Severe Panic Attacks

It’s like someone shot me right in the heart while I was sleeping. My heart starting pounding and pounding. Surging vibrations continue to run throughout my body. It was all I could do just to sit up in my bed. There was no denying I was having a severe panic attack. So, I had to quickly take one of my emergency Valium.

My heart rate is fine. However, I’m still not able to lay back down. Every time I try to it just adds to the remaining anxiety. I went to sleep easily tonight after a long day. Suddenly, I was awakened by what felt like a rocket into my chest. This kind of experience is definitely new to me.

I did reduce my Amitriptyline by 25m earlier today. Basically I just eliminated the 2pm dose of 25mg and continued my nightly 50mg dose. It’s very likely this created this issue. So, later I will still take a half dose at 2pm. I’ve got to gradually wean myself off the daytime dose.

I’m doing this because it’s been keeping me way too drowsy during the day mixed with extreme fatigue. Hopefully, I can just take 50-75mg of Amitriptyline at night since it makes me so drowsy. Although, time has proven a couple years ago that this medication can make my heart “feel” like it’s racing heavily at that level dose. Gonna have to see how it goes tomorrow and discuss it with my doctor soon. All I know is severe panic attacks are no joking matter.

“Be still and know He is God.” Psalm 46:10

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