Anxiety is an irrational fear held over a potential threat, but where there is no evidence to prove that this threat may ever materialise.

DEPRESSION

Firstly I have, until now, confused my anxiety with depression. I have suffered with depression for over 10 years, however, when I have sudden bouts, it comes with unexplained and unwanted extras. They go hand in hand, at least in my case, my anxiety makes me feel a complete lack of motivation and quite simply, depressed.

SOCIAL LIFE

I completely shut out people when my anxiety strikes. It’s all I can think about and I don’t know how to tell the people closest to me what I am feeling. This is because it isn’t always justified.

PHYSICAL CHANGES

My anxiety comes in the form of negative adrenaline – A rush, a lump in my throat and just a general bad feeling. It continues through the night and this means my sleep is interrupted, leaving me very tired. This has a further knock on affect, causing a lack of appetite and eventually nausea.

OVER-REACTION

Where people may respond to the same situation relatively normally, in my case certain situations trigger a reaction somewhat illogical. It causes me to blow the situation out of proportion, making it a bigger deal than it really is. This sends me into a downward spiral.

OBSESSION

My attempt to ease my anxiety results in trying to justify my worries. I might replay a scenario over and over in my head or search the internet desperately for “answers”.
But this is usually counter productive and causes more injury. My anxiety, essentially, takes over me.

Any mental health issue is hard to live with, if you have any tips on how you deal with anxiety, please leave a comment below.

Thank you for reading

B x

 

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4 thoughts on “5 EFFECTS OF ANXIETY – FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL”

  1. Living with anxiety is never easy. I have suffered bouts of it for many years and definitely can relate to these effects. I wish I could tell you I had a magic cure but you just have to find what works best for you 🙂 . Thanks for sharing lovely

  2. Thank you so much for this. I am literally about to cry because I suffer from anxiety too and everything you described is exactly how I feel when anxiety strikes. People without anxiety really don’t understand and it makes a big difference in my life. I never really understood that depression, at least the kind that you described, could be linked to anxiety – but that’s EXACTLY how I feel. This is so eye-opening. Thank you so much for this.

    1. Oh my god. I really didn’t expect this to touch someone like it has you! This is amazing and honestly what makes this whole thing worthwhile. You are definitely not alone, and I’m sure there are thousands like us. I am so happy I have helped you understand your own anxiety better. Please if you need any advice, anytime, contact me x take care x

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