Since the election in November, I have been feeling very anxious and have had trouble sleeping through the night. During the day my heart pounds for no apparent reason. And I wake up at 2 or 3 every morning and can’t fall back to sleep. I feel so exhausted at work, I can barely concentrate. Can politics cause an anxiety disorder? Am I going to be awake for the next four years? Help me!
Okay, this is probably not the kind of thing you are looking for, but I get really anxious when the weather is hot. So, during the summer months (I live in Texas), I am literally a wreck all the time. Is there anything I can do about this? Is this a real anxiety thing?
Adrenaline rushes used to propel me to successful results—academically, athletically and in my career. Now, however, anxiety has kicked in big time so when I watch a sporting event or perform competitively, my body reacts with the old adrenaline rush, which now creates the same symptoms as my anxiety “attacks.” Do I have to pop a pill to participate or do I now have to abstain?