I'm Alexa, a 29 years old girl from a east european country. I have dealth with anxiety and panick attacks ever since I was 20, and it all started with a traumatizing event, my beloved cat dieing a very painful death right before my eyes. It may seem like there can be no connection between that event and me being concerned about my own wellbeing, but I think it makes a lot of sense actually. After a few months I pulled myself together at the time, but now in the last couple of years things took a turn for the worse, I just can't seem to stop finding reasons for concern regarding my health. Sometimes I get scared over very normal things, like a muscular cramp at night.
As I am going through a particularly challenging time of my life, my anxiety flared up.
Either that, or I am actually sick. Isn't that what we are all thinking?