- Jul 8, 2019
have you been out at all today and spoken to anyone ?
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I'm really tired that's not it.. but my mind doesn't want to. I got night terrors. I fall into a deep stage of sleep and dream like I fall into the water. I feel like I'm shocking and can't get any air. Still my eyes won't open. It's because my mind is awake but my body isn't.because I cant sleep if I have not been busy
OK so what else can you do ? can you study something
that stretches your mind ?
follow a news story, or learn about a favourite artist ?
I can usually find something to learn about
when I cant sleep to make myself tired
Thank you for trying to help .hi Justafriend
what I suggest you do
is start a new post in the anxiety forum
specifically about sleep issues
so that people with sleep experiences can help you
I just have a sleeping pill called Zopiclone
and that works for me
so im not sure what to suggest in your case
i am so glad you survived, justafriendToday I almost died 3 times.
Today we did want to do a buggedlist thing, surfing. So we drove to the sea and payed for a lesson. First we tried on the land. We did get the info we needed and then we jumpt into the sea.
I noticed my arms where feeling weak but desided to do it anyway. I was barely half in the sea and was already seasick. Good start
Well there we went. Do what we had practiced. The first wave works well. I mean I am not standing on the board of course. I mean I am me and I fall of course from my board.
Again I climb on the board. There came a huge wave. I try to stand fall of halfway and get deep in the wave. So deep that when I came out the water with my head the new wave came over me and I didn't have time to breathe. I really thought I was going to die. I swallowed so much seawater that I almost trow up. Big panic attack.
And then you have to get back on your board and do it again. I tried a few more times, but again I swollowed so much water in and those waves pushed so hard. I really couldn't breath.
So I'm sitting on my board. Feeling sick like helI when I said we're going back I'm going to throw up. The man who had been laughing at me for 15 minutes saw that I meant it and helped me back.
If you think that's easy, you're wrong... So I am paddling back. But my arms just wouldn't work anymore. I was so tired... the man loosened my ankle bracelet and asked me: can you swim? He said you go and I will take your board with me.
Most stupid idea ever. Swimming was just as heavy but now I couldn't have a break. The the next Big wave. Again I fell all over again. Again panic attack... almost to the side where I could finally stand. I thought yes I am there (stood up to my waist in the water).
A huge wave picked me up and smashed me hard on the beach. The pressure of the water so high really 2 more times and I was not alive anymore.. the people on the beach all where shocked. The only thing I thought was: I made it out alive and don't trow up.
Never knew that water was so powerful.. Now 1,5 hours later and I can't stop shaking. It was so traumatic.. I never go into the rough sea again.
Conclusion: Never again!