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Old 05-23-2008, 08:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Ughhh... My anxiety has been bad this week... I just got back from the grocery store... You guys ever get that feeling like your head is kind of in the clouds and it's hard to focus on things while being out in public?
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I get that feeling a lot. When i pull up to the store i try to keep myself calm. I keep telling myself to look around and make eye contact and theres nothing to be nervous about. By the time i get in the store im so nervous i cant remember what i went there to buy. So i started making a shopping list. Nothing like a shopping list with 3 items on it.
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Yeah I get it all the time...
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Derealization/depersonalization. It's a weird feeling, but the body is trying to monitor the anxiety. We are overclocking our nerves with our thinking.
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Just went yesterday grocery shopping for the first time since I cant even remember, and I'm very happy. I didn't have any anxiety at all my heartrate was normal. I was the cart pusher and i messed around with that. I really think I only have bad anxiety when it gets into some social interaction about life,relationships,etc.
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De-realization

The feeling that things just aren't quite real. I used to get it all the time. It was especially bad while I was on Paxil. I would go into Walmart and find myself just wandering around.
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Derealization/depersonalization. It's a weird feeling, but the body is trying to monitor the anxiety. We are overclocking our nerves with our thinking.
I think this is what my doc meant by telling me I need to lower my level of awareness.
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All the time!! I always felt like some social retard and had no idea other people experience this (until now).

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The feeling that things just aren't quite real.
I get this more often than I'd like to admit
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I hate that feeling with a pasion. one of the worste part of SA. I don't think you can stop it if your already full of edrenoline. Only thing to do is try and slow your hart rate and relaxe your muscles, especialy face muscles. Stop or walk real slow, even holding your breath and counting can work. It's to tell the body that you are doing a slow activity and don't need so much energy or that you don't have enough air(holding breath) so your body has to stop that fear mode(flee or fight reaction). That head in the clouds feeling still doesn't go away fast enough, and your always still hyper sensitive so any sound or something you see that can make you nervous will quickly start the thing happening again. I think people with SA have a semi-permanant state of this, never really calm at all.
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