Part of the reason I wanted to do this anonymous Instagram is to help people who might be suffering know they are not alone. I have an incredible support network but I’ve still felt very alone throughout my journey. Friends & family can try and understand but if they haven’t been exhausted by constant panic attacks or stared down the black hole of depression it’s very hard to imagine it. I can appreciate this, if I had never had a panic attack I could not begin to understand the terror someone was feeling during one. Telling someone to ‘calm down’ during a panic attack is the equivalent of telling someone with a broken leg to ‘just run’. It’s not going to happen. So I wanted to let people know I’m here, still standing (somehow) and if my words make even just ONE person feel like they are not totally alone then I will be happy. Hope everyone got through Monday ok ✌🏼
leftover lentils, salmon and a new vegetable! Eggplant 🙃 I’m trying to challenge my ed and the repetitive foods! Baby steps! Especially since dinners usually are very hard for me.
I have a stress migraine 😊
anxiety attack (Angst/Panikattacke)
This is what i do when i feel it coming... like today. Sometimes they come when you really don’t expect them.... #anxietyattackssuck #anxietyattack
Therapy isn’t all about sitting on a couch and talking about your childhood, your relationships & your dreams. In fact, in my opinion, it isn’t helpful at all.
It makes people feel like they are trapped in the circumstances of their past - what good does that do?
It’s time to stop asking why you have anxiety and figure out coping mechanisms that work for you. One of the mechanisms that has worked really well for me is taking more responsibility in situations that cause a lot of anxiety.
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You have a headache.. what do you do? Google headache and brain tumors... what do you get- HEADACHE =brain tumors. When you search for something on google you are going to get what you are asking for aka everything on relationship between headache and brain tumors. Try googling headache and dehydration, there is more of a correlation between #headache
than studies have ever shown with headaches and brain tumors!! Back when I used to always think I had a brain tumor one doctor told me 98% of people with a brain tumor almost DONT even have headaches! Things that are actually causing your headaches: lack of #sleep
, anxiety itself, poor diet, lack of hydration... NOT A TUMOR. I know it’s hard guys, I’ve been there. Next time you feel the need to google your symptoms (& i know I can’t tell you to just stop googling-it’s become an addiction) google something more rational: such as headache and dehydration. Make these small steps. Don’t ask google to tell you you have a brain tumor. Another thing, not everything we search on the web is creditable. Take what you read with only a grain of salt, anyone can post anything to the internet.
How many of you can relate to googling something and ending up with the results of “I’m going to die”?! Post below your story! •
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After a weekend full of family fun I was afraid to step on the scale. To be honest, I wasnt going to either. But I have to to help me see my progress and learn from it.
This weekend I overloaded on carbs and had way too many potatoes and pizza. I ate Mexican and had all the queso and silly drinks. And guess what?! I didn't track any of it!! I don't think is was from forgetting to do so, I just didn't want to. I didn't want to take that 5 minutes it took out of my schedule.
This is what happened to me over the weekend. Am I ashamed of myself? To a certain point, yes! However I am not beating myself up over it. This is a new week which means new goals to obtain.
I am getting back on track and I'm running with the ladies in my groups full force!! I am drinking more water, eating more veggies, and limiting my carbs and dairy this week to see what effects my body. I am also going to start a workout program and this time go all in and not quit! I need you all to hold me accountable!! If you need help with your nutrition also or just want the accountability and motivation of all the awesome ladies and myself, reach out! I have 8 spots left in my nutrition group and 5 in my health and fitness bootcamp. *bonus: sign up by Wednesday and receive a special gift from yours truly!
Fun fact... the nurse missed my vein when putting in this cannula so my doctor had to put a second one in my other hand 😭 Curse you tiny veins!
Don’t let your emotions dictate what you can or can’t do. Your brain wants to keep you safe from the scary outside world by convincing you to stay in. It will make you fearful of leaving the house or it may try and tell you you’re too tired to get up and go out. RATIONALISE these thoughts. You have been out to the shops before and it went fine, you’re improving every day, when you leave the house you usually feel better. Every little step improves your social anxiety.
lingon berry rye bread (it’s soooo good! It’s very sweet compared to most rye breads) with salmon and hummus - and raspberry jam!
Are you so apprehensive all of the time it’s taking over your life?
