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Hello, I'd like to help you with your question.
What you describe sometimes happens with people who have anxiety. They can get so used to the feeling of adrenaline that they adjust to it psychologically and feel that it is normal. Living with anxiety can create that kind of feeling because you do not recall what "normal" feels like. And the additional adrenaline can help boost your mood and your energy.You describe a very interesting conflict. Do you treat the anxiety and get rid of it, possibly eliminating the increase in energy and mood, or do you just accept the situation and enjoy the benefits? There are many things to consider before you decide. One important factor is that your body is not meant to be constantly exposed to adrenaline. It creates an increase in something called cortisol, which can harm your body. Here is a link to help you understand cortisol:http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/cortisol.htmBut on the other hand, accepting your anxiety has a good side effect. It helps you actually get rid of the anxiety. One of the methods of treatment in therapy is helping a person with anxiety learn to accept that anxiety will not hurt them. By doing that, they stop fighting the anxiety and as a consequence, they feel calmer and more under control. So your idea is a very good one.I hope this has helped you,Kate
I think that is a good idea. Accepting it will help you feel calmer and better. But talk with your therapist to see what he thinks. It is worth trying!
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