Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Coping | Dealing with Anxiety

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I’ve been dealing with anxiety for over 6 years now. Yeah, 6 years, a long time right! It’s been on hell of a journey and it’s likely to go on for a while. It’ll be one of those things that will be buried and every now and again it will surface its ugly head.

It started out with panic attacks when I war 15, I was young and honestly had no idea what was going on. I found it difficult to even sit in an assembly for 20 minutes and it was even worse trying to sit through lessons and knowing I couldn’t leave. I had no escape route.

It felt like it was taking over my lie and I was a nervous wreck. It got to the point where I would get panic attacks at the thought of even going to school. I had absolutely no idea how to deal with it.

Only in the past couple of years has it started to ease off. Basically since I started taking antidepressants. It’s made such a huge difference but in no way am I saying that this is a solution to my problems because it absolutely isn’t. This is a temporary fix while I deal with the real issues then I will gradually take myself off of it.

University wasn’t any easier, the panic attacks eased and depressions et in, so I seemed the Doctors help and started counselling. But that’s a whole other story.

If you’ve ever had a panic attack you can sympathise. If you haven’t, you are lucky, I wouldn’t wish it on anyone. It’s not a pleasant thing to go through.

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