I just completed my needs report and discovered that other people also share this. It has been a theme in my life for many years before being diagnosed, but is sometimes overwhelmingly intense. There are some personal issues that can trigger it, but I seem to experience anxiety at a low level anyway.
During severe periods caused by stresses from life issues, I have seen my blood pressure rise considerably, so decided to isolate myself from the causes of stress as much as possible.
But the anxiety persists. I have often wondered if it's existential—that I'm increasingly aware of my mortality and the limits of a lifespan to fit in all the things I want to do.
After a co-habiting relationship of 4 years, I am extremely happy in my new marriage, yet on some days I still awake with the same anxiety, which fades as the day progresses, and is significantly lessened when my wife wakes up. I often write up these feelings in a diary app, and share them with her, which helps a lot.
So I was just pondering why…