First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your experience
with anxiety. I don’t think you are overreacting to the thoughts, feelings and
physical symptoms that you are having - it sounds very overwhelming. Your
experiences are important too, regardless of what other people may be going
through at the moment.
It sounds like the anxiety is making things very confusing
and difficult for you right now – sometimes you feel really confident, and other times you feel completely overwhelmed by the anxiety. It sounds like you may feel less anxious when you are somewhere
you feel comfortable - like at a footy event or with friends?
It also sounds like the anxiety comes when you least expect
it (like when you are in class) and thoughts of doing or saying the wrong thing
get stuck in your head. This may stop you from doing things that you really want to do (such as talking to your teacher after your exam) or getting your work done. Does that sound right?
It's great that footy is a positive experience for you and provides a place for you to feel comfortable and confident. It also sounds like your mum is available to talk to about the anxiety, even if she doesn't completely understand what is going on for you at the moment.
I hope this forum provides some support and guidance for you. You said that what you have discussed in this post is only some of the things that are going through your head right now, so if you would like to talk more about that, or to talk more about your experience with anxiety, it would be great to hear more from you when you are ready.
- Marie (: