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I've always wanted to write on one of these websites. Finally doing it! So, I've suffered from panic disorder for about four years now. It's exhausting. The symptoms that come along with it are no joke. The hyperventilating, the sweating, the pounding heart, the hot flashes, the shaking, the nausea, etc., etc., etc. The list is endless. The worst thing is, people who don't go through this really don't understand it. I haven't really gotten help yet. I've gone to my doctor about this but never set up the psychologist appointment. Getting help seems pointless as I do know coping skills and what foods I need to cut out so I don't trigger anxiety. I want to wait off with anxiety medication. I'm only sixteen and I am trying really hard to beat this on my own. My parents know, but they don't entirely understand it. They get frustrated. This is such an exhausting thing and I really am trying so hard but I'm anxious and that makes me anxious. I know I'm not alone and I know that we can get through this. Accept it, don't fight it. That's what I've learned. The physical symptoms give me so much more anxiety, that's the thing. I'm always jumping to the worst possible scenario. For example, just now a dish in the sink made that clunk noise and I've convinved myself in .2 seconds that it's a murderer. It was my dad. Ahhh lol. I don't know. Thanks for reading!
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