I just joined the group today, and already reading your blog posts is helping me to feel a bit better.
My anxiety has steadily got worse over the past few years, but has really ramped up in the last six months or so. It's been a pretty stressful time what with family issues and work and living in London. I find that I feel anxious most days, and I tend to get racing thoughts, which I find exhausting. I'd love to be able to switch my mind off. It's a constant struggle. Any advice from you about how you deal with a constant internal dialogue would be really good.
I find anxiety really frightening - I'm quite good at working myself up over it, which I know makes it worse. I suppose I'm still hoping that one day it will just go away, when really I need to accept it's here to stay and work on dealing with it.
I have just been referred for some CBT by my doctor, which I'm feeling hopeful about. Have people here found CBT helpful?