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    Default Dealing with being anxious..

    I don't know where to post this so thinking its a health kind of question..

    Do you get anxious about things and how do you deal with it?

    I get anxious leading up to events which makes me start to feel sick.. Sometimes i end up missing the event because i have made myself so sick on the day from it.

    Im anxious about going back to work i think about it everyday and its coming up quickly and i feel sick often thinking about it so i want to learn how to control this so i can feel well..
    PleAse help!

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    I see a shrink and they have given me breathing techniques. Then I say what I am feeling through them 'I'm allowed to be upset and anxious about this situation etc...' I can take a photo and post if you like but I'm not home atm.

    Also exercise daily really helps! Spending 30 minutes a day to just 'me'. Reading, shower, even just on the computer. Allows me to breath. I get anxious about studying. I always think the worst before anything even happens.

    You can inbox me if you want because I have been clinically diagnosed since I was 15 after witnessing a traumatic murder.

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    I would recommend googling some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy exercises. There are heaps of different kinds and some work better for others.
    My DP suffers from anxiety and she does one where she closes her eyes and imagines a flowing ****** and she puts each little bit of the anxiety on a leaf and it flows off down the ******. She finds that helps her calm down.
    Another she does is the 5 senses one. She thinks of 1 thing around her right then of each of the five senses. Eg. I can hear birds, I can see a car, I can smell a BBQ, I can feel my hair moving and I can taste toothpaste. It helps bring her back to the moment and out of the anxiety provoking thoughts.
    These were suggested to her by a psychologist that she sees.

    Hope that helps and you can get back to feeling better soon

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    I have had issues with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and all of those lovely little brain monsters from very early childhood. My mum started taking me to a psychologist when I was in grade four. I've had many good years and other not so good years.. I relapse from time to time. Feeling crazy, anxious, guilty and negative is just my default personality unfortunetly; I have to work on it all the time to keep my head above water, so to speak.
    Everyone is different, all I can suggest is to find a good counsellor/psych and ask about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. All doctors have different coping mechanisms that they can teach you- they saved my sanity on so many occasions!
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    Default Dealing with being anxious..

    Quote Originally Posted by Plexus Solaire View Post
    I have had issues with anxiety, depression, panic attacks and all of those lovely little brain monsters from very early childhood. My mum started taking me to a psychologist when I was in grade four. I've had many good years and other not so so good years.. I relapse from time to time. Feeling crazy, anxious, guilty and negative is just my default personlity unfortunetly; I have to work on it all the time to keep my head above water, so to speak.
    Everyone is different, all I can suggest is to find a good counsellor/psych and ask about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. All doctors have different coping mechanisms that they can teach you- they saved my sanity on so many occasions!
    This is me, I even saw my first psychologist at the same age.

    I agree with the advice given.

    Learning how to manage is one of the bet ways of coping.

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    I'm not on any medications but I'm not against them through this pregnancy I have realised i am worse I just saw my therapist/psychologist more. You can get a mental health care plan through your doctor I think you get 10 visits at a discounted rate. Or if you have PHI most of the fee is covered depending on level of cover.

    Write a diary, do things that calm you. I enjoy cooking even though I suck at it. And I find having animals really calms me (I talk to them) lol. I know these options aren't for everyone. Good luck xx

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    Default Re: Dealing with being anxious..

    Thank you for your suggestions im going to use some when i feel it coming over me next.. Which will most likely be later today.
    Im just over feeling sick and my head thinking wayyy too much. I went to the doc about feeling sick all the time and he has run a lot of off tests and nothing comes up i just havnt brought myself to telling him that i feel anxious all the time and when i keep thinkin about it i start feeling more sick..
    I will try get the guts to say that to him when i go next but in the meantime i hope those techniques work for me too.. Its a horrible feeling isn't it.. Sorry all of you are going through it too


 

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