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Anxiety... IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Nov '12

What do you do when you are having pretty bad anxiety about something? Ugh I just can't calm myself down. I have soo much f**king anxiety right now, it is all I can think about & it is making my stomach hurt. :(

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2; 1 child; Colorado 4756 posts
status 22nd Nov '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" What do you do when you are having pretty bad anxiety about something? Ugh I just can't calm myself down. ... [snip!] ... calm myself down. I have soo much f**king anxiety right now, it is all I can think about & it is making my stomach hurt. :("


Take a bath and listen to music. If that doesn't work I usually just call my mom. She has all sorts of anxiety, depression and bi polar. So she can usually calm me down pretty easy.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5824 posts
22nd Nov '12

I usually try to distract myself with a puzzle game or a funny movie.
But if im about to have a full blown panic attack, cold water in the face and deep breathing helps.



Try counting colors in the room you're in, or count tiles on the ceiling/floor.

user banned TTC since May 2008; Pounding Mill, VA, United States 3612 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting ❥ Meℓi:" What do you do when you are having pretty bad anxiety about something? Ugh I just can't calm myself down. ... [snip!] ... calm myself down. I have soo much f**king anxiety right now, it is all I can think about & it is making my stomach hurt. :("


I listen to music. It makes me feel wonderful!!

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" I usually try to distract myself with a puzzle game or a funny movie. But if im about to have a full ... [snip!] ... water in the face and deep breathing helps. Try counting colors in the room you're in, or count tiles on the ceiling/floor."


Yea, I think I am going to do a word search, thanks :) If that doesn't work I will deff try the cold water on my face & counting colors lol. I just really do need to distract my mind atm.

US Expat in Europe 1 child; Sofia, Bulgaria 1385 posts
22nd Nov '12

I call my friend, we talk about our day, may be meet up and walk around town. Fresh air cheers me up and good company is always a good thing for me.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2; 1 child; Colorado 4756 posts
status 22nd Nov '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" I usually try to distract myself with a puzzle game or a funny movie. But if im about to have a full ... [snip!] ... water in the face and deep breathing helps. Try counting colors in the room you're in, or count tiles on the ceiling/floor."


Really? Stuff like that makes me more nervous when I'm having an attack. Or people moving around and pretty much doing normal stuff makes it worse too. Like for example, I get REALLY nervous at Dr. appointments (I don't know why, I've just always been that way, even when DH has an appointment.) and if DH is tapping his feet or walking around I make him stop because it makes me so unbelievably nervous.

k♥[j&a] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 1053 posts
22nd Nov '12

Sometimes when I get woke up really early in the morning I'll have bad anxiety attacks. I'll count & sometimes that helps. Anything to distract my mind.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11903 posts
22nd Nov '12

Try to talk it out! :) That is what helps me

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5824 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mrs.SoldierBoy~:</b>" Really? Stuff like that makes me more nervous when I'm having an attack. Or people moving around and ... [snip!] ... an appointment.) and if DH is tapping his feet or walking around I make him stop because it makes me so unbelievably nervous."</blockquote>



It has always helped me.
Usually im still feeling anxious when I first start, but as I get into it and start organizing the colors/numbers in My mind I forget the anxiety and it passes :)
I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and agoraphobia when I was 6 so I've learned lots of little tricks to calm myself.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2; 1 child; Colorado 4756 posts
status 22nd Nov '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mrs.SoldierBoy~:</b>" Really? Stuff like that makes me more ... [snip!] ... :) I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and agoraphobia when I was 6 so I've learned lots of little tricks to calm myself."


Yea, I guess it probably would help me too if I actually sat there and did it for a while. I just have a hard time focusing on something when I'm anxious.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5824 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" Yea, I think I am going to do a word search, thanks :) If that doesn't work I will deff try the cold water on my face & counting colors lol. I just really do need to distract my mind atm."</blockquote>



OH! Another one I do that works well is organizing the silverware drawers and cabinets.



and coloring books are awesome when you are having anxiety too!

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting P3RvYmCp3rv:" Try to talk it out! :) That is what helps me "


I tried that, made me feel better for a little bit but now I am right back to where I was lol.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 30523 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting Ole' No Name:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Mrs.SoldierBoy~:</b>" Really? Stuff like that makes me more ... [snip!] ... :) I was diagnosed with severe anxiety and agoraphobia when I was 6 so I've learned lots of little tricks to calm myself."


I have had anxiety since I was little, they always called me a "worry wart" well I didn't know that actually meant I had anxiety lol.

Ole' No Name TTC since Oct 2013; 1 child; Singapore, Singapore 5824 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ❥ Meℓi:</b>" I have had anxiety since I was little, they always called me a "worry wart" well I didn't know that actually meant I had anxiety lol."</blockquote>




I started having actual panic attacks at 6 years old.
I always worry about dying, the end of the world, conspiracy theories, ect.
If I overthink that stuff it makes my anxiety horrible.



And going places that are unfamiliar is bad for me also.
I got so nervous on Halloween thinking about all the people and crowds that I threw up twice.