Why does anxiety make me feel so bad?By
I have had anxiety my whole life but recently it has just taken over my life. I’m shaky all the time, tired, my heart beats up to 128bpm, I feel like im going crazy. Xanex, exercise and meditation help a little but I just don’t know how to keep myself calm and not sweat the small stuff.
Anxiety is not just a more severe form of what normal people experience. Its an acutal biological process, much like diabetes or high blood pressure. Here instead the problem is with chemicals in the brain. This can result in cognitive distortions i.e. thoughts which are not correct regarding your situation. A person with anxiety is more likely to have selective thinking which recognises the bad and blocks out the good, and makes the person unable to realise, understand or rationalise their anxiety. This is why it is important to seek help from a medical professional. A general practitioner or psychitrists can help with medication, and a psychiatrist or psychologist can help with very useful cognitive behavioural therapy, which helps to correct some of these abnormal thoughts. The combination of both will go a long way to helping you cope. And the more they help you the better you’ll be able to think and help yourself.