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Wondering if anyone has any advice.
I have been suffering with very high levels of anxiety lately, especially in the mornings. I have been off work for 2 months now following a major stress event and having had a bad experience with Fluoxetine side effects. I am due back at work this week and in no way ready for it.
It’s like I am in a constant state of panic from the moment I get up (X10 worse), to the moment I sleep. I am very highly strung all day, restless, have huge tension. Get easily worked up and having panic attacks by the hour. I can’t sit still, but don’t know what to do with myself. The thing is though, I have nothing to do. I am in the house bored alone so half the anxiety is driven by trying to find something to occupy my mind as a distraction from the automatic thought processes.
The problem is this anxiety is taking its toll. I am emotionally, physically and mentally drained constantly and getting annoyed at being tired. It’s like I can’t handle the adrenaline anymore as any slight rush resonates the panic sensations. I use to love coffee but that’s a thing of the past!
I know exercise is a good way of alleviating the stress and reducing anxiety and I love cycling, however I am struggling not to get motivated, but to deal with the higher heart rate and the cool down. It’s like I just can’t handle it anymore and can’t calm myself down. A 20 minute cycle was hell when you are hyper sensitive and stupidly worked up before going. When I finally got home, I was so dizzy and on the verge of a panic attack.
Even a 10 minute walk around the park leaves me so breathless and panicky these days. I am only a 25 year old guy!
How do you manage to get a good exercise routine in place and cope?
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