Heightened Anxiety

My anxiety is sky high right now. My heart is pumping away, I'm getting tunnel vision, I'm getting hot flushes, constant need to go to the loo, aches in joints, the works. 

It's all to do with this pending diagnosis. Having read about autism I now want the diagnosis but am anxious that I won't get it for some reason. Maybe I didn't tell them enough or there's some detail that they didn't ask about in the assessment that I'll rely upon for the diagnosis. Being high functioning I think it's going to be touch and go whether I qualify for a diagnosis or not. But having spoken to work I know I will be relying on a diagnosis in order to get the help that I need before things start to go wrong again.

And now I can't sleep because I'm too anxious. What can I do to relax?

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  • Grahem357: said:

    What can I do to relax?

    Aside from or along with the deep gentle pelvic breathing as suggested previously, you could try one of the 'tech-support' options that are available such as Binaural Harmonics ~ "Focus at Work - Relax at Home - Sleep at Night" ~ at https://mynoise.net/noiseMachines.php, providing you have or can get some earphones, of which I find the ear-plug variety work the best for me.

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