Quick to anger, implode and then shake really bad
April 2, 2014 6:22 PM Subscribe
Let me first state that I have started seeing a counselor and take anxiety meds. What I am hoping to learn from fellow mefites : What works for your *if* you are hyperquick to anger even in times when you feel calm?
posted by snap_dragon to Health & Fitness (14 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I tend to go into reactive mode, then can't think straight and fumble my words, and usually end up shaky and feeling like a balloon in a pin factory. My attempts to assert either turn aggressive or I swalllow it all and it seems like I am growing smaller. I am doing many maintenance things such as exercise (weights/cardio), stretching at night, meditation, but I then still hit these moments at my job mostly, where it is really crowded in the building with a small parking lot and folks working very cramped together, like in a submarine. Bottom line? I am afraid a lot, especially of losing this job and walking out. Although it is a bit job-related, it is more me related. I know that it is anxiety/confidence based with more than a little depression. All this being said, are there any sort of band-aids that work to short fuse the anger until my coping skills get better? Today was a scary one and I was luckily able to meet my patient wife for a quick supper. Thanks for any input. I feel really small and like a loser and strangely scared of being around people.