And the all of sudden it happens , the tingling starts in my toes , my heart starts to race, I can hear the blood flowing so rapidly through my whole body , the surrounding noises start to fade around me, I clench my jaw, and become in prisoned in my own body, am I in any sudden danger ? Did I just witness something terrible ?No its just my anxiety. My anxiety that never goes away.
Every human has experienced an overwhelming feeling of adrenaline rushing through their body that ends up; causing racing heartbeat, blurred vision, shaking hands and a loss of perception. We all know that feeling that we endure,when we find ourselves in an uncomfortable environment or situation. It happens to all of us, it can be sparked by having to give a public speech, going on a first date, a job interview, but what if you felt that feeling everyday from the moment you woke up, to the moment you went to bed. A feeling that consumes you day-to-day. I have been there, and am fighting the fight. People often say to me your just stressed, slowdown, take a chill pill. Although it’s not that simple, the first step is to understand that I have a mental disorder, and I am not alone, and you are not either. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population,yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
” Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is excessive anxiety for no apparent reason. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), GAD affects about 6.8 million American adults a year. GAD is diagnosed when extreme worry about a variety of things lasts six months or longer. If you have a mild case, you’re probably able to function fairly normally. More severe cases may have a profound impact on your life.”
Even though this disorder may cause you to feel like you’ll never have a chance to have a normal life, or maybe you’re not good enough, or strong enough, or weaker than the rest, but you’re not and This blog is designed to educate you and help guide you through your recovery.