Not going to lie. It's been a tough week, Wednesday Warriors. A bit of a tough few weeks actually. I'm in what seems to be a never ending battle with anxiety. It strikes in the middle of the most unexpected times, detached, it seems, from any true trigger. This makes it nearly impossible to plan for and to manage. Through some breathing techniques, I've been able to get most of the attacks under control.
However, over the last month or so, my symptoms have shifted. What once worked now makes it worse and chest pain has added itself to the mix. Worried I might have another problem (not anxiety related), I went to a clinic just to be safe. The nurse confirmed my lungs were clear and found only a slightly red throat.
So she prescribed an antibiotic and steroids. BTW, steroids make you hella emotional. Life tip: never read a critique of your art whilst emotionally compromised. It ends well for no one.
The drugs have left me weepy and still haven't fixed whatever's going on with my breathing. Hopefully it will resolve on its own?
All this leads me to this week's question: What makes you anxious or hyper emotional? Do you thought spiral? Ugly cry in public? How do you cope?
If you have a second, I'd love to know!