In 2020 I felt I had everything. A new partner, lots of new friends and my dream job. I was living on an animal sanctuary taking care of beautiful, rescued farm animals full time.
Then, like a whirlwind, everything crumbled.Seemingly without cause, anxiety filled my world. An unexplained tightness in my chest and throat; feelings of dread and incessant panic attacks, accompanied by a multitude of visual disturbances that I couldn't begin to explain at the time.
It was terrifying.“Doctors labelled me with bad anxiety at first, but I knew anxiety. This was different.”Panic attacks would even occur during sleep waking me up with a pounding heart and this all-encompassing dread that would leave me hyperventilating.Read more on mind.org.uk