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Help! Trouble breathing and choking sensation, what do I do?

Asked: Help! Trouble breathing and choking sensation, what do I do?

It's 5am here

Im.having shortness of breath and an intense choking sensation. I've been to the ER for this before and the doctors found nothing.

I was at the ER last night for dizziness and headache and they found I was dehydrated and gave me IV fluid. That did help.

But now this feels intense, as I lay in bed, trying to sleep. What do I do?

i do.have a.severe anxiety disorder, and i know anxiety has strong psychological effects, but dang, i feel HORRIBLE all the time and can hardly walk around and noone seems to.think.much of it (medically i mean)

What should i do?

Id have felt.so much better had the hospital decided to hold me to monitor mebut it didnt.happen. I feel like i cant move in this body

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - March 21, 2013 at 2:21 pm

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how to tell my mom, i think i’m depressed?

Asked: how to tell my mom, i think i’m depressed?

i always avoid sleep because i've had HORRIBLE insomnia since 5th grade, and have nightmares about my past (not going into detail, but i've been abused and molested, my mom doesn't know i've been molested either..), and i constantly wake up. I find enjoyment in almost nothing. i do the same thing all day everyday; sit on my butt because i'm so unmotivated. (i'm homeschooled now, too.) i feel hopeless. worthless. alone. sad. i'll have random moments where i just want to break down and cry. i only listen to depressing songs, because they're relatable. i have scars on my chest from burning/ scratching myself. i also used to plan how i'd kill myself but never went through with it, due to being a coward. i'm really insecure and am constantly feeling as though people judge me no matter what i do, and that i'll never be accepted. i've lost all my friends. i barely talk to anyone. i put on a fake show, and smile infront of my mom so she doesn't worry. depression runs on both sides of my family (parents are divorced, grandparents had it but they're all dead), my moms on depression medications. anxiety runs in my family too, i know for a fact i have that. i also have social anxiety disorder, dysthymia, cyclothymia and i'm pretty sure i have PTSD. so basically, i want to tell my mom about these feelings but i'm extremely awkward and feel nervous if she knew, and that she'll think differently of me. If i tell her, and she takes me to the doctor and they diagnose me with depression, what will they do to me?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - February 11, 2013 at 9:40 am

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Can Bipolar Disorder cause extreme disorganization?

Asked: Can Bipolar Disorder cause extreme disorganization?

My doctor is on the path of diagnosing me with bipolar disorder. Of course, sometimes it can take years before they actually jump in and say you have it. But how I feel greatly interferes with my everyday life. I am an extremely disorganized person. Not just when it comes to making a mess, but personality wise also. I can not keep track of dates, appointments, work or even my sleep schedule. For the past week I have been going to sleep at around 7AM and waking up at 4PM. I'm really getting tired of living like this. I lose track of everything that I have to do. I can not clean up a mess I have made. I will take food to my room in the middle of the night and it could be days before I decide to clean it up. I just can not get to it and it is driving me insane. My doctor currently is treating me for a mild mood disorder… but hasn't given me anything that has actually made a change or helped me in general. But my question is… can it cause disorganization?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - December 19, 2012 at 8:01 am

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What really caused my anxiety to be horrible this time? Please help me, I need answers!?

Asked: What really caused my anxiety to be horrible this time? Please help me, I need answers!?

I have GAD and have been symptom free for about a year. It manifests itself in insomnia and constant worrying where I can't focus on anything as well as irrational thoughts (like having to leave school or something)

Lately it's even been causing constant nausea. I have it really bad when I'm sleeping somewhere away from home. Freshman year of college I had it HORRIBLE for the first week or two with sleeping in the dorms, but then I got over it with meds I had already had from the first time I had an incident, and it went away.

I'm going into my fifth week of sophomore year in college. The first two weeks were hell on my anxiety, I couldn't sleep in the dorm at all even with my meds, had to take mental health days and actually go home. I came back and actually for three weeks, I was sleeping through the night, and I felt much better. I went home every weekend though so I had to re-adjust each Monday.

Then this past Sunday, coming back to school I just had MAJOR anxiety and worry, and it caused me to have a sleepless night at school. I really wanted to go home again this weekend but my parents said no because they want me to get used to being here. It's now thursday, slowly I've been sleeping….slightly better, I have trouble falling asleep (though last night wasn't too bad) and then staying asleep. (waking up before my alarm every day).

Could this be because I didn't stay a weekend when I was feeling okay so I actually had relaxation time at school? You see I have a job monday-wednesday night on campus until 10pm, so it's basically classes, work, sleep, until thursday night where I go hang out with a bunch of people and then either get picked up to go home that night or the next morning. (I live an hour away from school)

My roommate went home for the weekend so I'm all alone in the room for the first time. Also I guess I had a lot on my mind when I came back sunday, so I was more prone to having anxiety? Like I had a fight with my roommate, even though we made up. I was slowly feeling more depressed last week too at school, even though I was sleeping and I fought a lot with my parents.

Last week I thought I was totally okay though, so this is really terrible having these feelings again. My medication is doing the best it probably can do (I had almost tapered down to nothing in the past weeks, but now I'm back up at my highest dosage 1.5mg generic klonopin at night and 100mg of neurontin in the morning and then at night with the klonopin), but…I just don't understand why it came back so badly. I can't concentrate on anything..Help?

