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ThankfulJen

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It really has made some people so mean. I had someone come up to me at the store and tell me I wasn't following the arrows on the floor
That's just silly, honestly. I'm sorry someone acted like that towards you. I live in Wyoming so most everyone here is like , "If you tell me to follow rules then that means I will do the opposite!" Lol So most people I have dealt with who are feeling especially mean have been on social media. Not here, thankfully.
I have had anxiety before so bad, but it went away with doing things outside. The sun is super helpful. I live in Nevada where sun is here most days.
I lived in Las Vegas for a couple of years when I was young. I miss that weather. Spring here is a mixture of snow days and days where we can enjoy a nice 70 degrees. I have three lakes around me all within 5 miles so on the nicer days we like to go and just enjoy the quiet and the fresh air! That definitely helps clear my head!
Do you get fatigue with your anxiety? So many difficult symptoms. I hope you can feel better soon. It really is so hard
I get major fatigue after a panic attack. My anxiety, on the other hand, makes me lose sleep. I'm up when everyone else has long gone to sleep and then in the morning, I'm up very early and these times are the worst because the alone feeling becomes overwhelming. It is really hard and I thank you for your kindness and concern! :happy:
 

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I get major fatigue after a panic attack. My anxiety, on the other hand, makes me lose sleep. I'm up when everyone else has long gone to sleep and then in the morning, I'm up very early and these times are the worst because the alone feeling becomes overwhelming.
Panic attacks can be extremely exhausting, for sure. When I used to have severe panic attacks fairly often, that happened to me. I recall a few times when I had such an intense panic attack that I had to go to bed afterward. One of those times I couldn't walk up the stairs for bed because I was so exhausted, so I slept on the couch. Haha.

I'm often awake long after everyone else is asleep as well, and then I get up between 6:30-8am for work (full time remote, so don't have to go anywhere). However, I personally enjoy it. It gives me the "me" time they I cannot get during the day when everyone is awake. I also dislike sleep, and I'd absolutely love it if humans no longer had to sleep or felt tired - ever again. Haha.
 

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They can drain you. But when you have them it is all about what you do next. Some people sit and wait for the next one to come along. Others avoid certain places were a panic attack might have happened before. This, in my opinion, just makes things worse. Get your energy back. Rest up for a while. But then I would head back to were I had the last panic attack. Just for the sake of saying ' you are not beating me '. Have done it before with a few places. Knew I had to go back. Or else I would end up avoiding that place for good.
 

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Panic attacks can be extremely exhausting, for sure. When I used to have severe panic attacks fairly often, that happened to me. I recall a few times when I had such an intense panic attack that I had to go to bed afterward. One of those times I couldn't walk up the stairs for bed because I was so exhausted, so I slept on the couch. Haha.
Yes!! I honestly had no clue what they were and thought I was having asthma attacks without ever having had asthma when I started getting them. I hear they are similar. I distinctly remember my very first one. I was all alone and I started to black out. I remember thinking, "Well, this is how I go!" And everytime afterwards, I feel like i got hit by a mack truck.
I'm often awake long after everyone else is asleep as well, and then I get up between 6:30-8am for work (full time remote, so don't have to go anywhere). However, I personally enjoy it. It gives me the "me" time they I cannot get during the day when everyone is awake. I also dislike sleep, and I'd absolutely love it if humans no longer had to sleep or felt tired - ever again. Haha.
When I'm not having issues I'm actually exactly like that. I love the little time I'm afforded to myself and I get a lot more done. I'm a night owl and I enjoy a good sunrise. When my anxiety is at it's worst, and this is really strange I know, but I don't even like to shower alone, like I need someone in the room while I'm in. That or I have to do it with the lights off. I don't understand it but it's only when I've really been going through it.:oops:
Get your energy back. Rest up for a while. But then I would head back to were I had the last panic attack. Just for the sake of saying ' you are not beating me '. Have done it before with a few places. Knew I had to go back. Or else I would end up avoiding that place for good.
I think that is rather brilliant. Facing that horrible moment head on and making it though without incident would be very beneficial for mind and body, I would think. I remember a really bad one happening while driving home. Had to make my husband stop on the side of the road in front of one of the casinos so I could hop out and try to get myself under control. I don't even know why I had it. It literally came out of nowhere and I wasn't having any sort of anxiety that I am aware of but I do avoid even looking at that casino whenever we pass by now. Maybe it's time a face it head on.
 
