It's been 5 days since I've started accepting my anxiety

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I have finally started to just accept that these thoughts and head pressure I've been having is anxiety and it's all literally in my head. Since then I have had the pressure but it's is very minimal it willmahbe last a few min and subside. I've recently only noticed it random times throughout the day and it makes me so happy. I am going to continue to accept any thoughts of a brain tumor and not engage with these thoughts. I'm also trying really hard to not wake up and "check" to see if it's there. I know everyday I will only get stronger. There is hope to everyone suffering out there. Accept your thoughts and feelings you're having, take control and get your life back!

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  • Posted

    Great job. Keep it up!! 
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    lori

    You keep up the positive, everything will work out well

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  • Posted

    I love this, so positive and wonderful! I am hoping I can get to that point as well. Can I ask, are you on any medications or do you do anything else specific to help your anxiety?
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      I'm not currently on any medication but I've learned how to practice acceptance. Anytime you get anxious obsessive thoughts you dismiss them as your anxiety and keep doing what you're doing. Pretend these thoughts are background music and don't engage with them. Continue doing this and try n catch yourself when you start to get anxious thoughts and worry. I also have OCD so this works with my OCD as well. Good luck you can do this

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    Hi Lori,

    My T (therapist) says to not only accept our thoughts, but to love them, cradle them in our arms and hold them like a hurting child.  Being kind to ourselve is number one in healing.  Take the time to be kind to yourself.

    "Mental illness is a physical illness which manifests itself in the brain"  

    I was very sick with "mental illness", only to find out after 55 years of being sick, I have celiacs and it made me madd.  I have been gluten free for close to a year now, much (not all) of the anxiety is gone.  If you have not been tested for CD, I strongly recommend anyone who has any sort of mental troubles, to be checked.

    Not all feelings are simply in our head. Our bodies are all one and need to be treated as such. 

    Hope you continue to feel well!

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      I have anxiety and OCD I e always been anxious my entire life. I've been to the doctors twice in the last 3 months and both doctors saw no warning signs of anything which is why I am choosing to accept this is all anxiety induced.i understand you are trying to help but what you posted may worry someone with health anxiety ten times more. You will give them another thing to worry about. I myself am not going to and keep moving forward

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    Well done, Lori.
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    Yes - gud news.

    Accepting the feelings u have whether it fear, dread, really feeling it with ur most truthful feeling inside. I'll start realising that these thoughts are just that - thoughts based on imagined futures or the past. The past is the past. The future hasn't happened yet. U only need to worry about now. And if there isn't a velociraptor breathing down ur neck the reality is ur fine.

    Easier said than done I know. But u gotta start facing these dread feelings and getting in the habit

    Of telling urself this isn't going to kill u.

    Phil

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    Good for you! I feel the same and have started to accept I have anxiety and not a life threatening condition which causes my breathless feeling etc.

    We can get out lives back x

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    My big issue is I just don't know how to accept it, I feel like I am accepting it and then a cpl hours later I go right back to thinking it's something terrible especially with the dizzy feeling I get a ton

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