Hello everybody, my name is Amani if you don’t know me. I would just like to start off by saying you guys are all amazing and wonderful.
So here’s the introduction!
Welcome to the Let’s Talk About It first thread. Every week I will make a new thread, each one about something different.
Feel free to share your personal feelings, stories, and thoughts on each.
Please remember that if you don’t follow the forum rules, I will personally flag your comment and the moderators can deal with it.
If this by any means gets out of hands, I will close down the thread.
This will be a sophisticated, and responsible discussion.
Without further ado:
Let’s talk about anxiety.
Anxiety is one of the most common disorders. It is common in children and seniors but very common between teens, young adults, and adults. There are more than 3,000,000 cases in the U.S. per year.
There’s general anxiety
OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder)
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Do not undermine someone’s own personal anxiety as everyone’s anxiety takes different forms but here are some more common symptoms of anxiety:
- Fatigue, restlessness, or extreme sweating
- Lack of concentration, racing or unwanted thoughts
- Hypervigilance or irritability
- excessive worry, fear, feeling of impending doom, insomnia, nausea, palpitations, or trembling
Therapy is great but definitely not for everyone. For me personally, I don’t like going to therapists, it feels like talking to a fake person.
Many people on the other hand, find it a good way to get their feelings out.
Medication is not everyone’s favourite choice but is always smart. It can help relieve stress at times and help you ease the symptoms. Remember they MUST be prescribed by doctors.
Make sure to eat well, sleep well, and live well. Always save some time for yourself and take at least 10-20 minutes a day to collect your thoughts.
So if you good have any other ideas, feel free to share Those and maybe some personal experience. Let’s talk about it!