6 months with Anxiety

Hey wanted to start this post out just by saying sorry I haven’t been posting a lot. I’ve been super busy with work and just life in general.  I have lots planned and there will be lots of content up in the next few weeks.

Right now though, I want to talk about how my life has changed for the better since I accepted that my anxiety is not something I have to deal with alone.

I have struggled with anxiety for years, but I always thought it was something normal that all teenagers and young adults go through.  6 months ago I hit a point in my life where it became really clear I needed help. In my case, this was my physical symptoms, like feeling constantly nauseous getting way worse.

It was this point I opened up to my doctor and she diagnosed me with general anxiety disorder. Since then, I have opened up to my friends and family about my mental health, and accepted that it can get better. By this, I mean feeling nauseous all the time is not something I should have to put up with. For that reason, I started taking medication for my anxiety.

My case is a little different than others I have talked to as it is my physical symptoms that affect me the most. For that reason, I feel like I have eliminated negative symptoms and not changed myself by taking medication. Lots of people are a little uneasy when it comes to medicating themselves and I’m happy to talk more about this with anyone who has any questions.

The way I grew up I was lucky that without realizing it I learned a lot of coping mechanisms that at the time I did not realize were coping mechanisms.

I have felt so much better since I started, I am not focusing on keeping myself from throwing up or overthinking the distant future. I now feel like I have more time to focus on what is happening in the moment.

It has actually been a quite great 6 months for minus a few big events. I am in a weird way glad that I had to go through some negative things to come out stronger.

Nothing caused my anxiety it’s a part of who I am, and it always will be. That is something I am still learning to accept and is part of why it took me a while to get help.

I hope people can see from this post just how much better things can get when you acknowledge you have a problem. Yes support from my family and friends has been great but the first step I had to take was by myself, deciding I wanted to get better.

Heres to the things only getting better!

 

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9 thoughts on “6 months with Anxiety

  1. My anxiety is mostly physical based as well so I’m curious to know what medication you are on? Mine mainly presents as nausea and lightheadedness, similar to a panic attack but less severe. xx

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