Asthma, your mood and anxiety

1) Is anxiety normal?


Everyone experiences stress and anxiety at some point in their lives.

Anxiety is normal when faced with difficult / stressful situations.

Living with a long term health condition, such as asthma, poses different challenges day-to-day. For some people living with anxiety / panic can affect some or all of the things they do.

Symptoms of anxiety to look out for include:

  • Feeling shaky, feeling sick, having stomach cramps.
  • Feeling dizzy or faint.
  • Breathing fast or finding it hard to breathe.
  • Heart beating fast (palpitations), sweating, tense muscles.
  • Feel clammy and look pale.

Not all people who are anxious will display all of these symptoms. Anxiety is usually a short term event which passes. If you feel you are often anxious and that it is affecting your ability to think and cope with daily tasks it could be time to seek help.