Years ago, when a cardiologist first suggested I had stress and anxiety, I felt completely misunderstood. I’d never felt ‘stressed’ or ‘anxious’ in a significant way, so it felt like an absurd suggestion.
But I later learned that everybody experiences stress differently – in fact some people don’t feel ‘stressed’ at all, while others may feel viscerally “stressed out” or “anxious”. The same goes for physical symptoms: Everyone’s different.
Yes, there are emotions or feelings we call “stress”, “anxiety”, and “panic”. But those are different to the health issues of stress, anxiety and panic: And the former don’t necessarily come together with the latter.