Firstly, this could trigger some anxieties revolving around sickness symptoms. Be aware.
We all know that anxiety brings us mega lols(!) but most recently mines been playing little tricks on me and to be quite honest I’m not sure how best to tackle it.
See, at the beginning I’d got my symptoms figured out and I was able to control pretty much all of them – I use the term control loosely – so fighting anxiety became a bit of a routine. Until recently that is, where my anxiety seems to have expanded into some new territories where ‘fun’ little symptoms have come into play that I don’t quite know how to deal with.
That’s where you lovely lot come in!
Out of 2600 followers I’m hoping at least one of you can relate!
Basically, late last year I was heading to an event with work and was sharing a car with my boss and a colleague. Now I wasn’t particularly anxious about the event, but I felt ‘off’ and a little sicky but didn’t worry too much. Well that was a mistake, because panic set in and I basically almost threw up all over his car which would have been a nightmare. So much so I told him to turn back and take me back to the office. When I got back I felt really uneasy but the sickness subsided.
I thought nothing of it, but little did I know a new little trigger had appeared that would begin causing me problems. I now have anxiety dramz when travelling in other people’s cars with people who don’t know about my anxiety. Taxi rides, being a passenger, all of it. Sickness is becoming a big part of my anxiety. This has now expanded into events, so if I’m in a situation I think ‘oh god, what if I throw up!’ and sickness feeling ensues.
I know this is a fairly common symptom, so that’s why I’m reaching out for some coping techniques you may have taught yourself, learned in CBT or just general advice. I don’t want this to control me anymore so I just need to figure out a way to retrain my brain with it.
If you have any advice please comment here or reach out on twitter @anxiwarrior I really would appreciate it.