It’s been an interesting week. A bit of a low one really for a variety of reasons. Missing my little man after having him for a week. Missing my dad a lot this week. Stressing over things I can’t control and just feeling less than.
I had a chat to my voice of reason last night. AKA my special human, my rock, my comfy slippers……seriously, more titles than the Queen 😂😂 Anyway, he didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, but having my thoughts validated made me see some light at the end of the tunnel.
It didn’t however prevent a 7am panic attack !!!! Why this morning? Who knows. Laying on the bed, wondering whether I could get to work or not, was not how I planned to start my day.
Some people have known triggers for their attacks, the same as there are some that have triggers for migraines. Smells, foods, drinks, hormones. I know a few that can’t eat cheese, chocolate or drink wine…….thank goodness I’m not one of them!!!!!!! 😜😉
On reflection today…..my attack was a mix of lack of sleep, not eating enough or regularly, a touch of my depression and worrying about things I can’t control. I have spent the day in a bit of a fog and very weary.
People that have siesures or as it was known as in the dark ages…..an epileptic fit spend a considerable amount of time tired and sleepy afterwards. Anyone that suffers migraines will tell you as horrendous as the migraine itself is……the ‘hit by a truck’ feeling the next day can be just as debilitating. That’s exactly how I feel after a panic attack. I’d be very interested to hear from anyone else that suffers attacks as to whether they have the same reaction. It could be just me and the way my body reacts.
Everyone is different…..the way our bodies and minds react to things is as individual as we are. For me, it is stress as the common trigger for most of my attacks and migraines.
So……I will remind myself to stress less over the things I can’t control. I have learnt to do that for the most part over the past 18 months…..but I’m human and I slip up from time to time. When that happens……I know I have someone to put me back on track. 😊
We all need someone that can take our hand and remind us of what we’re worth. People that care want to help, if you are struggling, reach out to them……..they are your friends for a reason. Just remember, they may need you to lean on too someday.
Take time out. It’s called R&R for a reason…….rest and relaxation. Do something that clears your mind and makes you happy. Most of all, be kind……you don’t always know what is happening in someone else’s life.
Oh……and don’t forget to smile 😁😁😁