Yes, absolutely. If I function, then that’s not extreme, or in my mind, often not even classified as anxiety.Is there part of you that feels like you don't deserve' to be diagnosed as having extreme anxiety?
What about this situation? When I had joint surgery last winter, they gave me pain meds to take after I went home. I was supposed to use them "as needed". Well, it hurt, of course, but it didn't hurt THAT bad. So I didn't really need the meds, right? And I started out not taking them. Because even though it hurt, I'd been in WAY worse pain than that, so I clearly didn't need them. Except that there were also a bunch of exercises I was supposed to do. And that was really important to a good recovery. And then I realized I could do the exercises better if I took the meds..... A dilemma. I took the pills for a week, did the exercises as perfectly as I could, and I think it was the right thing to do. Didn't use them as a way to do more than I was supposed to, just so I could do what was actually required. I find that to be a hard thing to sort out! Still is.So no, I don’t warrant a second glance or a description such as ‘extreme’ anything.
Except that PTSD is an extreme reaction to stress?So no, I don’t warrant a second glance or a description such as ‘extreme’ anything.