Common Anxiety Symptoms

Common Anxiety Symptoms Infographic

common anxiety symptoms infographic

If you have read some of my recent posts, you’ll know I have been struggling more than usual with my health anxiety. As this was happening, I connected with a good friend who also suffers from some serious health anxiety. She shared with me a picture that listed off common anxiety symptoms.

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The Rash: Dealing With Two Weeks Of Panic


Three weeks ago, we moved into our new home. Overall, the process was surprisingly easy for me. I usually hate change – even good change, but this was a much-needed change, and I embraced it the best I could. I already feel like my home is, well, home. I’ve adjusted far better than I thought I would, and yet, here we are. Two weeks of panic. All because of a rash.  Continue reading “The Rash: Dealing With Two Weeks Of Panic”

Anxiety, Life In General



Before I begin, I want to send a shout-out to my virtual friend Katie, because her recent post actually inspired me to do…well…what I’m about to tell you I did.

Vacations are hard for me. Just search my blog and you will see that pretty much every time I’ve gone on vacation, I’ve had at least one horrific emetophobia-induced panic attack.  Continue reading “Success!”

Anxiety, Life In General



You ever hear a song that really hits you? It might not even have anything to do with what you’re feeling, but you hang onto a lyric or two and you feel like it was written just for you? That’s how I feel about these lyrics from Wolves by Big Wreck. Which, by the way, is an awesome song. If you haven’t heard the song before, check it out below.


The Bravest Twenty-Two Year Old at the Dentist

A year ago, I found out I had a cavity. I was cavity-free for twenty-two years. All of a sudden, the horrors of having to get a filling were all too real. During my last check-up/cleaning in January, my dentist (who also happens to be a family friend) informed me that it was time to fill the cavity. The horror.  Continue reading “The Bravest Twenty-Two Year Old at the Dentist”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

I Went To Class

If you read my last post, you’ll know that I’ve been having a bit of trouble with my emetophobia the past few days. My stomach has been more upset than usual – which means my anxiety has also been more than usual. On top of that, I started back at school only a week ago, and of course, change hates me. And I hate it. So I haven’t been having a great time the past little while.  Continue reading “I Went To Class”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

Making Progress? Maybe.

So today I feel as though I made some progress. A lot of my posts have been about my emetophobia lately because it’s been really, really bad. The past 5 years my emetophobia has been there, but it hasn’t been HORRIBLY bad. Well, the past few months it has basically stopped me from living. At least, living normally. But today, I think I made some progress.  Continue reading “Making Progress? Maybe.”

Anxiety, Emetophobia

Small Accomplishments


Sometimes taking tiny steps still feel like huge accomplishments.
I have had a hard year with my anxiety. A lot of things have gone on in my life that have contributed to it. All in all it’s just been a tough year. Because of that I’ve sort of lost sight of a few things and have given into my anxiety way more than I used to.

It came to the point where I no longer wanted to go out with my friends – not because I didn’t want to see them, but because I was terrified that if I went out, I would (for whatever reason) get sick to my stomach and get sick in front of them. This is always a fear I have, but it hasn’t stopped me from living my normal life in a very long time. Not again until this year.
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