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In my opinion I would guess you have described genaralized anxiety versus just social anxiety.
Signs of anxiety include restlessness, a lot of worrying about things that probably will not happen, and not being able to pay attention or remain focused on a task. Sometimes the stress can get extreme and lead to panic attacks. Panic attacks are short times of intense fear and anxiety, which often include quick heartbeats, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness or stomach problems. Please talk with your doctor if you are having any of these signs.
Some things that may help lower your stress are:
• Getting enough rest (at least 8 hours a day)
• Meditation (sitting quietly with your thoughts)
• Listening to gentle music
• Taking a warm bath
• Going for walks
• Regular exercise that you are used to doing
I would like to suggest that you speak with your physician and consider some sort of therapy or perhaps you may benefit from medication.
Take care and keep posting.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic ~ Crohn's