My reason for this post is no different from anyone else's, I hope you can bear with me.
I have been suffering Generalized Anxiety Disorder for years, but have been able to manage it on my own using CBT and self-care. Recently it has been more severe than ever, in response to elevated stress at work. Yesterday, it was so bad I actually called an ambulance because I thought I was in danger. I could not get my anxiety under control all day, it felt awful.
Am I ever going to go back to my "normal" self (with some anxiety, but manageable?) I have avoided medication, because I know it can present another set of risks, so I am afraid of that. I just need some hope that I will have peace of mind and clarity again. I should mention that I live in a cold weather climate right now and we are having a long, brutal winter, which I am sure has a lot to do with this!
Thanks for listening.