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You want to hear something weird...the 2 places that my anxiety is worse...
Don't laugh!!!
Home and Walmart.....Really don't laugh!
When I go to Walmart, I have anxiety attacks, not every time, but almost...
Now if that isn't the strangest thing I don't know what is!
But I agree about home, I should feel safe and WOW..I get them there the most.
I am going to a counselor next week to see if I can figure my anxiety prone self out!
Hi there.
Beginning with assessing for any medical issues is important. Also being able to pinpoint any other reasons (triggers) in your life, present or past, is just as important.
It's a bit of a process of elimination.
If your diet is of a healthy nature; your medical tests are coming back negative for any obvious health issues, that's a good starting point.
Maybe going out with your mum, recently, provided you with a distraction from the anxieties you feel when in the home. Do you feel isolated at home?
For some people, leaving the home can trigger bouts of anxiety - getting out of their comfort zone. But for you, going home seems to have the same effect.
Maybe working with a therapist, finding 'things' that trigger the anxiety in you; confronting them in a safe way (desinsitizing) gradually can help.
I think you're doing the right thing by yourself by consulting a doctor as part of the process getting to the core of your anxieties.
If the companionship of your mum or other trusted friend helps alleviate the anxiety, keep that going in your life as a valuable support mechanism, till you get the answers you seek.
As far as the tiredness goes, imagine the mental effort that goes with bouts of anxiety - it's bound to have a flow-on effect to the physical self. Experiencing and fighting the anxiety is an energetic exercise. Our bodies seem to respond with a "stop-work" reaction sometimes, to gather lost energies.
I wish you well in getting 'on-top' of how you're feeling. Remain focused on that 'mission' and don't 'punish' yourself for feeling something is not right at the moment.
Good luck :) :)
So far my medical tests are normal. My doctor did a strength test and she said I'm equal and strong. She said I may feel weak but I'm really not. I'm waiting on more blood work to come back but she suspected that would be normal, too. I'm really not new to anxiety. I have been to a therapist in the past. I work from home and my anxiety really started when I started working from home. My therapist suggested I get a new job but with 2 little ones, that is not an option for me right now but it is something I will do in the future. It must be my work causing the anxiety because this morning I was fine until I sat down at my computer then suddenly my arm got weak, my hands started to sweat and I got shaky. My anxiety was not bad for the last year or so and just got bad out of the blue. I have been stressed a little more than normal with work and I'm PMSing so it does not surprise me that it happened now. Once I am reassured that my physical symptoms are caused by anxiety, I will relax. After I saw my doctor yesterday, I felt great. I did have one episode of anxiety in the early evening but I was fine then. It honestly was the best day I've had in over a week.

As for my home being my safe place, since I work at home, it is more like a prison cell sometimes. Especially when I'm here by myself or if my kids are driving me crazy. When my husband comes home and/or if I have company I feel better. Sometimes I go days without leaving the house only because I don't have to. Working from home really is not a good thing sometimes. It definitely has not been for me at least...

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