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Anxiety never lets me rest

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Bluebell87

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Hi,

Anxiety is one of my main issues among many smaller ones. I'm typing now because I feel restless and frustrated. I've realised that every time I start to relax because a worry is solved or reduced, so another one creeps into view almost straight away. There is just no breathing space whatsoever. It's like a leak in a boat; no matter how quickly you scoop up the water and throw it overboard, so more just seeps in and fills the gap. I feel smothered. It's like my brain just can't allow itself to be calm and has to 'find' a new worry to fill the empty gap. The restless nights with this are driving me nuts. I crave the silence of night because it's the one time I can be in a peaceful place away from people but my mind always finds a way of breaking the peace. Can anyone suggest anything? I try distracting myself but the thoughts are more powerful than any routine I can put myself in. I hate this.
 
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I am doing CBT group where they teach us how to deal with worry,I can say it has helped me to not worry obsessively.We are taught to use the worry tree.If you look at your worry you ask yourself can I do anything about this,is it a practical worry or a hypothetical one?If you can't solve it you let it go, if it is a practical problem you think up alternative solutions and schedule a time to solve it or solve it straight away.
Then they asked up to set aside twenty minutes a day worry time outside of worry time you have to stop worrying but during worry time you are allowed to worry.What you discover is a lot of the time most of what you worry about is stuff that won't ever happen or can be solved,it has helped.
Ask your doctor to refer you for CBT,it is worth a go.Nikitax
 
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Hello i get were your coming from and if i was to say yes i could suggest something that in its self is only a suggestion. Words are cheep.
A different perspective would be the only way forward and your probably thinking err what?
There's more to it than that.
you were born with a guidance system that society stripped away from you and you just need to get it back.
Your supposed to be happy.
mental illness is just a flawed label that is used to sell drugs and there is no scientific proof that a mental illness exists.
 
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I have experienced mental illness chrismac,proof enough for me that mental illness exists,I know capitalism and socialization may have caused it but it definitely is an illness and does exist for real though I do get where you are coming from.There is no blood test can prove mental illness so I see what you are saying.Mental anguish and psychosis is as disabling though as any physical illness that you can test for!
 
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