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onesmallrat

700d

yikes! today I had a decent productive morning, and then went to work, and then all the sudden had this overwhelming wave of just… full-body sad… soul-shaking kind of sad. Couldn’t see my way out of it, thought it would never change, couldn’t remember ever not being sad, I thought I was trapped forever. Panic-sobbed in the bathroom at work. and then I was completely fine two hours later. And now I’m completely fine. Does anyone else have waves like this???

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    • NonbinarySlytherin

      700d

      Yep. I haven't found a great way to get out of it other than pushing myself to keep moving and putting me in a worse mental place... Probably not the healthiest thing. Oh but I do suggest music as it has worked for me in the past. It helps me like an elevator. Each song is a floor. Going from out of reality to in the present step by step.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      700d

      Yep. I haven't found a great way to get out of it other than pushing myself to keep moving and putting me in a worse mental place... Probably not the healthiest thing. Oh but I do suggest music as it has worked for me in the past. It helps me like an elevator. Each song is a floor. Going from out of reality to in the present step by step.

    • Aesha

      700d

      Are you on antidepressants? Maybe you need a dosage increase if you are. That’s helped me immensely. I still have days where I’m a little down, but nothing like before. Therapy has also been extremely helpful.

      • onesmallrat

        700d

        @Aesha no, I’m not on anything. I want to start medication for my adhd soon and that should help the RSD symptoms..

    • PinkCrow

      700d

      Yes 😥 I can usually pinpoint a “trigger” (familiar smell bringing back a memory, a train of thought that derails, witnessing something sad) but sometimes it’s just super random wanting to cry. I have learned that I process emotions in super weird waves sometimes too, and that sometimes an extremely sad feeling hits me out of nowhere because of something that happened days or even weeks prior that I just haven’t processed yet. It’s like my brain’s way of forcing me through a tough experience that I tried to “put off,” if that makes sense. In either case, sometimes I just… bounce right back like it’s nothing after I get it out of my system?? It’s so unexpected and it’s almost like I can laugh about it afterwards.

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