Easter holidays begin

So, I was really excited to start the bank holiday. To relax and not have to worry about traveling to work or actually working.

I woke up at 6am this morning hoping for a great start to the day. After breakfast, I ended up feeling dizzy and disorientated. I've got an awful headache now and I've just crawled into bed and closed the curtains.

What is triggering off these feelings?!?!? I'm going insane

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  • Hello

    Try not to read to much into how you have woken up feeling as the more you do the more likely you are to trigger your anxiety of

    You have a headache and have had to go back to bed , dizziness can accompany a headache to

    If during the day you start to feel better then whenever that is then start your day again as you can start the day and have a good one at any time you wish :-)

    I hope you are feeling better soon and you enjoy the rest of your Easter Holidays :-)

    Take Care x

  • Thank you lulu.

    I am going to do some breathing exercises and then get up and try and start my day again.

    Have a great long weekend x

  • Sounds like you could have a migraine, something you ate doesn't agree with you.

  • Hi there, it is so frustrating isn't it when you are determined to enjoy the day and then your physical symptoms of anxiety take over you. Sometimes you feel like you are going insane or worse but the truth is if you look on here there are lots of good people who are suffering the same way, so for me when it does feel like that I have a look on here and it reassures me that it will be ok. Try not to worry about today and just give yourself some time to breathe 😊

  • Anxiety is playing games with me today too :-(... I woke up feeling fine, but now I'm struggling to summon up the power to do the things I wanted to do and almost had a panic attack while I went to the shops. I had to get outside and back home. There is still the rest of the long weekend to go, hopefully the rest of it will be better for you than it is today.. go easy on yourself.. easier said than done I know!

  • How are you feeling today ? xx

  • I'm feeling better than I did yesterday, I think because I know I won't be on my with my thoughts all day today / tomorrow which helps a lot. I spent a lot of yesterday trying to distract myself, but it wasn't easy. How are you doing? I hope you are feeling better?

  • What do you do to distract yourself ? I need some tips.. I'm feeling better today , I've got a headache but I'm sure it will be fine after I take a Neurofen. I'm trying to get out of the house but I don't know where to go lol x

  • It's hard not knowing what do with yourself! Are there any museums or galleries near where you live? I find wandering through places like those very relaxing and inspiring.

    Yesterday I went and made some art (I do abstract stuff.. no rules apply so you cannot make a mistake), did a bit of language learning and then watched a film. But couldn't quite shake off the health anxiety that was going on all day... any aches, pains, tingles set me off into thinking something is dreadfully wrong :-(

  • Oh I love that idea - going to a museum or gallery. I feel like I could get lost there - in a good way. I know the feeling is always in the back of your mind. I hope you have a great day. Let me know what you get up to and I'll let you know if I visit any museums. I used to love painting too. I think I may take that up as a hobby again x

  • I hope you have a great day also! Maybe you could pick up a few art supplies and get a little creative as well?

    I'll be out and about and enjoying an Easter get together as well, which will be super relaxing, really looking forward to it.

    Catch up soon!

  • It's always the way when you have time off that feeling all that great. I woke with vertigo attack feeling really dizzy not had one 2 years, not sure why, I planned to loads of things but struggling. I started to write to do list and gradually ticking them off. At the moment I'm feeling really lonely my husband works nights didn't get good Friday or sat, my mums in a nursing home to which I spent most day yesterday, I've invited friend round for lunch just made lasagne but still feel like crying. I think how lonely my mum must been when we all left home, now I'm the same situation.

  • I'm so sorry you feel like this. Loneliness is an awful thing. It's good you have invited a friend over , try to focus on the positives , why did you invite your friend over ? How did the lasagne turn out ? Please don't cry. You have this group to support you. You are not alone.

  • Oh thank you coming back to me.

    not sure until taste lasagne but will update you. It's just my husband said don't make too much noise when friend comes round as he's sleeping oh yes going to throw a party lol!! She good friend as she know what been going through. I wanted to see my mum today but not sure going have enough time that makes feel quilty. Do you get anxious. I get really anxious when I wake in morning chest and throat feel weird.

  • I get very anxious when I have to drive on the motorway and go to work. I don't know why. My body feels like it is going to shut down and it feels very weak. I feel unfocused and dizzy too. Is your mum close by to you ? It's good you can go and see her whenever you have time , I'm sure she appreciates it very much. And you're lucky you have a friend who understands what you're going through. My fiancĂ© doesn't really understand all of this so he is not very supportive so I don't have many people to talk to. I'm finding this group very helpful.

  • Soon as I get I'm anxious. I had to leave my last job as I couldn't eat this made me feel dizzy couldn't focus we weren't aloud to talk if we went out to lunch we had as our department if they wanted to come otherwise we got called into office told of this made anxiousness worse I was only there 7 months. I am in 12 month contract now feeling little better but it's not want to do but not sure how I will move forward as if go to next place there not nice, this is where anxiousness gets worse can't eat. My husband doesn't understand me either. I don't think they do when they are happy with life. Are you happy with life have you things to make you more anxious. Not nice being anxious on motorway I tend open window a little try to breathe too. What do you worry at work or it's just the getting there.

  • I had a leave my last job too - I didn't like the meetings everyday and I didn't like having discussions in a group. I also used to get terrified of ringing clients in a quiet room. I am getting married in 5 months , we are having a huge Indian wedding so I am excited about that. But very anxious about moving into my fiancĂ©s house with his family. I work with my fiancĂ© now as he has his own company - I started 2 weeks ago. It is still very new to me and I get scared I am going to do something wrong which makes me more anxious and feel as if I'm going to faint. It's like a viscous cycle. I worry about work and travel.

  • Like on last reply to take up art. I taken up crotchet it's so relaxing when you are crotching or art it takes way anxiousness away because enjoying what your doing.

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