I know anxiety is different for all of us, so I thought maybe some of us could compare notes.
Anxiety to me is this feeling of dread, kind of like I’m standing at the edge of a cliff where some invisible villain is planning to push me off but I don’t know when, or why. I feel dizzy and light-headed and off balance, like I’m on a rocking boat, which is especially troubling when I’m driving. Dizziness is my biggest and most bothersome symptom. It makes it hard to concentrate on what I’m doing.
There’s this pressure in my head like my ears need to pop, and a slight ringing in my ears. My hands are trembly and my mouth gets dry. I feel my heart thumping and my chest sometimes feels heavy. At lunch and dinner time my stomach feels empty but I have no appetite.
Then there are the panic attacks. This feels like the invisible villain has pushed me over the edge of the cliff with no warning whatsoever. I’m falling, then I gasp and shake my head and I’m back at the edge of the cliff, wondering when it’s going to happen again. More dizziness, and sometimes that strange feeling of unreality sets in.
Does anyone have these same sensations, or different ones?