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my anxiety is so bad i feel like i am crawling out of my skin

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posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 09:59 AM
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originally posted by: tikbalang
a reply to: TinySickTears

Does your anxiety come with the chance of failure?


not really. no chance of failure here. i past that point. interviewed already. met with the quality engineer. toured the plan. its all good and thats why this is so terrible. i have absolutely nothing to worry about but i still worry about any possible scenario that really is not even possible.
my head is just screwed up.


dustbowl, no i have not tried benadryl. ive already taken a couple ativan but its not doing anything....




posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:02 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
I used to find myself struggling with a brain on overload. My brain is in continual overdrive. I notice that when i doodled, I was calmer.

I am not an artist by a long shot. I couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler and someone holding my hand, but when I concentrate on trying to draw anything, the gears in my brain slow down.

I have shared this with others and they have had the same result, so it is worth a try. I keep a pencil and a notebook or some Post-It Note pads with me at all times. I call it my mechanical anti-depressant.

Nice thing is if you don't have one, you can usually get almost anyone to give you a pen or pencil, and you can draw on almost any piece of paper, card, box, bag.

For me, when I am concentrating on drawing, I don't have time to think about anything else. I find it quite soothing.

Let us know if it works for you at all.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

One other thing might help. Take a break from ATS. Arguing a point that falls on deaf ears except those that already agree with you is draining.

Since you're a reader. Try Charles Bukowski "Post Office" about his job working for the USPO, it if funny as hell. You can find it free online.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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originally posted by: TinySickTears




dustbowl, no i have not tried benadryl. ive already taken a couple ativan but its not doing anything....


Holy shnikees! You have taken a couple of ativan and it's not helping?!?!? I don't know if it would be wise to throw a benedryl on top of ativan.... Might send you off to dreamland!

Obviously you have a doctor who is treating this, since you have ativan. Maybe you could talk to your doc about switching you to a different anxiety med...there are plenty of them. Alprazolam and diazepam, just off the top of my head. And some docs are prescribing those in combination with anti-depressants to treat severe anxiety... If you go that route, I'm a fan of Zoloft. I've taken it for PTSD and anxiety disorder and it is actually somewhat helpful.

Good luck, sir! Show that brain who's boss!!
edit on 16-12-2016 by DustbowlDebutante because: spelling, grrrr



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:28 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


I'm sure its just change brother....youre anxious over the change, the new people, the new environment, how will the people there react to you, etc.


If youre a smoker I'm sure even small things like "when and how will I be able to take a smoke break"....it'll all pass as you find your way in there....



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:29 AM
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Only 1 person seemed to suggest Patience.

Seriously people, "Patience" is something we all have to develop and it's never easy.
Patience is one of the hardest things in life to learn and grow in.

But guess what? Everyone's gotta do it or else they'll go nuts with anxiety and stress will tear them apart.

Taking pills is insanity.

And don't tell me you can't do this "Patience" thing or that it doesn't work.
Gimme a #'n break.

Just do as the other poster suggested - let go.
You don't even need to find anything to do to occupy yourself except dealing with yourself.

I know it's hard to deal with yall but since yall are yall you ought to learn to deal with yourself at least.
PATIENCE is the solution!!
edit on 12/16/2016 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:30 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Turn up your amp and power chord your way into Rock and Roll bliss.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:32 AM
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Lifting heavy weights is a great way to make yourself feel good but don't overdo it to begin with and strain yourself as that will make working uncomfortable and possibly more draining. Speaking from experience I have found that the best course of action is to accept that you feel the way you do and let things take their course. Its usually turns out to be nothing like as bad as expected. Think about what you are going to do on the day you go to sign on at work in broken down stages. Drive to the place of work, enter premises, complete procedure, mission accomplished; or in any piecemeal way that works for you.

Thinking of what has to be done in small manageable stages is a tried, tested, and highly successful way of accomplishing aims, give it a try, you can do it, you've got this.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:34 AM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: TinySickTears

Turn up your amp and power chord your way into Rock and Roll bliss.


This is superb advice. Keep on rocking in the free world.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:35 AM
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All of these suggestions to 'occupy yourself' with games or exercise or whatever are from impatient people who struggle with dealing with themselves.

Eventually you will have no outlet and you'll have to face yourself and have nothing else to do for a long period of time while you wait on something.

I wait in a lot of lines everywhere, and people are so impatient and gripe and complain like it's going to make the line go faster. I see people even cut in line, which is aggravating, insulting, and rude.

Just work on Patience people.
You don't need anything.
Just deal with you!



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:37 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience

originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: TinySickTears

Turn up your amp and power chord your way into Rock and Roll bliss.


