Cuz many of you have it, i take abilify dont want to apear on me how does it feel, maybe i have it too just hard to describe something like confusion, or disorded thinking
For me it’s almost impossible to explain. It’s like a general feeling that my world is going to end. That everything is going to go wrong.
I just try to tell myself that things will be ok, even if they’re a little rough at times.
Phycically: To me anxiety is very painfull. It is something I feel in my chest. I once explained it to my psychiatrist that it feels like metal plates sliding over each other in my chest, painful as hell.
Mentally: I am in constant immense and intense anticipation of something bad that is about to happen. It mess with my ability to think logically. It is as if I am awaiting a pending doom.
I also think bad things can happen me.didnt knew this is anxiety
I understand @anon48059102 I am unsure if the impending feeling of doom is anxiety or the illness. Either way it’s definitely no fun.
When I have panic attacks it’s like I am hearing one continuous song in my head, and I can’t tune it out.
I think its more paranoia
I guess i would describe my anxiety as overwhelmingly uncomfortable. Tons of restless energy, cant sit, cant stand, pacing alot because i dont know what else to do. I feel like i need to do something but dont want to do anything. Cant concentrate cant think straight cant focus on distractions. I het irritable and unreasonable, lash out at times, and when i dont i feel like im just screaming in my head. Everything and everybody just seems like its mobing in slow motion when i just want to GO! But dont know where to go. I get depressive and feel like the world is crumbling around me, having a unshakeable sense of some impending doom. It just builds and builds up until i feel like im loosing my grip then i either have a full blown panic/anxiety attack or take a bunch of benzos and try to sleep. Weed used to really help me thru anxiety but havent been able to smoke since april and cant until this april (hopefully) due to probation. Its just overwhelming being so uncomfortable in your own skin for most of time no reason in particular. But ill take anxiety over paranoia and hypervigilance any day, those really push me to my true limits.
Yeah I think it’s probably more paranoia too.
Weed is bad better find more healthy ways to cope like writting or meditating
A vicious circle
I get paranoid and dread the next time I get paranoid
In the last year I am a lot better though
It was hell for a long time
I do both, but when anxious i find it difficult to do either. I think weed can be helpful to some. Its not for everybody but it def helps relieve my symptoms. My tdoc says im wired a little differently then most people tho, i have beneficial reactions to weed and some other substances, as long as not to take it too far. He says they seem to have opposite effects on me then they do most other people. But everybody is different and what works for one could be a detriment to another. Thats just what works for me, not saying its right, just right for me.
The little death that brings total annihilation
Deep breathing and mindfulness
For me, it’s like I become partially paralyzed. My body stiffens, my skin tightens, and my stomach gets in knots. My hands will shake with an adrenaline rush.
It’s like hitting a wall and not being able to go further. Since my anxiety is usually about doing something, like going for a walk or running an errand, I sometimes push myself through, and sometimes I let myself off the hook. But it’s a stopping sensation and temporary inability to move.