This is a common anxiety disorder that involves chronic/ excessive worrying, (what if something bad happens?) nervousness, and tension. GAD is mentally and physically exhausting. It drains your energy, interferes with sleep, and wears your body out. It often runs in families, but none knows for sure why some people have it and others don`t.
Individuals with this condition often report they have experienced it for most of their lives often with its origin in teen years to difficult situations (uncertainty) such as parents break up, bullying, money difficulties, illness, loss, etc. Symptoms include fatigue, headaches, muscle tension, muscle aches, difficulty swallowing, trembling, twitching, irritability, sweating, nausea, light-headedness, having to go to the bathroom frequently, feeling out of breath, and hot flashes.