No control over anxiety

Sometimes I feel like I have no control over anxiety, there are days where I feel fine and I haven't done anything different from any other day my body and mind just flicked a switch then the next day the switch is flicked back to feeling terrible but I feel like there are no triggers my body and mind just flick back and forth but most of the time I am feeling terrible. I feel like I have no control over this and I don't see away of gaining control I just have to live with whichever switch I'm on. Anyone else feel this way?


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  • Me too. Some days I'm fine and I just feel light. Not necessarily happy, but fine. Then other days I'll freak out over something, have obsessive thoughts, feel absolutely hopeless, etc. I never know when it's gonna happen. And typically I'll feel "light" at the beginning of the day, and by the end I just want to kinda fade away forever. I had this one odd day where it started out bad and slowly got better, which was kinda nice. I don't know. It kinda does feel like a random switch is constantly flicking on and off. The only consistent thing is that I always feel off, or just wrong in some way.

  • Yes. For example yesterday I felt just normal... Got lots of chores done, cooked a nice meal, felt calm etc. This morning at work also ok, engaged with what I was doing, talking to colleagues and so on. Then suddenly, during the afternoon , anxiety strikes and I feel like I'm back to square one.

  • What your symptoms x

  • Feeling sick with a sinking feeling of dread. Churning stomach / needing the loo. Obsession with my symptoms. Inability to concentrate. Feeling that everything matters too much but also doesn't matter at all. Derealisation / depersonalisation. Morbid thoughts. Feeling almost paralysed with fear.

    All totally horrible :-(

  • I am the same way. I will feel a little better for a few days and then bam....I feel worse than I did before and it will linger. I don't have to be thinking negative thoughts or anything, the anxiety is just there. I have no idea what makes my anxiety like this and I too feel like I have no control at all. I don't know from one day to the next how I am going to feel. :(

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