Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum. You have come to the right place to find wonderful members that will share their stories and tell you how they deal with their anxiety.
I have had A & P for 26 years and I am an RN, so much like an actress, I was on stage alot with people always watching me, I became a very good actress at hiding my anxiety and my depression. I beieve they call it stage fright.............and I had a lot of it.
I do use medications and I have been to counseling. I experience what is known as Anticipatory anxiety = stage fright.
“Anticipatory anxiety” is the anxiety one experiences before starting a challenging activity. Most often, anticipatory anxiety is a lot higher than what you actually end up experiencing.You are not alone so please keep posting and tell us how you are and we will do our best to help your kick that old anxiety to the curb.
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety, Panic & Depression *~*
I am so glad that you have found Healing Well and decided to join us. As has already been said, we are a very caring community that is supportive of one another and always willing to help each other. You have found a great place to be.
I too have dealt with anxiety and panic for many, many years along with many of the sensations that you describe. There are times that I wonder if I will ever get it under control, but it's just a fact of my life - some days/weeks are just better than others. Most of the time it doesn't rule/run me, but I will admit that there are times it does and I think that's pretty much "par for the course" for a lot of people who deal with A & P. Along with many others, I use a combination of meds and counseling in order to help me through these issues. Even though your mother and sister are in the medical profession, it doesn't mean they really understand what you are dealing with. You've definitely come to the right place for support and being able to talk with others who have the same problem as you.
Take care and welcome to Healing Well,
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