Hi, I came across this forum and thought I share my experience since I see a lot of people going through what I am going through. I have severe anxiety, which partners with Chronic Worry and it is taking over my life. I worry that something is seriously wrong with me, like I have come horrible disease and the time is ticking before I blow up. I've been to the hospital tons of times and they tell me it's GAD but it's so hard to accept it when I have so many physical symptoms. I have shortness of breath, stomach issues, dizziness, muscle twitching, balance issues, headaches, chills, tingling in my hands and feet. It's horrible. I've never had anxiety as a kid, it just came about as I turned 30 when I had a panic attack.
It's like my brain will not process that I'm not in danger. I keep myself busy, I do a lot of acitivities, I exercise, eat good but can't stop worrying that it's not anxiety. However, seeing everyone's stories sound so similar to mine that it is giving me a breath of fresh air. I do not want to take meds because I want to conquer this on my own... with prayer, and every tool that's not medication. Can anyone give me advice.