Hey there, welcome to HealingWell and I am very glad to meet you. My hubby's favorite saying these days is " it sucks to get old" - I do not worry about the getting old but I too have been hit with a major medical problem this year and keeping my anxiety in check has been a major problem.
I have always had anxiety with my depression and I was dx 30 years ago. I usually do well and I do have a Psychiatrist and take medications. I have tried to go med free but when we stop the meds I crash and burn so for me I accept that the medications help me as well as meditation, breathing exercises and staying in the moment. I do everything I can to not get caught up in "what if?" thinking. So it is one step at a time and believeing that I will be ok.
Your experience at the grocery store sounds like a panic attack but try to put it behind you and know that each day is unique. I was dx in August this year with stage IIIC colon cancer and I have had days where no matter how hard I try I cannot feel anxious free so I accept when I feel like this that with time it will past and don't fight the anxiety so hard. I just let myself feel and if the tears fall thay are healing tears.
I have a tendency to want to over analyze things re what is causing my anxiety which keeps my mind spinning so concentrating on other things, listening to music or coming here and helping others takes my mind off of me.
I hope you stick with us and please know we care deeply for all of our members.
~~Kitt~~Moderator: Anxiety, Osteoarthritis,
GERD/Heartburn and Heart/Cardiovascular Disease. "Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from."~ Elisabeth Kübler-Ross