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stress! does anyone esle have days where they just feel they are going combust!

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littlemisslost Thu 11-Nov-10 19:48:01

I am so stressed at the moment I have actually been getting pains in my chest! I know its anxiety and I calm calm down at the time but before I know it Im raging again, I am also very tearful and at embarrassing moments. I know I probably don't have much more going on than many people but at the moment I just can't seem to cope

littlemisslost Thu 11-Nov-10 20:03:55

support and fellow stressee's needed pLEASE!

CerealOffender Thu 11-Nov-10 20:05:45

yes when i am premenstrual. been better since i quit work

BelligerentGhoul Thu 11-Nov-10 20:09:01

Me - all of last week and a lot of this week and tbh a lot of last year too. I actually think that work will drive me bonkers before long, if nothing changes. The worst is when somebody says 'good morning - how are you?' and the floodgates open immediately - very embarrassing.

I convinced myself that my bra was too tight recently because my chest hurt so much that I couldn't breath properly - but in retrospect, I'm sure it was stress.

Any tips for calming down? At the moment, I seem to be relying on swearing and ranting and that actually doesn't help much!

littlemisslost Thu 11-Nov-10 20:15:14

lol bachs flower remedy seems to help me! I just wish i could breeze through life and all its demands without feeling like every day is a battle field, my dd is such hard work at the moment and parents evening was stressful, i started feeling like i am too busy to be a good mum to my dd and its my fault she is being difficult but actually she is just a brat! lol
I feel like I have so much to do ALL of the time

BelligerentGhoul Thu 11-Nov-10 20:18:39

I was told this week that I just needed to develop thicker skin!

Wonder if Selfridges sell it?

littlemisslost Thu 11-Nov-10 20:24:13

Yes there is definately an element of giving too much of a ** what other people think of us!
I am trying hard, I am in the last year of a full time degree course, I also work part time and my dh works full times 'shifts' and never seems to actually be here! tuesday I literally did not sit down and have a hot drink from 7.30 am until 9.15pm My dd is cheeky and obstructuve and I am always to exhausted to deal with her nonsense.......there -thats my life in a nutshell at the moment STRESSSSSSSSS

DancingIceDragons Thu 11-Nov-10 20:33:06

Ds has been very testing this week. But in his credit he has been very good for 2 out of the last 3 1/2 weeks when i have been good. This wind is sending him do lally. So i took him to my favourite place in the name of sound desensitisation therapy work. Result = he has been challenged and just wants to hide out with the tv, i am calm. When stressed I go to my favourtie place. If i cant get there i implode and am prone to emotional outbursts and a vile temper. Sympathy at theses times is rare and sarcastic. Ds tends to hide when i am this mood.

bigchris Thu 11-Nov-10 20:33:57

I find a gls of wine at six helps!

littlemisslost Thu 11-Nov-10 20:46:58

the weather and dark evenings are definately not helping! I collect dd from the childminder at 4.30 and tonight it was almost dark! I had got used to grabbing dd and then picking up the dog and going to the woods or park for an hour wearing them both out and life is a lot easier then!

gls of wine sounds good actually, think I might just go and get one, i am loving this opportunity to rant btw smile

BelligerentGhoul Thu 11-Nov-10 21:58:46

I hardly ever drink - maybe I need to start?

rivi Thu 11-Nov-10 22:07:16

I am the same. I have started to try and look after myself instead of just the family and it is difficult but I need to do it more as I think it is actually helping me quite a bit. Drinking is something I know helps especially when I feel like I can't eat, just a quick glass of water gulped down. Little I thought I was bad but not having a drink for such a long time!

littlemisslost Fri 12-Nov-10 20:41:48

think we just juggle so much sometimes, we take things on whether we have a choice or not and it all comes too much doesn't it!
I enjoy my alone time so I can come on here and facebook and also walk the dog, but because of the dark night thats mainly the weekends now as dont like going to park alone in the dark.
I went for a drink tonight after uni but had to leave to collect my dd and SOOO wanted to just stay and get drunk with the others! but once I got home. read a story to my dd ad cuddled her up in bed I felt better :-)

BelligerentGhoul Fri 12-Nov-10 20:50:55

Glad you're feeling a bit better. Rivi - yes: I deffo don't drink enough water. Will try harder with this.

littlemisslost Fri 12-Nov-10 20:59:42

its friday.......that might have something to do with it lol

littlemisslost Fri 12-Nov-10 21:02:04

I have to say though, I am extremely intolerant of people at the moment which Im sure is down to my overall stress levels, I feel like an angry teenager again sometimes lol, no patience at all with peoplewho dream around or say stupid ill thought out things! does anyone else get like that

nightcat Sat 13-Nov-10 10:11:52

add vit B complex & Zn, great de-stressers and often deficient in stressed people, so a vicious circle, tried this on my ds and it helped

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