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Brain fog? Pressure headaches

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LollipopsandDaisies

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When Im super overwhelmed and stressed this strange feeling in my head i cant connect properly its almost like my minds like nope you might want to keep fighting through but Im not playing im zoning out. It isnt painful but the pressure is aweful and its really difficult to focus concentrate communicate.. I know people will just say rest.. but sometimes you do not have a choice i have deadlines at uni.. and other responsibilities.. my eyes feel like there popping out of my head! Lol..

Just wondering if anyone else gets this.. weather its an anxiety thing.. I do get super anxious with it the last time i had it i wss getting panic attacks but i dont know if thats because im not with it and i dont like the feeling off not being connected and grounded.. or weather its the anxiety thats coursing the "brain fog" i call it that because i dont know what else to call it..

I may have waffled but theres no way im even going to attempt to re read this i know it wont sink in for a start..

If it is a thing also.. what can be done to stop it. Ive tried taking my anxiety tablets but hasnt worked. Meditation and just trying to accept it without pushing it away but yep easier said then done with the pressures of daily life..
 
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chefbengenie

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i can relate completely. Almost on a daily basis my mind does becomes somewhat numb because i think there is so much going on in my head, that a small battle goes on. i think that because so much energy goes into trying to maintain mental balance, that i naturally become fatigued or exhausted thinking and battling. Generally, an anxiety pill will help but after a stressful day, my best solution is to watch tv so i don't have to think. not the most productive, but it certainly helps calm the mental beast. I take depacote at night which helps my mind from racing in the morning but my job is so stressful, i rely on other meds to help me keep things together. you aren't alone.
 
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dan76

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Hi I am new here, greetings to everyone!

To the point. Sounds familiar. I have kind of episodes which start with very suddenly (sometimes it feels like there is a small nudge to my head and there it goes) with overwhelming feeling in my head. After that I am pretty unable to concentrate to anything sensible other than keeping my act together. For example if I try to read something it feels like the letters and words are just jumping around and the overwhelming pressure-like feeling increases.

The feeling gets milder but can persist for days and weeks after the episode. During this I also feel very fatigued.

No other cause has been presented than anxiety / panic orders.
 
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BespokeKnit&Stitch

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Hi I am New Here

Hi, :) I saw one of your messages about relationships I can't remember where it was. I totally understand what you are saying. I was married for 12 years and have had to divorce by order of a Family Court.

I find I am alone all the time. I do not know how to meet people. When I was younger, (before I got married), I clung onto people and of course they went away.

It is only human, we are social mammals. I do not know if my post actually helps.
 
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I get brain fog all the time, and for me it is in part form social anxiety. I have fear of people leaving, or getting mad at me, I hate being alone but they always leave when I am myself, so it is a cycle.
Feeling the feelings and what they are telling me has been the best.
I don't think you should try for perfect, just try to not focus so much on making things perfect and try to worry less about the result, that usually helped me. Often is would worry about being on time, but when I let go i was more easily on time.
Let go of the result a little and it may help as much as it does me. You may be over motivated like I am to do well and making things backfire.
I will try to let go of controlling people's reaction to me, though it is hard because I get attached and don't choose not to care.

Thanks for posting, you describe exactly what I go through.

Feeling the feeling and understanding what your thoughts are just been the most helpful. In my case and probably yours, the issue is that you don't have control over the end result. I can be a perfect friend and people still leave. It is hard but it is not my fault and I shouldn't feel bad. Same with coursework.
 
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One thing that is helping me with excessive results thinking is to set different levels of goals for myself so I can have ambitious goals, relaxed goals, medium goals. Then the distance between me and my goals is less uncomfortable.
 
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Set mini deadlines for yourself and estimate how much time each assignment will take. Take control of your time.
 
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