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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/23/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Well last night was a hum dinger....went to bed 9 am and soon woke up
for the first time with a panic stupid thoughts anxiety feeling that i had
before....i have to put the lights on and read something banal and everyday
to keep me from thinking about ...god knows what in fact all i know is that
is not nice...feelings of being trapped but not necessarily in a physical way.
putting the radio on somethimes helps but if the topic is something that
has happened thats not nice this just aggravates the feelings of dread
and dispear and i have to find something else to do...fold up the clothes
on the floor maybe or generall tidy something...
it must have happend around 10 times last night falling asleep each time to be
fully away again after 30 mins or so with the feeling of doom...its so unpleasant
i am wondering what the hell is if pretty crap in fact and i am under
a lot of stress but i had these feelings before all this so it cant be the cause..i rememebr
in my teens i had an episode that lasted the night..i am 50 now!!!Its as if you cant get you mind
back from some place its got stuck silly dream like thoughts take over and overwhelm me
and i have to trick it out of me.... i can well understand what mental illness is like because
the thought of feeling like i do when having an episode to any period of time is unthinkable
I wonder if i am alone. I know i havent explained the feelings well in order for someone to
know whether they have them too.....another the feelings start to subside i get a sense
of euphoria that i am out of the darkness and things are back to normal....
i am starfting to get panicky about going to bed...i nod off in the day time and i think its becasue i havent
had enough quailty sleep so thins is making it worse...
any advice welcome

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -6)   
You r not alone, my mind will think a 1000 things at one time-im pacing back and forth, im 38 and have done this since a child. i could go on forever. here to talk if need be.


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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 3/23/2010 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
yes that's it the mind jumping from one stupid ridiculous impossible
idea to another and i have to be careful not to give any oxygen to
any one of the thoughts as it just grows in your mind like an unwanted
presence....i have to cut it off by doing something NORMAL...and ordinary...
yes you have hit it there with the description...does it happen at night? how often
does it happen....? its very upsetting isnt it?

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   Posted 3/23/2010 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tim and welcome to HealingWell.

I understand those crazy spinning thoughts as I have had them also.

Anxiety and fear can exhaust us and feed on themselves until we're stressed out or even become sick. But you can stop those thoughts from running your life. I know it will take hard work but remember to be your own best friend and be kind to yourself.

Shifting your mind from a dark and anxious place to somewhere brighter and calmer is a simple practice you can learn. Soon you'll block most of those nasty "what ifs" and worries before they can get to you.

What thoughts would make you feel more peaceful and happy? Close your eyes and think those thoughts for a minute. block out the spinning thoughts and replace them with good thoughts, try meditating. Take a few slow deep breaths and let all your muscles relax.

Look at the spinning thoughts objectively, observe, then decide if you want to believe it or not. Detaching yourself from your thoughts is a powerful skill that will strengthen you mind and emotional resilience for years to come.

Remember it take babysteps to overcome your anxiety and know we are here to support you. Believe in yourself !

Gentle Hugs,

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