What does anxiety feel like?

Hello friends πŸ™‚

Things have calmed a little on my end. I have nothing really new to report. After having a two day spat, I’m trying to take in the good. 

Anyway, with this past week – I have struggled with my anxiety and insomnia a great deal. One of my friends had asked “what does your anxiety attacks feel like?” Or essentially, how do I feel when I have these rough patches if you will. I reflected in how I was feeling and this is how I explained it:

My chest feels tore open, set a flame that spreads up to my neck. Nausea takes over and I cannot eat. I also have short breath and lightheadedness. 

How do you describe your experiences with extreme anxiety? I try my best to use breathing techniques but it’s difficult when it gets to that level. 

Tonight’s post is short and sweet, hopefully after a good night of trazodone induced sleep – I will be back full swing. 

Thanks for stopping by and for all your support, love and advice this last week. 


15 thoughts on “What does anxiety feel like?

  1. bexoxo says:

    When I have a panic attack, it feels like my chest turns into a black hole that is sucking everything out of me; I can’t take a proper, full breath, my body starts to tremble and my mind doesn’t know if it wants me to be mad, sad, or worried so it turns into a combination, usually with uncontrollable crying. Along with breathing I try to focus my mind on one thing completely, whether its the rhythm of how I’m bouncing my leg while I sit, or tap my finger on my leg or arm. It sounds strange, but as long as I am redirecting my mind and not dwelling on what causes my attack, I slowly get out of it.

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    • feelingsuicidalblog says:

      Your description of an anxiety attack sounds a lot like how mine play out when I’m really struggling (which is usually because of my chronic pain being bad). Your self-distraction method is really interesting. I was just writing about my own experience on my blog, and among other things that helped was biofeedback.

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  2. allthingstrendyy says:

    explained perfectly! hope things get a little better for you xo

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  3. feelingsuicidalblog says:

    So sorry about how tough your struggle with anxiety is. I hear many things I’ve dealt with myself in what you described; it’s no fun, is it? My stress and anxiety connect to chronic pain, yet I think even without the pain I still would have struggled with the anxiety! I just wrote a post about my own struggle, and was looking around to see who else out there was dealing with anxiety too. And here I see people who know what I’m talking about! It’s nice to at least be understood, isn’t it?

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    • madkatter13 says:

      Hi there and thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog! I truly appreciate it and love meeting other warriors :). Sorry that I did not reply earlier, I am still struggling with my sinus infection and have been sleeping like a bear in winter! I am excited to dive into your blog as well and hope to chat again soon!

      Also, as weird as it is…I am glad to know that I am not alone and that you have felt similar feelings. Makes me feel less crazy if you will πŸ™‚

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