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I’m having a hard time

Kim00712
Kim00712

Hey there. I was gonna for awhile. I’ve been managing my anxiety quite well, and most days have gone great. I’m back at work today after a long weekend. I was walking around and my head started to suddenly feel very heavy, and then my legs followed as well. Then that got my mind racing and then before I knew it I was in a full blown panic attack. I sat down at my desk and have been trying to listen to meditation on my head phones and telling myself it’s just anxiety to calm down. The thing that really aggravates me is that the heavy feeling comes out of nowhere. I want to be able to stop my mind from getting triggered every time I feel a little off. This is so frustrating. I’m planning on leaving thirty minutes so i can get home to my safe spot in my bed and take an Ativan to relax, and i know that’s just as bad and fueling the anxiety but i am crawling out of my skin right now. Does anyone else have the panic attack’s only happen in certain places, especially work??

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Hidden

I understand and can totally relate to what you're going through. I too have been doing really good lately and then a couple of days ago I felt the anxiety creeping in again. Started with stomach, then legs feeling weird, light headedness, random chills and pounding heart when I'm laying in bed. I'm just pushing through and doing what I should be doing. Accepting and ignoring it. So far it hasn't gotten too bad. To answer your question, I do think that certain situations or places can trigger it. For me, the anticipation of a four day get away that's a four hour drive away may have started it. Also, the last couple of anxiety attacks that I've had were on my way to work. I've felt it all before, survived it, and all of the tests that my doctor has done were totally normal. Hang in there!

Kim00712
Kim00712 in reply to Hidden

Thanks! All good advice. I had in my head that I was going to leave work as soon as I was done with my most important task, and ended up staying the full day. I keep telling myself,” it’s just the anxiety. There’s nothing wrong with you. “ but in the moment the panic attack starts all I want to do is run and it fuels the panic.

Hang in there too. You sound like you are doing well and you also know that this will pass. Thanks again.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Kim00712

I’m so glad you stayed at work! I’ve had so many anxiety attacks at work I can’t even count, but it’s really important to stay and not run from them. Good job!!

Kim00712
Kim00712 in reply to Hidden

Thank you! I just got a wave of dizziness as I was walking down the hallway and the whole way back to my desk I just keep saying”it’s that silly anxiety, deep breaths”. It’s been working so far. Thanks for the reply!

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Kim00712

Exactly, anxiety comes like ocean waves and we have to learn to ride it out. Make some tea if you can and just refocus on your work. Laugh to yourself about it 😀

Mine happen even when I'm feeling good sometimes hits me cooking brea kfast or dinner my legs feel like jelly head feels fuzzy heart races every little pain or twinge back it c omes again. Don't know what the answer is for us a ll.

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Dorsey

I hear ya. In the last hour, feeling the same. Like Um right in the edge of a panic attack that’s not quite here. Got so much to do before we leave for a four day getaway. Took some Ativan which didn’t really help. Now just tired and feel crappy. Maybe coming down with something too. Congested and sneezing. Ugh.....

lofeoutthere
lofeoutthere in reply to Dorsey

That’s what my head feels like is fuzzy! Haven’t heard many people describe it that way before. What does it feel like for you?

My head feels like it’s stuffed with cotton balls most of the time. And then the dizziness comes. And then the wave of adrenaline i can literally feel rush through me and then it starts... the attack! BUT I’ve been trying to nip it before it gets that far with positive self talk. If I’m in the right frame of mind, it works. Just repeat, “it’s just anxiety there’s nothing wrong with your body” as many times as you need to. Hope that advice helps. It has helped me immensely.

You know at home in bed is our safe place only because we are far away from everyone else it's because almost everyone we encounter in day to day life is a confrontation of some sort a few of them a day anyone can handle but i think it's got to the point we're it's almost everyone and we get far away from them we begin to feel better only to start all over again the next day i don't think I'm wrong there is something wrong when we can't get up and start our day the way we used to i know things change but there is something not right i wish i could figure it out there still good people but few and far

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