My health has always been good, I had never been rushed to hospital until the day I had my first panic attack, and it was all down to anxiety…
The aim of this blog is to share my story of how I dealt with anxiety everyday and was able to overcome it.
I aim to talk about how it started, life events that were affected, how it affected the people around me and most importantly how I overcame it.
Anxiety differs between people, before I experience my first panic attack I never understood it. I would see people having panic attacks at school and I would hear about it and think nothing of it. I can now say for a fact that if I had not experienced it myself I would never understand what a person goes through when having a panic attack, and how horrific the feeling is. In addition to this, not only did it affect me, but it also affected my family and the people around me. I felt bad for making them worry, I went through a period of not even understanding it myself which made it so much worse!
In 2016 I experienced a major panic attack for the first time (which will be explained in more detail), after being rushed to the hospital and informed that it was just a panic attack this changed my perception and understanding of what I thought anxiety was… Looking back at this period of time, I cannot imagine how I got through every day with constant anxiety. I am so proud of the person I am today and how far I have come. I am slowly pushing myself to do things that I would never have dreamed of doing and once achieving them the feeling is more amazing than I could ever describe.
It has been more than a year and a half since my last panic attack. I now study at University and working in a part time job, meaning I am travelling on a daily basis. I no longer worry about having panic attacks, I have moved away from home and I am pushing myself to take part in as much as I can to live my life to the fullest.