I'm 52 and in my 4th episode of anxiety/major depression in my life. This latest episode was triggered when I woke up 4 weeks ago with vertigo. Scared the hell out of me. Turned out to be what is called bppv. Dr treated and I'm much better on that front.
BUT the terror it caused me worrying about it for 3 days before I got to doc triggered my anxiety.
Now I wake up 5-6am every morning with dread, sick stomach, heart pounding, trembling awful anxiety. I take a Valium (low dose) just to get thru the morning. Early afternoon it starts to let up and I feel fairly ok the rest of the day.
My question is the anxiety, dread, fear, shaking, sick stomach so bad every morning and gradually eases up as the day goes on?
I had to laugh at me.I deleted something and had a panic attack. Didn't realize how high my anxiety was until it happened.Drinking some liquid, even breathing, and laughing as the anxiety disappeared naturally.
I have had GAD most of my life. I have learned to deal with mild anxiety thru the years but recently there have been many changes in my life and I'm in a downward spiral with it and I'm now getting full-blown panic attacks. And now I'm getting nocturnal panic attacks where it wakes me very startling in my sleep. So now it's given me a fear to sleep and I can literally be up the entire night. I've...