Of course stress is no friend to our health...
...but it takes years for the ill effects to accumulate, and if you are working on coping skills, and engaging in other healthy habits such as exercise and good nutrition, then the likelihood of you having a problem from the anxiety is very low.
I have read accounts of how our hearts are strong and able to withstand up to hours at a time of adrenaline fueled, amped up heart rates. You are surely not at a sustained level of this at all times. Anxiety ebbs and flows, so there are times of rest for our systems. Use this time to learn new relaxation techniques!
Keep working on lowering your stress levels...it will help, and you will be okay.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 6/3/2013 8:29:07 PM (GMT-6)