This is helping a little bit.

Okay, so I’m in my second week of dealing with generalized anxiety and panic attacks related to some health stuff. (Not to worry- nothing terribly serious. And I’m doing enough worrying for the collective group, trust me.) Stinking great times over here, let me tell you.

This sounds a little bizarre, but the best I’ve felt in the past week or so is when I’m driving and “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk plays on the radio. It’s the little things, people.

Imagine my delight when I saw this video on Facebook. Kind of made my morning.

Anyone up for a Soul Train dance line?

  • Sarah

    May 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    There must be something in the air. Same things going on in my household. I call it “May Medical Madness Mayhem.” It’ll pass, but not fast enough. When in doubt, alliterate your worries away!

    *sending good vibes to you and yours*

  • gorillabuns

    May 31, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Bucketlist: We Soul Train Dance to this song in my living room when you come here this summmer!

  • Carla

    June 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    Hi Sarah

    I’ve never commented before, but really enjoy your blog. Man, being an adult sucks sometimes. I’ve dealt with anxiety myself because of health issues and it’s just a vicious cycle. The anxiety just creates more anxiety. Hope things get better for you soon!

  • Erin

    June 11, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I just wanted to delurk and tell you that I feel you. SO feel you. For the past few months I have been going through a major (what I assumed) health scare. Like, scary symptoms that sent me into a tailspin and also sent me into many, many specialists offices for many, many blood tests, MRI’s, nerve conduction tests, eye exams, etc. (All which came out normal, btw.) During the months that this was taking place though, I could barely function I was such a complete disaster. Crying all the time, hyperventilating, you name it. The worst thing about it all is that is just takes SUCH a long time to rule things out that your anxiety just gets the best of you. It’s a never-ending feedback loop of fear and anxiety while you are waiting which makes (perceived) symptoms worse. So fast forward to now; I have been on an antidepressant for about a month and have some rescue anti-anxiety meds for acute attacks. I’m much better than I was, but I still have episodes of symptoms. I have no idea if anything is really wrong with me, if I was having a “flare” of some sort that will come back later on as something worse, or if it all can be chalked up to anxiety. (All the specialists I have seen said that it is an anxiety disorder and that can cause all kinds of real symptoms.) Its so hard to explain to other people who don’t suffer from GAD how debilitating it can be. I”m a mom and I work full time and it is so extremely helpful to know that there are others out there that feel the same way. Thank you for your honesty. Let me know if you ever want to freak out together ;)