Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Your body on anxiety.

When I first started experiencing issues with anxiety in my late teens and early 20s, I was desperate for answers. I thought I was going crazy so I started looking for answers. I wanted to confirm it--that I was nuts.

Instead, I learned that I was experiencing anxiety. That helped, because then everything made sense. For me, it started with stomach issues, which the doctor thought was an ulcer. My stomach would be "on" even when I wasn't anxious. But really, I was so anxious and didn't really stop feeling that way, even when I thought all was good. It was like my mind was eating my stomach and I didn't even know it.

When I saw this infographic on anxiety at Huffinton Post, I figured I'd share. If you're not sure what you're going through, this may help you see that you're not crazy. Our bodies react to our minds. Once we know that, we can begin to learn how to deal with it all. 

How did your anxiety physically manifest? 



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