You are certainly not the weak one! Exhaustion and anxiety are bound to take their toll. If you had the energy you would have been at that party with bells on I am sure. They obviously value you at work, and care about you. Try not to let that "stinkin thinkin" take over. You are a great mom and wife, be gentle with yourself and ask that husband of yours for some big hugs.
Hang in there,
Be proud that you made it to work Rachel - hey, you even managed to give everyone their lunchbreak..bet they loved you for that Most important is that you have proved to yourself that you Can do it..
You have a lot happening in your life just now - easy for me to say but try to deal with one activity at a time..'cruise control' is the answer...you are not 'weak' by the way - we all have our limits, and we are all different (boring if we were all the same)
From reading your posts all your anxiety seems to hinge on whether you are pregnant - Can you go to the chemist and get one of those test kits? Once you know either way I believe you can get on with your life one way or the other..only a suggestion
Good Morning and please know that we are here for you. Remember anxiety is just a physical reaction to the chemical Adrenalin that is being overly produced by our bodies. Adrenalin can produce many nasty, horrible feelings , however, that is all it can do is produce feelings. It is what we do with the feelings that matters.
You can trick your body into relaxing by using heavy breathing. Breathe in slowly for a count of 7 then breathe out for a count of 11. Repeat the 7-11 breathing until your heart rate slows down, your sweaty palms dry off and things start to feel more normal.
It is possible to tangle yourself up in a stress knot all by yourself. “If this happens, then that might happen and then we’re all up the creek!” Most of these things never happen, so why waste all that energy worrying needlessly?
Give stress thought-trains the red light and stop them in their tracks. Okay so it might go wrong – how likely is that, and what can you do to prevent it? Don't beat yourself up and remember guilt is a wasted emotion, leave it in your dust and keep moving ahead.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
Hi Rachel...I really believe that it's time for you to seek help from a health professional - if for no other reason than to set your mind at ease that everything is ok
Yes, please do find a phychiatrist as that is their speciality is dx and they also know the meds better...........most of the time .
You can see a therapist for you but they cannot write RX if they are not MDs.
I am so hoping you will feel better soon.