Today I am actually in a decent mood just abit frustrated. I know many people think they know what anxiety is and think they know all about it but as we all know in reality they have no clue how different regular anxiety is from an anxiety disorder.
My husband knows quite a bit about medical stuff because of his job but obviously no one knows everything. I certainly wouldn't want my shoulder surgeon doing brain surgery one me even though he's a fantastic doctor.
Ok so here's what's been going on lately….my husband is starting to attribute any time I'm upset or angry or sad as being me having anxiety issues. Literally any time I'm not perfectly cheery he'll say oh there you go with your anxiety issues again. I've tried to explain to him that I'm just being human and it is in no way related to my anxiety disorder and that sometimes people get a bit of anxiety without it being part of the disorder. He never had to deal with me back when my anxiety was completely taking over my life so I get that he doesn't understand just how bad it can get, however, I am starting to get offended that he acts like I'm insane when I've worked so hard to get to this point in life.
Back when I was really bad I couldn't leave the house even while heavily medicated, school was the worst for me since I had an irrational fear of it. After I finished school my anxiety became significantly better but still took meds to stay really good. I've finally gotten to the point of being able to mostly control it on my own and not take medication, so it's a huge blow when he picks on my anxiety issues. I try to explain how great this is for me but he just insists that he's a medical professional so he knows exactly what he's talking about. Clearly I know nothing since I've only been diagnosed with this for 14 YEARS!
I just wish he could understand how hard I've worked and how I'm just acting like a normal person with emotions.