You can’t remember a time when you didn’t worry, feel nervous, constantly have irrational fears, have a good nights sleep, feel self conscious, have persistent self-doubt and go into panic mode.
Does this sound like you right now?
You’ve been: * • Excessively worrying – you persistently worry all day even about the smallest of things, which interferes with your everyday life. * • Experiencing irrational fears – your fears become overwhelming and crippling, and disrupt your everyday life. * • Having sleep problems – you chronically lie awake with a racing mind, tossing and turning at night feeling agitated and worried unable to calm yourself down.
You so wish you could feel calm, in control of your life, confident within yourself and create a positive mindset escaping this constant cycle of being in an anxious state.
You would love to live life in the present, be able to laugh more freely, feel optimistic, enjoy the journey and surround yourself with the right people.
I’ve been helping men and women over the past few years overcome their anxious state of mind to lead happier, more fulfilled lives. The panic attacks; phobias and social anxiety are now a thing of the past.
All of the feelings you have are often tied to childhood wounds or traumas, which is where I can help you heal emotionally, freeing you from your negative mindset and behaviours.
Through emotional healing and therapy you will create a happier state of mind so you see things in a calmer, more positive way. You will learn how to release negative emotions, doubts and fears so you can focus on what it is important to you in life.
So let’s make a start today – • By knowing happiness is a state of mind; you can look at your life, cut out bad habits and people, and make changes in your own internal expectations.
Continued in comments box!
#worry #emotionalhealing #anxiety #anxietyattack #apprehension #sadness
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Where do I start?
I've had 3 panic attacks today. I'm so overwhelmed.
The first one started when I started driving and thinking about all the different ways I could end up either getting pulled over or end up in a wreck. I knew I was driving okay but my driving anxiety always gets to me. I'm so full of worry that I'm going to mess up and do something wrong.
The second attack started when I started thinking about my grandmother and all of the things she's going through and I understand that she won't be here much longer and it was making me so anxious. I don't know what will happen when she's gone. I keep thinking about what's going to change in life and how I would move on. Oh god, it might happen again..
The third one started when I was playing volleyball at my family reunion. Apparently I wasn't doing okay and everyone was getting mad at me and yelling at me to do better. I felt so much pressure. SO MUCH PRESSURE! I didn't know what to do and tried to do better but I wasn't good enough and it was killing me. I hated to make a fool out of myself and was feeling so insecure and I actually walked home crying. Like I'm sorry I didn't hit the ball hard enough. I'm sorry I accidently let the ball hit my head. I'm sorry the ball hit the net. I'm sorry my serve was weak. I'm sorry the sun got in my eyes and I couldn't see where the ball was. I tried so hard, please don't yell at me. This is supposed to be a fun game! We aren't playing for a medal. Please give me a break.
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I'm currently sprawled on an arm chair at the house we're staying in at the beach. Weather isn't great right now so probably won't go back outside til the morning.
Today I ate fish and chips (all the fish and most of the fries,gave my mom the bread) and a couple mini Kind bars for snack and coffee, and for dinner had two pieces of Dominos pizza. SOOOO bloated it's disgusting and I'm having trouble coping so any comments and distractions would be appreciated.
Also we found out when we got here that my great grandma had a heart attack last night and was admitted to the hospital today. They're not going to make any life saving efforts and if she makes it through the night she's being transferred to hospice. It's not like this is a huge surprise or anything because she's really old but it's still sad and we might be gone when she passes.
I've also had several really bad anxiety attacks today partly because of food and how cold I was and partly because of that and overall it hasn't been a fantastic day. My sister and I just watched a movie and I'm still sick from dinner. Trying not to let the guilt get to me ugh.
#eatingdisorderrecovery #prorecovery #edrecovery #anorexiarecovery #anarecovery #anxiety #anxietyattack #vacation #food #ed #eatingdisorder #ana #anorexia #depression #recovery #recovering
Several studies have shown that a majority of serial killers grew up in abusive homes, experiencing severe child abuse, child sex abuse and neglect, which means these types of serial killers are more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It’s also important to note that not all serial killers suffered abuse and many appeared to have grown up in supportive homes, but I’d suspect there is more to that story. Other researchers suggest that damage to the frontal lobe, the hypothalamus and the limbic system; can cause extreme aggression, loss of control and poor judgment. The University of Wisconsin conducted a brain study that showed a drop in connectivity between the amygdala and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. These areas of the brain process negative stimuli into negative emotions and responses. So, when the connectivity is low, people have lower levels of empathy and have no remorse for their actions. However, it’s important to know that not all people who suffer this kind of brain damage end up becoming serial killers and not all that suffer from psychosis commit murder, especially if they’ve been diagnosed by a licensed medical professional and are receiving treatment. 👍
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The more we know, the better. How many of these can you relate to? Comment below👇
Nightly routine 🌚
I went to a GAA match today for the first time in over a decade. And once I got past my skyrocketing heart rate and ridiculous anxiety I actually had a great time.
