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anastasia01
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   Posted 3/13/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
When I am feeling down with anxiety and my thoughts start racing 90 to nothing, i think all sorts of crazy things. My thoughts race because i start thinking things like "reality isn't real" or "life is meaningless". Anyone ever feel these feelings. It's like you know you will die one day and you feel like you might just die any second or go crazy. Or even disapear. And then you feel dizzy and can't focus on just one thing. You really feel like you can't take the feeling anymore, that it is too intense. You start to feel breathless. It's hard just to look at the wall in front of you. Then you praying to god to please help you. Then you start to cry because you try and figure out how you got in this mess with anxiety and remember the times you felt normal and wish you could go back. And you cry, the tears fall. You look at the person next to you and think they aren't even here and think am I even here. Help! Can anyone relate? And here comes the tears.
 
I am sorry to always ask these questions, but someone always helps me to feel better here. It helps to know there is such a support group as healing well.


ANASTASIA

Post Edited (anastasia01) : 3/13/2008 9:57:22 PM (GMT-6)


stkitt
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   Posted 3/13/2008 9:15 PM (GMT -7)   

Good Evening, things have not gotten any better for you since this morning huh?  I am sorry. I am reposting my response from your question this morning re racing thoughts.

Racing thoughts are not just "thinking fast." They are thoughts that just won't be quiet, that can be in the background of other thoughts or take over your consciousness, that gallop around in the your head like a carousel gone out of control.

IMHO You sound like you need to learn how to practice  relaxing.  Hot baths with candles, soothing music, and thoughts of beautiful beaches might do you wonders.  Sit in the tub and let your mind reset.  You owe it to yourself to let some of these busy thoughts go and bug somebody else.....

Take care and keep posting.  We are here for you. Please know you are safe and let the thoughts in and right back out. Try to rest well tonight and we will all be here in the morning.

Hugs
Kitt


 
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getting by
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   Posted 3/13/2008 9:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It is kind of like looking at a word and wondering if it is spelled right. You may use that word every day and all of a sudden it doesn't look familiar. You feel like "Is this really happening". How come it doesn't feel normal. Then you have to stop and breathe slowly to slow your heart down. Also to bring you back to reality. I breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. Gradually bring me back to earth. Or the real world, because it is all there, just doesn't seem right. Is that what you mean? I think the tears come from the fear of loss of control, fear. The fear feeds the anxiety.

I think that I can relate, but not sure...

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Getting there
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   Posted 3/13/2008 10:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anastasia

I am really sorry you are going through a rough period. I quite understand what you are undergoing. I was 30....17 years ago when this thing hit me full blown. I was scared. My world suddenly seemed upside down and at times it literally was. I remember walking across the livingroom to the bathroom to shower and my reality was that I was walking horizontal to the floor. At this period I was staying with a church family because I could not be alone. They lived closeby so I would only go to my home to shower. I even had to have someone in the bathroom with me and the shower curtain open.

The awful thoughts would never go away and they were all negative. Everything seemed unreal. It was like one looooong nightmare that would never end.

When I get these thoughts that are stuck on replay I try to recite some verse, memory gem, sing/hum a song, etc to stop the thoughts and it helps sometimes. Listening to some soothing music helps too. Practise deep breathing for relaxation. You can google "relaxation techniques" and you might come up with something.

Hope you feel some normalcy soon.
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Elen
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   Posted 3/13/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Anastastia, you are not alone. I also noticed that the smarter person is the more she/he thinking about meaning of life, world around, our existance. So, I think , it is part of your anxiety, but it is also part that separates us from animals - we think about the life and death, about the future - and they are not. For some people like you, prayer will help, for other people who is not very religious - will help spiritual things, understanding that nothing is forever, but we have to give and get good things during this period of time given - and who knows what is there? World is so complex, so twisted, that's nothing is for nothing.... Believe in good things around you, they will help you through.
Svetlana.

anastasia01
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   Posted 3/14/2008 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone. Getting By, yeah thats exactly what I mean thanks you guys. I know things will get better. By the way I do practice a bunch o techniques and the breathing stuff. And it helps. My husband will hug me through it sometimes and it helps. It seems like it always hits me at night. I dont always have it but when it does, it scares me when im going through it. And some of you who experience it through the day and it hard to even get out of the house, I feel for so you all somuch because I am having such a hard time and mine is not all the time. But I will beat this. I have a positive attitude towards it. I do much positive self talk through it. I have a 4 month old and a 15 month old, so I think that I get stress some days with trying to be a good mother and stress is a big trigger for it. I am glad t hear all this from everyone because it helps me to feel so much better. I know God will see me through this. Through him anything is posible. I will pray for each one of you to get better. Thanks everyone. Have a good weekend, hopfully without anxiety.
ANASTASIA


stkitt
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   Posted 3/14/2008 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   

anastasia01

Good Morning, I hope you had a good sleep last night and the racing thoughts stay away and give you some peace.  I am so glad we were able to help you, and remember you can always come here for support or just a hug of reassurance that you are ok.

Hey there I have been thinking about your post and how unhappy you are as I spent months in that same place.  I am wondering if CBT has ever been mentioned for you.

 Cognitive-behavioral therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts
    cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations,
    and events.  The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to 
    feel / act better even if the situation does not change.

There is an online site if you are interested that is free and many members have used it.  Please let me know if you would like the address.  I would be very happy to post it here. Stick with us.
Hugs to you
Kitt

 



 
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Post Edited (stkitt) : 3/14/2008 2:59:08 PM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 3/14/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Anistasia,

I am so happy that your positive attitude is helping and that you practice the breathing and meditation.  That has helped me so much.

You are lucky to have a good husband that holds you when you need it.  A lot of men don't seem to understand, I am sure that he will help you through this.  And with God's help you will be able to move on.

Keep posting, we love to hear from you.  Keep up the good work and keep us up on your progress.  It also sounds like you can be of help to others here.

Big hugs,  Karen


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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 3/14/2008 7:50 AM (GMT -7)   

hi Anastasia...........hope you are feeling a bit better.  I can relate to your feelings.   They are so hard to describe.  When I get light headed, I know an attack is starting to come on.  If I am out when this happens, I immediately start to slow down my walking, and start breathing thru my nose and exhaling thru my mouth.  I find it very helpful when I am at home and it starts, to grab my heating pad and lay with it on my chest.  For some reason, the heat calms me and my heart stops pounding, and my breathing comes back to normal.  Also, drinking a glass of very cold water seems to help.  Its not easy hon, and I feel for you and everyone who has gone thru these feelings.  Once you realize you are NOT going to die, it will be so much easier.  My therapist told me " no one has ever died from a panic attack."

I have been to the ER numerous times and am glad they have always told me it was anxiety.   Listen to your dr.  I am sure if he did blood tests, and a complete physical and ruled everything out, and told you it was anxiety, then you need to believe your dr.  My dr told me 80% of women who visit him is due to anxiety and stress.  So you are not alone, sweetie.  One day at a time ok??  Rest and dont forget to nourish your body with good food. I lost 6 lbs in 3 weeks with my broken ribs, because the pain was so bad and anxiety started and then my fibro flared. I didnt practice what I just told you to do.  So I am back to eating well, and feeling better. Sometimes I will drink a BOOST vitamin drink and this seems to fuel my body better and faster.

Let us know how you are doing?

HUGS TO YOU

 


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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/14/2008 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Anastasia
I totally agree with what Tootie has posted
I too can relate to what you are going thru and no you will not die from panic attacks from what I have been told by many a doc and professionals....
yes it sometimes sure makes ya fel like you are going too but you arent

Stay strong and know we are here for you
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