Hi! I was recently diagnosed with anxiety, and up until this point my most common symptoms have been overwhelming fear and sadness. However, in the past few months I have been dealing with what I call "anger outbursts." I can be having a really nice day, but then something small and seemingly insignificant will cause me to feel emotionally overwhelmed. I start to cry, argue with those I love, and I feel like hurting myself or throwing something. My sweet husband is so patient with me, and after a few minutes of trying to breathe I usually feel fine.
I'm confused about the sudden bouts of anger though. Is this common with anxiety, or is this something completely different? Like, I'm wondering if I should see an anger management person. I've never hit or harmed anyone, but I'm scared that I will (then again... that could just be my anxiety talking). I have, however, dealt with self-harm and in moments of intense anger I usually want to take out my feelings of guilt or frustration on myself. Sometimes I'm a little worried to be alone.
Anyone else deal with this? What has helped you?