This is superb advice. Keep on rocking in the free world.


It's terrible advice.

It doesn't solve the problem (impatience), it's just another band-aid that serves as a temporary remedy yet the underlying problem will always come back.

Patience is the Cure for the root problem.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I recommend you check out my thread. Suffered from high anxiety my whole life, then came the panic attacks and then came the lack of confidence. Suffered this for 20 years, I finally cracked what was causing my anxiety and am now anxiety free for the 1st time ever.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: CulturalResilience

originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: TinySickTears

Turn up your amp and power chord your way into Rock and Roll bliss.


This is superb advice. Keep on rocking in the free world.


It's terrible advice.

It doesn't solve the problem (impatience), it's just another band-aid that serves as a temporary remedy yet the underlying problem will always come back.

Patience is the Cure for the root problem.


I agree with you patience is the key. But there is more than one way to learn patience and exercise and artistic expression and study can make the journey to the goal a rewarding experience.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: CulturalResilience

originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: TinySickTears

Turn up your amp and power chord your way into Rock and Roll bliss.


This is superb advice. Keep on rocking in the free world.


It's terrible advice.

It doesn't solve the problem (impatience), it's just another band-aid that serves as a temporary remedy yet the underlying problem will always come back.

Patience is the Cure for the root problem.


Patience and activity aren't mutually exclusive. I find many activities akin to meditation; the very epitome of "patience".



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

That's easy to say if you don't suffer from anxiety. My wife, daughter and my dog for Christ's sake have anxiety disorders!!! My wife doesn't like to take pills even though her doctor has prescribed her Adivan. She exercises and has been dancing for years. My daughter is a physical fit nut and works out everyday and she still gets anxiety! My dog, there's no hope for her, lol. She lays under our bed most of the day and only comes down if she smells food, or if someone comes to the front door. She shy's away from people when we bring her for walks!

My wife has a lot of patience. She teaches learning support at our local high school. She's very loving and very seldom loses her temper. She deals with me on a daily basis, so I know she has a lot of patience. She gets heart palpitations when she has anxiety. Some days are worst than others.

The medical profession doesn't have a clue on what causes anxiety in people. There's more people who have this disorder than most people think.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: muzzleflash

That's easy to say if you don't suffer from anxiety.



Well since I'm a human being that experiences life as a human with human traits and challenges, it's safe to say I, and all other humans, suffer from anxiety.

That's why learning Patience will work for you too.
It's an ancient remedy the modern pharmacorps are covering up.

Oh and the activities you are suggesting are band-aids not cures. I am offering you the cure.
Sure this magical mythical "Patience" thing is really hard to master, in fact it might require us to work at it multiple times a day every day until we die of old age. But after awhile you get better at it, it becomes natural.

Imagine if you were confined to a wheelchair and left in a room with nothing to do.
Or if you got locked up in a cell with nothing to read, no one to talk to, for years...
What if you went deaf, dumb, blind, everything?

What are you gonna do then?
Have an anxiety - panic attack?
Or learn Patience?



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

You know, I have come to the conclusion that it's a brain chemistry thing. I think something changes in the brain, like something physiological, that causes some folks' brains to go into overdrive, and maybe the changes affect the chemicals our brains produce and swim in, and then that causes the brain to process totally non-threatening stuff as being stuff our brains tell our bodies and minds is dangerous, thus producing all this demobilizing anxiety we experience. Antidepressants and like drugs can and do alter brain chemistry as well, so if you can find the right med that will return your brain chemistry to normal, it will shut off the anxiety.

Just my theory based on my own life experiences...



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:41 AM
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When I'm super stressed I'll run or bike hard for at least 10 miles.
A treadmill or rowing machine works great too.



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I have a grandson with a learning disability. Anxiety and its sister, depression are a feature of the learning disability. I pay $100 / month for him to go to a personal trainer for just 1/2 hour a week and he also walks outside at least an hour a day.

Exercise completely controls his anxiety now. He is off all medications. Exercise also puts him in a more positive frame of mind.

Another effective therapy is hypotherapy with a qualified practioner (not a stage performer).

I am looking into karate classes as well.

You have my sympathy. Anxiety is a difficult, life altering disability. Take it seriously.

Tired of Control Freaks



posted on Dec, 16 2016 @ 11:46 AM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

Please read the thread in my signature, I suffered anxiety and panic attacks, went to doctors who put me on different meds nothing helped. I finally realised that I need to find the solution myself.

It's Candida Albicans that is causing it and there is a very simple herbal formula, I'm changing the lives of all around me with this knowledge and truly believe this knowledge can help make the world a better place.

Check my thread out.



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