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clouds1999

clouds1999

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Hi, I'm not really sure if this is the right place to post this so if it's not I'm sorry but honestly just looking for other peoples thoughts

I feel like I have this massive loop of continuous energy inside me and I can't get it out.
I hand flap a lot( I have done since I was little, I'm 19 now) and depending on my mood it can make incredibly angry, sad or excited, I can't even listen to music without feeling like I'm going to explode if I don't move about.
If I don't hand flap I ruffle my hair which I am really struggling not to do when I'm around people/in public, I make random noises a lot, I jump around and I'm a severe nail biter.
I really struggle when people think differently to me, it just doesn't click into my brain right, like I don't actually understand it and it's really frustrating. I'm also incredibly sensitive and cry really easily
I get overwhelmed in public a lot as everything is just really loud and bright, I've always had a problem with loud noises and had hyperacusis as a child
I really don't like making eye contact with people I don't know as it feels too intimate and makes me uncomfortable (although that might just be anxiety).
I'm just not really sure what to do as the older I'm getting the more I'm struggling
thanks for reading :)
 
sudo

sudo

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Hey, do you think it could be like "nervous" energy? Sometimes feel like i have all the energy in the world it sort of "buzzes" in my stomach, for want of a better word.
I can never apply it to anything useful though I just chew my nails off, bounce my leg up and down (if I'm sitting), breathe too quickly and panic whilst trying to think of everything at once .. It also makes my eyes dart around quiet alot like I can't look in one place for more than a second.

I've always attributed it the anxiety I go through. Although it seems to come in different flavours and severities.
 
clouds1999

clouds1999

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Yeah it definitely could be, I just don't know why I feel it all the time, I feel it circulating my whole body and if I don't move it builds up if that makes sense. It effects my sleeping, I wake up and I'm ready to jump out of bed usually with only a couple of hours sleep, sometimes I feel exhausted and yet I still have this energy. It's frustrating because I flap/release energy for minutes on end and it never goes away
 
Painfulchronic

Painfulchronic

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So is the energy you experience just in your entire body, like all your nerves are wired and you have to move? If that's the case, maybe investing in a small indoor trampoline at home could help? Or since you're getting older, maybe joining a gym or a dance class could help? It's a bit harder to manage that energy when you're out and about in public, but don't let that hold you back. See, some people smoke, and some people have screaming/crying babies or toddlers, and some people need walkers to get around. None of them hide from the public. As long as nobody is getting hurt, you're allowed to flap all you need to! We're all different with different needs. You do what you can for yourself. Sometimes society also needs to drop their judging rods and be more accepting. It's not all on you.
 
sadpunchingbag

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here are the things helping me you should try:

1 ) weightlifting get that aggression out and a sense of passing barriers you think you can do 11 you do 12 etc

2 ) cardio the same as above

3 ) mauy thai going to start doing this for me getting the shit kicked out of me getting knocked down a few pegs will feel nice

4 ) library an environment i can focus to do the things stated in 5 6 7 8

5 ) study so anything it helps me keep mind occupied

6 ) research can be anything i look at things that will make my life better

7 ) music either listening or making music with a piano

8 ) a group of something you enjoy try for it not to be video games unless its a local where you can physically see and interact with people it won't help anxiety video games are an aid they will make anxiety worse in my experience
 
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