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[Buddie]

3 AM anxiety
« on: October 10, 2021, 07:04:03 am »
Well, at least itís been a few weeks since I last woke up to a panic attack. 8 weeks off lorazepam and Iím still dealing with physical and emotional side effects. Itís not as bad, but still bad. Typing this message a little after 3 AM, and wondering if Iíll ever be free of these side effects.
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[Buddie]

Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2021, 11:33:01 am »
Me too [...].  Everyday it is the same thing.  I wake up with raging adrenaline coursing through my veins at 3am every morning.  Today is no exception.  It is 430am here and Iíve been up for some time.

We will, eventually, be free.  It will take time.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 01:29:57 pm »
Me too [...].  Everyday it is the same thing.  I wake up with raging adrenaline coursing through my veins at 3am every morning.  Today is no exception.  It is 430am here and Iíve been up for some time.

We will, eventually, be free.  It will take time.

Iím sorry to hear that. Itís rough. That weíll one day be free is the one slim hope I hold on too. But it sure is taking its time.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 12:19:20 pm »
3 is usually the time I wake up as well. Feeling anxious and scared and canít go back to sleep. It comes in waves and Iím on day 4 right now hoping to catch a break soon. Is this daily for you?
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 01:27:07 pm »
3 is usually the time I wake up as well. Feeling anxious and scared and canít go back to sleep. It comes in waves and Iím on day 4 right now hoping to catch a break soon. Is this daily for you?

Sometimes fear accompanies the waking. I recently had a 3 am panic attack. But itís mostly a sense of canít lie still/canít get comfortable. Lots of tossing and turning.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2021, 01:11:05 am »
I usually pop awake around 3-4 and then lay there, mostly fine except for the adrenaline and inability to get back to sleep.  Later, around 6 or so, I get the anxiety.  Not sure why later, but I do.  This morning it became panic, but I went a month or so without panic so that was good.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2021, 10:32:47 pm »
3 is usually the time I wake up as well. Feeling anxious and scared and canít go back to sleep. It comes in waves and Iím on day 4 right now hoping to catch a break soon. Is this daily for you?

Same here! Iíve been tapering .25 of Xanax that I took for 2 months. My doc didnít warn me and Iím so upset that I didnít research this medicine. Having a horrible time with burning skin and scalp, Panic attacks at 3am, increased anxiety unlike Iíve ever experienced, depression is setting in due to the burning and anxiety. Iím having to taper longer than I took the poison. Sometimes I have to pace the floor or go on long walks. Itís so scary. I pray we all heal soon. My spirit is broken. Bless you.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2021, 01:51:27 am »
I went through this. I am 7 months off now. It definitely gets better. The thing is this whole thing takes time and you just have to gut it out until things turn. They will turn. Without a doubt. You will put this behind you. I did. And I thought this was my life forever ... each day I woke up at 4 a.m. with a feeling I was being squeezed in my stomach and severe panic. The panic started leaving this month. it got better before it left altogether. Just hang in there. this sucks but the worse will be behind you.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2021, 03:59:58 pm »
It does get better, indeed. It takes way longer than you'd like (because we want it to be better immediately, never mind lasting months) but it does ease up. I was waking up at 6-7 am wide awake with anxiety for a month, that is gone now. I still get woken up by cortisol/anxiety if I sleep more than 8 hours, and it is worse during waves,but it does improve.
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Re: 3 AM anxiety
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2021, 03:53:50 pm »
I sleep about 8 hours with the help of Trazodone and then wake up to inner vibrations and extreme anxiety, I have days in between where this doesn't happen, all of this made worse by taking Doxycycline for Diverticulitis, I was beginning to feel much better, fewer attacks and then I had to take Doxycycline, I finished the Doxy two days ago, and this morning no panic attack...hope this continues, no fun.
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