Every morning i wake up with paralyzing anxiety.
i feel it so very physically.
There is an anvil on my chest and deep breathing is impossible.
My morning meds help with the physical manifestations of my anxiety,but not with my incessant worry.
Part of this could be due to my OCD.
i do ruminate a whole lot.
i am always waiting for something terrible to happen.
My middle name is "Worst Case Scenarios".
My mind is never at ease.
Both my case manager and my pyschiatrist/therapist want me to be more social.
i am terrified of humans.
i am terrified in general,almost all the time.
The "What-If's" are driving me crazy.
How to get past the "What-If's"??
I have struggled with anxiety on and off since I was a teenager...as an adult, the occasions became more frequent. However, the last year and a half it feels like I'm getting lost in it. Sometimes I feel like I'm fighting to breathe because I'm being crushed and suffocated under all of the uncontrollable feelings of dread for what may happen. Rationally, I know that these are all "what ifs" and...
I'm a caregiver for my husband, and also help my mother, and mil. Husband has been disabled for 13 yrs. Can't walk well, uses a cane. Refuses to use a wheelchair ever. Aside from the legs cramping and/or shaking, he gets back pain some times. Past week an old shoulder injury flared up. Dr. told him in the past that they couldn't do surgery on it. I suggested he go see our Dr. but he complained...