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Anyone know what I can do to relax my mind. πŸ˜’ Don't feel like I am my self lately.

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Suffering bad with my anxiety and depression. I have recently lost a family member had some health scared been feeling unwell in my self and I have just spiraled in to feeling not my normal self. I suffer from health anxiety so If I get a belly ache I shake and I go all hot. I'm waking up and not feeling OK. My head feels so foggy and numb. I am trying to watch things I like and do things i like doing but It just isn't working. My brain isn't shutting off. Is this anxiety or is there something wrong with me. I am clenching my jaw also and just want a good cry but i live on my own with my 7 year old daughter. I can't go through this on my own. It is so scary thinking something is wrong with me and that I could have something that kills me and to top it all off I'm scared of being and getting ill i live in UK and the news isn't helping right now and people talking about the spread.

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I totally understand you I also have not been feeling myself I feel weird don’t know how to explain it but I suffer from anxiety and that makes me feel depressed iam always thinking there is something wrong with me and get so scared thinking what if I get sick or what ifsomething happens to me it sucks living constantly in fear and thinking something is wrong with me

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L1994 in reply to Xoxo33

Hi Xoxo33. I will explain the feeling best i can see if you agree. It is like your head is a little heavy plugged ears and your throat is closing in. You can't concentrate on much expecially fast moving things on the TV. My mind won't let me sleep. My body wants to but i can't stop thinking. I keep trying to just say oh I have had blood tests and nothing came back in the blood test abnormally. If there was something wrong I'm sure that something would have shown up in my bloods πŸ€”

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Xoxo33 in reply to L1994

I also have had blood work done I came out with nothing I only have anemia and low vitamin d but I still think there might be something wrong with me because of how I feel anxiety poor concentration always have racing thoughts so iam always thinking what if there’s s Something wrong with me and one day i will go crazy from all this negative thinking

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L1994 in reply to Xoxo33

Yeah I think it's the negative thinking and jaw clenching that makes me feel like I have a bit of tunnel vision and causes me to be so confused and foggy headed. Try taking deap breaths stick some earphones in lie down comfortable or say comfortably and put mindful meditation on I swear it hypnotised me I fell asleep half way through it and woke up with it ended. I find it hard to sleep through the day also but ji feel like I need to relax

Sounds like anxiety.

I just did yoga... also am using deep breathing and practicing positive thinking. Running helps me as well as distractions like watching a movie or series on tv. I love to write like you’ve just done which releases some of the stress. I used to enjoy art. Lately I’ve been trying to let go and leave things to God the stuff that I can’t control.

Today is a horrible one for me but I know there can be better times but trying to recall a good time seems impossible right now. Bad thoughts keep creeping in.

Blessings to you. Hope you feel better soon.

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L1994 in reply to Starrlight

I seem to just have a foggy head and less concentration every day and I cant go on like this for ever. Does it go away?

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Starrlight in reply to L1994

I bet it will go away. Sending you positive vibes and best wishes!

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L1994 in reply to Starrlight

I have also practiced square breathing and meditation but I can't seem to grip it. Wil it work the more I do it x

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Starrlight in reply to L1994

I think the more slow deep breathing we do the more chance of it working we have.

I’m not familiar with square breathing.

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L1994 in reply to Starrlight

Thank you so much for your advice and positive response πŸ™

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Starrlight in reply to L1994

Let’s keep breathing together!

Have you tried doing relaxation yoga?? I do it before bed (I have bad insomnia) and it actually helps! A friend of mine suggested it.

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L1994 in reply to GreenMom2009

I do mindfulness meditation. See i feel like j am just too nice of a person going through such a tough time being walked all over. Even no hell from Dr's right now. I actually forgot I wrote this post and wow 10 month on and it don't seem to have got any better. Seems to feel like it gets better and then I'm back here at the same place again. πŸ˜”

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