Kids with nightmares? Anxiety?

@Daelii (2154)
United States
December 7, 2017 7:50am CST
My middle daughter suffers from night terrors badly. I'm not sure what causes it. She suffers a lot from general anxiety. :( She has severe allergies. Is also being treated for asthma. A lot of this anxiety started after her last allergy test ( I had to pin her down while they jammed 50+ needles in her back ). :( it was awful for her and I. I couldn't even lay down and hold her since I was pregnant at the time. Aside from comforting her at night, what can I do? I mean I still comfort her it just doesn't seem enough. Some things we try to do in the day to relieve stress/ take her mind off feeling blue (she throws up a lot)... Are drawing, painting, crafts, yoga, / prayer/ meditation... Have you ever experienced this as a child? What made you feel better? Do your kids experience night terrors or anxiety issues? What helps?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
7 Dec
All of my sons had night terrors. I have done some research on it and some of the causes are being over tired, being too hot and having sugar too close to bed time. With my boys it was being too warm the most since they were chunky babies and they were always warm-even in winter! I'm sorry for what your daughter is dealing with and you as well. =(
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
7 Dec
Good to know! I question her sleep! She usually gets a short nap after school and goes to bed early. She also usually warms up a lot when sleeping. She forever kicks off blankets etc. But I'm willing to try anything.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
7 Dec
I read Jennifer's response and my husband has nightmares if he gets too hot too. I hope you can find something that helps.
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
8 Dec
that seemed to help a bit last night with her having a sheet/ no big blanket.
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@JudyEv (101131)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Dec
@Daelii It would be great if such a simple change helped even a little.
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
9 Dec
@JudyEv I'm hoping. She went to sleep laying against me while watching a tv show tonight. She hasn't woke up yet, and seems all cozy. So my fingers are crossed.
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@rina110383 (23527)
8 Dec
Haven't experienced such kind of terrors when I was a kid.
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
8 Dec
me neither. I use to sleep walk and she does to at times. :(
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@Corbin5 (82014)
• United States
7 Dec
I have never experienced this, and our son never did either. I am so sorry your daughter has to deal with this.
Your child's night terrors are more common than you think. WebMD provides an overview of this sleep disorder, including symptoms and treatment.
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
8 Dec
that actually covers it pretty well. :(
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• Derby, England
7 Dec
I don't know what to suggest . Essential oils and massage before bed might help. She does sound in a bad way. I hope you find solution
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
7 Dec
Me too! I talked to my husband about some new things to try. She's very artsy inclined. So maybe Santa can bring her some new drawling kits
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@LoriAMoore (10158)
• United States
7 Dec
I have anxiety disorder, but I never had nightmares/terrors. So sorry she's going through this.
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@Daelii (2154)
• United States
7 Dec
Thanks. Did your parents do anything to try and help with Anxiety? Or was it later diagnosed? Sorry if I'm intruding with questions!
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