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Has Anyone Else Developed A Fear Or Dread Of The Nighttime ?

Has Anyone Else Developed A Fear Or Dread Of The Nighttime ?

I've wondered about this issue for sometime now but didn't know how to word it so it makes sense. I know we all have trouble with our sleeping at night
Finally I thought, " just say it like it is" so here goes. Every day when I realize that dusk is coming,.I start to actually get anxious and dread seeing the darkness come. This wasn't too bad in my early diagnosis but in the last year or so it's turning into a fearful, anxiety filled drama. I know I'm going to have trouble with sleep, and it'sā€¦ read more

over 6 years ago
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Candace, it's like they say " that which doesn't kill you makes you stronger" and that's how I see fibromyalgia. It's toughening me up for something else that God has in mind for me. I don't know what it is but I just want to be ready when it comes. You are made of the same stuff and there's a mission for you to. Gentle hugs my friend.
Brenda

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

Thanks LizEstlin for the encouragement, sleeping is so necessary but difficult to come by for us. Recently I got a small dog aka Coby and he sleeps in my lap at night. With him on me, he's like a soft fuzzy blanket that I rub my fingers through and I've found it puts me to sleep. I get a bit more sleep than before he came so I'm happy about that! Hoping a restful night comes to you too .
Brenda

over 6 years ago
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I'm exactly the same way! I've never thought about it being a fear, but it is! My husband wants me to go to bed at the same time as he does, I'll lay down and he's already snoring! I hate it! It's not fair! I want to be the one snoring and healing my body as I sleep. I want to wake up without a headache and be able to stand up and walk, without holding the wall!
I have started having nightmares also. It's always early in the morning like 4am When I'm sleeping good. I'm scared i will always be like this. I do nap during the day a lot easier than at night... Prayers to all of us...

over 6 years ago
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THANK YOU , it was PTSD back then but ,i have left it in GODS hands ,so no i do not suffer from it any more ! i have it locked in box in the back of my head way down deep ! but must admit it has changed the way i look at the world at times ! for i have this belief that every one is like me ! and 9 times out of ten i find out i am stupid for that belief , but that's okay for GOD has me ! sorry about the car accident i am sure you probable start getting nervous or your hands sweat at times while driving ! praying for you always ! peace and joy and love always michele

over 6 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've been having a few nights of sleep since I have my dog now. I wonder if it was coming from feeling unsafe, as a past victim of abuse ? I know now with Coby around me, he'll bark if he hears anything . I never thought about it this way but now I'm starting to think this was part of the problem ?

over 6 years ago

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