Sometimes I cry just because I am in so much pain even though crying makes the pain worse but I have to get it out it seems. Also I cry when family or friends are in trouble or hurt.
Same thing with stress, I have been able for the most part to keep it at bay for myself, but when my kids or other family or friends are in trouble or hurt, I don't know how to keep the stress and my anxiety disorder under control 🤔
I wish I had an answe sometimes I feel the same way. But sometimes I just have to think positive things no matter how bad the situation looks. There's sometimes I have to just sit and pray too. I don't know your beliefs. I'm not trying to push anything on you. But sometimes that's what I have to do. I hope this helps a little. 💜
I have used acupressure and dry needling when my stress gets so bad that my neck & shoulder muscles are in knots and nothing will relax them. Meditation, prayer or just a calm sense of being, will help to overcome a crying fit that is making my pain intensify.
That’s great that your therapist helped you with that. I pray sand that helps me deal with the stress. My husband does help me all the time. His support means a lot to me and for our 49 years together (48 married), he’s still helping me! We have 2 little yorkies that I cuddle with and that helps, too. I try all kinds of things when I figure them out to reduce stress and anxiety. Of course that would be my meds! Prayers.
I get really bad anxiety. I know the past 2-3 years have been tough on everyone. I think tears have dropped from my eyes 5 days out of each week since this year has started. I am emotionally exhausted from my mom having a double transplant and being in and out of the hospital for the past 3 years. Then last Feb, my father was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He passed away in may. My boyfriend thinks i have too much time on my hands because i work part time. I work part time because of migraines and i have a good size fibroid that i cant even think about. Doctor recommended hysterectomy. I told her not right now. I came back from my dad’s funeral and told my boyfriend. I am going to be selffish right now. I love him but i need to take care of my mental well being. Migraines stink because they stop my days when they hit. I have taken the past couple of months to listen to the bible app. Read devotionals, i use the calm app. Breathing exercises and meditarion. I am also getting out and walking 1-2 times a week. And i am making foods that are good for me. Caffeine and sugar can cause exteme anxiety to me. There is a lot of family division right now and i dont have children. So its easy for me to choose me right now. I am also on an antidepressant which helps calms my nerves and anxiety. But if you can put more focus on yourself and well being. My aunt said i owe no apologies right now and cant be made to feel quilty because of my dad’s passing away and my behaivor. So i took that and i am allowing myself to take a time out. I still work. I am cordial to my boyfriend. But i just need to reset because i was so broken. So far my boyfriend is sticking around and being very patient. But i just need to stop and rebuild myself. Change my mindset and i needed to figure out how to stop the crying. I wish you the best of luck and strength.
Thank you Kathleen, that is very helpful. Sometimes difficult to do when anxiety disorder takes over but ever so helpful.
I usually only focus on breathing but focusing on all 5 senses is a great idea.
One thing that I have learned, even though it is difficult in some situations but some people help me, is that when you are having trouble breathing correctly, that laughter helps because you breathe correctly without having to think about it.
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