Acceptance

One day you just have to let the butterflies fly away…….

Just like anything else in life you, can not overcome anxiety until you have accepted the condition.  I spent most of my time struggling trying to convince myself that I didn’t have anxiety.  Anxiety was the “crazy” person’s problem.  I was convinced I had some serious medical problem.  I was sure that I had cancer or some awful heart condition that would lead to a heart attack.  The worst was that most of the time I was convinced I really had some mystery illness that the doctor’s kept missing and that one day I would just drop dead.  Well here’s the thing, anxiety creates many different physical symptoms that are easy to confuse:

Here are just a few physical symptoms:

  • Muscle pain
  • Chest pain
  • Tingling in arms and legs
  • Trouble breathing
  • Headaches
  • Dizzy

Just these few symptoms here would be easy to confuse with a heart attack (my worry of choice).

I also found this great site which goes into such detail about the symptoms of anxiety.  This is the first site I found to go into such depth of detail.

http://www.anxietycentre.com/anxiety-symptoms.shtml

Now I encourage anyone who is concerned about their health to go to the doctor and have a check up, but here is a word of advice, if your doctor gives you a clean bill of health (like mine did time after time) then understand and know you ARE healthy and move on to the next step.  Accept that you are suffering from anxiety.  I can’t say it any other way than anxiety SUCKS, but if you fight it instead of embracing it, it will consume your life.

Make sure to read my other posts.  See the top left tab to open the menu bar.  Enjoy the journey 🙂

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