Every now and then I read something that just makes me feel better.… maybe less weird or less of a helpless case. A friend in my group shared this yesterday, and it did all of that for me. Intense feelings of panic or depressive symptoms during lows are fairly regular for me, and although I’m learning how (kind of) to avoid this, it’s good to hear some of the science behind them.
I’ll just add that this is exactly what I was talking about many months ago when I tried closing my eyes at the start of one of these episodes, and, I’m proud to say, I’m now a chronic eye-closer. I don’t care where I am, or what I’m doing… I will stop and close my eyes until the worst of it has past, and now I think I have a little understanding of why it works.
Anyway. Interested to hear how you guys handle it or if you guys even have anything to handle at all.