answers. 

Well, Good News - I personally had every one of those symptoms and more  ::) - and there are very good answers and solutions   :grinning-smiley-003:

All of them are part of Anxiety Disorder, that many of have gone through.   :(


1)  You mentioned that you have taken a benzodiazepine before, as needed, but you are almost out and looking for an alternative?
2)  What has your Dr. diagnosed with, if anything, at this point?

I look forward to hearing more about your progress, feel free to share your story - if you wish, since everyone here can relate  - including myself.

Again, Welcome and make yourself at home   :nature-smiley-016:


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Re: Hello - new and nervous
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2014, 01:38:06 PM »
Hello Never, thanks for your reply!

My doctor is unfortunately out of the office on a long vacation but she will be back this Thurs.  i have a request in with her to refill the Lorazepam, so hopefully she will (I just visited there 4 weeks ago and told her i thought i had some pills left).  When I realized I was out, I called.
The nurse instead told me to try Magnesium (as well as a co worker here).  She said it's supposed to naturally help with anxiety and sleeplessness. 

I'm at my wits end. 

Glad to know I'm not the only one in the world who is going through this mess.   :winking0008:

I'd LOVE to be able to get more than an hour of sleep.
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Re: Hello - new and nervous
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 03:49:12 PM »
Hi GLC,

Make sure to keep us Updated on your Progress - after seeing your Dr.  :action-smiley-065:

We are cheering for you  :grinning-smiley-003: :grinning-smiley-003:
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