Important not to bottle things up

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 10:38am
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After my recent panic attack I realized how important it is not to bottle things up. I was bottling up a lot of anger, upset, and stress. I wasn't facing things head-on. I thought that I was but I wasn't. I would power through every day and not work through my stress. My anxiety was getting worse and worse as each day would pass. I thought that my panic attacks may have been a thing of the past because I hadn't had one in quite some time. Then out of nowhere I had a bad one. It was devastating. All of my fears about panic attacks came flooding back and I still have them. I realize that it was circumstantial and I now have to focus on taking good care of myself and getting out all of my stress, anger, and upset and not allow it to boil over as it did with my panic attack. I am going to talk to my therapist more regularly, get back to exercising regularly, and take time out for myself. Please make sure that you don't bottle things up.

Posted on: Fri, 10/11/2019 - 1:06pm
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that's such a good tip millie. i think that may be my problem. i've become such a worrier and i bottle everything up inside. i don't really talk to anyone about my problems or stresses. i need to figure out an outlet to get everything out. i'm not big into exercise but maybe that's something i need to look into.

Posted on: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 1:09pm
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hey millie, i bottle everything up and i didn't know how bad it was for me until the pot boiled over and then it was disastrous in every way. i was a mess. it's almost like everything i'd been feeling for so long plus my dad's death, all came flooding out. man oh man, i had a rough few months. as a man i was told to never cry, i was told that men don't cry. that didn't apply bc i let it all out with a whole lot of crying. i cried by myself but it allowed me to unleash all of those pent of feelings. feelings that'd been pent up for years and years. so yeah, don't bottle things up.

Posted on: Tue, 11/26/2019 - 3:35pm
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Joined: 11/26/2019 - 15:15

This post really spoke to me because I realized that one of the main triggers of my anxiety is suppressing emotions/feelings. I have been working on this with my therapist and its helped calm my anxiety a lot. I also write in a journal because if I have a lot of emotions to get out and can't talk to my therapist in that moment, then I write everything out.

Posted on: Fri, 12/13/2019 - 5:27pm
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 09:13

OMG, I couldn't agree with you more. Until I started seeing my therapist I would bottle everything up inside and I am pretty sure that's what initially caused my anxiety. It would just build up and up and up to the point where I'd have panic attacks. My therapist helped me open up and work through my emotions. It's life changing not to bottle things up. I highly recommend talking to someone or finding some form of release, even if it's exercise. You need to get it out.

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