I have never taken hard drugs in my life, but I created an obsession with being spiked and could not trust anyone.
When I was 16, a lot of my friends began taking hard drugs; cocaine, ecstasy, acid, but because of my bad experiences with weed (which I had smoked nearly every day for 2 years), I never joined in because of my paranoia and negative mindset, although the temptation was there. Continue reading
I spent the last 14 years of my life trying to cope with my anxieties and problems the natural way, but with the addition of medication for the last few months, my life has become much easier.
I have always been reluctant to take medication unless absolutely necessary as I prefer to try natural methods first to see if I can remedy the problem. Continue reading
Until the age of 21, I had experienced no serious stomach complaints…but then IBS crippled me.
I find myself always searching for this sign
I used to be able to eat anything I wanted and went to the toilet like clockwork. I had been sick before with stomach ailments and always recovered back to normal, Continue reading
I recently began to use my smartphone to help me cope with my anxieties.
I am almost certain that every single one of you reading this owns a smartphone. Personally, I don’t like how dependent we have become on these devices, but they do have their advantages. Continue reading
My anxiety and IBS has completely changed the way I travel.
Travelling is one thing that you can’t avoid unless you want to seriously diminish your quality of life. It is such a norm that it has put a lot of pressure on me in recent years because I think as an outsider it is one of the hardest issues to understand. Continue reading
I used to live on the 14th floor of a high-rise and would only take the elevator when I was drunk.
I have always been told that you should face your fears and anxieties and I would say that to some extent I agree. I think it is situational. Continue reading
My grandma’s death made me realise that no matter how many times you touch a piece of wood, you cannot stop something.
My OCD has varied in extremity over the years. There were periods in my life when it could take an hour in the morning to complete my routines, having to start over and over, as I was not sure if I had made a mistake. Continue reading
Last year I nearly didn’t board a flight home because my anxiety kicked in and panic attack symptoms began. Needless to say, that flight was absolute hell for me!
I would say that I am a fairly frequent flyer. I love to travel and experience new cultures and have lived abroad for the last 3 years. I have never been scared of flying itself and until the age of 21 when I developed my IBS, I was actually very happy aboard a plane. Continue reading
‘I have always had a problem with alcohol’. It has taken me about 10 years and an amazing person to finally admit that to myself.
One of the first pieces of advice the doctor gave me was not to drink to excess, as hangovers cause chemical-level depression and anxiety. Continue reading