... crushing anxiety?

Putting myself out there posting this, but I am almost crippled with anxiety at the moment. That’s why I have been absent from the site for the last few months. Real life problems have triggered me and I now wake up every day with a feeling of dread and spiraling anxious thoughts. I sit and go through them all logically to try and get perspective but it’s so exhausting. 

Logically I know I will deal with the problems but it doesn’t stop the fear. I run on the spot for the endorphins, avoid alcohol, practice breathing exercises, try to focus on helping others blah blah blah but it’s not receding.

Antidepressants are not an option. 

Any ideas? Anyone else facing this?

 

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Hi Roxy You have my sincere sympathy ...I’ve suffered with GAD for several years now ....and I know how utterly exhausting it is just trying to get through the day , or at it’s worst , through a minute at a time . Mornings are the pits !  Sounds like you’re doing all the right things  ...but if pills aren’t the answer for you , have you thought about trying counselling ? Are you managing to,sleep? Have the RL problems that triggered it been sorted yet ? If so , then perhaps, in time,  the anxiety will ease . I don’t want to push you for details , but if you want to chat PM  me ....I truly do understand where you’re coming from . 

Baz posted:

 have you thought about trying counselling ?

Hi Rox,

 

I was about to suggest the very same as Baz. I have a colleague who has been suffering since the bereavement of their partner over a year ago, going on two. My colleague (after many months of not wanting to) finally went to counselling. It seems to be working. From the conversations we have had, the counselor is managing to work through what the triggers are and is helping to guide my colleague to a better place. A long way to go, but it seems to be paying dividends, worth a go.  

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Life is stressful at the moment. Still working towards moving back but we have been delayed by a series of problems. I just want to be home but it seems overwhelming at times. Trying to take things one task at a time.

Hope everyone is ok and appreciate the suggestions and support.

Roxan posted:

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Life is stressful at the moment. Still working towards moving back but we have been delayed by a series of problems. I just want to be home but it seems overwhelming at times. Trying to take things one task at a time.

Hope everyone is ok and appreciate the suggestions and support.

Awwww Roxan ....moving isn’t stressful at the best of times ....without moving countries too ....but I’m sure  it will all come out in the wash eventually ....so hang in there 

Roxan posted:

Thanks for all the kind words everyone! Life is stressful at the moment. Still working towards moving back but we have been delayed by a series of problems. I just want to be home but it seems overwhelming at times. Trying to take things one task at a time.

Hope everyone is ok and appreciate the suggestions and support.

 Fingers crossed the move comes off soon, Rox 

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