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Anyone else's anxiety unsettled in this heat

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ConfuciousSayWhat Mon 18-Jul-16 00:58:38

Try as I might I can't sleep. The heat and humidity feels like I'm suffocating and so ive been in and out of a state of panic for a few hours. Anyone care to join me wishing summer to be over already?

supersoftcuddlytoys Mon 18-Jul-16 07:59:20

Get an electric fan and stop tying to fight it. It's only going to last a few days apparently.

AristotlesTrousers Mon 18-Jul-16 08:06:34

Is it specifically the heat and summer that's making you anxious, OP, or are you anxious about other things and the heat is making it worse?

Sugarlightly Mon 18-Jul-16 08:13:02

Tonight, have a cold shower right before bed, open all the windows and keep a cold drink by your bed and a cold flannel for you face of you feel like your face is hot. Don't sleep under the covers. Hair tied up so it doesn't stick to you

Mouikey Mon 18-Jul-16 08:20:28

Put ice blocks in your bed to cool the sheets - divine!

Botanicbaby Mon 18-Jul-16 08:24:45

You're not alone OP.

Please try not to worry, it will pass.

Cool cotton sheet & clean pillowcases each day, baby wipes by bed, cold drink filed with lots of ice & a bendy straw. Windows open, blinds closed. You'll be okay.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 18-Jul-16 08:26:28

I know what you mean OP xflowers

feelingmiffed Mon 18-Jul-16 08:39:55

I get you

One of my biggest anxieties is not being able to breathe properly ( thanks asthma angry) so I hate humid weather, it always makes me feel extra anxious

supersoftcuddlytoys Mon 18-Jul-16 09:08:50

I thought cold drinks when you're hot, is bad for you?

peggyundercrackers Mon 18-Jul-16 09:15:33

I thought cold drinks when you're hot, is bad for you?

Never heard that, I wonder why they would be bad for you?

OP if your that hot have a cold bath or shower to cool down, open windows in your bedroom and sleep on top of covers rather than under them.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 18-Jul-16 09:29:53

Tepid drinks are better apparently. Your body works harder when you drink cold drinks therefore making you hotter.

MermaidTears Mon 18-Jul-16 10:34:27

Me too. I nearly had to turn around and go home after I left for the school run 20 mins walk. Had a tight chest and shortness breath...anxiety is kicking in big time, the eat always antagonises it. It was pass for us I'm sure.

ConfuciousSayWhat Mon 18-Jul-16 15:18:03

You guys are wonderful, thanks for the support and ideas to make this evening more tolerable. So sorry others know exactly where I'm coming from with this

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