Have you ever been so stressed out that your heart starts pounding painfully and your vision becomes blurred? That's literally happening to me right now.
I'm sorry you're dealing with that condition. I understand! It's so very common.
Thank you :) ❤️
I made a poll about anxiety you might like. I inspired it to anxiety to cover everyone because I saw all the comments. I had you in mind though. Today is a new day.
It's awful, and I know how you feel. My stress and anxiety manifests in very physical ways. The first time I had a panic attack I thought I was dying. Deep breaths and taking your focus away from what is triggering you is key.
That's what I ended up doing after I locked myself into a conference room to get it together and you're right, it helped tremendously ❤️
Sorry you're feeling that way :(
Hope things will improve! xo
That sounds very similar to a panic attack. I have those and they're horrible. The best thing to do is try to calm your breathing as quickly as you can because it will slow your heart rate. Sorry you're going through this.
Thank you -- I started to feel much better after focusing on my breathing
I'm so glad to hear that. It's the only thing I've found helpful. Are you feeling better today?
Much :) thanks! I hope you're having a lovely morning :)
I'm glad you're better. My morning is great and I hope yours is too. :)
Countless times. I have general anxiety. It's a terrible experience.
I hope you're feeling better now! I've never had anything like that and can't relate. I'm sure it's quite horrible.
Anxiety attack. Call your GF. Usually my husband just visits with me until it's gone. (Then I go home and take a Xanax. But that's just me.....)
Good luck. ❤️❤️
I know about Xanax! I mean I really know!
I have Ativan but I try not to take it unless it's really dire and the tunnel vision sets in ❤️❤️
That's some strong stuff for anxiety!
I'm not sure if it's just me, but it seems to have very little effect unless I take 2 or 3
Wow. Maybe your system rejects the onset? I'd try something different. Your kidneys would thank you.
Yeah, I get that sometimes. It sucks. I just try to stop and take some deep breaths, then make a game plan for what I need to do.
Yes. I have severe anxiety, due to having OCD and PTSD. It feels like death.
I met my twin!
I'm sorry :(
I'm sorry to you too.
No, not that bad. Hope you're feeling better soon SM, we're thinking of you.
Yes, it's such a terrible thing to experience. I read why down below and I'm so sorry that happened :( I wish there was something I could do for you. Just know I'm sending a big hug your way ❤️❤️❤️
Deep breathing works best.
In through the nose.
Hold it for five.
Out through the mouth.
I'm really sorry you're going through that. I have had that during panic attacks or flashbacks. One time it scared me so badly I went to the er. It's insane how physical stress can be. I hope it goes away soon :)
Often, at work, a few times a week at least. It's different though, as controllers tend to embrace the rush. It can help to have a happy place. A comfortable, vivid, calming memory that is captivating enough to feel real and bring you back down.
I know what you're describing. I'm sorry you're experiencing it. It's amazing how our nervous and cardiovascular systems react out of our control and our bodies produce hyping chemicals and we can only go "WTF?!"
Is there some grieving you still need or want to do?
I'm not sure. I'm just still terrified whenever it happens.
Consider talking to someone skilled in grief counseling. Even if these are people you didn't personally know, you don't do your job as a detached bureaucrat. I'm grateful there's a caring heart still present in the final stages.
Being a nurse all my life, I remember the face and most names of patients who have died, especially in a crisis when we couldn't save them. The memories still bring tears. I know yours are much more profound and complex.
That doesn't sound like fun. I'm sorry, SM. It'll be ok, take a deep breath. I hope you start feeling better :)
I'm sending you my hugs and prayers May you be strengthened and supported and upheld. Maybe it's time to take yourself to high tea again.
That sounds like anxiety. What's going on?
I was walking down Market Street and I saw this guy whose face looked identical to someone I buried years ago when in the military and it severely freaked me out and then I came back to the office and started working on a death case and it's just
wearing me down -- my chest is pounding and my hands are clammy and there's a slight tremor to them that's making typing this super difficult
That sounds awful! Sounds like you need to go have a cup of coffee or something to calm you down a bit. Take another walk? A few deep breaths?
Coffee with caffeine might not be the best idea.
True RJ...I didn't even think of that since I am not a coffee drinker.
I do have PTSD - between the honor guard and mortuary affairs service I've been exposed to hundreds of remains -it's been years but those images are seared into my brain, I'm afraid to drink anything or eat anything because knowing me I'll throw up
I went into our conference room and locked the door behind me and just sat with my back against the door until I could get the pounding in my chest under control
It's been a while since it's been that bad, usually I'm able to just escape it but I was flipping through medical records and came across a photo of the fatal injuries in the case I'm working on and it just overwhelmed me
I wish I knew what to say. Maybe getting out somewhere where there's fresh air but you can still
Be alone might help.
thank you, all of you, for being so wonderful
sorry for being lame.
Not lame at all. I know I couldn't handle it if I went through everything you did!
I know that you love serving our country, and we appreciate it very much, but do you think it might be better if you cut back on these types of cases. I mean how could that not be stressful? I don't know if that's an option. Maybe go home and have
a couple of glasses of wine or something. I hope you feel better.
I wish I could. I just feel a personal responsibility to where if it wasn't me having to deal with it, someone else would and that would make me feel even worse
It's not lame. We care about you! You're family!
by the way Daves, if you ever happen to get injured in the performance of your duties for any reason please let me know, I hear those cases in a different region and can help explain our program to you because it can be a little complicated
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