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I am having severe panic attacks when sleeping. the result is that i am awake almost all night in like a sleepwalking stage. also my legs and ankles are swelling and cramping bad. the veins that run up my leg to my foot is swollen and very sore. lots of b

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Dr. Reynald Ferraz
Psychiatry 29 years experience
I'm : I'm not getting any hint of a question here but my comment would be that panic attacks do wake people up from sleep.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Sleep evaluation: I recommend seeing a sleep medicine specialist. Need to evaluate for sleep apnea or other parasomnias. Polysomnogram may help in assessment.

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