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My anxiety has been getting worse again. I cancelled a trip to England due to bad cold I had lack energy and when I’m out I had depersonalization. It’s made me very acrophobic it’s made not want to go out too much or go far from home. I feel funny strange spaced out weak chest pains when out or I panic again. I have a cough this week and low energy so this week so that doesn’t help but I fear my agrophobia is back and will limit my life again
 

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This is all up to you. If you accept things as they are and let it back in fully or tell yourself it is just a setback. You can get over it. All about choices. If you give into it, it will become worse. Just relax it up for now. Get over your cold. Then get out there and start to do things again. Like you done many times before. You never lose the ability to be able to do those things. Like riding a bike. You will always know how to do it. Might just need a refresher course every now and again. To remind you of how things are done. All the things you wanted to do during lockdown? You going to just forget about all of those things now? Not saying it will be easy. I am sure it will be hard. But you can do it. If you really want to do it.
 

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I have been reluctant to go a holiday as I cancelled last one due to anxiety and having cold. Should I let the anxiety win? Does it matter if I have to in stay more local at the moment? How can I manage to be confident to travel like I did in 2019 which saw me take trains round Europe?
 

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I have been reluctant to go a holiday as I cancelled last one due to anxiety and having cold. Should I let the anxiety win? Does it matter if I have to in stay more local at the moment? How can I manage to be confident to travel like I did in 2019 which saw me take trains round Europe?
Just do it! Don't let yourself cancel. Tale control of it and don't let anxiety. Easier said then done but don't let it steal your happiness.
 

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Just do it! Don't let yourself cancel. Tale control of it and don't let anxiety. Easier said then done but don't let it steal your happiness.
True problem is I can’t handle the anxiety feelings when out. I experience it and hate it so it puts me off going out. I went on holiday in March was so anxious I stood worrying feeling spaced out anxious and awful. I just want to stay indoors and be safe going out makes me scared I know it sounds trivial but how can I get out and about more?
 

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Maybe you have been in so much, that you simply have to learn how to feel safe when outside the house again.
 

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Maybe you have been in so much, that you simply have to learn how to feel safe when outside the house again.
Yes true. Well Belgium where I use to go every year is open now that’s my challenge. Only time I feel less anxiety is at work when my mind is busy. I don’t really fear covid now but I think we got told avoid people stay home so long even during 2021 it was about 2/3 lockdowns. Going back to normal is hard as it was many months in lockdown. Sometimes I feel I went out more walks during lockdown than I do now. I think the holidays are flexible to change anyway. I know I need to push myself to do more.
 

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Too much time to think. Keep that mind busy. If out, bring some music with you. MP3 player. Music on phone. Earphones in your ears. Will distract you. Take your mind off of things. Go out even for a small week each evening. Get back into a routine.
 

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I woke up with a pain in my backside bit like I had been kicked in backside I think it’s off lying awkwardly on my mattress had it about six years fear I need a new one but can’t afford one it’s making me anxious what will make pain go away a few days maybe?
 

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Pains happen. Everybody gets them. Might simply come and go. Not everything has to be something over the top bad.
 
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I managed to take a long train today as I decided to push the lint the agoraphobia I had a few weeks back.

I was getting some anxiety googling about the pain in my bum. I don’t have any other symptoms but I worry. I woke up possibly with it diging into the springs of mattress. I’ve had similar pains with my back off mattresses before and can often take days or weeks for symptom to go. I think you are right we all get pains but I find it hard not to Google
 

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I managed to take a long train today as I decided to push the lint the agoraphobia I had a few weeks back.

I was getting some anxiety googling about the pain in my bum. I don’t have any other symptoms but I worry. I woke up possibly with it diging into the springs of mattress. I’ve had similar pains with my back off mattresses before and can often take days or weeks for symptom to go. I think you are right we all get pains but I find it hard not to Google
Phil, try alternately icing and using a heating pad. I get soreness from long bike rides, ice and heat help me a lot.
I'm curious about your comment of agoraphobia that seems to come and go (?) Are there identifiable factors that seem to make it better or worse for you (?) I feel like I live a pretty regulated life, but some days I get brutal agoraphobic headaches as soon as I walk out my front door.. and other days I feel completely fine. I have no idea what is causing the drastically different feelings.. thanks.
 

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I’ve had bad anxiety since weekend again low energy feeling wobbly when outside I became a bit agrophobic again today but I posted myself to go a walk? Has anybody else here had weak low energy symptoms?
 

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I have been reluctant to go a holiday as I cancelled last one due to anxiety and having cold. Should I let the anxiety win? Does it matter if I have to in stay more local at the moment? How can I manage to be confident to travel like I did in 2019 which saw me take trains round Europe?
From the classes I take for Anxiety in a group... the counselor says it's better to "do the event" regardless of how you feel... Follow through with it... and when the anxiety hits... You stay in the situation... He said what that will do is gain your confidence after... You will feel much more confident in yourself next time...

And yes, you will probably have anxiety with all the symptoms during that trip... but you will live... That is an opportunity to build on your self esteem.. Your subconscious will remember this trip as being tough but will also remember that you made it through alive and without harm..
Also, this topic is close to my heart because I know what you are going through... I doubt a cold is what's keeping you from going on your trip... Two years ago I had booked a trip across the country in a long plane flight... that was DIFFICULT and had all the symptoms from heart palpitations, dizzy, loss of appetite, insomnia, depression, nausea... but I hung in there....

Then last year, I booked the exact same trip... There was still difficulty with anxiety... but not as much as previous year....

Now this year, I leave in a month and have only felt a symptom or 2 that I have been able to shake off within under a minute... But you see where this is going right?
 

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The pain went for a bit but came back feels like I’ve been sitting too long can the mattress or anxiety cause it? How long could it take to go?
 

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I’ve been feeling anxious about the pain in my bum feels I’ve sat too long I googled sciatica could be that?
 

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Yes, I've had similar pains and feelings. Very normal
 

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Have you tried some ibuprofen for the pain? Sometimes I get sciatica flare ups and just taking some ibuprophen helps immensely. None of us are getting younger, you know? It’s inevitable that we’re going to develop aches and pains we never had before. As for that mattress, do you rotate it from time to time and flip it over? Laying in the same spot can break down a mattress, especially depending on the quality of said mattress.
 

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The pain was more around my backside hole other day I am sure but it is my whole bum cheeks now. My fear is sitting at a gig or Manchester it’s 3 hours on a train and i may not enjoy sitting? Just feels like I’ve sat too long often never notice the pain until I think of it when I wake up
 

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There’s no doctors appointments for a while but they said a nurse can phone me Wednesday maybe if it’s not better I can explain the symptom to them on phone? I phoned 111 a few days back but got little reassurance. I started googling the camera up backside ect at work yesterday and been getting worked ip about it. Seems little help out there for me I know you do get pains as you get older but I am not 100 can’t imagine what pains you could have at that age. But yes it’s a worry like I say I worked all weekend 4 shifts and the pain has not shifted. Sure when working I noticed it less except one day I was lifting stuff I noticed it. When I focus on the pain I notice if more. I’ve forgotten all my other anxieties right now. Can’t focus on anything else but my backside any tips?
 
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