anxiety and HSP (hyper sensitive person)
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|Sat, 09-08-2012 - 11:09am|
Don't know if this will help abyone but it helped me a lot last year. Here is a link to a book (I found it at my library) http://www.amazon.com/Highly-Sensitive-Person-Elaine-Ph-D/dp/0553062182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1347116707&sr=8-1&keywords=hypersensitive+person
It's about being a hyper sensitive person - smells, internal feelings, chaos, sleep deprivation, etc. Pretty much everything. It explained a lot of what was making me anxious - not everything but a lot - I feel everything in my body - every ache, pain and stomach rumble and I would freak out about them all. Smells really got to me and I would often feel dizzy and panicky at restaurants - I realized it was because I would smell everything from my dinner to the person's coffee near me to the BO of the waiter. It was overwhelming. Target and other big store with their lights. Once I read the book, I really started to understand that I didn't have to panic in these situations - that I was NORMAL (for me, at least) and it really helped me get through those situations without a panic attack. Maybe it will help someone else too.