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Have you had too much stress on your mind to think about?

Asked by talljasperman (21858points) November 30th, 2014

My brain gets hungry for nutrition from thinking so hard. How about you? Can you feel your brain struggling for nutrition from answering a difficult question? I also feel that way when I stand up too fast. I lose sight and feeling for a few seconds, it is very scary. Have you felt it too?

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JLeslie's avatar

Yes. The stress has been ridiculous the last year.

jerv's avatar

Yes. That’s part of why I’m on medical leave from my job right now :/

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Nah. What’s stress? I haven’t had any in a long time.

hearkat's avatar

Yes; that’s why I haven’t been around much. I’ve had a lot to learn in a new job function and a lot of important decisions to make at the same time. I would be ready to hit the bed as soon as I got in the door, and there were several days that I was zonked-out by 9:00 p.m. My brain would just hit its maximum point and shut down.

hearkat's avatar

Yes, @talljasperman – you’ve had other questions about orthostatic hypotension before. It’s fairly common. Did you ever see a physician about it?

Since you describe the sensation as your “brain struggling for nutrition”, you may be onto something regarding your dietary needs. Dehydration can cause a lot of problems and will exacerbate almost all health problems and symptoms, so make sure you drink plenty of water or other caffeine-free beverages – about 2 liters per day. If you have a hard time buying or storing healthier foods, perhaps you could try adding a daily multi-vitamin to your morning routine to see if that helps.

Poor sleep patterns can also contribute to health problems, so try to get yourself into a routine. Getting some exercise after dinner – even if it’s just walking around the block or going up and down the stairs a few times – can help you sleep better. Then make a bedtime grooming ritual, such as showering or washing your face, then brushing your teeth at the same time every night. Dim the light sources a bit, and ideally one should stop looking at glowing screens at least a half-hour before sleep time. Reading a book or magazine, or doing puzzles on paper are good for winding down at the end of the day. Also make a point to get up at about the same time every day. Studies have shown that a consistent sleep/wake schedule has many benefits for mood and alertness, as well as overall well-being.

wsxwh111's avatar

of course, and for a long time.
pressure can be huge waste of energy. I once lost 30 kgs in one term..
chocolate may be of help

Aethelwine's avatar

Yes. I recently found relief with a $4 a month supply of Citalopram.

Mimishu1995's avatar

Yes. Right now. I have a important matter to tend to shortly and now I don’t think I’m in a right mind.

Adagio's avatar

Oh yes! It comes and it goes…… Presently? It rates a 7–8 out of 10.

Coloma's avatar

Yes, while my living arrangement is working out very nicely I am extremely stressed because I think I am going to have to file bankruptcy for the 1st time in my life. From excellent credit, job I loved and a nice nest egg to completely busted in the last 4 years due to job loss and the economy going belly up. It really sucks and I hate it, but…on the bright side I have found out how true my friendships are and I am very lucky in that respect. My friends have offered so much emotional and financial support.

I may be insolvent but my character speaks for itself.
Everyone I know has told me how remarkably resilient and adaptable I have been and how no matter how far down I go I always come up again with a good attitude.
Adapt or die.

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