P.S. If you want to chat to me about the various treatments I’ve tried (counselling, medication, hypnotherapy and CBT) then please go ahead and email or tweet me, or if you have other questions or you just want to chat. HOWEVER, if you are suffering from anxiety or believe that you are your doctor should be your first port of call – and if they are super unhelpful then seek a second option.
P.P.S. I’m still not entirely sure why I’ve written this, I think at least partly is the fact that since I’ve read these comments I’ve felt the weird need to ‘justify’ my anxiety and how I live with it. Unfortunately the one thing that still upsets me the most is when people are dismissive or ignorant of what anxiety is like for me and for others and I guess seeing those comments (even though they weren’t aimed at me directly) just got to me.