So stressed out right now, and I have no coping strategies
I've never really experienced 'stress' per se. At least not anything that really bothered me. I zoomed through high school, college and the first few years of my career wondering why people were freaking out about things. I always 'rode the waves of life' if you will.
The past month I suddenly haven't been able to cope anymore. Like I'm not even kidding. Since Friday afternoon I've vomited 12 ish times. My stomach hurts so bad that I've spent my weekend curled up in a little ball on the couch, I could only sit through five minutes of church before I had to get up and leave, I'm shaking so badly right now I can barely type, I have to get up in four hours, but every time I try to lay down to go to sleep, I can only lie there for about five to ten minutes before the anxiety forces me to get up and do something. My roommate just noticed that I've been digging my fingernails into my skins so hard that I've made myself bleed, and I didn't even notice until she said something.
What's going on? I've never had problems like this before. Is this normal? Also, since I've never dealt with this before do you have any stress coping techniques that are helpful to you?