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Not posted for a while!

Sorry guys I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been trying to focus on myself and getting back to a good place. So since my break up with my ex I went into a really shit place but I’ve finally accepted it’s done and there’s nothing I can do but better myself. Ive been reconnecting and going out with friends, meeting new people whilst I’m out and just having fun! I feel like I’m in a really good place again this last 2 weeks.

As for my anxiety, well it’s back to minimal which is amazing but I’m still feeling lightheaded a lot. Some days I wake up fine and it starts towards the end of the day when I’m tired which is understandable. Then some days like today it’s constant and it’s making me feel really ill! I don’t understand how if I’m not feeling anxious I’m still experiencing this 😒 I’ve tried everything and I’ve even now booked in for a hypnotherapy session to see if it can ground me a bit more.

I’m also still experiencing the sensation when I’m not in my own body every now and then! My arms and head feel numb to me and like it’s not there, I’m hoping the hypnotherapy will help with this too. Just waiting for the day when this will all stop happening as much to me but as for now when it does happen and I feel like it won’t stop I’m using half a diazepam to bring me round.

Hope everyone is ok and have had a lovely weekend x

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It's good to hear that you've had a period of relief from the anxiety. You ask why you get the light headedness and the feeling of depersonalisation when you're not feeling anxious, maybe you're not feeling anxious but I suggest your nerves are still sensitive and the two symptoms you describe are anxiety symptoms. You say you're just waiting for it to stop happening with the aid of the occasional valium. Why should it stop happening? What are you doing to stop it happening? I know nothing about hypnotherapy but wonder how it can desensitise an over-sensitised nervous system. Youhave handed over responsibility for your recovery from yourself to just "waiting for it to stop happening" and a hypnotist. May I suggest you take back responsibility for your recovery, accept there is still sensitivity that's causing the dp and light-headedness and don't put your complete trust in just waiting for it to stop happening.

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Thank you jeff! I do try a lot of things and I only use the diazepam as a last resort. I’m constantly trying new things to help myself and I have accepted the symptoms are from anxiety and nothing is going to harm me. I just get fed up sometimes of feeling like this ! Hypnosis is just another thing I’m trying, not to rely on someone or something else but just because I like to try everything possible for myself.

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My mom can tell me when I’m anxious even when I can’t. We get so used to it that unless we are in total panic mode it’s not as recognizable. Anxiety is my normal. Have you recently quit taking any meds? Lightheadedness is very common with anxiety but almost sounds like detox symptoms as well. I don’t think so or you would have an upset tummy with it usually and feel much worse. Everyone experiences things similar but differently. Worth asking. I know you said you are taking half a diazepam. I was wondering if that’s a lowered dose after stopping something. As far as the numbness anxiety is a disease that initiates in your nervous system. Hence the feeling of numbness. I have that a lot as well. Even the feeling of being outside of your body. All anxiety symptoms. Make sure your doctor is aware of it all. It’s so good to hear you are moving on and having fun! I know that can be difficult for some. Take care!

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I have to agree that anything is at least worth trying. I tried acupuncture in my ears. I honestly didn’t want to do it but I went from full blown panic to falling asleep. Have no idea the whole aspect of how it worked it just does. I had a few treatments while inpatient. Wish I could learn how to do it myself. There are many all natural ways of coping with anxiety. We all respond differently. I personally believe there is no cure but with coping skills we learn better how to live with it. Don’t stop hunting. It’s your life, your choice. I do agree that you can’t stop nerve sensitivity by waiting for it to stop but it doesn’t sound to me like you are. There is a man on here that does hypnosis and is a life coach. His name is Simon but I can’t think of what he goes by on here. Have you spoke to him? He is so awesome. I recommend it if not. I can get you his user name. I’m at wits end. If I understood more about how it works or why I might try. Idk. I have amnesia from a traumatic wreck so obviously my brain doesn’t want me to remember things. I’d be scared it would possibly trigger that somehow. Possibly irrational but fear would prevent me personally but I’m not you.

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