Early mornings are the worst for me. I'm so anxious and on edge. Hate being on my own. And I get so many thoughts and just can't settle properly. Any tips on how to try and relax and stay calm please
Hi. I find the mornings are really hard too. I get up and get the kids ready for school and I'm fine as I'm busy. As soon as they go and my boyfriend goes to work if I'm at home I feel very anxious. If I have to go out I so.etimes think of excuses not to go so I can stay home where I feel comfortable. I also try to sleep so the meds work and I forget about it. Having said that if I force myself to go out or do sometging I feel so much better. I think maybe try some relaxation techniques. Deep breathing and try to get yourself busy doing things. Day by day it will get easier. Good luck
I went through all of this. It is truly horrible.
It is due to anxiety. The feeling will go but it may take time.
Are you taking any medication.?
I was taking a small dose of codeine for back pain and that caused the anxiety as it suppresses the endorphins in the brain which are the bodys natural painkillers and anti depressants.
1.. Get something to eat as soon as possible to keep your strength up. If not feeling hungry grab a pint of milk and a banana and ingest over a hour or so if you cannot face eating it all at once.
2. Get into a routine of doing things no matter how mundane that may be.
This gives a sense of purpose and distracts.
Listen to music, the radio etc.
3. Inhale for 3 into the stomach. Exhale for 3. This does work and exercises your lungs too.
4. Try some exercises. Walk up and down the hall several times or go up and down stairs or just walk from room to room to stimulate the production of endorphins.
Ring the Samaritans just to get to talk thru your feelings. Freephone no is. 116123.
Take care. You will be ok.
You are welcome. Sometimes a different counsellor is a good idea. All have different approaches and personalities comes into it as well. I suggest shopping around for one that you like.
Distraction and focusing on what you are doing. For example if washing the dishes just focus on the task do it slowly, absorb yourself in it to distract and reset your brain. mind to positive thoughts keeping the negative ones away.
The brain can recuperate and start producing those endorphins again , just takes some time!!
Hi again Rebecca
Sorry forgot to explain about the thyroid screening. Thyroid disorders can make you feel like this as well. There is thyroid uk where they explain this in great detail.
Anaemia. This can cause anxiety and depression and tiredness too.
Might be worth getting these tests done. If GP refuses can get them done privately but you will have to pay!!!!