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These past couple of months have been very hard for me, a lot has happened and my anxiety levels i feel have shot through the roof. There's days when certain thoughts just keep reoccurring in my mind and others where i just don't feel myself at all ... I was wondering if any of you might have some tips on how to overcome these things. If so, please let me know. Thank you!

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  • You didn't mention whether the thoughts that pop into your head are distressing. I assume they are. If that is the case, you would benefit greatly from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Ask yourself if the thought is true or not. If it's not, it's an obsession and irrational.

  • Sorry I have no real advice, but I thought I'd chime in to let you know that my anxiety is OFF THE CHARTS as well. Someone had suggested drinking more water, which does help a bit. I have been like this for about two-and-a-half months and it is not getting any better. I wish I had some answers for you, but all I can say is just keep pushing through somehow, some way. Posting here really helps, and knowing others are right there with you may help. Take care.

  • I have quite a bit of advice on my page if you're interested in checking it out. What I can say about reoccurring thoughts though- is thoughts tend to be disturbing during high anxiety, the disturbing thoughts make us mad and judge ourselves and also make us feel messed up for thinking a certain way and for not being able to stop the thoughts. These thoughts WILL go away but they go away from not giving the thoughts power- and every time you shame yourself for having these thoughts you give them more power! When the thoughts come (no matter how disturbing) you have to let them pass through. They are solely a symptom of anxiety and have no importance. It will take time but the more you practice this.. the quicker it will go away. You may have set backs though- but don't get discouraged. It's all a part of recovery! Good luck! You'll start feeling like yourself again- just gotta believe in yourself!

  • This post is super. Thanks!!

  • Stay busy, both physically and emotionally/mentally. Also identify your triggers and either avoid them or learn to live with them.

  • Sorry I have no good advice, but being a part of this forum really helps. Just knowing we are not 'alone' is half the battle. I can relate to your post, as I am going through the same type of things. I just keep on keeping on somehow. I hope you feel better soon.

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