If you are suffering from one of the anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, agoraphobia, social phobia, OCD, or other anxiety disorder, it can be debilitating. Some people suffer from generalized anxiety while for others there are specific situations where panic attacks and panic disorders occur. Perhaps you have anxiety over flying, or speaking in publlc. Perhaps your anxiety is brought on by your fear of heights or a fear of rejection by a partner.
In today’s world, many people suffer from anxiety due to the demands of modern living. It is not uncommon for people to have a job that requires them to travel frequently, whether for business or pleasure. Often times, the travel has become taxing, as the travel experience often causes the sufferer to become tired, anxious, and even depressed.
Most oftentimes, when people who suffer from anxiety disorders feel that they are exhausted, they are actually suffering from depression. Unfortunately, many times the depression keeps the sufferer from going out on their own or participating in activities that they used to enjoy. This can add additional stress to the already stressful situation and in turn contributes to anxiety attacks.
Lack of sleep is another frequent feeling for many people who suffer from anxiety. Many sufferers have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, and consequently are unable to get a good night’s rest. The lack of sleep often becomes a vicious circle. If you worry about the fact that you are not getting enough sleep, you may lay awake fretting about the fact that you can’t sleep which makes the problem worse.
What you shouldn’t do is try to compensate for your lack of sleep by consuming large amounts of alcohol. In many cases, alcohol consumption itself causes anxiety attacks.
In addition to experiencing anxiety due to lack of sleep, many people who suffer from anxiety disorders are also under extreme pressure. These people often spend more time at work than they would like, as well as dealing with the stress that the job causes them.
In many cases, individuals who suffer from an anxiety disorder often find themselves working in environments that are less than desirable. While these jobs are required to exist, the constant feeling of anxiety that people feel adds additional workplace stress to their lives.
Sometimes it is a lack of work causing the anxiety. In normal times this could be owing to redundancy or unemployment. This is enhanced if it comes out of the blue. No one could have predicted that in 2020 the world would suffer a pandemic and be forced in to lockdown. If you find yourself cut off from your usual means of support by being isolated from friends and family it is no surprise this would cause isolation anxiety. The results of the limitations imposed by self distancing has been felt by people of all ages. Schoolchildren have been suffering from separation anxiety as a result of being cut off from their friends. I find separation anxiety in children particularly upsetting as it is the time of life when we hope our kids will be free of the worries that they may encounter in later life.
Many people who suffer from anxiety feel that they are constantly running around trying to avoid or alleviate the symptoms of their anxiety disorder. While this may be a small part of the overall picture, it can significantly impact their overall health. Stress and anxiety contribute to fatigue, which leads to reduced energy, increased risk of disease, and ultimately, an increased risk of an anxiety attack. Anxiety can have direct detrimental effects on your life and health. Anxiety and the stress that results cause the release of stress hormones which ultimately can cause inflammation leading to heart disease, stomach problems and diabetes. You need to find a way to cure your anxiety not only for your mental wellbeing but for your physical health also. Do not let people tell you to “pull yourself together”, you are suffering from a real disorder and should seek out help to cure your anxiety.
Some people who suffer from anxiety attacks also become easily frustrated, as they have to deal with the incessant demands of others. As a result, they become less productive, which will in turn cause them to take more time off work, which could result in a loss of income.
As previously mentioned, many people who suffer from anxiety disorders feel that they are constantly running around trying to avoid or alleviate the symptoms of their anxiety disorder. While this may be a small part of the overall picture, it can significantly contribute to their overall health. Stress and anxiety contribute to fatigue, which leads to reduced energy, increased risk of disease, and ultimately, an increased risk of an anxiety attack.
Sufferers often feel that their symptoms are so severe that they may never be able to leave their homes. When this happens, they become paralyzed and unable to function independently. This agoraphobia is one of the possible symptoms of severe anxiety disorder.
If you suffer from anxiety attacks and symptoms you must learn to manage your symptoms, and not allow the symptoms to control your life. Learning to manage anxiety can be a lifelong process, but it is important to remember that if you or someone you love is suffering from anxiety, it is a problem that needs to be dealt with, and not simply dismissed.
There are various things you can try to control anxiety and panic attacks. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT helps many people. You can also try meditation or herbal medicines in the form of essential oils. If you are suffering from extreme anxiety you should go to see your doctor. Do not suffer in silence there are natural cures for anxiety and it does not have to be a lifelong problem.