Is anyone else expeniencing higher then normal anxiety as the year comes to a end?

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Sunflower98🌻
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   Posted 12/31/2017 4:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone
I’m new but have already introduced myself in the bipolar forum so not sure I need to again.
I seem to be experiencing higher then my normal level of anxiety it kinda off the charts to where my heart rate is in the 140s and has had issue with my bp bottoming out. I lost my dad to brain cancer on October 4th and the holidays were different and weird however my anxiety only went a tiny bit that as much as I noticed.

I will say that bc of my mental illnesses I have over a yr of therapy with my therapist to prepare for losing my dad so I did not grieve bc I knew he was in a better place , not suffering, and that he would not me to grieve but to find peace. However now as the yr is ending I’m finding that my anxiety is really up there and I’m pretty sure that it’s bc my daily life has changed so much since my loss. My dad was my everything and I was daddy’s little girl. Every day we talked up 3 times a day and saw each other 1-3 times a day too. I also took him to radiation and chemo which made me face my social anxiety with agoraphobia. Which I have revert backwards. Thanks for listening to me rant on. Is anyone have increase anxiety as the yr had come a end? And how is it effecting you?


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.1nana
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   Posted 12/31/2017 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I have. I am new here too.

But we moved late October, the "helpers" we hired helped themselves to much of our stuff.

The family that helped yelled something nasty at me.

The stuff we unpacked had been unsealed and gone through.. repacked with other stuff

I think most in the world have some mental disorder of some kind but I don't think having a panic attack or anxiety makes you mental.

The state of US politics can stress anybody on either side anxious too. Things are changing. Changes are difficult.

Good luck.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 12/31/2017 6:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Sunflower,

First of all, I am so sorry for your loss. I can imagine what a challenge the latter part of this year has been for you. Even though you may not have gone through what might be considered the text book grieving...for lack of a better term...you certainly have had a loss that is of course affecting you!

I think the holidays are hard because of what society tells us we should be feeling...and the expectation just doesn't always match the reality.

Maybe we are not necessarily blowing our noisemakers, feeling the revelry and anticipating the ball drop/a kiss at midnight...

...maybe we are dealing with deeper things, and that is okay.

Be patient with yourself and the process of healing. Practice your self care, and know that slowly but surely things are going to be better.

Take it easy, spend some time on reflecting, but also looking forward towards progress...and know that you are just where you need to be at this time.

Say a cheers to your dad, who is surely looking down at you with pride...and have a peaceful NYE.

(((Hugs)))

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Sunflower98🌻
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   Posted 1/1/2018 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Don’t want to come across as rude or mean at all but .1nana I’m not sure how your reply applies to my post. Maybe I’m not understanding what you said? If so I’m sorry for that.

SC thank you so much for your reply and support and cheers to my father it means the world to me. I try to take on day at a time but I need to try harder on doing that and stop being such a worry wort which would help a great deal with my anxiety. Finally realizing I can’t control everything but that I can only partly control how I feel, my responses to others, and how I deal with situations has helped me so much with the anxiety.
Sunflower98🌻
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.1nana
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   Posted 1/1/2018 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You asked had anyone experienced more stress, panic attacks.

I am new here.

I said I have experienced that. And I didn't mention but I lost my Mother and Father, and moved and lost lots of things dear to me. The rest was mostly broken and of no use. I wish we hadn't moved. I have been sick since we got here and need surgery within a couple of weeks at a hospital 18 hours from here. Talk about panic attacks.

Was I rude? I didn't mean to be. Please teach me how to answer correctly. I must have come across rude and mean. I think I should just go away. sorry.

I just can't win for losing.

Sunflower98🌻
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   Posted 1/1/2018 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
.1nana
Now I completely understand since you added more details to what you were saying. No hun you were not rude or seem to come across that way.
I’m so sorry for your losses I just lost my father there is no way I could have gotta through losing both. You have a strength in you.

I’m not sure I can ask however I’m not asking for an address just wondering where you lived and then moved too? A move is hard enough and would induce or make attacks worse at least for me.
I would say when posting give more information maybe not sure as I’m new too. Have you done your introduction new tread post yet? It’s where you introduce yourself tell about yourself you illness or what you have gone through what you feel comfortable sharing. That also might help when posting replies.

Im so sorry you are sick right now and have to have surgery. What kind of surgery? Wish there was something I could do to help other then just being here on the site. I truly hope my reply to you didn’t come across rude or mean as was not my intent.
Good luck best wishes feel better soon hugs
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.1nana
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   Posted 1/1/2018 9:56 PM (GMT -6)   
No, you weren't rude.

