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    Anxiety Help - Journal

    I have dealt with anxiety off and on for about 30 years (probably more, except I used to call it "stressing out").

    Do those of you who experience anxiety find that it increases and decreases sometimes multiple times per day, even sometimes minute to minute?

    I am sitting in front of my computer attending a virtual training class, I felt OK, then out of nowhere I started feeling that familiar feeling where I can sense the anxiety creeping up. And sometimes it just slams me unexpectedly.

    Is this "normal" for anxiety sufferers?

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    Yes, exactly how I experience it at stressful times. I can even wake middle of the night pouring sweat almost screaming ready to run around the outside of my house because I feel like I am dying. But that is when I am in total crisis.

    I would try “ grounding exercises” there are apps for mindfulness and stress and anxiety and breathing techniques. You can also contact your pcp.

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    I don't call it anxiety or stressing out, but dread or worry. When I dread something, it feels almost physical, like I have to bite the bullet to get through it. Unfortunately food shopping has become one of those. Worry feels more like something that need to count on, but is not in my control.

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    I know it's due to my current situation being severely impacted by the Covid situation. Moving is already stressful, but moving during a pandemic?

    I keep telling myself that EVERYONE is under stress right now. It's not just me and I'm not special.

    My PCP knows I am leaving the state, but maybe he would be willing to prescribe me something so I don't feel like jumping out of my skin and like my BP is through the roof.

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    Originally Posted by boltnrun
    I know it's due to my current situation being severely impacted by the Covid situation. Moving is already stressful, but moving during a pandemic?

    I keep telling myself that EVERYONE is under stress right now. It's not just me and I'm not special.

    My PCP knows I am leaving the state, but maybe he would be willing to prescribe me something so I don't feel like jumping out of my skin and like my BP is through the roof.
    I would talk to him/her.

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    I should have made this a journal...

    Before all this, my biggest problem was that my employees were lazy and I didn't feel supported at work and I was SO, SO stressed! I would be so happy to return to the time where that was my biggest problem.

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    I'm an anxious person. Exercise daily whether it's walking, cycling, aerobic fitness (within moderation to prevent overuse injuries), changing your diet so you'll feel better, lose weight if necessary and having good interactions with very moral, upstanding people or friends and work around during this COVID-19 pandemic.

    Do what you enjoy whether it's hobbies, cooking, decluttering, organizing your home, read books, watch good movies, documentaries or whatever you can immerse yourself into.

    Don't sit too much because it's bad for your health. Never stagnate your body otherwise your brain will turn into bubblegum or mashed potatoes. Get your blood circulating and get moving!

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    Well, I have lost 15 pounds without trying due to my anxiety . And since I am packing for a move I am keeping active. I actually struggle with sitting still. Just really have a hard time relaxing which is normal for me.

    I live alone so only online or phone interactions for now. And once I move close to my kids I won't see them in person since I am an essential worker who will be around about 150 people inside a building when I work. But it will be comforting to be geographically closer.

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    Oh yes, all the time but try not to show it. I think of it a little like public speaking. If I'm unprepared it doesn't go very well. If I'm worried and anxious or stressing out, I'm learning how to stop thinking about the emotions and try and think of a plan on how to remedy it and not have the same problem happen again. After that it passes like all things have to pass eventually. Lately I'm not sure if I'm doing this too well as a number of people have been asking me if I'm ok. I'm just not showing my feelings. It doesn't mean I don't feel stressed if I'm stressed about something.

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    Originally Posted by boltnrun
    I should have made this a journal....
    Bolt, would you like to have your thread moved to the Journal forum?

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