Bit of a breakthrough over the weekend

Posted on: Mon, 08/12/2019 - 12:00pm
MillieM's picture
Joined: 08/08/2019 - 15:25

In recent years walking out of the house in and of itself would always make me anxious. Actually, just the thought of going out would make me anxious. This past weekend I had a very social weekend and I didn't feel anxious before, during, or after. And I'm not sure why. Just the weekend prior I had a birthday BBQ that I attended and my anxiety was out of control. Nothing was working; my medication, meditation, deep breathing. Then all of a sudden I glide through an entire weekend not feeling anxious. I've been self-analyzing and trying to figure out what was different about the two weekends. I can maybe attribute it to a less stressful week prior to or feeling happier overall, but it's still a mystery to me.

Has anyone else gone through something like this? I would like to understand why I suddenly had an anxiety-free social weekend.

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 9:20am
Pixie's picture
Joined: 08/16/2019 - 07:59

I have gone through periods where I don't feel anxious and then out of nowhere intense anxiety comes barreling in. I am feeling that way now. I was fine all week and then I think the thought of all of the social events this weekend is making me really anxious. Is it strange how you can be fine and feeling calm then suddenly anxiety takes over. Ugh!

Posted on: Fri, 08/30/2019 - 2:28pm
bali bae's picture
Joined: 08/12/2019 - 12:02

yes! i go through this all of the time. when i have stressful weeks my anxiety will be too much to handle but if i control my stress level i can glide through a weekend feeling good. it all used to be so confusing and i never understood the pattern until my psychiatrist had me journal my week's events and how i was feeling day to day. once i understood how much stress affected my anxiety then i would try to stop it in its tracks. that's not always possible bc life is life and stress happens but when i am able to do so my anxiety is so much more manageable.

Posted on: Tue, 09/03/2019 - 2:40pm
jimmy's picture
Joined: 08/20/2019 - 13:58

I cant explain it. Sometimes I feel great and then suddenly I am in line at a store trying to by something and then my palms get sweaty and I feel like I am going to pass out. Makes no sense.

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