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Irishperson15 March 1st, 2017 07:34 PM

Coping With Anxiety
 
Hi guys. I started university in September and ever since I have been struggling with anxiety. I think I have mild panic attacks and get all these weird feelings. But I get them worst of all when I am in lectures and such and have no idea why. Have any of you been affected like this by going to college or any other triggers of your anxiety? It is just a horrible feeling. The college offer counselling but there is a long waiting list and I do tell my close friend and parents but it hasn't helped any. How do you cope? I fear it may interfere with my work as I am starting to skip some lectures because I cannot concentrate in them and, thus, get nothing from it.

Any feedback is appreciated.

EvaNL March 2nd, 2017 08:38 AM

Re: Coping With Anxiety
 
That's a tough one.
Have you tried relaxation techniques? Breathing techniques to return to a calm statee of mind. You can even do those in class without anyone noticing.
Also, try to figure out what causes the anxiety. Fear of failing subjects, fear of fellow students, fear of the teacher, fear of not understanding classes are but a few possibilities. Be true to yourself. If you know and can name what is causing the anxiety, you can work on getting rid of it, or at least lowering the level of distress so that you can concentrate on class.

Irishperson15 March 3rd, 2017 08:24 PM

Re: Coping With Anxiety
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by EvaNL (Post 3492986)
That's a tough one.
Have you tried relaxation techniques? Breathing techniques to return to a calm statee of mind. You can even do those in class without anyone noticing.
Also, try to figure out what causes the anxiety. Fear of failing subjects, fear of fellow students, fear of the teacher, fear of not understanding classes are but a few possibilities. Be true to yourself. If you know and can name what is causing the anxiety, you can work on getting rid of it, or at least lowering the level of distress so that you can concentrate on class.

Yea I just try some breathing techniques. I've read about some but never tried. It always seems harder to breathe when you focus on the way you breathe etc, off- putting. Haha well it could be a culmination of all those things and I can't change them, unfortunately. I can tell myself not to worry but it is in my nature to worry anyway, although not normally to this extent.

benbeny March 3rd, 2017 11:12 PM

Re: Coping With Anxiety
 
Though I agree with relaxation techniques, my anxiety sometimes gone so bad till I need to take anxiolytics prescribed, beside my daily dose of mood stabilizer. Maybe you should ask your GP about anxiolytics?


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