Anxiety is bad when I know I have to grow to a crowded spot

Posted on: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 2:03am
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I know this might sound stupid but I get anxiety when I know that I am going to some kind of event or party of sporting event where it is going to be crowded. I honestly dread it for days and weeks before. I have trying to use the trick to say that all of these thought are just passing by and they leave but these thoughts keep coming back. Of course, nothing terrible has ever happened to me at any of these evens but the thought the possibility if enough to get my in an anxious state of mind.

I honesty feel stupid for even writing this.

Posted on: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 2:43pm
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Joined: 08/08/2019 - 14:37

This is totally normal. Going into a crowded spot makes you feel like you no longer have control. That is why people my have total anxiety but as soon as they know they are going home they feel the anxiety go away. It is like you are going to your safe spot or comfort zone. Have you tried taking any medications or natural supplements before you go out? Sometimes I feel like it is worse to take your body through this stress if you do not take something to keep calm.

Posted on: Thu, 08/08/2019 - 3:41pm
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Hi Blair, wow, I can really understand that feeling. And don't ever feel stupid for sharing what you're going through, we are all in this together. When I walk into a crowded room or crowded event, I feel like I start to suffocate. What helps me the most is to step away and do some deep breathing. I will find my way outside to the fresh air and that immediately subsides my symptoms. Once I do some deep breathing, I am able to make my way back inside. If I start to feel anxiety coming on again, then I do deep breathing right then and there, but if it worsens then I make my way back to the fresh air. I do whatever I can to help subside the symptoms and not allow them to spiral out of control. As well, if it's a big crowded event space or concert, then I tend to stand in the back where I can quickly exit if need be. That alone helps me stay calm. But I have noticed that the more events I attend, the better it's getting.

Posted on: Fri, 08/09/2019 - 9:21am
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Joined: 08/09/2019 - 09:13

that's how i feel. my friends and i will go to a bar and i will start to feel panicky, like i can't breathe. they look at me like i'm crazy. i never know what to do when that happens so i start to drink more than usual but then it gets worse later on. it's really scary and frustrating. i feel like no one really gets it unless they go thru it.

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