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To wonder if this is the start of anxiety?

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2021namechanges · 20/03/2021 18:55

I’d say that in general, my mental health is good.

However dh has gone on a (fairly short) journey to go and pick up an item. I’m talking maybe 1.5hrs each way. Plus he may be there a while. Firstly I was strangely nervous of him doing the drive (no reason for this - pre-covid we drive all the time on long journeys).

I tried to call him a couple of times and didn’t answer. I felt utter what can only be described as dread.

Has actually now got in touch (he was with the person buying the item) and is fine, but what’s worrying me is my reaction.

I have felt like this a couple of times recently - though not to this degree. I guess catastrophising very ordinary journeys.

Is there anything I can do to try and stop it?

Is it anxiety or something else?

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Bearnecessity · 20/03/2021 19:03

I think Lockdown has changed routines and lives so much that even a simple extended trip can seem out of the ordinary as we come out of this Lockdown a lot of people will be experiencing similar. It is your life and allow your feelings to ebb and flow...some days may be unsettling other days won't. These are strange times we are living in...


2021namechanges · 20/03/2021 19:06

Thank you. I think it’s taken my a bit by surprise as I’m generally fairly level headed I suppose.

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Bearnecessity · 20/03/2021 19:44

Yeah I know....I consider myself quite a strong person mentally and this last lockdown has shaken me....lord alone knows how the folks who were struggling before covid are handling it all...go gently, look after yourself....☕️


howoldhowold · 20/03/2021 19:51

I don't think it's unusual at all, I've never had mental health problems but I've definitely found myself much more prone to worrying recently. I think/hope it will get better once life returns to normal, be kind to yourself in the meantime.


2021namechanges · 20/03/2021 23:24

Thanks for the kind words. Dh back home and now I feel like I was irrational. I’m not a worrier by nature but now am almost worried about Heidi f worried if that makes sense.

Nice to feel I’m not alone with it.

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