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I had one in a shop once. Packed. The shop began spinning. Or so it seemed. I went outside. Got myself togather and went back into the shop. I find panic attacks are not something that bother me these days. Not had one in years. Touch wood. Won't say morning wood. :p By facing up to them, they became weaker. Then they vanished. ( And should not be in bed at this hour. Time difference and all of that. Hope your not been kept awake by anything bad )
 

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I had one in a shop once. Packed. The shop began spinning. Or so it seemed. I went outside. Got myself togather and went back into the shop. I find panic attacks are not something that bother me these days. Not had one in years. Touch wood. Won't say morning wood. :p By facing up to them, they became weaker. Then they vanished. ( And should not be in bed at this hour. Time difference and all of that. Hope your not been kept awake by anything bad )
I haven't had one in a while and lemme just find some wood for that statement lol. It's just that bothersome fear keeping me up. I'm doing what you earlier suggested we probably shouldn't and, against my better judgement, somewhat anticipating another episode of flutters. I'd much rather be enjoying a good belly full of butterflies. I've been thinking on your last post and was going to reply but the two benadryl I took are finally taking effect. Your concern is much appreciated!:) I hope you are having a very good day! Off to lala land for me. Ah, sweet surrender.
 

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honestly, many a time when I felt bad at night, I had two options. Begin this mind versus body fight and be awake all night. Or just lay there. See what happens if I do nothing at all. You know what did happen when I done nothing at all? I fell asleep. Just a case of saying to the mind ' we are not going to fight with the body over this '. Just staying in bed. Not getting out of it. Years ago I would lay on a bed nearly all day long. Mind versus body. Like a big inner fight going on. Used to just wear me out and nothing did ever happen come the end of it all. They are the things I always notice. The fact that nothing ever does happen. Close your eyes. Is safe to do so. Bin is not around. :p You'll be asleep before you know it. Even if the heart is still fluttering. Just stay were you are. In bed. Nothing bad will happen.
 

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I had one in a shop once. Packed. The shop began spinning. Or so it seemed. I went outside. Got myself togather and went back into the shop. I find panic attacks are not something that bother me these days. Not had one in years. Touch wood. Won't say morning wood. :p By facing up to them, they became weaker. Then they vanished. ( And should not be in bed at this hour. Time difference and all of that. Hope your not been kept awake by anything bad )
Sprinkling in bits of humor, I see...

is not around.
Maybe I was, maybe I wasn't. My ninja skills are top notch, ya know.
 

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honestly, many a time when I felt bad at night, I had two options. Begin this mind versus body fight and be awake all night. Or just lay there. See what happens if I do nothing at all. You know what did happen when I done nothing at all? I fell asleep. Just a case of saying to the mind ' we are not going to fight with the body over this '. Just staying in bed. Not getting out of it. Years ago I would lay on a bed nearly all day long. Mind versus body. Like a big inner fight going on. Used to just wear me out and nothing did ever happen come the end of it all. They are the things I always notice. The fact that nothing ever does happen. Close your eyes. Is safe to do so. Bin is not around. :p You'll be asleep before you know it. Even if the heart is still fluttering. Just stay were you are. In bed. Nothing bad will happen.
Nothing bad happened! I slept until 9 a.m. :oops: shame on me! I'm a bit sad I missed reading this last night. But I'm going to come back to it tonight because God knows I could use the reassurance.
Maybe I was, maybe I wasn't. My ninja skills are top notch, ya know.
Teach us your ways, oh nimble one :D
 

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Did you know that Bin's real surname is Bates. ( You can see were this one is going already ) Would you like to tell us more Master Bates? :p
 
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