Jake334

83d

Hello friends! Has anyone experienced extreme difficulty with new life changes? Whenever I experience a big new change, I have these panic attacks where I cry almost times a day to the point of vomiting. My world feels completely different, I feel alone and nothing seems familiar/comfortable. Whenever I research it or ask people, everyone says to do breathing techniques but I feel like that temporary fixes the issue. I lack motivation, nap several times a day and tend to overeat. Any help/suggestions are appreciated. Have a great Friday everyone!

Fluoxetine

Restlessness and Agitation

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • kay3

    83d

    Omg I am the same way. Its awful. Ive been thinking of trying medication because sometimes its just to much

    • Jake334

      82d

      thanks for sharing, it feels good knowing I’m not alone. I’m going back into therapy next week so I’m hoping to find better ways to cope. Keep in touch if you ever need anything :)

  • Dad.of.Many

    82d

    Me! I have social anxiety and am borderline agoraphobic because my home and my truck are the only places I feel safe. When something happens where I have to leave my safe places I feel out of control and I get dizzy, breathe shallow, sweat profusely and begin getting dizzy where the room starts spinning. I also tend to eat at times like that because food is a comfort to me. I have stocked up on canned veggies and soups and tuna packs and make myself eat those instead of junk food. I also busy myself with art which is my therapy to keep me from sleeping all the time. Strong coffee helps me also, but no more than two cups. I know vaping isn't healthy, but I also do that at extreme times because the nicotine helps relax me while stimulating me enough to stay alert and awake. I hope that helps. You can message me if you need to talk! God bless!

    • Jake334

      82d

      thanks for sharing, feels good to know I’m not alone! Oooh art therapy could be up my alley. Maybe I’ll have to try that! My other friend with anxiety just got a pen to smoke and feel calmer. I’m not sure how I feel about it but maybe I’ll consider it one day. Thanks for offering to talk if I need to, same goes for you!!

  • alyssa25

    82d

    Yes!!! I just moved to a new state. I'm having a hard time adjusting. I cry over little things also. Stay in my room majority of the time I have started using a vape pen so I don't have to leave my room as much. Wanna talk?

    • Jake334

      81d

      thanks for sharing! You can DM me if you wanna talk or anything. I appreciate you!

  • MatchaBunn

    82d

    I absolutely feel the same way; having so much change without any familiarity or comfort is dysregulating! It’s a totally normal thing to feel overwhelmed and to have emotional experiences. It can feel like you’re not doing much by breathing, but when your brain is in emotion mode, sometimes that’s all you can do. Trying to logic your way out of feeling something is valid, but it’s better to let those emotions flow through you if you can. Explore your feelings with non-judgement, and try to remain curious about why you’re feeling this way. Often, that validation can be helpful for your to move towards finding a solution. You may need more rest, and it sounds like your body is trying to gather more energy with eating as well, but that isn’t a bad thing! You’re doing what your body is asking of you, and you’re reaching out to others. That’s motivation for sure, so you definitely have it. It’s okay to take a step back and allow yourself to meet these needs. When you have more energy and feel more regulated, you can do more to change and help yourself. But when everything feels like it’s changing, it’s okay to rely on some things being the same while you recover. Some practical help would be to put timers or some sort of check-in point so that you can decide if you want to continue a behavior. For my naps, I try to stick to 30minutes, then get up and do something different. Just to keep time from feeling like it’s stuck. And with eating, you can try to pull aside a small portion first, and give yourself time to decide if you’re still hungry after that. You can always get more if you are, there’s nothing wrong with needing more energy.

    • Jake334

      81d

      thank you!!! I appreciate you reaching out.

  • Ech0

    82d

    I understand this very well. I get this weird feeling in my stomach like anxious butterflies and feeling completely restless.

  • meandmydog

    80d

    I understand this! even just a change in routine (for example, just a month ago when I started classes) causes me to have a whole week where all I do is panic. I get physically ill, overwhelmed by everything, and convinced I’m unable to handle life in it’s entirety. I always joke that my body is allergic to change, but genuinely it’s like a chemical reaction out of my control. my whole world crumbles.

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