The PTSD sleep workout


Panic-attack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


One of the many things that come with PTSD are nightmares.  Honestly, sometimes these are daymares.  Yesterday evening I felt another strong anxiety attack starting to stir.   I’ve dealt with this for a while now and i’ve started to be able to recognize their onset most of the time.  I knew one was coming so I took my as needed medicine.  Many times that will stop it, but not always.


Sometimes I just have to face it and suffer through it.  Yesterday evening I felt those familiar feelings of anxiety and fear coming from nowhere.  I went ahead and took my medication and went to bed.  My brain went to sleep but it appears my body decided to stay awake and fight.


When I woke up this morning I was so muscle sore from top to bottom that it was difficult to walk.  It took a good 30 minutes to get loosened up enough to do some simple stretches.  So there it is.  Just one more aspect to the PTSD experience.  It’s my hope with my PTSD related posts that if you know someone with it, that I can give you some insights into how to understand them better.


If you’re a fellow PTSD’er, I hope my writing lets you know that you’re not alone, you’re not crazy and it’s ok.






One comment on “The PTSD sleep workout

  1. Pingback: PTSD -the climb | diamondintheroughptsd

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