Supermarket Anxiety

My anxiety is getting worse. I was in the supermarket today and could barely function. I get so anxious I can’t focus on which item to get next from the shopping list. I hate the artificial lights, I hate all the people barging through each other with trollies- there should be some kind of trolley traffic system. I get agitated and irritable if people touch me accidentally! I hate it! I want to scream at them. I get trolley-rage! Sometimes I have panic attacks in the supermarket, today I was almost there again. I really, really struggled today. Sometimes it would be so nice to be “normal”. Sorry to be on a downer. I’ve been trying to do the gratitude thing with some of you other bloggers (and have been doing well), today it’s just harder.

7 thoughts on “Supermarket Anxiety

  1. carlarenee45

    it’s ok sweety, I found through reading blogs this mornign that this is the day to express what is bugging you lol. I even wrote me a bitching blog lol. But seriously, I used to have a huge problem with the grocery store. I would even have to leave my cart to go to the bathroom with upset stomach. But now what I do is go as early as I can in the morning. There is usually only a couple people there at that time. (((hugs)))

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  3. Lisa Ann

    The supermarket is my least favorite place–for all of the reasons you mentioned. I think people should have a license to drive a shopping carriage. And they should get tickets when they block the flow of traffic!

    Hang in there! Just know that you’re not alone. And if I haven’t mentioned this before, try looking into Valerian. It’s an herb that works wonders with anxiety. It would be good to take it before (and after) your trip to the supermarket! It comes in a tincture.

  4. Mountain Missy

    Oh Rachel, I’m so sorry you are going through this. It was horrible for me last week to get past my anxiety. It seems to be tapering off so just keep in mind that this too shall pass. You are a wonderful, beautiful, talented person! Please please, get a hold of me day or night if you just need to chat. mltphotography at yahoo dot com

    1. rachelmiller1511 Post author

      Aw thank you so much Melissa, I really appreciate it.

      I had another panic attack yesterday, but so far today I’m good!! I’m starting to wonder if I need my antidepressant dosage reduced. I’m on a very high dose after my last depressive episode and anxiety, agitation,etc are listed in the side effects. So a trip to the docs may be in order!

      So glad that your anxiety seems to be getting better and thank you so much for the compliments- they always help!!! 🙂



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