Awaiting medical tests and results never bothered me. Recently, my doctor asked for a special cancer test. My anxiety is up, and doomsday thinking is my latest challenge.
Having a hobby helps my anxiety. Doing pottery helps channel my thoughts and energy in a new direction. It gets me out of my head and gives me a renewed sense of accomplishment.
Understanding the guilt and shame elicited by my acute panic and anxiety, both when it occurred and months later during therapy, is helping me heal.
Anxiety and panic symptoms can occur seemingly out of the blue, triggering fight-or-flight responses unexpectedly.