Anxiety is like that sick moment of terror when you lose your footing on the edge of a cliff but the moment stretches out into days and weeks and months. The initial stab of shock just never diminishes.
You live in that moment, immersed in a cold panic, and it eats away at your insides and drives you into a frenzy all day and night, on and on, without let up.
It’s not a case of “you worry too much.” It is way beyond that. It is a state of body, not just a state of mind.
- Explaining anxiety to someone seems almost impossible to me. Even though I feel it every day, every minute, each time I try to explain it I feel like I always come off as needy, clingy or crazy. I found this info below off a website and does explain it well. I've been researching it more and more to understand what I'm going through and know I'm not losing my mind and also find ways to cope. I find it really sad that so many people are going through this and not only are they living in their own hell, others who don't understand bring them down.
- Along with the physical response comes an emotional response, where your brain goes into overdrive about what "could" happen. "A person experiencing GAD will generally see things as more dangerous or riskier than they actually are," Dr Highet says. "They tend to look at life in a negative way and catastrophize events in their head, so that their thoughts go racing over and over, which adds to and maintains the feelings of anxiety. So it becomes a vicious cycle.