I’m in the midst of hitting a wall that needs to come down once and for all.
Anxiety is that wall. I don’t remember when there wasn’t some kind of anxiety in my life. And now frequent panic attacks have been affecting my work, my health, and my life the past few weeks.
I have been avoiding alcohol entirely since early February and have been limiting caffeine the past week or so. I’m making an effort to get enough sleep and exercise and to limit carbohydrate intake – all things that usually help anxiety issues in addition to aiding in blood sugar control. Still, the anxiety is there and it’s time to deal with it.
I’m scared because of how psychiatric medication affected me in the past. However, I’m willing to give anything a try to kick start some sort of relief from the anxiety which plagues me. So, I’m seeing a new psychiatrist this week. As far as alternatives, massage helped yesterday and I’m looking into acupuncture for the acute panic attacks. Counseling is already happening.
Living in constant fear is no way to live. Trust me on that one.