Today, I'm opening up, being vulnerable and sharing my anxiety story.
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A couple of years ago, I thought I was just having a really bad allergic reaction to some food. My kids were all in the bed for the night. My husband was at an evening class for his Master's degree. I started to get really worried about what was happening. I didn't know what to do.
Not knowing what to do, I texted a doctor friend. He gave me some advice and told me what to be on the look out for. Then, I called a friend, who helped and was able to sit with me for a little while until my husband got home.
However, a few months later, that feeling came back. I knew what was happening though. Then, I realized what had happened to me! I was actually having an anxiety attack.
Learning what anxiety feels like and where I feel it has been an essential part of being able to keep my anxiety in check. I also take some medication that helps with it too! Always, always remember that reaching out to friends, family and doctors is just taking care of yourself! It's okay to ask for help and to need help.
Listening to your body and really trying to pin point what's happening will help you be able to control your anxiety. Let people know that you're feeling anxious! They can help!! When we are willing to be vulnerable with other people, our relationships with them can flourish.