What does anxiety feel like? Let me explain.
I can feel my body shaking, my heart beating so fast it feels like it’s about to catapult right out of my chest wall.
I am sweating, the palms of my hands are hot and clammy and I’m struggling to breath.
I try to count to 10 but my head is everywhere except on the numbers.
Anxiety is swallowing me up whole, yet again
I’ve just scooped up my 4-year-old after he took a tumble on the stair case, he hasn’t hurt himself yet the “what ifs” are there.
He could have split his head open, or broken a bone.
I live in a world where I am frozen with sheer terror.
It is a constant fear that something bad is going to happen or that I or someone in my family is going to die or be seriously hurt.
It’s an obsession.
What does anxiety feel like?
It’s a burning fire of fear of heat. My body is hot, my muscles are tight and my chest feels tight.
This fear brings about all kinds of physical symptoms and its slowly killing me inside.
My husband grabs me and tells me it’s OK, but it’s not OK.
I hate this and I hate who I am at these times.
I cannot calm down.
Panic and fear is what rules my life, not only in the outside world but inside too.
It is everywhere, surrounding me.
I cannot leave the home without someone with me.
Anxiety rules my life
Some think I am unsociable, I am not, I just do not want to stand and talk. I want to run.
Even if nothing happens, the fear is still there, lurking.
I can’t take my kids to the park or watch them ride their bikes.
I am losing out on so much because of it.
I am taking my medications but nothing is changing.
What does anxiety feel like? It feels like it’s tearing my world apart.
How would you describe anxiety?