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Fighting Anxiety since Monday

ILiza29

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I’ve been battling anxiety since Monday. I know rationally, everything is ok, but, my mind is making everything dark.
 

guitarman65

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I can relate Liza. The "dark" thoughts may be the worst symptom of anxiety! Mine have been very numerous over the past couple weeks, and don't seem to be getting much easier for me to conquer. Time seems to always make things better for anxiety, but it NEVER seems to go fast enough. From my experience, I know it will get better, its just that the waiting gets harder and harder.

I can say this though, the people here are great and very kind too. We are not alone in this...we will all have your back :)
 

ILiza29

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I can relate Liza. The "dark" thoughts may be the worst symptom of anxiety! Mine have been very numerous over the past couple weeks, and don't seem to be getting much easier for me to conquer. Time seems to always make things better for anxiety, but it NEVER seems to go fast enough. From my experience, I know it will get better, its just that the waiting gets harder and harder.

I can say this though, the people here are great and very kind too. We are not alone in this...we will all have your back :)
Thank you. I missed work yesterday because of. It was taken a life of its own and even though I’m taking meds, it doesn’t seem to help much.
 

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I can relate again, lol...i cant work right now because of it. May be time to change your meds, ive had to change mine over the years once in a while. Hopefully yours will calm down some so u can function normally :)
 

Brennan

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Hey Liza! Can you try something unconventional for me?

Say 'I love my anxiety' or simply focus on it and say 'I love you' over and over again. Whenever you can. This definitely helped me with my own anxiety.

Loving your anxiety will alleviate the dark thoughts.

Don't worry about how strange this idea might sound. You've got nothing to lose by giving it a try.

Let me know if it helps .
 

Rinka

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I’ve been battling anxiety since Monday. I know rationally, everything is ok, but, my mind is making everything dark.
Do you by any chance know or have an idea, what triggered your anxiety? Sometimes, finding out what triggers it, can help working on getting over it. At the moment I'm in the darkness myself. I understand where you are coming from.
 

natly

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Hey Liza! Can you try something unconventional for me?

Say 'I love my anxiety' or simply focus on it and say 'I love you' over and over again. Whenever you can. This definitely helped me with my own anxiety.

Loving your anxiety will alleviate the dark thoughts.

Don't worry about how strange this idea might sound. You've got nothing to lose by giving it a try.

Let me know if it helps .
I'm not Liza but I read your comment, I thought anxiety will always be a part of me, I am anxiety, anxiety is me. It's like saying I love myself and everything about me, I feel better, thanks

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I don’t know about that saying. I don’t love my anxiety and I don’t want it to be me. I truly hope that it works for you all. But for me... I want it gone. I don’t want to embrace it. I love myself... but not this that controls me.
Total agreement here TLC...been thinking about this post since ive read it, but didnt really know how to reply. You said it perfectly. If this works for anyone, fantastic! Having dealt with this damn anxiety for over 30 years has made it impossible to even "like" it...let alone "love" it!
 
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My anxiety has inspired me to make a lot of positive changes in my life. Ones that I would not have made had I not gone through the dark times with it.

Stop fighting it. Thank it for warning you something might be wrong and access whether there actually is and tell it you can handle it from here. Acceptance is hard but it's the key to all our problems.
 
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