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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 23, 2007
  • 07:41 PM

I feel terrible. I believe what I suffer from are panic attacks. The first time an eposide occured was in September when I started my job as a cashier and they called me into the office and told me if I had another short drawer, then I would be fired. I could barely sleep that night. I was restless, and I woke up I felt as though I was going to vomit. My esophagus was sore and eventually I did throw up. I remember waking up and thinking, "Get rid of it, Sar! Get rid of it!" I think it had to do with something I was dreaming about. My stomach was sore. Now, it has gotten to the point where I can't sleep at night. I am restless. My heart beats like crazy, my breathing is shallow. I shake. I'm only 23 years old. I think maybe I have hyperthyroidism, just looking on the internet at the symptoms.I match. I've never been to the doctors about this problem. I know I should. I've thought about talking to a counselor too. I feel really guilty about some problems in my past that I regret. A scene plays over again and again in my mind usually at night...for example, sometimes I might think of the police coming to my house and arresting me and I replay that scene in my mind and think of ways around and things that I could say to get out of it. At night I am restless, I can't go to bed. All I do is think about the worst that could happen.

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  • I feel terrible. I believe what I suffer from are panic attacks. The first time an eposide occured was in September when I started my job as a cashier and they called me into the office and told me if I had another short drawer, then I would be fired. I could barely sleep that night. I was restless, and I woke up I felt as though I was going to vomit. My esophagus was sore and eventually I did throw up. I remember waking up and thinking, "Get rid of it, Sar! Get rid of it!" I think it had to do with something I was dreaming about. My stomach was sore. Now, it has gotten to the point where I can't sleep at night. I am restless. My heart beats like crazy, my breathing is shallow. I shake. I'm only 23 years old. I think maybe I have hyperthyroidism, just looking on the internet at the symptoms.I match. I've never been to the doctors about this problem. I know I should. I've thought about talking to a counselor too. I feel really guilty about some problems in my past that I regret. A scene plays over again and again in my mind usually at night...for example, sometimes I might think of the police coming to my house and arresting me and I replay that scene in my mind and think of ways around and things that I could say to get out of it. At night I am restless, I can't go to bed. All I do is think about the worst that could happen. Sounds like anxiety over things. You should go and see a counsellor. I get panic attacks and find for me these come on suddenly/instantly.. hit me right out of the blue, any time and any place. The rest of the time im fine. My panic attacks dont stop me from sleeping (unless I got one suddenly during night) and are intense but short lived causing trouble breathing, feeling like im going to pass out, break out in sweat, pounding heart, feeling sick, intense feeling of panic etc etc. From how you described it, I wouldnt call that a panic attack but anxiety from events in your life which you dwell upon.
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  • Or may be you have a sleep disorder which then causes your anxiety, which then causes you to have trouble sleeping which in turn causes more anxiety, etc.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • i have been having the same symptoms i wondered at first if it was post partum depression but its been seven months since i had the baby so ive ruled that out. i cant sleep, so there fore im tired all day, i have bad thought sweats bad halutionations and it only happens at night. well most of the time some time in the day too. and at night i binge i have to eat sugar and chips to stay awake i dont know wat to do im gaining alot of weight i also found a brown patch on my wrist that was never there before wat should i do to stop them ???
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 10, 2007
    • 09:44 AM
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  • You really need to go in and see your doctor as soon as possible. It can be post partum depression which could be very serious. There is help out there for that
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 11, 2007
    • 11:48 PM
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