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Re: panic sunnydays

Posted by llurpsienoodle on January 29, 2008, at 12:08:02

In reply to Re: panic LlurpsieNoodle, posted by sunnydays on January 29, 2008, at 9:40:09

> The very nature of panic is that it is irrational, and that it can come on for no reason. I don't think it's important that you figure out why you're feeling panicky right now. I think that doing the guided meditation is a good idea, and I hope that works. Can you take a brisk walk? Do jumping jacks? Sometimes the panic and anxiety just needs a physical outlet, and I find that doing those things rather than sitting still curled up into a ball like I always want to do can push me through it. Physical exertion is
sometimes the key for me.

I think I will try to go to the gym later this afternoon. I have new workout tights that I want to debut. I'm sure I will feel better after that, but what about the part of me that wants to feel bad. I wish to indulge that too. ugh. what a tug.o.war.

> Another idea is to just breathe. Focus on your breathing, in and out. Take a breath in, pause for a count of three, and then slowly exhale. Keep doing this for three minutes (longer if you can). It sometimes helps me. But stop if you start to feel dizzy, because you're probably hyperventilating.

well, I was hyperventilating earlier. now it's just mind panic, since I took the .25mg klonopin and then another .25 a little while ago. deep breathing helps. I ran out of patience to do the guided meditation in full. but it did help me briefly. my arms are very loose, for example ;)

> I hope you can find some peace. Can you leave T a voicemail and tell him you were thinking about him and hope he is feeling better? And to call you when he knows for sure he will be back on Friday? That might ease some of the anxiety - it might be about being uncertain about whether he will be there or not.

I'm too shy and insecure to tell T that I miss him. :( I'm just trying NOT to think about T. think about me instead.

> Hang in there.
> sunnydays

aww you are so sweet sunnydays. I'm hanging




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