7. We are terrified everyone will find out how bad it is.
And we go to great lengths to hide it, whether it be going to the restroom to avoid taking medicine in front of coworkers or feigning allergies to explain tears in public, we spend A LOT of time stressing about what would happen if our secret got out.
8. Anything can trigger an Anxiety attack.
A coworker once told me I had a big personality; I spent the next three hours trying to decide what she meant and finally ended up calling my cousin in an attempt to decode it before I could relax…kind of.
9. There is nothing about Anxiety that you can tell us that we don’t already know.
We spend a lot of time researching an Anxiety Disorder. A lot. If there’s a paper or a study out about Anxiety, we’ve read it, probably twice so we don’t need you spouting off Anxiety facts that you read on Facebook, we’ve seen that list too, and, most likely, added to it.
10. Sometimes “leave me alone” means “leave me alone.”
We really appreciate you trying to help but sometimes the best thing you can do for us gives us a minute.