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tamobhuuta 12-03-2019 10:33 AM

Hi all.

Sometimes (in fact, most days) I get an anxious feeling. It's not triggered by anything and it's not about a particular experience or thought. My stomach ties itself in knots and there's a weight in my chest. I get distracted and can't follow conversation, films or bookd. Most days I am able to distract and do relaxing things which usually helps. But sometimes it gets worse and worse and I end up taking PRN.

Has anyone else had this type of anxiety?

one_step_closer 13-03-2019 02:35 PM

Anxiety can feel very physical and I think that sometimes the triggers are small and can't be noticed that well, especially when the physical feelings get bigger. Do you notice when the anxious feelings start, when they are a bit smaller? It's good that you're using distraction and relaxation when you can. I'm not sure how to stop things getting worse when the usual things don't work but taking PRN is ok, that's what it's there for. Have you spoken to anyone about these feelings?

tamobhuuta 13-03-2019 03:34 PM

I mentioned them to my psychologist once but I made out it was wasn't a big deal because there were other things to talk about it. I have finished therapy now.

I don't know when it starts. Mornings are usually ok.

one_step_closer 13-03-2019 05:58 PM

If you feel like it is having a big impact on you, is there someone else you can talk to now?

tamobhuuta 13-03-2019 06:13 PM

Not really. I need to be OK for now so they know I'm not needy.

one_step_closer 13-03-2019 06:40 PM

That wouldn't make you needy. Also, maybe you could get their help early and prevent things from getting to a difficult point.

tamobhuuta 14-03-2019 12:16 PM

Could i mention it to the psychiatrist?

one_step_closer 14-03-2019 04:23 PM

If you feel able to then I'm sure they would want to know. Do you have an appointment soon?

tamobhuuta 14-03-2019 04:29 PM

No but I can ask for one.

one_step_closer 24-03-2019 01:22 PM

How have you been recently? Have you spoken to anyone about your anxiety yet?

tamobhuuta 24-03-2019 01:53 PM

I am Ok, I think the anxiety has even been a little better - still there but not as bad. Although I am worried voices and fears are getting worse. But that's a whole other problem. I asked my CPN for an appointment with the psychiatrist but from what he said it may be a while before he can see me. I have got an appointment with my CPN on Tuesday so might talk about it then.

one_step_closer 24-03-2019 06:16 PM

I think you should mention anything that you think is important to your CPN. Maybe they can help and try to get a psych appointment for you sooner if it's needed.

tamobhuuta 25-03-2019 02:10 PM

I have written out what the problem is, so if I can't speak I can hand over the note. Wish me luck!

one_step_closer 25-03-2019 02:49 PM

Good idea. I hope it goes well for you. What do you think you need luck with? The explaining, the outcome..?

Stellata 25-03-2019 07:00 PM

I hope that it goes well for you.

tamobhuuta 26-03-2019 02:36 PM

Getting the words out! I couldn't but I gave him my note. He said I was coping well and he will get me information on anxiety. I got sillyly anxious in the appointment but he helped me relax a bit.

Stellata 26-03-2019 06:53 PM

I'm so glad he helped you to feel relaxed, sounds like it was a good appointment.
How are you doing now?

one_step_closer 26-03-2019 07:04 PM

Well done, you had a good plan there with writing a note. Anxiety can be hard to deal with. Did he let you know about ways you could help yourself to relax?

tamobhuuta 26-03-2019 09:37 PM

No but he said he would get me some info on anxiety. He said I was coping well.
I'm feeling ok but a bit SHy for some reason.

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