I got this when I took ADHD medication as a young child. It gave me such terror nightmares that I woke up and it felt like the dream had continued on, but I was awake, and I was in such physical and emotional pain afterwards for sometimes hours. Sometimes all I could do was curl up and wait for it to pass, nothing anyone could do or say could help. It was so frustrating, and isolating. It was latter that the doctor figured out it was a rare and BAD side effect with that new medication that had caused it, but even though I no longer need medications and that was more than 15 years ago, I still live with the trauma from it and get bad anxiety whenever I see or experience anything that reminds me of those nightmares I had.
This is one of the few if only things I have ever seen that puts it perfectly. People just don't seem to understand what it is like to have anxiety so badly like this. Thank you for doing this.
This is beautiful. It spot on explains everything associated with stress and I relate to it perfectly. I have such a difficult time explaining the process to people and putting out there exactly what is going on but this really ideally explains it all. Plus I like the way you drew it. Thank you for this. I love it.
I think it's great you wrote this. I suffer from this too... though for different reasons. But in the end, it's one of the worst things I've experienced. Distractions are supposed to be the best thing for it. My own is thinking up stories and scenes or something trivial. I think it's great you're bringing attention to it. Sometimes it's nice to know that you're not alone in your feelings or problems.