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Re: Night Attacks
Dec 29, 2005
I started suffering from anxiety a couple of years ago and I got to the point where I was terrified of the night!! Being a young mom I would have scary thoughts of something happening to me or my children and etc... and the list goes on! I would try to go to sleep at night and I would have racing thoughts and would scare myself into not going to sleep afraid that I might never wake up. For a while I didn't say anything to my husband because I didn't want him to worry because I always try to be the "take charge", "I can do it myself person". I have to admit that at times I can be a major control freak!! Anyways... I eventually worked myself into a horrible panic attack one night at my daughters school skating party and I felt as if I was having a heart attack and felt immediate doom! I thought I was dying and that my husband couldn't get me to the ER quick enough. After getting checked in the DR and nurses immediatly started running test and eventually told me that I was stable and ok but I just kept insisting that there was something really wrong. And on top of all that I did have a heart condition called Atrial Tachycardia that causes you to have irregular and rapid heart rythims. That night they gave me a strong dose of heart meds to get my heart rate under control and Ativan to calm me down. Then about a month later I had a heart procedure done to cure my tachycardia and so far so good. However a month after that I had another major attack again and I felt so out of control of my life. That last bad attack was May 2005 and I haven't really had a bad one since then but I still get anxious at night. My fam DR prescribed me Zoloft and I have been taking it since May and I honestly don't know if I am getting better?? My fears now are about me feeling like I am going to go crazy and lose all sanity, or then I will watch the news and hear about crazy people going nuts and severely hurting thereself or there loved ones then I will just over obsess about it!! Other times I worry about finances or sometging happening to my husband,kids or my mom. I feel really alone sometimes!! I talk to my husband about my worries alot but he always tells me that I am fine and not to worry so much. "Easier said then done"!!! He is a huge support system in my life and I don't know where I would be without him but sometimes I don't feel like he really gets me. I could really use some good support/advice from people who know what I am going through. P.S this is one of those nights that I can not sleep and having a lot of anxiety!!! Please Help!!!!!!!!

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