My Anxiety

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My Anxiety essay. How I deal with it. What I believe can happen.

Submitted: January 19, 2017

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I have kept this a secret for almost 2 years now. None of my closest friends know, only my family. I suffer from anxiety. Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination.

Anxiety sometimes affects what I do. When I'm doing something in big crowds of people I tend to get anxiety and it's not fun. Over the past few months I have put a lot of energy into working out the best ways to manage my anxiety. I believe that even though anxiety has a bunch of bad times, that if I can get through those bad times there will always be a happy ending.

When the doctor said I had an anxiety disorder it didn't Come as much of a surprise to me, since for the previous few years I have spent my time freaking out about a number of things. Some of my fears are rational, and some less so, but all of them had one thing in common. They had a level of control over me in my day-to-day life that fell outside the range of normal.

I have a hard time talking to people about this. I kind of don't want to talk to my friends about this either because I don't really think they would understand. If there's one thing I can change it's not the anxiety itself, nor even the ease and availability of treatment. It's how often I find myself intense, uncomfortable, or in painful situations with people who just want to help. My parents find it sometimes hard to deal with because I might have mood swings here and there, but when everything's good, I seem to be happy and having anxiety doesn't bother me at that moment.

I know I'm not the only one with anxiety, so it doesn't make me feel alone. My parents are really proud of me for having to deal with anxiety and that makes me feel really special. I’ve been through ups and downs that’s why I believe that even though anxiety has a bunch of bad times, that if I can get through those bad times there will always be a happy ending.

 


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