I have found my anxiety has changed alot over time, I used to get the classic P/A where my heart would race and i would find it hard to breath and think I would die of a heart condition or something.
I dont get what I would call a classic P/A hardly at all now, but mainly an elevated anxiety that can be really disabling. My fear is of literally going mad, to the point where I really feel i am losing it.
I find that i cling to my thoughts at this time which only feed my fear and I then get physical symptoms such as feeling hot, heart gets faster, feel sick, fidgety etc. I start to think 'this can't be anxiety...it feels too bad which then makes me feel worse!!
i had a nightmare last night which woke me up and started that anxiety feeling which has stayed with me most of the day.
In a way i think this elevated anxiety can feel worse as it lasts alot longer and just wipes me out.
Do others get this too? Debaser?
I have been relatively OK for a while now and have to realise that it does not mean that I am going to go down hill again.
The key is not to feel the fear and go with the flow of scary thoughts and not grab hold of them! let them flow by without attaching meaning.
warm wishes to all