I've been feeling really angry for the last 2 days. I got into it with my spouse and in-laws over my sons birthday. I have had feelings of extreme anxiety and 2 panic attacks. Plus, my house was struck by lightening last night and fried my garage door device, satellite, 2 receivers, 1 Tv, DVD player and jacked up some other major electrical systems.
Needless to say I didn't sleep last night. I was less than plesant at work today. I want to quit my job due to all the stress. I've been trying to get him to understand how much stress I feel and how I really feel this job is harming my physically. So far, he's not cool w/me quiting. I need some advice on how not to let the anger throw me into a panic attack.
I am sorry you are having a tough go of it right now, it's okay to be angry, much better than to bottle it up. I have to say, and this is just me that anger has never caused me an attack. Wierd! But that's just me. I find I am more likely to have an attack if I don't say what I need to say. I guess the best thing we can try and do is achieve some balance. Get the anger out on paper (I love journalling it all out) so that you won't have it running through your head all night and causing insomnia.
If you really want your spouse to know how stressed you are then maybe you could put him in line for the next bolt of lightening(joking!!!)...it is so hard for people without A/P to understand. But that doesn't make it easier for us. If you feel that quitting your job will help you, then it is no-ones decision but your own. Do what you need to stay sane. Hang in there. Let us know what you decide.
Good Morning and I hope today will be a better day for you.
I think you have very legitimate reasons for feeling increased stress right now as you have a lot going on and your feeling the stress which is manifesting itself in feelings of anger.
I see you have received some great support and advice from the others . They are very wise. Please keep posting as sometimes just getting it down in writing helps to lower your stress level.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*