Over and over I hear don’t think about it you’ll be okay. It’s the hardest thing to make others understand. When I’m going through an anxiety episode I stop eating, stop socializing stop taking care of myself. I feel super alone.
Yeah definitely my friends and family are a constant help. I also think it also depends on who the therapist is I had to match through two and I finally gave a therapist that I feel comfortable with and that I like her style of counselling. However therapy isn’t for all so totally understand everyone has different paths and journeys.It is so important to obtain help from those who know and understand. When I had GAD I was led up so many blind alleys by those who had no idea how I felt. We are super vulnerable at such times and it is so easy to fall for the many well meaning but ignorant people who will give useless advice. But we don't know do we? If we are beginners in anxiety then our one aim is to get well, but how? There will always be those who will cash in on the vulnerable, so we need to proceed with caution. I suggest only listening to those who know having been there. There is no substitute for experience. Professionals who have not been there can only work from theory. That is not much use. I found that those I paid did me little good, but the friends and helpers who had been there and I did not pay helped me a lot. That is not to say that counselling from someone who has not suffered can't help, but a therapist who knows is far better because they can empathise.