I feel like I'm losing it from anxiety.

posted 2 months ago in Wellness
Post # 2
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Coming from someone who’s FI struggles with anxiety, I am deeply sorry. I see what he goes through first hand and my heart aches for him and those just like him who are suffering.

This sounds very extreme. I am glad you are on medication and seeking help. Have you thought of finding a online support group more aimed towards mental illnesses?

Post # 3
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I learned “tactical breathing”. It was invented by the Navy Seals. A friend taught me after his training  

1-Take in a breath for four seconds 

2-Hold in a breath for four seconds 

3-Release breath for four seconds 

4-Hold breath for four seconds 

Repeat as many times as you need. Hope this helps. 

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I was in this exact same place 2 years ago. I was in a super stressful job and that was slowly spilling over into other areas of my life until I was in tear nearly every day feeling like I couldn’t cope with even simple things. I think only my partner and close friend really knew how bad it was, to everyone else I just seemed like I was having a bad day sometimes by forgetting things etc but thought there was nothing wrong. I honestly dont know what it was that got me out of it, but I spent a lot of time alone just trying to re-charge and tell myself it was going to work out ok in the end. Eventually I got a new job which helped me to focus my energy on training in a new field which seemed to help with the anxiety as I was focusing less of my energy on fretting about everything and more time learning a new skill. Just talking it over with someone to get it all out of your system really helps.I found the worst part was knowing that my anxiety was literally all in my head, yet I couldnt stop it. Eventually if I told myself long enough every day that I can’t change anything and nothing is as bad as it seems I managed to drag myself out of all those negative feelings.

I know my post probably doesnt really help much in terms of coping machanisms, but maybe just hearing about someone else who went through it will at least be relatable. 

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