Anxiety is the anti-you 😫😕

Sometimes I look in the mirror and I wonder what happened to the person I used to be.

I don't necessarily say this from a saddening perspective but more so of a curious one,

Like why are we the ones chosen to be plagued with this horrible overly anxious mind that causes us to believe the smallest things will harm us in great ways when it's just a figment of false danger.

I remember days where the only times I even knew anxiety was when I was going to ride a ride, talk to a pretty girl, get a present etc. now if I eat something a little hot and my tongue swells a bit I'm believing I'm going to die, or if I hear something random or have a headache I'm thinking I have something wrong with my brain. I'm sure a lot of you can relate that this "anxiety" isn't a part of us, it's something at some point we picked up & we have to learn to make it go away, realize normal anxiety is natural but what isn't natural is letting normal things throw you into a state of thinking the end is near. It's so hard sometimes but I know all of us will get over it.

I hate hate hate anxiety especially the health anxiety I have thinking everything is going to end me but I know that we will all overcome it some day soon, so to all of you reading I have nothing but love for all of you and I hope you all stay strong in the fight against this mental illness.


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8 Replies

  • True .. i do get panic attacks and weird tgits that dont get out of my head . but whatever happens the one thing i learned is that you gota let anxiry do its part . do not stop it .. just let it go let it happen ..

  • Yes ! It is a natural human emotion to be anxious but we must learn to use it in ways beneficial to our survival. Not letting it take control of us

  • I know just what your saying. I had anxiety for many many years now but my husband and I had a motorcycle wreck in March of 09 and every since then the anxiety has become a daily part of my life along with panic attacks and depression, I don't like it and like you said I look in the mirror or just think about it why I have changed, why can't I be my very happy, very outgoing person I once was. They sad thing about that is it depresses me even more and trying to get my children or their father understand seems hopless, I have tried everything to help them understand. My heart goes out to you and everyone else with this part of our lives.

    God Bless

  • Same here I broke down crying once when my nephew asked me why I was scared and all I could say was "I don't know"

    It's a fight But we'll overcome it

  • It's a very hard and difficult situation to explain and it seems like we try so hard and in so many words and different ways but it still doesn't work. I have googled it and looked under very detailing anxiety sites 'WebMd' is a goid one and one that's Dr's use and let them read it so they could see what I was saying and maybe understand more, they say they do but they all get very upset when I have a set back. It's not their fault, they just really don't understand that it's an on going situation not just a one-time deal.

    Thank you and God Bless

  • For me, it has been a constant inner tension and fear since age five although the panic attacks didn't start until age 26. That was in 1986 and I was hospitalized and placed on an antidepressant and Xanax which psychiatrist kept me on for 33 years until the Xanax suddenly just quit working. Now at 56, I am still on meds and continue to struggle daily. I often wonder what my life might have been and who I may have attracted as friends, as a mate, as a job or where I may have moved to had it not been for my " illness". I to love, pray and send positive energy to everyone who struggles as I do. Peace

  • I refuse to take any medication for it honestly for fear of becoming dependent and when I did take xanex it made me really down and depressed.

  • There is an all natural anxiety and also helps with sleep, you can buy it at Walmart if you have one if not more than likely a GNC store. Just ask the people that work there it's called Root something I don't remember but it's all natural.

    Good luck and God Bless

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