So it’s been bad news after bad news the past 2 days….
I’m hoping I’ve just figured it out but until I hear back, I’m just kinda stuck wondering what’s gonna happen. I hate uncertainty! It brings about all kinds of chaos in my head. Anxiety is in full swing right now…
Hoping and wishing on a star that things will change soon, but until then I’ll sit and worry….Knowing full good and well that it won’t change anything, but this news stuff is a serious game changer here.
I am left feeling defeated and inadequate. This blows in more ways than one. I am left stuck in a hard spot and am unsure which direction to go. Until things change, I am stuck at home. Which sucks all by itsself, because it’s not like I’m not here enough already as it is.
I know that this is temporary, but why me?
I thought things were going smoothly for once, and out of left field here this comes. I am beyond stressed so I’ll leave you with one question…
What’s your one go to stress reliever?
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What is an anxiety attack? An anxiety attack is described as episodes of high degree stress responses accompanied by or precipitated by a high degree of fear or anxiety.
Here are some symptoms:
- A feeling of overwhelming fear
- Feelings of going crazy or losing control
- Feeling like you might pass out
- An urgency to escape
- Heart Palpitations
- Loss of breath
- Weak in the knees
- Turning Pale
- Chest pressure or pain
- Feeling detached from reality
- Burning skin
- Pins and needles feeling
- Hot and cold flashes
- Numbness and/or tingling sensation
This list is not exclusive, there are many other symptoms. Now I am going to share some tips from Anxiety and Depression Association of America on how to combat anxiety. Anxiety attacks can be debilitating; they can make you feel awful. These episodes can be extremely intense and frightening.
Tips to combat anxiety include:
- Eating healthy
- Take a time out
- Limit alcohol and caffeine
- Get plenty of sleep
- Exercise daily
- Take deep breaths
- Count to 10 slowly
- Accept that you can not control everything
- Do your best
- Welcome humor
- Maintain a positive attitude
- Learn what triggers your anxiety
- Get involved
- Talk to someone
- Getting help online
Anxiety is no joke. I personally feel like I am trapped, can’t breathe, and will need to be taken to a safe space immediately. The anxiety attacks can be triggered by many things but most often for me it is from being abandoned as a child and many other things. I get extremely worried if family members aren’t where they say they are going to be at a certain time. This often leads to a panic attack because I fear the worst possible outcome. When having a panic attack my whole chest area above my breasts turns extremely red and splotchy. This is usually an indication that I am about to lose control. Sometimes it can take hours for these feelings to go away.
Anxiety can be treated with medication, therapy, complementary and/or alternative treatments, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Please consult your doctor if you believe you have anxiety issues and about your options for a treatment plan. There are multiple ways for anxiety symptoms to be decreased.