Laura, 21, Belgium

img_20170123_162306“I suffer from anxiety for the past 10 years. I survived a variant of anorexia and I’ve dealt with various depressions.

The first time I experienced an anxiety attack, I thought I was going to die. As a child I didn’t know what happened.. my heart pumped like a storm, I began to sweat and I felt very dizzy. At the moment I was sitting at the dinner table with my family so I kept it quiet.

As soon as I could I ran to the toilet and I puked because of the stress.. I sat down and I couldn’t stop shaking. I was so afraid. I thought it was because of the food but that was not the case. Because of that anxiety attack I was scared to eat in public, I always thought I was going to vomit.. That’s where a variant of anorexia began.

I became skinnier and skinnier, then at a certain moment, these attacks became more frequent. My parents thought it was better if I saw a psychiatrist and he said it was all in my head. The fear of everything caused my depression so the doctor gave me an anti-depressant which I still taking today.

Now that I’m older I can manage the feelings of fear, I still struggle everyday but my family and friends are there for me. Also, the medication helps but it’s only temporary.

My anxiety is now my frienemy. He taught me a lot but he’ll never be my teacher.

Good luck to everyone who suffers from this condition. Kisses and hugs!

My instagram : haznosoul





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1 Comment

  1. Good on you Laura,and i wish you well for the future 🙂

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