Struggling with Anxiety

Struggling with Anxiety

Struggling with Anxiety is one of those things that come and go as they please making it very difficult to avoid an attack.

Recently due to the fact I suffer from chronic pain and have struggled for 5 years to get a referral for pain management, having had to swap to Esa because of this (which as a result left us with no money for almost a month!) amongst other things, anxiety has been getting the better of me.

I am quite an anxious person in general I worry about anything and everything and find it very hard to switch off but I’ve definately been struggling a lot more recently.

Its making it very difficult for me to go out and do things even when im having a fairly good day because I panic I wont make it there and back, I freak over the fact I look funny when I walk because of the pain, the more pain im in the more I visibly struggle to walk which makes me panic that people will stare at me.

Im trying to put together a video for the Samsung SmartThings campaign but Im struggling to do it, every time I attempt to record what I’m doing and talk about it as I go I begin to panic and hyperventilate, start shaking & sweating and feel extremely nauseous and like the walls are closing in on me. It’s seriously depressing me that such a simple task feels like climbing the worlds tallest mountain to me right now.

Making calls is a huge issue for me again, anyone other than the Mr on the other end of the phone and I struggle to answer or make the call. Having thought I’d got over making and recieving calls it feels like I’ve taken a huge leap backwards again.

I really need to find a way around this but I haven’t a clue what to do.. So Im asking you, My readers if any of you suffer or know someone that suffers anxiety that may have some tips on how to get around it?

I’ve tried breathing exercises but these just seem to make things worse.. what else can I try?

All comments are welcome, if you’d like to contact me privately please visit my Get in touch page to find a suitable way to contact me. All help is very much appreciated!

31 comments

    It may or may not work, but I suffer from the same thi and of an evening before I go to bed, I write all of the things that have been bothering me! I get to get it off my chest but without having to actually speak to anyone.

    Chelsea O'Rorke | 2 years ago Reply

      Im definately going to try that. Thank you :) x

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

        You're most welcome! Let me know if it helps :) x

        Chelsea O'Rorke | 2 years ago Reply

        Hi, just wanted to check in, see if you'd tried the writing thing, and if it helped at all?x

        Chelsea O'Rorke | 2 years ago Reply

          Hey :) I tried writing last night and I do feel a bit calmer today so Im going to try it again tonight! X

          relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

            Aww that's good! Yeah it took me 3-4 for it to subside quite a bit x

            Chelsea O'Rorke | 2 years ago

    Work on building up your confidence. Try crafting for relaxing fun. Be kinder to you. Hugs :)

    Oscar Dandelion | 2 years ago Reply

      I definately lack confidence. Im getting back into my knitting atm hopefully that will help :) Thank you x

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

        Crafting saved my sanity when I first had chronic pain and became disabled. :)

        Oscar Dandelion | 2 years ago Reply

          I have to admit it does make me feel better when im struggling to move knowing im doing something I can be proud of :) My girls love watching me knit and have requested more scarves and blankets which is keeping me busy. I think some youtube video searching is in order to help me learn more! What crafts do you do?

          relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

            I really love hand embroidery, especially Elizabethan with all the insects, mythological creatures and flowers. I also like soft toy and doll making too. That's really nice that you have your girls to knit for. :)

            Oscar Dandelion | 2 years ago

            Oh wow! I have given embroidery a go but I always end up getting confused and making mistakes haha! You must be really talented :)

            relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago

            I'm actually a late beginner. Started x stitching in my 30s, then progressed to hand embroidery in my mid 30s. Learnt a lot from books. Would like to see what you make :)

            Oscar Dandelion | 2 years ago

    I have suffered with Anxiety for as long as I can remember, along with many other things that come with it. I don't deal with things very well so I just avoid anything I know that will trigger my Anxiety, it doesn't always work but I just deal best I can at the time it happens X

    LisaG | 2 years ago Reply

      I used to suffer quite badly but since being with my Mr I'd learnt to cope a lot better with everything, but now the more pain im in the more I struggle to cope with almost anything. Today has been a really rough day so im going to relax on the sofa with my knitting and ignore everything tomorrow lol xx

      relentlesslypurple | 2 years ago Reply

        Aww I don't blame you. Take a day of rest is a very good idea. I have to do this myself sometimes too or I would just crash and end up sleeping for hours on end. Enjoy ur rest day tomorrow. Sometimes it is what is needed Xx

        LisaG | 2 years ago Reply

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