Does anyone else have days when your anxiety levels are through the roof but you can not find am explanation for guy? You just spend all day feeling completely on edge and wanting to cry but not being able to ?
Yes, everyday feels that way at the moment.
Yes. I was like this a few months ago and still recovering. It might be that you're so used to being in a high anxiety state for most of the time, without realising it, anything or nothing will set you off.
i agree with this, I had this a few months ago now just feel exhausted all the time from mind and body being in constant fight or flight mode, there's another term for it, adrenal fategue, body and mind still acting as though we are being hunted by wild animals 24/7 in the hunter gatherer times. not a nice feeling..
You used my exact terminology when I was in your state not too long ago, 'anxiety through the roof', thats the only way to describe how extreme it feels isn't it. You may find in the coming weeks that the exhaustion will hit, in some ways it was a relief because I'd gotten used to the hyper arousal but in another its awful not having any energy to do anything.
I already have days where I just can't seem to do anything and even my binge watching of familiar shows doesn't help.
Is exhaustion associated with autism too ?
Yes and Anxiety can be crippling. I'm on medication to help ease mine it got bad about a year ago to the state of becoming paranoid and feeling more introverted than normal and even needing my headphones to mute family life when I get home from work. I accept this will never go away completely for the rest of my life and there is nothing that triggers the reason for it to come on. I am a very active person so there is no reason for it to come on had numerous CBT but it's the way my brain is wired up. The good thing I get with my ASC is alot of determination so no matter what life throws at me I still manage to battle through. Every time I come of meds it creeps back fully so I think I'll be on them for the rest of my life unfortunately.
Hope you feel better soon and try not to let it grind you down try and stay positive and remember we are a great bunch on this forum with all different life struggles.
Yes, totally. I put on some weapy but uplifting music. That usually squeezes out the tears.
Then get out of the journal and see what happened. My last major cry was not seeing my children on fathers day. I didn't realise it until three days later.
Some people may get upset about death anniversaries for instances. It can be a long or a short thing.
Yes, I believe there is some stuff on burnout(exhaustion) with can even happen if you like doing something.
Society has evolved too fast for the human brain to cope with. For me, I didn't realise I was so bad until I hit crisis mode. Looking back I should've done something about it last year, if not 5 years ago. I wonder if this is to do with not being able to understand and interpret ones own emotions and feelings.
Raindrops, maybe you need some time out to charge your batteries.
Something I learned in CBT is to set yourself an anxiety base limit each day. Mine is currently 4/10 if I go above this I need to do something to regain control of it.
Yes. I feel on edge most days. I'd also love to be able to cry and let it all out but I just can't.. Even on the extremely rare occasion I feel like I'm welling up I stop myself and hold it in. None of it is very healthy... Whenever I show emotion like that I feel overwhelmingly vulnerable so I stop it almost as soon as it happens. I have no idea what's happened in my past to make me feel this way... I've tried to think of a time I showed emotion and was punished in some way for it...