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I honestly let the dumbest **** ruin my day

BrokenArrow

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My biggest issue is I can’t relax. Ever. I change between 10-20 ailments A DAY. And the littlest thing sets it off. My ear twitched? It’s a tumor or stroke. My arm hurt? Cancer or heart related. I rolled over in bed and my chest felt tight for a second? Def heart attack. I woke up and my vision was blurry from just waking up? Brain tumor.

I’m able to laugh about it for the most part but it’s just so annoying. I wish I could just have a normal day. I don’t even really even get attacks anymore. I get annoyances. I basically get mad at myself and say ok well what are we gonna worry about today. Anyone have any advise on how to just shut the brain off? Even if it’s just for a few mins.
 

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For me, one of the things that helps most is acceptance. While I still have anxiety, and still often have anxious thoughts, I otherwise accept things as they are. I no longer freak out every time my heart skips a beat, or every time I have a headache, or every time I have an ache/pain, etc. Sometimes, but not so much that I can't relax and just enjoy at least most of my day.

There are plenty of resources on Google and YouTube about it. I recommend looking into it, and actively practicing it every day. Acceptance, as well as mindfulness. Find ways to meditate, including zoning out to some music, going for a nice drive, whatever. That all counts as meditation. And that's what really helps me.
 

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Same!! It's better now that I'm on escitalopram. Medication was the route for me because it was taking over my life. I also meditate and come on here to talk it out. But I still have moments. They just don't have me crying on the kitchen floor anymore. I actually found some new spots on my skin which would have thrown me into a panic before but I just called my doctor and made an appointment like a regular human would. Look at me go lol. Good luck- i wish there was a cure. I think once we accept that this is how it is like binn said above, it helpss
 

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My biggest issue is I can’t relax. Ever. I change between 10-20 ailments A DAY. And the littlest thing sets it off. My ear twitched? It’s a tumor or stroke. My arm hurt? Cancer or heart related. I rolled over in bed and my chest felt tight for a second? Def heart attack. I woke up and my vision was blurry from just waking up? Brain tumor.

I’m able to laugh about it for the most part but it’s just so annoying. I wish I could just have a normal day. I don’t even really even get attacks anymore. I get annoyances. I basically get mad at myself and say ok well what are we gonna worry about today. Anyone have any advise on how to just shut the brain off? Even if it’s just for a few mins.
I hear you, I'm in collage but I get angry scared and sad just to do the work. Can't sleep worrying g about deadlines, letting my people down. Contemplating my own existence and thoughts of quitting. Even some days taking my own life to crying my eyes out. My brother and sister and my mother are annoyed. But the only one who I can depend on when I am down is my dad. He levels with me and claims me down
He is my liegit hero and the one I can depend upon. He taught me bravery, courage hope, happiness, and what a man should be to his family. I fear the day that he is gone. The dogs don't respect and love me like him. I can't protect my brothers and be the thing that they lean on. I can barly hold myself together

So my suggestion is to find someone to depend on. Someone who cares about you that you arent alone. Hes my symbol, maybe you need to find yours. Even if you see life its bleak, there's always hope. Even a loser like me tries even tho he wants to die most of his days
 

Lanchparty7

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My biggest issue is I can’t relax. Ever. I change between 10-20 ailments A DAY. And the littlest thing sets it off. My ear twitched? It’s a tumor or stroke. My arm hurt? Cancer or heart related. I rolled over in bed and my chest felt tight for a second? Def heart attack. I woke up and my vision was blurry from just waking up? Brain tumor.

I’m able to laugh about it for the most part but it’s just so annoying. I wish I could just have a normal day. I don’t even really even get attacks anymore. I get annoyances. I basically get mad at myself and say ok well what are we gonna worry about today. Anyone have any advise on how to just shut the brain off? Even if it’s just for a few mins.
I thought I was through the worst of my health anxiety....and then 2020 came along. So, yeah...I can relate and have been have a battle with this of late. Cancer is my current fear, although that other thing remains in the back of my mind too and probably will for awhile.
 

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I thought I was through the worst of my health anxiety....and then 2020 came along. So, yeah...I can relate and have been have a battle with this of late. Cancer is my current fear, although that other thing remains in the back of my mind too and probably will for awhile.
We have the same fear.
 

PositiveVibes

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My biggest issue is I can’t relax. Ever. I change between 10-20 ailments A DAY. And the littlest thing sets it off. My ear twitched? It’s a tumor or stroke. My arm hurt? Cancer or heart related. I rolled over in bed and my chest felt tight for a second? Def heart attack. I woke up and my vision was blurry from just waking up? Brain tumor.

I’m able to laugh about it for the most part but it’s just so annoying. I wish I could just have a normal day. I don’t even really even get attacks anymore. I get annoyances. I basically get mad at myself and say ok well what are we gonna worry about today. Anyone have any advise on how to just shut the brain off? Even if it’s just for a few mins.
Damns that’s so good that your doing better. I usta freak out over stuff like that too but now I just go with the flow the only thing that freaks me out is when I get dizzy cause I feel like that’s from my anxiety and than I will pass out . But for the most part I like zoning out to music or I use the “sleep” app to mediate I like watching scary movies might sound weird but they relax me soooo much lols or I text a friend that’s going through the same thing. Not sure if you like painting but that is pretty relaxing try playing games whenever you have free time. But man music to me seem to be number 1
 
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