My mom died a few months ago and I am devastated. In the last few weeks, I have begun to have panic attacks, or at least that is what my doctor calls them. I’ve never had these attacks before. Why now? First of all, we are so sorry to hear about your mother’s death. We have been through it: My mother died 12 years ago, and I am still struggling to process the loss.
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?