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Hi does anyone get bouts of feeling really good and normal then all of a sudden something sweeps over you and down you go. It really baffles me and it’s so hard to figure it out in your head. I don’t know it’s so hard to keep yourself up and feeling normal.

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ChicagoGirl1961

Yes, frequently. But I push it away and recognize it, refuse to let it get a firm grip by focusing on all the positive and good things in my life.

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happy_kitty

You might want to talk to your doctor about possibly being bipolar. Some of my family members have it and that sounds like how they described it.

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Really. Two of my sisters are Bipolar but have really really highs then really really lows bit different that what i have. Never know i guess though.

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My aunt has it where she doesn’t have highs, just normals and lows. There was a word for it but I can’t remember it.

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Interesting.

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Fablegirl67

Yes, all of the time. Just yesterday I was feeling good and 'normal' for several hours and then out of the blue, a wave of anxiety washed over me making me tremble, sweat, and miserable.

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Someone said it may be a form of bipolar, who knows.

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Beevee

Don’t try and figure it out because that is the type of behaviour that keeps people stuck in the anxiety cycle. That’s just the way it is and the best thing to do ....is to do nothing about the thoughts and feelings. Accept the bad days in the same way you accept the good days. You don’t question why you feel good, you just go with it. Treat the bad days in exactly the same way. Recovery from anxiety is not linear. There is a lot of ups and downs, big setbacks and symptoms can return months or years later for no apparent reason. Accept it all and you will recover.

Have a read of Dr Claire Weekes’s books about recovery from nervous illness ( symptoms include anxiety, depression, de-realisation and many more). Her books explain all there is to know about anxiety and how to recover. Best. Books. Ever.

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I’ve listened to her on YouTube.

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Beevee

One more thing. Don’t try to make yourself feel different, trying to make yourself feel positive and normal. That is tiring. During my recovery, I learnt to let myself fall into any state. I just went with the ebb and flow, in the knowledge that it was just the mind and body’s way of recovering naturally. If I felt anxious, I did nothing about it. If I felt depressed, I let myself feel depressed. It is our resistance to the thoughts and feelings that keep us trapped in the anxiety cycle. This physiological healing process is only hindered by the sufferers attempts to try and stop themselves feeling a certain way. You would have more success trying to change the weather.

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