I just shouldn't have tried to add something.
Sorry.

Sunflower98🌻
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   Posted 1/1/2018 10:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hun I’m glad you did and that you also repost bc I got to know you better. Be confident in yourself bc I’m for you. This is about us supporting each other and I truly believe that’s what you were doing. So please don’t let my confusion on some wording keep you from posting. You can help a lot of ppl I feel.
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Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/1/2018 11:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi 1nana and welcome!

I too am sorry to hear of your loss and struggles. However I am so glad that you've joined us so that you can participate in the sharing here with us.☺

Please do make an introduction post of your own if you feel comfortable doing so...so we can better welcome and support you!

Talk soon,

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
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Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Dog1216
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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm feeling pretty bad anxiety right before the new year and still currently after feeling great for a while. Hope you get better soon
In the end all will be okay ??anxiety does not define us.


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LisaInIndiana
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   Posted 1/4/2018 11:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, I thought I was the only one! I have been having great anxiety lately. My grandmother died on November 24. She was not a nice lady although we did have some sort of half-assed relationship. All the things from my lousy childhood came back after she died and it sent me into an obsessive tailspin. Not only that, around the same time I told my doctor I wanted to go off my Celexa because I didn't feel it was working anymore and I wanted to feel better and be less irritable and *****y. Well she weaned me off that and then let me start a new med and it had been total HELL for me with that mess. I've already got anxiety and depression and yet on top of that, my dad has to go in for scans because he has advanced prostate cancer and I'm scared it went to his bones. So yes, anxiety and depression have been very hard on me lately. Every morning when I wake up, my mind tries to lead me to something that I need to worry about. I had to tape a sign to the wall that shows me good things I can think about and I have to carry a list in my pocket about reasons why I shouldn't obsess and worry about my dad all day long.
It seems to me that right after September every year, I seem to crash down for some reason. The thing is, fall is my favorite season. Why I always feel like I'm losing control is beyond me. I don't think I have SAD. (the seasonal disorder) I don't even like the summer and I'm glad to see it go. I hate the heat.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/5/2018 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi LII and welcome!

We are glad to have you join us, though sorry to hear about the rough situation you are facing currently! Losing your grandmother, your father's illness and your Rx changes add up to a huge challenge to stand up to!

I am glad you are working with your doctor and using your coping skills to proactively get to a better place in your management plan! Well done, and keep up the good work. With persistence, time and continued efforts you will reach your goals...so try to be patient with yourself and the process!

Please see our Resources at the top of the main forum page here for great self help material that you may find helpful to add to your regimen...

...and post with us anytime. We care, understand and support is key!

Talk soon,

Scaredy Cat
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Dog1216
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   Posted 1/5/2018 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Actually I read somewhere us anxious people don't deal so well in season change due to drop or rise of temperature something about pressure / altitude and obv lack of sun or it's just odd.
In the end all will be okay ??anxiety does not define us.


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LisaInIndiana
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   Posted 1/9/2018 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm trying but this thing with my dad has really been bothering me a lot. I never cried so much in all my life as I did on Sunday. But today was better. I am trying to think positive.
I have been on depression meds since 1994. I have felt better but I never feel that I am not depressed somewhat. I don't know, can it ever totally go away? I am also in counseling right now.
I just don't know why my mood went to crap. There's the thing about the seasons changing but I don't even like the sun. I like the rain. I like the fall but yet there is some sort of sadness in the fall. I don't even know what it is. The spring is ok where you can get fresh air but I don't like the summer time, too much sun, too hot and humid, too many people out and about. I like the winter and the snow, just not the bills.
My son has autism and he has been acting up a lot lately. I don't know but maybe it's because of the weather change or maybe he's bored because he can't go outside. He seems to be sensitive to a lot of different things. He's non-verbal so he can't tell me how he feels.

Scaredy Cat
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   Posted 1/9/2018 2:08 AM (GMT -6)   
LII,

You have a lot going on atm!!

If you re-read your posts you may see what we do...and that is that all of these things combined add up to stress/worry/ fatigue. Sometimes it is the accumulation of several things that causes us to have a set back due to situational anxiety/depression.

However, you are working on your management/recovery...so know that with time and continued efforts...you are going to get through this challenging time.

We are cheering you on, so do keep us updated...we'll be here!

(((HUGS)))

S.C.
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"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom

Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT

Reepin
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   Posted 1/11/2018 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
So sorry for your loss! I, like you, spoke with my dad a couple times a day - and now 21 years later, I still go to the phone to call him! It takes time to grieve - some of us a lot longer than others. Be easy on yourself.
Hugs!
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