I have GAD and Panic Disorder, so I have a constant anxiety, like Liam, it’s usually about stuff that is completely beyond my control. And I get so anxious that it basically causes me to shut down. Almost like panic overload. I’m also super sensitive to movement and noises. Like if someone comes up behind me and I didn’t hear them approach they will startle the crap out of me and often cause me to scream or freak out.
The panic disorder causes me to have pretty severe panic attacks where I feel an overwhelming sense of dread or like I’m going to die. My heart starts racing and many times I’ll start shrieking uncontrollably for a few seconds.
However the panic attacks don’t happen too often anymore. And I’ve been in therapy for a while to deal with these issues and they seem to be getting better. It’s still a struggle but not as much as it used to be.