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deb1960
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Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:49 pm

Last night i couldn't sleep. Then my thoughts became scary. I felt afraid of everything and how i would function. I've been out this morning and have felt fairly bad all day. I'm frightened I won't sleep and I'm frightened of my fear, that getting through my days is going to be too much. I'm not explaining it well but I'm worried that this is how I will be and there's no way out of this state.

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:46 am

I don't know how it is that fear can be so great. I didn't sleep at all last night despite taking a sleeping tablet. All I can relate to in my head is the many years ago when I went through a couple of months with terrible anxiety at night with physical symptoms. I've always been frightened that will return and it's tried. So this morning I'm scared of the future. I catastrophise and can only see things getting worse. I do know that lots of people cope with these problems. It's something that's affected me badly.

Isap
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby Isap » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:43 am

Hi Debs

Sorry to hear of your present condition. The book I have says this about night panic

"I'm preparing for bed but I won't try to force sleep. If it comes it comes, if it doesn't I won't beat myself up over it.vThis is a period I'm going through, but I'll soon return to normal sleep patterns."

Claire Weekes recommended changing the position of your bed in the room.

Others even say force yourself to stay awake.

What they all do is remove the pressure of having to sleep. Forget all this 8 hours sleep per night rubbish, many survive on hardly any sleep at all.

Isap xx

missflowers
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby missflowers » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 pm

hi
i just wanted to send you all my love
Lu/missflowers x
I used to be Lucretia on here
much love Lu xxxx

christabel
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby christabel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:16 pm

Hi deb

How are you? Has your anxiety eased at all. I hope so.

You are in my thoughts and prayers as is Isap and Lu and everyone who is struggling on here ATM.

(((((Hugs))))) Chris xxx

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:32 pm

Thanks Isap, Lu and Chris,
thanks for your posts. It's such an up and down journey this.

Deb x

missflowers
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby missflowers » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:10 pm

just dropping by to send more love x
I used to be Lucretia on here
much love Lu xxxx

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:37 pm

That's very kind of you Lu. You are a very caring person

Love Deb x

rsxo
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby rsxo » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:29 pm

Hi Deb,

Sorry to hear that things aren't going so well at the moment. Hope things pick up and that you feel better soonx

Much love <3
RSxo <3

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:07 am

Thank you. rsxo x


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