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by Steponme » Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:26 pm

I have been told by friends, family, and therapists that I have anxiety. I just don't see it though. Maybe my understanding of anxiety is wrong? It took me a couple of months to accept my bipolar diagnosis, but I don't think this is the same thing. Some of my friends have anxiety and they are constantly experiencing anxiety/panic attacks. I've only had two before, both of which were over two years ago. Sure I worry a lot, but doesn't everybody?
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by Spm24 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:26 pm

I constantly worry about things I have no real control over. Plus I obsess about things seemingly all the time. I have panic/anxiety attacks from time to time some severe some extremely mild. I can tell when I am in a stressful situation because my hand will start shaking uncontrollably. Meaning I am starting to have an attack.

There is a difference between worrying and constantly worrying..

All this probably didn't help any...if your tdoc says you deal with anxiety you might want to take their opinion into count...
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by Pancake » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:38 pm

I have anxiety, and have rarely had panic attacks. It's just 1 symptom, different for everyone.

Obsessive (over)thinking has been more my thing... Blowing worries out of proportion, avoidance, worried about little things if there aren't any big things...
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