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PunkBoi

801d

y'all ever feel like your symptoms get worse when you're alone? especially when you're alone for an extended period of time? like I live with my parents because my symptoms make it close to impossible to live anywhere else and they're out of town tonight and all of my symptoms are worse than normal. it's always the least convenient times when there's no way I could get myself to the ER that everything seems to act up lol.

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    • Benny_Dusk

      801d

      My husband would honestly not be here if it wasn’t for the kids, myself and his few family members that care. When he is left alone his mind races and he can’t sleep. All he thinks of are dark thoughts. I’m not sure if this is similar to what you feel but the lightheaded ness and heart palpitations sound like anxiety. It could be that you are “ left alone” with your thoughts like my husband and it causes panic. I get panic attacks when I know ( or think) that I should be somewhere or doing something. It could be that too. Like your parents aren’t there so you feel the need/pressure to be doing something different. It could also be not loneliness exactly but not having that “ safety net “ there in the other room.

    • JustRachelle

      800d

      I think my symptoms are worse around people because noise bothers me ..

    • lora53

      801d

      I think I'm the opposite, I feel better when I'm alone than I feel when people are around, I isolate myself from others alot and I hate it

    • Benny_Dusk

      801d

      My husband would honestly not be here if it wasn’t for the kids, myself and his few family members that care. When he is left alone his mind races and he can’t sleep. All he thinks of are dark thoughts. I’m not sure if this is similar to what you feel but the lightheaded ness and heart palpitations sound like anxiety. It could be that you are “ left alone” with your thoughts like my husband and it causes panic. I get panic attacks when I know ( or think) that I should be somewhere or doing something. It could be that too. Like your parents aren’t there so you feel the need/pressure to be doing something different. It could also be not loneliness exactly but not having that “ safety net “ there in the other room.

      • zebra2022

        801d

        @Benny_Dusk i second this on the ending specially. my husband works night shifts and i have one friend that lives at least a half hour away and i don’t drive. no family in my state either so being alone at night is the worst. my husband is my safety net. we got a dog and having her around helps a bit but not completely.

        • Mija

          801d

          @zebra2022 Being in a place or memory of past hurts make it much more difficult to cope with. Mindfulness don't work in this state of mind, only chemicals. Determining which chemical to put in your brain does make a difference in quality of living. ✋

    • sloth4lyfe

      801d

      This definitely happens to me. I like to be alone but near other people (like my parents). Sometimes, when I dog/house sit, I do feel my symptoms get worse. I think it’s because I have too much time to get inside my own head & overthink everything.

    • ValidationSystem

      801d

      I had nearly a year without my symptoms becoming unbearable. My spouse went back to OTR trucking. Since then, I've yo-yo with my coping skills. Have you tried setting reminders on your phone to keep yourself engaged when you know that you might struggle with the loneliness?

      • PunkBoi

        801d

        @ValidationSystem I don't think it's that I'm lonely, it's like whenever I'm alone for a long period of time (more than a few hours), I get lightheaded and my heart palpates more often and everything just gets worse.

        • Mija

          801d

          @PunkBoi All living things will crumble up together like a litter of baby animals. It's nature. If we deprived ourselves of any interaction with other humans or living things, then our physical bodies will go through some type of light energy leak. Very sickening.

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