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Fucking anxiety

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sobeyondthehills Fri 13-Jan-17 09:05:23

This morning I have woken up, done the breakfast stuff and suddenly with no warning, I have started feeling anxious and it just keeps building up, now my chest is tight, and I feel like I want to throw up.

Nothing has triggered it, I just want to build a den and go and hide. My partner is at home today, so thankfully can do the outdoor bits, but just thinking about going outside makes me want to vomit. I feel like I can't breathe.

Tried taking long deep breathes. I am so sick of feeling like this once a week and nothing seems to be triggering it. Its almost like my brain goes, nothing on today lets have a good ol' panic attack.

I just wanted a rant to be honest.

Mistykit Fri 13-Jan-17 09:16:52

Cats helped me manage my anxiety. Petting their fur & cuddles are v relaxing for me. Plus they don't give you time to think ;)

Purplebluebird Fri 13-Jan-17 09:17:59

Ah I know what it's like. Anxiety is a killer, honestly sad
Could you try to get some self help books? I am trying to find a good one.

sobeyondthehills Fri 13-Jan-17 09:18:45

Both my cats have gone out to play in the snow.

My dog however is with me and its helping, but only slightly

sobeyondthehills Fri 13-Jan-17 09:22:38

I have tried self help books, CBT, and am now going through different drugs to see if that can help

nixnjj Fri 13-Jan-17 09:23:45

Build your den and hide. I accept my bad days now and celebrate the good. I find trying to fight the feeling just makes everything spiral.

Mistykit Fri 13-Jan-17 09:39:52

I get excess energy when I get anxious. Can you take a bath to relax you at all?

Purplebluebird Fri 13-Jan-17 09:40:17

I hope you find something that helps. I have tried CBT, and just started some new pills yesterday - desperately hoping they will help. And read a self help book yesterday. Fingers crossed we can all get better!

PinkBunnyOnesieOnOrder Fri 13-Jan-17 09:48:23

I'm sorry you're going through this 💐

I've only had a slight insight into it, so can only imagine how awful it might be. My Mum suffers from it terribly sad

As I said, I've only had it a little bit, but what helped for me was telling myself that it's just a reaction my body is having. That actually, that's all it is. That I can just ignore it, that I can go out/do whatever, because it's not actually capable of 'doing' anything, it's simply a reaction. Sort of taking the power away from it, rather than empowering it.

I'm not sure I've explained it very well, sorry 💐

sobeyondthehills Fri 13-Jan-17 09:48:37

nixnjj I am tempted, but I wanted to get on with so much and not doing it, is also going to cause anxiety.

mistykit I might try that and see if it works,

purplebluebird thank you. I am guessing these pills/dosage is not working, but only time will tell properly

Uiscebeatha85 Fri 13-Jan-17 09:53:08

So sorry OP, I suffer too. It's so shit.

I take myself off to a quiet corner, read a book or just close my eyes and try to meditate. It does help. There's also a good self help book called 'when panic attacks' which I read and that helped me understand more about the physiological side of panic and anxiety and the affects on the body.

You'll get through it flowers good luck x

Dustpan Fri 13-Jan-17 13:35:00

Hello op sorry to hear this. Anxiety is horrendous.

I had a bad spell for several weeks recently. I tried a new technique which I found helped. Rather than resisting the anxiety I tried to locate the feelings in my body & breathe deeply into them, saying in my head "welcome, anxiety ". I did find that accepting the feelings helped to take the edge off. It's a mindfulness technique. However I also re started antidepressants & they have finally kicked in, I'm so grateful. Hope you get your breakthrough soon.

sobeyondthehills Fri 13-Jan-17 18:14:35

Thank you all for your support and suggestions. In the end I just went and built my fort, came out when my son came home, still suffering but nowhere as bad as I was

Titsywoo Fri 13-Jan-17 18:29:13

Anxiety sucks. For some reason cleaning helps calm me which means my house is very tidy! Trying to relax makes me more anxious as I need to be distracted not concentrate on my own weird thoughts.

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