This is going to be a new feature, it is an honest one and it is going to be a tough one for me to write. So please bear with me and I hope you will support me in my story about me and Anxiety.
This new blog post is going to be about me learning about Anxiety and telling you what my first experiences of it was and not evening knowing I had it.
So I never knew what Anxiety was, I had a lot of friends at school that would have panic attacks. If I am honest, I thought it was a big excuse to get out of lessons and I thought it was a bit OTT.
Turns out I was wrong, panic attacks are real and I had first experienced one during my driving test which you can find out all about here It was horrible, I had no idea what was going on and why it was happening. I thought it was an asthma attack, but after speaking to the examiner, instructor and a doctor I was told what it was.
And since then, all my panic attacks have happened during my driving tests and it is because of my attacks that I can’t pass the tests. If something happens in the test, it can be something small that I have no control over or maybe I accidentally went in the wrong lane- it just sets me off. Whether it is a nose bleed, or I can’t breathe or what is most common- I shake and I can’t stop.
Of course, Anxiety isn’t just about panic attacks and I have learnt that it is also mental as well as the physical being.
Since I have graduated, I have experienced other sides to Anxiety which I am going to talk about in my next post about Anxiety and Me.