Why am I like this?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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1626 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@orchidaloha:  You could just be suffering from some depression from everything that has happened and maybe you didn’t cope that well. It couldn’t hurt you to talk to a counselor. I had this problem for a while because there was a ton of stuff that happened to me in a very short period of time when I was younger and a bunch of other baggage nonsense. Talking to someone really helped me a lot. 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 4
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232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Not sure what you’ve been through for the past two years but even ONE month of stress can be extremely traumatic to one’s self, which explains the sleeping. I’m not a doctor though I’m pretty sure you keep waking up in panic due to the previous stress you’ve been under. Your body has not adjusted back to normalcy again! Just try to relax and take it day by day and you’ll be back to your old self in no time :))

Post # 5
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9219 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@orchidaloha:  It could be that all the stress and anxiety you’ve experienced has caused your brain chemistry to be so flooded with adrenalin and other stress hormones that’s it’s causing an imbalance in your system.  Talk to your doctor about getting some anti-anxiety/anti-depression medication to help you get back in balance.  I’ve done that before and it did me a world of good and only took a short time to start feeling better.  Also, consider having your thyroid tested.

Post # 6
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2571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think your body is probably telling you that you need a break but you’re fighting it – as PP have suggested a doctor’s visit would be a good idea!  Hugs to you. 🙂

Post # 7
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@orchidaloha:   With three months left to go I am a bit of a mess myself right now as well.  Sit down and make a list of everything you are currently worried about.  Put it somewhere and start marking one to two things off the list each day.  (Even better is if you add a few things to the list you already took care of so you already have  few things marked off to get you started.)

As for the sleepiness, it could be any number of things.  You could be getting sick, you could be experiencing some depression, you could even be pregnant (exhaustion and passing out as soon as I got home from work was the first sign of pregnancy for me.)  Are you exercising to lose weight or get fit before the wedding?  The first few weeks of exercising regularly makes me exahusted as well.  Are you eating well?  If you are so stressed out you aren’t eating enough calories you could be experiencing exhaustion from lack of nutrients.

If your feelings of anxiety or depression persist for more than 4 weeks then you need to see a doctor or counselor about them.  If they are interfering with your ability to go to work, pay your bills, take care of yourself (i.e. eating, bathing, etc…) then go see someone ASAP.  Otherwise, it’s normal to experience some “down” feelings from time to time, especially when you are experiecing major changes in life.

Post # 8
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8903 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Sounds like you might be suffering from some depression and/or anxiety disorders?  

My FI has a couple of these disorders and though he mostly manages them with lifestyle and medication, when they flare up, he sleeps SO MUCH.  He also has the same thing as you where he just gets horrible panicky feelings out of the blue.  He also went through several years of constant high-level stress and exhaustion, which I think can trigger some of this.

I would *highly* recommend going to see somebody about this.  Depending on your financial situation, insurance should cover most of it or most places (even our little 25,000 person town) have free/reduced cost mental health clinics.

There’s a chance it may go away on its own, but why risk it?  Go talk to someone who’s an expert and help you figure out what’s going on.  xoxo

Post # 9
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573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@orchidaloha:  I have the same problem. It’s like my mind and body are waiting for some horrifically explosive to happen. I am not 100% but I have my good and very bad days. I got advice to take up some kinds of habit that will use up nervous energy, so I took up crocheting. It’s like I keep my hands and mind moving at a slow and  steady pace and all you focus on is silly yarn haha. I honestly love, and it did help 🙂

Post # 11
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230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It’s also possible you could have sleep apnea or something preventing you from really getting rest.

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