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Lately I have been rocking back and forth, side to side, sometimes just my head. I am in bed trying to sleep.  It works.

But I feel weird about it. It makes me feel crazy.

Anybody else do this.    

FYI  this is Dragonfly23.    My other account is messed up.  

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Yeah, I did it a little bit every now and then. I think it was a reaction to anxiety and worries. It's funny beside it can make a person is "crazy" in certain situations and then there's other times where it's totally acceptable and it's treated like the wind with people. A popular one I have is rocking back and forth in a chair at a computer. Ones have have the pivotal movement. That's quite pleasant and socially acceptable.

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At work it's leg bouncing.  Hidden beneath a desk.   I get going pretty fast in bed.  It's like I create chaos and then when I stop my head is quiet.  Glad to know I am not alone. ?

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I do this in bed to get relief from akathisia.  Side to side. A bit like you'd rock a baby lol. 

It works whilst I'm doing it and it's a few minutes before the urge to move kicks in again after I've stopped it. 

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I LOVE to rock in a rocking chair.  I could do it all day.  Calms me down.

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Yes I do this when my akathisia is acting up and I'm not up pacing around. It's my sign to take a Cogentin.

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I do this too. Particularly in class, cos it helps me concentrate. Good thing I'm a grad student in anthropology; idiosyncrasies are well tolerated. :)

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I literally did this in class today and it was sooo bad. I felt claustrophobic being in the classroom, not able to pace or jog like I felt like I needed to. Also, I bounced my leg too.

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I do that, not always, and less that I used to, but whether to fall asleep or when really anxious (and alone), I just find it comforting. I think it would "look" weird so I control it around people, but otherwise, it is rather harmless?

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Yay  I feel so much better.  I find myself rocking back and forth standing up.  That I can control.  But this new way to fall asleep seemed odd.  Takes a few rounds and then I crash.  

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7 hours ago, aura said:

I do this too. Particularly in class, cos it helps me concentrate. Good thing I'm a grad student in anthropology; idiosyncrasies are well tolerated. :)

That explains my coworker! She's an anthropologist. :P 

 

I'm bouncing my legs as I type. If I'm sitting with my legs crossed, then I rock. In bed, I thrash (see video below lol). When I'm standing in one place I rock side to side. Or I just pace around. In meetings, I always sit in the chair with wheels and just twist around in the chair. I can't be still. I find doing these things very soothing.

When my ex and I saw this episode we realized that I am Tina Belcher. :P

 

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2 minutes ago, dragonfly23 said:

@iaawal  yes! Thrash is a better word.   Can you imagine if we were all in the same room at one time.       Hehehe

@aura @Dphxa @inabook @Bimbo Bear @mikrw33 @melissaw72 @Eilatan @Cale

@Southern Discomfort

LOL ... I don't even have words to say ...

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If we all thrash together we can generate electricity and sell it to the power companies lol 

Forget wind power... we have thrash power!

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I used to like rocking in a rocking chair whenever I played music. But that was before the iPod came along and when music came out of stereo speakers.

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24 minutes ago, Eilatan said:

If we all thrash together we can generate electricity and sell it to the power companies lol 

Forget wind power... we have thrash power!

Lmao 

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I bought an actual rocking chair last week for my house. Sooooo gooooood. And I've decided it counts as low-level exercise too. If you rock vigorously for an hour or two while watching Netflix you do feel a noticeable mild endorphin buzz, like yoga.

Rocking chairs for all - on prescription!

 

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31 minutes ago, Mr_Turtle said:

Rocking chairs for all - on prescription!

They should be!

Maybe insurance would even cover them LOL

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I think it's normal to rock back and forward when really freaked out and worried, pacing too. like... not just for MI but non MI do this sometimes I've noticed.

i had untreated awful pain for a year and by the end I was so stressed I would pace around and talk to myself a lot. Pdoc said it was just from the stress of that physical problem, not MI. 

If we do something weird to calm ourselves, no need to feel bad, if it helps you and doesn't hurt.

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