I used to be terrified at matches as a child. The crowd were always so loud, the atmosphere always so tense, and it was always way too much for me to handle. When I was about 3 or 4 I used to go hysterical anytime someone scored because I couldn’t hack the cheers. As I grew older I didn’t go quite as hysterical, but definitely still got unusually anxious compared to everyone else, or so I felt anyway.
Today I was super anxious. As the match started I started to feel very overwhelmed, my heart rate shot up, I had a tightness in my chest like I haven’t felt in a long time and it took all my determination to keep my breathing steady and not succumb to the panic.
But as the match went on, I managed. I did it!! And when I was relaxed enough, I even enjoyed following the game.
So overall, a definite win.
I’m very, very sore now. I spent a lot of time in the car today and during our close to 2 hour drive home, my body decided to unleash its wrath. The fact that I was 100% in high alert throughout the match, my body locked in fight or flight mode, definitely caught up on me. I was still holding tension in my chest, and as if that wasn’t enough, allll of the joints and limbs decided to hurt. My hips and pelvis started aching, sending pains down through my legs and all around my lower back. My wrists started to hurt and my elbows too. I’ve also been super bloated and uncomfortable all day, just to put the icing on the cake.
I’m lying in bed now and I just can’t wait for sleep to take me. I already feel a bit better now that I’m in my safe space, so I’m hoping the pain follows the anxiety’s lead and takes a hike ✌🏻
#nightlyroutine #medicationtime #longday #anxietyattack #paineverywhere #migraine #anxiety #depression #ibs #hypermobility #arfid #jointpain #chronicpain #widespreadpain #jointhypermobility #chronicillness #chronicillnesscommunity #mentalillness #panicattack #mentalhealthrecovery #childhoodanxiety #spoonielife #fatigue #painslayer
: He estado guardando un montón de las cosas de mi pasado que nunca he podido contar. Soy una persona que no tiene ninguna razón para juzgar y me ocupo de la depresión. Mientras esté aquí quiero mostrarle al mundo que no todos están solos como tratado con los problemas, así que no pienses que eres el único. Tocar música y escribir canciones en mi ukelele es un poco mi terapeuta que me hace olvidar las cosas malas y crear canciones y hacer que cobre vida. Después de estar en las redes sociales, decidiste mostrarle a la gente lo que traté con algunos entendí que algunos no lo hicieron pero quitarme eso de encima fue la mejor sensación que me hizo sentir que no tenía que preocuparme por nada. Ninguno de ustedes debería sentirse triste o estresado. Tengo algunos amigos que se ocupan de esto. Si te ocupas de esto, no te preocupes, todo va a estar bien, solo encuentra algo que te guste y tal vez eso te ayude a calmarte, pero he estado guardando un montón de cosas de mi pasado que nunca he podido contar. una persona que es juzgada sin motivo alguno y yo me ocupo de la depresión. Mientras esté aquí, quería mostrarle al mundo que no solo a todos los temas, así que no piense que es el único. Tocar música y escribir canciones en mi ukelele es un poco mi terapeuta que me hace olvidar las cosas malas y crear canciones y hacer que cobre vida. Después de estar en las redes sociales, decidiste mostrarle a la gente lo que traté con algunos entendí que algunos no lo hicieron pero quitarme eso de encima fue la mejor sensación que me hizo sentir que no tenía que preocuparme por nada. Ninguno de ustedes debería sentirse triste o estresado. Tengo algunos amigos que se ocupan de esto. Si te ocupas de esto, no te preocupes, todo va a salir bien, solo encuentra algo que te guste y tal vez eso te ayude a calmarte, pero no dejes que nadie se interponga en tu camino. Eres único. #loveyourselfmx