1. Hi and thank you for this post I found it reassuring knowing I’m not alone. Anxiety and depression have completely destroyed my life and taken me to suicidal thoughts and actions on many occasions. In fact I found Christ because I had no where left to turn, I had exhausted all avenues and had no one left. I am grateful for the lord’s love and armour against the spirit of heaviness that seems to haunt my life. Without Christ our saviour I wouldn’t be here. I’m 50 years old too and perimenopause seems to have opened a door to the worst anxiety symptoms Ive ever experienced.

    1. Yes perimenopause definitely increases anxiety in many people!! Please see your doctor because they can help with that…it made a big difference for me!!
      I actually just did an interview on this private Facebook page that might help you some! I discuss my anxiety and PTSD and what has helped. You can join her group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/StrongHeartsStrongWomen/?ref=share and the video was posted today.
      But definitely see someone for the menopause symptoms because it does truly help!!
      Praying for you!!

  2. This was like reading exactly what happened with me 10 years ago. I have had generalized anxiety since childhood, from a fear driven family situation. With all the calm and peace with my marriage after the birth of my son…I felt the fear start again and it turned to panic attacks. I have prayed and the panic attacks have left but I now still live with off and on high levels of anxiety. It has kept me from praying and reading the word. Faith is difficult and reading this renews my hope. Every word you’ve written speaks to me. Like as if God himself is speaking to me. Thank you

    1. I am so sorry you’re experiencing this and I will be praying for you! I am glad though that you found the article helpful in some way! God bless you!

  3. My sister, you have taken the word from my heart. I am only 37 and highly unlikely that I have heart problems but none the less the thoughts are there. Your words speak to my soul. I Am thankIng god for you And your testimony !! It’s funny how a realization in such pain can help so many and always right when it’s needed (thank you God) May God bless you and your family and continue to empower you through Christ

    1. Thank you so much! Fear and panic can cause such real, frightening symptoms. I am so happy and blessed that you found encouragement in it!! Bless you!!

  4. OMG!!!! WOG! This feels like I’m reading my life right now! Thank you for this! It has brought so much clarity!

    1. Thank you and thank God for you!! It’s good to know I’m not alone and I’m trying to fight as hard as I can I will win this fight and concour anxiety once and for all!! God has given us all the authority to do so!!

  5. I have been dealing with anxiety since i was 26. I woke up from a nightmare where i felt physically being burn and buried alive. After that i got another one 2 weeks later since then i have been stuck on fight or flight mode its been 6yrs. I am exhausted. Im a new christian i dont want medication but its my last resort 😭 i need help. How do i know if mines physical or spiritual.

    1. I would speak with a counselor. I cannot tell you if it is physical or not because I am not a medical professional and that would be irresponsible of me. I would definitely speak to a doctor to rule out a physical cause and also speak to your pastor or church leader. I am praying for you!!

  6. Wow.
    I am lost for words at how much I can relate to this entire situation. It literally feels as though I am reading from my own point of view. I am 22 years of age and have had fears of a heart attack, sleepless nights, panic attacks, anxiety, and everything else that you mentioned…after I decided to be more “loud” with my relationship with God. Spiritual warfare is real. So thankful that you shared this and gave me hope.

  7. I’m 21 years old and I’ve had an anxiety disorder since I was 16. It eventually developed into panic attacks and then agoraphobia. I haven’t left my house in 2 years. I’ve seen doctors and therapists and I’m still stuck in the same spot, if not worse. I’m a born again christian and this all happened actually not long after I got saved. I have no clue what to do and I’m scared there’s no helping me. Am I being spiritually attacked? What do I do? I want my life back and I want to recieve healing from God, my entire day and night is filled with fear and worry until I’m physically sick, I just don’t even know where to start or where to find answers.

    1. I am so sorry you are experiencing this and I know how painful and frightening it can be. I am not a counselor or a therapist so I cannot offer advise in that regard but I would recommend seeking out someone qualified to deal with these issues (whether in your church or a medical professional) until you get some sort of resolution. If the people who you went to before did not help, then I would keep knocking and keeping seeking and dont stop until someone DOES give you help. God put these people in our lives for a reason and sometimes we need to be our own advocates and keep pushing for the help we need. I am praying you get answers! It is definitely difficult going through it when you have confusion. I am praying for you to find someone who can help you!!

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