I have suffered from anxiety for many years. It always seems to wreak havoc on me personally when dating. I focus & over analyze all the time. I've recently started dating someone. Last night I hesitantly shared with him that I suffer from anxiety, to my relief he shared with me that he does as well & told me that he takes medication for it. I shared with him that I did also take medication for several years, but stopped due to weight gain & since trying to get on medication again I've had some difficulty finding one that helps & work well. I was a little taken aback that immediately after talking about medication his question to me was "what the heck do you worry so much about". I know it probably was not his intention, but it made me feel about 2 ft tall by him asking me that. I would have thought that of all people, someone who suffers from the same thing would know what the worries are about without having to put it like that. I proceeded to tell him that it wasn't one thing in particular, but that when things bother me or I get stressed I tend to worry a lot or focus on things more so than I should. I then told him I was nervous to even talk to him about it & he responded with "what stress, everyone has it, your fine, don't let it kill you". Again not exactly the response I was anticipating.
Needless to say the conversation has heightened my anxiety. It's only been a short period of time we've been dating, but this is enough for me to evaluate things. I wasn't expecting any sympathy from him, but was a little surprised with his choice of words when responding to what I shared with him.
Any thoughts, guidance or advise?