terrible anxiety over the weekend

Posted on: Mon, 08/26/2019 - 9:45am
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last week my anxiety wasn't too bad, it was manageable but the weekend was awful to the point where i didn't want to go anywhere at all. it was uncomfortable and i felt icky all weekend long. i don't know how to explain it. it came in these intense waves. for some strange reason lately it starts in my arms where they feel tingly and strange, almost like a weakness. then i start to feel my heart racing and my head feels foggy like i can't think clearly at all. i took my meds which helped but it was still pretty bad. i tried the deep breathing that i read about here and it helped calm it down a bit. woke up this morning feeling good and thought it was all gone and then it came in like a tidal wave yet again. i don't get it. i don't get why. to this day it confuses me.

Posted on: Mon, 08/26/2019 - 11:26am
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 09:13

ugh, i know how you're feeling bali, i was feeling the same way this morning. i know that this isn't the case for everyone but for me it seems that i was suppressing a lot of emotions that i thought i dealt with. it was from my last relationship and just when i thought i was done and over it, it all comes flooding back in. i realize that when i don't deal with my emotions and talk about them then my anxiety gets really bad and it'll come out of nowhere like a tidal wave crashing down on me. i cried really hard and let a lot of emotion out then i did some breathing exercises which helped calm me. so far so good, fingers crossed.

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 8:26am
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Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

Bali, I know that feeling and I am so sorry that you went through that. I'll be totally fine one moment and exactly as you explained it a big wave of anxiety hits out of nowhere. The last few days have been like that. I will be working at my desk and a wave of anxiety hits and it's so uncomfortable that I don't know what to do with myself. The other day when I was home my anxiety was so bad that I cleaned, I cried, I cleaned, and I cried. Somehow that all helped.

Posted on: Wed, 08/28/2019 - 12:46pm
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 15:38

yes! i get it, i go through that almost daily. i'll be having a good day and for no reason at all my anxiety comes flooding in. most times nothing at all triggers it so that's why it's confusing to me. why does it come in out of nowhere?

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