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 5, 2012 at 2:20 am

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What’s the matter with me? (anxiety/insomnia recurrence)?

Asked: What’s the matter with me? (anxiety/insomnia recurrence)?

So I have generalized anxiety disorder, and it manifests itself in insomnia, nausea, panic attacks, and racing thoughts causing me to not be able to concentrate on anything throughout the day. I started my second year of college about a month ago and had a HORRIBLE first two weeks or so, where I could not sleep at all in my dorm, and then barley sleep after a while. After I took a few mental health days going home (at home I'm usually comfortable but the anxiety or insomnia wasn't any better there). I usually don't have problems sleeping unless something huge changes or stresses me out (going back to college) When I came back from my mental health days, I slept at school a full night finally and things started looking up from there. Slowly I slept better at home and at school even when I returned Sunday night. This lasted for about three weeks, the third week I started feeling depressed a little bit, but I was still sleeping, and I slept fine at home, even going down on my meds. (from using neuron tin 100-300mg and 1.5mg of klonopin to neurontin when I only needed it (which wasn't much) and down to .5 of klonopin. So like I said I was like that for three weeks (going home on the weekend and sleeping fine as well and coming back sleeping fine) But this past week when I came back Sunday, I had a HUGE surge of anxiety on the drive back to school and felt progressivley worse as the night went on. That night I wasn't expecting it at all, but I had such terrible insomnia (on 1mg klonopin, well, the generic) I had to keep getting up, calling my parents, talking to my roommate, and only had like two hours of sleep. The next night, I slept better, but I had a harder time falling asleep, took me at least an hour, and then it was very light sleep with me waking up a bunch of times. Same thing with last night. I have a cold, and with this anxiety it's really wearing me down, giving me horrible nausea (threw up like four times yesterday, but it was mostly mucus, gross!) I am planning on staying my first weekend up at school this year (I used to do it all the time last year and I feel like I got better so much quicker last year) I feel it's really not fair that it came back after me having three weeks of going to sleep in less than a half hour and sleeping pretty deeply through the night in my dorm. Well, I'm scared of staying the weekend. I worry excessively and have really irrational thoughts that cause me to feel really restless, have loss of appetite and I can't concentrate on anything.

Basically I'm asking why this happened, will I be able to sleep normally at school again? Should I be worrying so much? I feel like such ****, thinking of sleeping scares me, and that's what I obsessively think about all day. I know I had a lot of things on my mind starting around last week, but I didn't think it'd make my anxiety so bad that I wouldn't be able to sleep again. It's like I had a self fulfilling prophecy when I freaked out about not sleeping that sunday night coming back to school. I just want to feel better like I did the last few weeks, but I'm scared that this came back!!
Any advice would help!

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - October 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm

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Insomnia in early pregnancy?

Emily Asked: Insomnia in early pregnancy?

Im 3 weeks & 6 days & have HORRIBLE insomnia. What can I do to help??

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - December 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

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What’s a great thrash metal song to cure my insomnia?

Red Rose Asked: What’s a great thrash metal song to cure my insomnia?

Do you think this should do the trick and make me nice and sleepy?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i97OkCXwo

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - December 13, 2011 at 2:00 pm

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Could my diet be causing my anxiety disorder?

Nopenot Asked: Could my diet be causing my anxiety disorder?

I have had an anxiety disorder since '09. Since then, thank God, I've probably gotten 3 panic attacks and only 1 full on panic attack which left me hopeless and depressed. Well guess what, I wasn't going down without a fight. I purposely put myself in situations which cause me anxiety and took the blows. Till now no fainting from panic attacks. Just some really small hyperventilation and shallow breathing but other than that I felt fine. But the thing is, I live with the constant fear of having another panic attack. I fear fainting like crazy!!!!What's worse is that I'm hearing all this talk about chemical imbalances being the cause which makes the fear grow because I feel like I can't help it then. So after doing some research I see that chemical imbalance can mean your diet is wrong. Well newsflash, my diet for the past 3-4 years has been absolutely HORRIBLE. I don't have good sleep patterns, shoot it's 3am right now and I always wake up around 12pm! NO exercise *at all*. I tried doing it once last year but I totally flaked on that lol. I procrastinate like crazy which gives me enormous amounts of stress. Vitamins, nutrients, minerals, fruits and vegetables? Yeah right. I can't remember the last time I ate a broccoli. I'm a bit overweight. I eat like crap, which means no breakfast, a big lunch, no dinner just instead some junk food. Guess when was the last time I ate fish? I don't like fish. Oh, and I was 4 years old. My mom forced me. I took a bite though when I was 12! Could this lifestyle of mine be causing my anxiety disorders? But what if it's hereditary? Because my mom gets panic attacks when going on the freeway and my brother just recently got them which makes me 10 million times depressed. Fml. Seriously. I'm so sad right now.

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - December 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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Reaction to Prozac??? bad?

Lol Asked: Reaction to Prozac??? bad?

I'm 14 years old and I just started taking prozac and I think I'm having bad reactions to it. I have HORRIBLE anxiety and insomnia. I sleep for like an hour than wake up ad have a huge panic attack then sleep then panic attack about 7 times a night. I missed schooltoday because I was soo exhausted. What should. I do? It does help me with my depression and stress but also the effects I said b4..

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Posted by Zelma Jefferson - November 2, 2011 at 12:40 am

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