Sixpack your words of wisdom never cease to amaze me. You are such an asset to this site.
I think for the first time in three years I finally have my anxiety under control (for the most part). I never want to feel the way I did - low is an understatement. I was tested to no end and finally after a series of extremely stressful neurologist visits that ended in June, I think I reached rock bottom. Leaving that final appointment with no diagnosis I finally realized that I couldn't go on suffering the way I had been. I think at that moment I stopped being perpetually horrified - a sense of calm and acceptance just came over me. I hope I never feel that awful again.
Sixpack, I want you to know that you helped me a lot through those three years. I really didn't think I was going to make it. Thank you.
I am glad you are doing better.
AND I am glad some of my words were helpful to you.
Anxiety and the physicality of it all can be quite vexing, for sure. I've been through it
I still get symptoms from stress/anxiety at times. The trick is not allowing the anxious thinking to make it worse. and, yeah, it isn't really a trick. tricks are easy, lol. Learning how to deal with what got you into an anxietal mess and stopping the bad behaviors isn't easy BUT it is what gets you better