I remember the first time I went to the doctor because I was having extremely bad anxiety. I was told it was all in my head and I needed to learn to deal with it. How do you deal with something you really have no control over, and you have no idea how to control the spells?
Anxiety effected my life more than I knew it at the time. I was a prisoner in my own home. I wouldn’t go out to check the mail if my mother in law was home, and if she was home, I would wait until night before I checked the mail. A lot of the reasons I hurried up and ran back to Michigan when I did, was because my mother in law was going to be home all the time. She was quitting her job, and I knew I was not going to be able to handle that. Not with the doctors refusing me anything for my issues.
When we got to Michigan though the anxiety started to control more of my life than it did when we were in Tennessee… I knew it was time I get in to see a different doctor, because I wasn’t able to deal or handle certain situations. I was having extremely bad attacks. I am not talking just being nervous. I am talking hot and cold flashes, severe cramps, racing heart, and I had no control of my life or the situation we were in.
I went to the doctor and discovered I had Social Phobia. After doing research on this topic, I learned just how bad my anxiety was effecting my life. I am now on meds and they help me control my anxiety some. If you feel you have anxiety please get help, anxiety effects your life more than you know it.