I have dealt with anxiety on and off my whole life but 10 yrs ago it hit like a ton of bricks and that is what started all my problems. Xanax has been a miracle med for me. I am much better than I was and haven't had a panic attack in years. If I hadn't been determined that it wasn't going to ruin my life I would probably be house bound.
Anxiety is like fibro no one knows what it is like til you experience it. I have a need to be in control of things to keep the anxiety at bay. I don't even have to be thinking about something for it to cause anxiety and my BP to go sky high.
Sera, I feel my whole nervous system is out of wack and I don't respond normally to things. I never thought of it as filtering things.
I have learned over the years that self talk does help with some anxiety. The past couple of weeks waiting for Ken's surgery has been rough but that is pretty much over now.
Sometimes even good things cause me anxiety and that is when I get very angry with anxiety.
luv and hugs
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