Anxiety and depression are so common these days that we tend to consider them almost normal conditions, brushing it off like it’s no big deal when we hear that someone is struggling with one or the other – or both. But if you are one of the many who battle these disorders, you know how seriously they can affect your life.
Anxiety and depression have been present in my life pretty much as far as I can remember. Of course, as a kid I didn’t know what I was experiencing. At one point my parents took me to the doctor because I was constantly calling home from school and waking up in the middle of the night at sleepovers with severe nausea. I was always feeling sick and thinking that I was going to throw up, and I would go into a panic. My doctor diagnosed me with acid reflux and put me on a prescription for Zantac 75. Eye roll.