Uncontrollable Stress


I just had such a bad night. I felt like I was going to explode, I kept repeating I am going to stab you to death involuntarily because I thought that’s the way people were going to react to me for being like this. I could actually feel pressure in my skull from the stress, and the worst thing is I have no control over being like this. Calmed down a bit now but why do I have to put up with this ■■■■.


Sorry you had a bad night. Sometimes meds may be the answer. And deep breathing sounds stupid but it helps.

I also have bad nights it’s not as much stress as depression though.

I think stress would drive me nuts. I avoid stress a lot for a while now and not sure how I’d handle it nowadays.

Well I had a lot of stuff on my plate lately. I didn’t let myself get stressed. I didn’t let it consume me. I just did what I needed to do when it needed to be done and didn’t think about it otherwise and I managed to avoid a lot of the stress. And stayed decent state of mind other than this seasonal depression. I don’t know how I did it. I just kinda rolled around the edges of the stressful events.

Hope I’m any help at all


I think I have a misconception about the way people treat me.


Ok, @gratitude is right, breathing techniques can help! Try breathing in deeply and then exhaling slower than you inhaled. Focus on your breathing! Repeat, this…fo reals.

I suffer from insomnia, anxiety, night terrors and am a functioning insomniac. My diagnosis involves severe PTSD.

Sometimes, I honestly, feel out of control. This breathing grounds me. Also, posting and having friends respond here, helps, VERY VERY much. I’m cooking at the moment but am hear if you need a friend!

Also, please talk to your dr very seriously about this! Your life can be better!



The pressure on the skull happens to me, too! And there is no way to stop it! I hate that you struggle this way, and I wish I could take it all away for you.


Breathing exercises work for many people, as the others have said. My therapist taught me a few. Also, it sounds like you’re having more than just average stress. Maybe it’s time to talk to your pdoc about it. Perhaps a med adjustment would help.


Felt like I was having a panic attack but i think it was the sz. Cant stop feeling like people are going to give me abuse at every chance they get.


Relax, it’ll be ok. I think most of us have felt that way at least a million times or two…

Are you in therapy? It has proved quite beneficial for me. I look at an emotional thought and then the evidence that supports it and if there could be a replacement thought.

I misperceive less than I used to, but still I have to catch myself at times. Tbh, when I have asked people, they usually have something entirely different on their mind. Unfortunately since I have ptsd, I have some justifiable paranoia. However, I can assume everything is in this world.

Seek help or if you want me to outline some pages from therapy thatve helped me I can later. Bout to go out.

Just try to look at things from a different perspective and see if it’s really worth your energy. :hugs:


I had occupational therapy recently, but that was mostly about work. Did a quick exercise on CBT and she gave me stuff I can work from home on.


I have this from time to time too.


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