Anxiety

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I have been primenapos  for over 3 years did have bad anxiety manage to get it  sorted, but I had the flu virus and now my anxiety is back trying to do the things my councillor has told my what to do but it is hard, never thought I would be feeling like this again x

Take care 

Paula 

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    What did your councillor tell you
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      Hi Betty she gave me breathing exercises to do plus she gave me a card and this is what it has on 

      STOP 

      TAKE A BREATH 

      OBSERVE what am I thinking?  What am I reacting to ? What am I feeling in my body? 

      PULL BACK Put in some perspective. See the bigger picture. Is this fact or opinion? How would someone else see this ?

      PRACTICE WHAT WORKS  what's the best thing to do for me,for others , for this situation? 

      IamGoing to do the card again 

      Take care Paula 

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    Hi Paula how did you manage to sort out your anxiety I’m having big  trouble trying to beat mine x
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      Hi jan she gave me breathing exercises to do ,just to sit close my eyes if that helps  breath slowly in and out and when breathing out breath all your negative thoughts,  I all so take vitamin b -complex tablets  was told can help with anxiety 

      Take care Paula 

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    Hi Paula, I had the flu over Christmas and was very ill for a week, and then mildly unwell for the week after. During that second week, I felt hugely depressed. I kept telling my husband it was an after-effect of the flu (secretly, I was hoping this was true, but with peri I just wasn’t sure - maybe it was just a lovely new symptom). However, now that I am better, it was definitely an after effect of the flu and did go. 
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    Sorry - last reply got sent before I was ready. What I wanted to ask, was how long ago did you get the flu? Be kind to yourself and don’t beat yourself up just because you’re physically feeling better. I think this flu is emotionally hard for some reason, and you may need a little more time before you’re feeling strong enough to follow your counsellor’s recommendations.
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      When I started to get scared about how depressed I was feeling, I kept saying to myself, “It’s just the flu.” Saying it out loud to my husband helped too (although his skeptical face didn’t! ). It almost became my mantra for several days, and it did help. Anxiety is horrible and isolating so be kind to yourself xx
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    Hi Paula.

    I've suffered with anxiety for years but noticed an increase of symptoms with the perimenopause.

    I manage to control it really well with breathing techniques, exercise - walking, gym and yoga are fantastic for this! Also, listening to the sound of flowing water or ocean is very relaxing and helps. I have a couple of relaxation cd's with these sounds and find they're very effective.

    Talking also helps

    Hope this helps

    Dora x

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