Over my years of learning about my anxiety disorder, I have understood the roll of the amygdala and how it freaks out and sends panic signals to my whole body. So when I get massive nausea, my brain is shutting down my digestive tract to help running (in a primitive way). When I have overall dread- my body is again telling me to run.
But WHY does anxiety think it is a good idea to make me think of stupid things I said or did 10, 15, 20 years ago??? To the point where I am in my bed just reliving the whole thing feeling horrible?
Seriously - if the crux of anxiety is flight or flight----WTF is this part of my brain malfunction :-|