:: 2009 :: 

I remember having anxiety as early as 4 years old.

 

I didn't know at the time what this was called, but I have memories of being very anxious. 

I was diagnosed with another form of anxiety called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after my neck injury in 2002. 

I remember having chest pains and palpitations more often earlier in my life. I still get them but not as much. I would ask for EKG's and the results were always normal. 

I didn't get an official diagnosis for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) until 2009 though. 

My life made more sense after this.

I also know that Anxiety runs in the family and has deep roots. Mine is a combination of genetic, environmental and behavioral. 

WHat Anxiety Looks like for me

Tightness in my chest

Repetitive thoughts and worry

Nail biting (quit that in 2017 wahoo!)

chaotic brain and unable to focus. Very distracted!

Shortness of breathe

Nausea, stomach drop

Overwhelm

Closed throat

Frozen

Heart racing

Fatigue

Average HR higher

Appetite Changes

 :: 2020 :: 

I have learned a lot of tools to help live with the anxiety though. With the help of many years in therapy, and healing, I am coping better. 

Yoga

Meditation

Routine

Mindfulness

Meditation Apps

Essential Oils :: Simply helps me calm by smelling my favorite scents

Meditation

Learning that I am a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and this can make me prone to more anxiety.

Psychotherapy

Self Regulation

Anxiety Resources

Support Groups

Psychotherapy

CBT :: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Check back soon for more!

GAD :: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Love

Ash

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Information on this website is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment.

The information I provide on my website is strictly resource based and part of my experience only.