Anxiety itself is a normal human feeling. Everyone will experience it at least one occasion in their lifetime. It’s natural to experience anxiety when faced with unfamiliarity, or when you feel under threat.
However, if you are experiencing strong and frequent bouts of anxiety, there’s a good chance that you have an anxiety disorder.
Today, I’ll be talking about the symptoms I experience!
Keep in mind, I’m not a medical professional. If you feel you may have an anxiety disorder, seek medical help!
This is the most common symptom I experience. There have been occasions where I thought I would have a heart attack.
This is such a frightening experience, and I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
I’ve found that regulating my breathing is helpful to combating this.
I breathe in for 4 seconds, and then out for another 4 seconds.
As you can imagine, this is even more prevalent with the current weather.
I sweat profusely, even in colder weather.
I can feel it pouring off my face, I can feel the sweat on my palms.
It isn’t pleasant.
I haven’t found a way to stop the sweating, but I carry things to wipe sweat off my body.
I don’t think I need to spell this one out. It has led to many uncomfortable dashes to the toilet.
It’s embarrassing to talk about it, because I fear what might happen if there are no toilets near me.
I haven’t found a way to stop this happening, but it feels liberating to talk about it.
I hope it helps someone feel less ashamed, if this is also something they experience.
Anxiety spells increase your heart rate and can make you breathe faster and more shallow.
These things combined can make you feel terribly dizzy.
This is something I experience all too often.
I often have to stop what I’m doing to try and catch my breath.
I’m still in the process of working on something to combat this!
Do you struggle with anxiety?
What symptoms bother you?