I've been suffering with anxiety that comes and goes for periods for what is over twenty years.
At first it did something odd of forgotten about for over twenty years when it did it again ..
.. cut off the signals from my brain to my legs .. causing something I now know to be Fibromyalgia Rubber Legs.
The sad part was it started to affect other things and my anxiety got worse each time I was affected.
The even sadder part was that despite repeatedly asking for years of all my symptoms were linked I was told it wasn't possible.
Fourteen years or so ago it affected my feet .. misdiagnosis after misdiagnoses I diagnosed myself with Fibromyalgia and that turned out to be responsible for 160 other symptoms I had experienced.
Fortunately many are no permanent or even frequent.
Unfortunately the anxiety can be.
It's also to the point where I can and have self harmed and want to take my own life, just so you can switch it off. How can the human body torture itself in such ways?!
Every time I think I've gotten over my very last ever bout .. something or .. someone comes along and sets out off.
I used to be on disability but taken off twice .. the last time it turned out that along with my already high blood pressure .. I developed chest pains, tightness, shortness of breath and irregular heart beats. Now been wondering if that's what's been making the anxiety worse? I didn't realise but my BP monitor had been flagging this since 2015, it's almost 2018 now!
I'm currently having three imminent Hospital appointments over this but .. I wish they could give me a pill that works with the damn anxiety.
This tends to like waking me up around 4am and can last a few hours to all day.