• Hi. It’s great to see you. Welcome!

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life. Amongst our membership there is a wealth of expertise that has been developed through having to deal with mental health issues.

    We are an actively moderated forum with a team of experienced moderators. We also have a specialist safety team that works extra hard to keep the forum safe for visitors and members.

    Register now to access many more features and forums!

Anxiety Attack In Tub

H

Hermanscoil

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 18, 2018
Messages
61
Location
US
The other night I tried taking a magnesium bath. I had some anxiety the night before after cleaning the tub because there were bits metal or something whenever I tried to fill it. There really were only a few specks and I was confused because I have never been squimish of something like that. The next day I bought a new drain stopper to soothe my concerns of drain rust lol. It worked and I was able to get in the tub. Not more than 5 minutes pass before I need to get out because I'm starting to feel dizzy with anxiety and the room was shrinking. Even thinking about it now I get this weird shiver that goes up my chest into my neck. Like tic I suppose. I never enjoyed baths as an adult but I was not afraid of them before this.
 
SomersetScorpio

SomersetScorpio

Well-known member
Joined
Aug 17, 2012
Messages
13,534
Location
The West Country
Was the water particularly hot?
Sometimes if i've made a bath that's too hot and the bathroom is steamy, it increases my heartbeat and I can hear my pulse racing. I wonder if that's similar to what happened?
I think water temperature and being sat or lying back, can have an affect on your blood pressure which in turn can make you feel panicky.

Do you have a shower at your place?
It may just be that baths aren't for you and it's best that you avoid them. I know it's not really tackling the issue head on, but why cause yourself unnecessary stress?
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
F Phobia Forum 2
Top