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Topic: I never thought I had anxiety

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Blueowl
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    11 July 2020
    But recently I've been able to count times where I was anxious about something for a day but then that feeling disappeared when I realised I was being irrational. It still pops up from time to time, where I excessively worry about something- it's happened three times this week alone. I got triggered today when I squeezed between a lounge couch and mattress to get to the other side and I started to worry about internal bleeding because it was a really tight squeeze across my stomach. It's been 7 hours, and now that I'm in bed my anxiety is getting worse because my stomach feels weird and hurts when I press on it- but I was full on dinner and dessert. I need reassurance that I'm just over thinking, and that there are other people like me.
  2. Tay100
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    11 July 2020 in reply to Blueowl

    Hi Blueowl

    We appreciate you posting- you 100% aren't alone in feeling anxious or feeling like you overthink too much. It's a common issue and whilst it'd challenging, there are many possible solutions that may work for you. It sounds like professional help may benefit you- have you tried this at all? We can help you navigate the mental health system if you like- just let us know.

    There is also a community of understanding and similar experience you can engage in- posting here is a great first step in finding that community. We can provide you with a place to seek general support, express how you feel, and feel less isolated. Reading through the forums can be a great step also.

    Sending kindness,

    Tay100

  3. P0L0
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    11 July 2020 in reply to Blueowl

    Hi Blueowl,

    Welcome to the forums, and I hope you can read and post more to express yourself anonymously here.

    Just to reiterate what Tay100 said, many of us go through these feelings of anxiety often and you should not feel alone or worried about what you are feeling.

    If I could give you some advice, I would say to try to better understand your emotions and what causes you to feel stressed or anxious even after the stressor has well and truly gone. It is important to know what might be triggering any symptoms of anxiety so that you can act in a way to address your feelings.

    I hope this helps!

    P0L0

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