The Body Can Not Be Moved When Excessive Anger, Disappointment, And Fear?
I am a 16 year old teenager. At that time my school held a futsal match between classes. Each class must expel 5 students to compete and the rest must take part in the supporters’ competition. I entered one of the supporters of the supporters competition. But because after the competition, our class was disqualified because there were students from outside our class who joined. At that time all students were disappointed and the atmosphere became very tense. Many people get angry while crying. Whereas students who cause our class disqualification go casually to play ball. At that time I was very angry and disappointed. But I am also very afraid, if I get angry my friends will hate me. Because when I was in elementary school, my classmates hated me because I was too emotional. So at that time I was very afraid of being hated. Because of extreme fear, anger, and disappointment, I cried. At that time in my mind, I just wanted to hurt myself. And I began to claw at my hand. But as soon as I clawed my hand, my body became tingling and slowly became stiff, unable to move. I can only cry without stopping. My ears are still functioning and can hear my friend say that I am possessed. I would like to say that I am not possessed, but I really cannot stop crying. My body feels like it’s being pulled by a very strong gravity. Events like this have happened 3 times in my life. The cause is the same, which is angry, disappointed, afraid of being hated. But during the second incident I was feeling very guilty at the time. In the second event I felt that I wanted to hurt myself. After the second incident, I became a phobia of the depths of the sea ,. The third event is slightly different. The third incident occurred after I heard that my grandmother died. The difference is, in this third incident I did not feel like hurting myself. Actually, me why?
Hello Minaa, Thank you for the question.
The body has a fight-or-flight response to threats to self (both physical and psychological). This response is the body's response to fight or avoid a threat. This response involves activation of the nervous system and hormonal system. When someone feels anxious, afraid, sad, or feels other emotions, these emotions are read by the body as a threat which then activates a fight-or-flight response. This response can cause a number of symptoms such as palpitations, shortness of breath, cold sweat, weakness, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, difficulty sleeping, and others. Maybe what happened to you, this response has a low threshold so that when you have strong emotions, this response is triggered. However, not only because of that, what you experience may be caused by a combination of several factors / health conditions such as anxiety disorders, personality disorders, mood disorders, or other mental health disorders.
To ascertain what you are experiencing, of course, requires a more thorough examination. My advice, you should consult with a psychologist or mental specialist. Your psychologist or psychiatrist will ask a few questions to understand your condition before determining the next treatment for you.
You can try the following suggestions:
while maintaining health by consuming nutritious food, adequate consumption of water, and exercising regularly
manage stress well for example doing your hobby
if you start to feel strong emotions, you can try breathing relaxation techniques
follow meditation or yoga to help control your mind and yourself
Hopefully this information is useful.