Anyone dealing with anxiety? A new diagnosis, going through treatment and the uncertainty of it all can bring anxiety on the caregivers. I remember experiencing an anxiety attack for two weeks. I had never felt anything like that before. I could’ve pulled my hair out. My doctor put me on medicine and that helped tremendously.
Besides medicine, any tips on how to deal with anxiety?
Hi. You certainly are not alone regarding anxiety. I have tried most of the commonly recommended things like yoga, exercise etc. Everyone finds different things helpful, and different things can be helpful at different times. For me, I wake up early and walk around my kitchen island for 1 hour. 30 minutes clockwise and then 30 minutes counterclockwise. Sometimes I talk to myself and sometimes I just focus on the steps. This clears my head and gets me through most of the day. I will also do long walks before public talks or critical meetings. Best advice for you is to try different things and find whatever it is that works for you. And ignore advice. Your gut will guide you best. I hope that is helpful