@annedodrill44 , I have a dichotomy of experience when it comes to stress. General, daily stressors can really be a pull upon me with my anxiety. It can produce fear, nausea and other very unpleasant symptoms. I take Gabapentin to control it fairly well, but with some side effects. On the other hand, I respond to emergent crises well, it's strange to me. I wouldn't seek out exposure to high stress as a way to control what bothers me on a regular basis for anxiety as my own means toward being more hardened to life's inputs. I practice recognizing my stress and how it may be false as a relief, but sometimes the unconscious levels get to me. Recognizing when we are not at ease, and starting from a premise that it is not necessarily us that is a cause can be helpful.