In her 15-year battle with anxiety, there was always one thing Shevonne refused to try
I’ve had anxiety since my mid 20s. I’ve lived with the constant fear of a panic attack, an invisible line of tension across my neck and shoulders. I couldn’t relax, and I had a recurring terror that I was going to go mad.
I’m 40 now, so that’s 15 years of living with an irrational fear that I just couldn’t kick.
The recurring nature of anxiety means I’ve gone through periods where it has been a dull hum, and others where it is like a swarm of bees hovering around my head.
I know all about my condition, I’ve had 15 years of counselling, online programs and reading books. I know why it gets triggered, how to manage it, that when it comes it won’t last. I’ve tried everything from cognitive behavioural therapy, reading books, practicing meditation and yoga, exercise and natural herbs like St John’s Wort.