I’ve lived with bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder almost all of my life, and for the most part, I’ve been doing really well and thriving these past few years.
Last week, the anxiety starting getting out of hand; it has culminated in full-on panic attacks these past few days, to the point where I’m not sleeping and when I do fall asleep I wake up every hour or so in sheer panic, my body sweating and gasping for breath.
I have ways to combat this, and I am working hard to use the tools I have been given to ensure that I not only get through this, but emerge stronger and healthier, but for now, the world is too much, too overwhelming. I feel like everything is going to collapse on top of me.
I’ll be okay—I have support and have a history of being able to get through this—but for now, I appreciate your patience as I navigate my way through a crippling and crushing time that is making everything, the whole act of life, feel like too much. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.