Daily #492! Some days may even be a bit of both.
let’s talk about the physical affects of chronic anxiety because they’re hardly ever acknowledged
- upset stomach and vomiting
- muscle aches
- chronic fatigue
- hormonal problems
- irregular menstrual cycles
- lowered immune system
- shortness of breath
- heart palpitations
it is a lot more than just “feeling anxious “
Anonymous asked: "Hi. My girlfriend messaged me a few minutes ago (she has BPD and depression and anorexia) and said that she's sick of living and wants to die. She told me she loved me and said goodbye and then said she was going to shoot herself. I love her so much, what can I say to help her if she's not already gone? Please help me. I've tried so hard to help her but idk please"
If she is genuinely saying her goodbyes to you, with the intention of killing herself then you need to ring the emergency services immediately. Try and get back in contact with her and keep her talking on the phone. She is a danger to herself and could fatally hurt herself, especially if she has access to guns.
Anonymous asked: "Hi it's the anon that was scared about HIV, I did my test and I'm negative! Thanks for your help, it made me feel a lot calmer"
Excellent news! You’re welcome, stay safe :)
An unexpected turn of events:
Something completely unexpected happened to me today, I went the furthest I have done in two years.
"We have experienced some of the worst situations that life can throw at one person. Public and private ridicule, expulsion from family, accusations of lying and laziness, taking a free ride and probably the worst, our loved ones and friends have forsaken us. Who else do you know would still be standing as we are, not many, I assure you! We are articulate, insightful, compassionate, and opinionated. We are firm in our resolve to either beat this affliction or live with it peacefully. We are strong!"
— A positive side to Agoraphobia [x]
Anonymous asked: "I have health anxiety.... I think that I have something and then worry about it constantly until a dr tells me I don't! Right now, I am convinced that my ex bf has given me HIV even though at the time when I was with him he said that he always used a condom with other people, so it's a low risk. He's not around to reassure me anymore so I have room to doubt it! My test is in 4 days and I don't know how to cope, I can't stop worrying about getting a positive result."
Think of it as, “You’re innocent until proven guilty.” You’re HIV free, until you’re told otherwise, there’s no point in worrying about it. It’s not going to hurry up the time until you get your results, it will probably make the days feel longer. Convincing yourself that you have it doesn’t mean you actually do, you can’t self diagnose yourself with things like this. HIV is a very treatable illness nowadays, and if by chance you do have it it’s better to find out now so you can take the right medication to keep you healthy. Message me how it goes! I hope this helps :)
"Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t."
— Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free