Anxiety


Neenskn
on Mar 09, 2016 @ 08:42 pm

Anyone else here who suffers with anxiety?  I'm going through a rough time. I want to be able to control it so bad and yet thinking like that makes it worse. Tried talking my self out of it. Lavender. Peppermint tea. Finally broke down and went to the dr. I feel like I'm loosing my mind every time one of these boughts come at me
 

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gaumum
. on Mar 09, 2016 @ 08:46 pm

Sorry to hear about your difficult time. You are not alone. Perhaps talking to someone ... either professional or a trusted friend will help you. In my opinion, it's important to determine the trigger of your anxiety to understand how to minimize it or have better control over it. All the best and we wish you well.
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MindfulFrog
Anxiety on Mar 09, 2016 @ 08:47 pm

Hi Neenskn,

I'm sorry you are feeling this way. I totally understand what you are going through. I've been going to the dr. for a while now and the best is to talk about it. See a counselor etc. It's not a bad thing and everyone needs it. The best is to have support. Do things you like. Be creative and do some mindful colouring or drawing. I like going to a coffee shop to draw. It's nice to have people around but you don't need to talk to anyone if you don't want to. I can't seem to do it at home.

Keep me posted. :)

MindfulFrog

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LeeG
anxiety on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:04 pm

Yes, you did the right thing by speaking to a dr. about your anxiety issue. It is not something to be taken lightly. Depending on your level of anxiety, there are natural products you can find at a good reputable natural health food store (Noah's, Natures Emporium, Ambrosia, Whole foods)
For mild onset, try "RESCUE REMEDY PASTILLES or SPRAY"
Stay strong, you are not alone.
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fly_eyez
You're not alone. on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:07 pm

Im so sorry you are going tgrough this.
I'm just learning to not feel stigmatized by having PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) which often involves a lot of anxiety especially when you are triggered by something that reminds you of the trauma you have experienced. I agree that you should see both a doctor and a therapist who has experience in cognitive behavior therapy. Sometimes you have to work at finding the right therapist. I've seen close to 20. My daily trauma lasted from age 3-12. Out of everyone I've seen there have only been three therapists who have helped including the one I have now. It really helps, I promise. Even the ones I didn't click with taught me something.
It's especially important to see a dr bc many people have panic attacks and feel like they're going to die. A professional can help you see that this won't happen and there are ways you can reduce the anxiety on your own. It takes practice and mindful thinking. You need to learn how to breathe while having an attack.
I hope you find the right help. You'll feel so much better.
Depression and anxiety are nothing to be ashamed about.
Good luck to you!
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wonderwhatif
. on Mar 09, 2016 @ 09:17 pm

Oh my gooood girl, yes. I'm here, feeling you on this so bad. I've always had clinical depression, but when I first moved to Canada, developed anxiety. My anxiety got so bad it became agoraphobia and now I'm lucky if I can leave the house two days a week. I'm on medication but it's not working well and I'm just waiting for insurance to see a doctor.

Remember, sometimes it's not even about your thoughts or changing yourself, it can be a physical thing that you can't control. It sucks sooooo bad. For me its like my body incorrectly identifies everything as a threat and activates the 'fight or flight' response. No matter how much breathing or 'self talk' I do, it doesn't make a damn bit of difference.

I know what's happening. I'm intelligent, positive and I understand completely. But my body doesn't listen, it's totally chemical. So it's really important to get treatment because it will in all likelihood continue to get worse if you don't.

There are a lot of things that can keep your from going to the doctor and fear is a big one of them. I know you feel like you can control it, but eventually it's going to get bigger than you, so go now and get back on the path to health.

If you ever need to talk, message me privately at kinneaskink at gmail dot com

Hang in there!
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wendyroy
:( on Mar 09, 2016 @ 10:32 pm

Oh my goodness...first of all, I can relate on a number of levels, I have suffered from anxiety issues as well as seen family members suffer. In my job as a healthcare worker, it is not as uncommon as one might think. A good place to start would be your doctor, who can eliminate neurological issues as well as guide you to a specialist. Some combination of medication, natural solutions, behaviour and your reaction to it may help. And remember, you are not alone...and you will get better.
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Neenskn
. on Mar 11, 2016 @ 11:30 pm

I also have PTSD and bipolar. I'm so tired of dr's too. All they do is hand you pills. Which can and I have been addicted to. I feel like I might have to take time off work but that worries me too :/
Thank you for answering me. It's nice to know I can have a place to vent.
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Anonymous
Anxiety on Mar 11, 2016 @ 11:43 pm

If you are under a doctor's care you should be fine. Follow doctor's orders and follow through with follow up visits. As long as you are being monitored, all should be fine. Relax, and realize things take time; a light is at the end of the tunnel.
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kreynolds53
anxiety on Mar 12, 2016 @ 12:28 am

I have social anxiety pretty bad. I can only tell you what has helped me a ton over the past year. Whenever I start feeling super anxious, I actually meditate and it really calms me right down. When I'm in public, I'll just continue doing whatever it is that I'm doing or if it gets really bad I'll step aside, but I'll start to focus on my breathing. Sometimes it doesn't work, but the majority of the time it can pull me right out of an anxiety attack.
I hope you find a way that works for you to help you manage it. It's a hard time when you don't know what helps you with anxiety, but just keep trying new positive methods and hopefully you will find the perfect one.
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fly_eyez
PTSD on Mar 12, 2016 @ 12:46 am

Sometimes you feel all alone but there are lots of us out there. You can chat with me anytime you like. I may not have an answer but I've learned a lot seeing my current therapist.
Do you have a grounding object? I would suggest getting one asap.I have two - a stuffed dog that reminds me of my now deceased dog and a smooth white rock. They do help. With PTSD you have to have an open mind or it won't work.
I feel for you. I'm neither fight nor flight but freeze. It's very scary sometimes. Cognitive behavior therapy is very effective for us. A good therapist with training in PTSD is essential and you must be willing to do the hard work. This is where meds (temporary and not abused) come in handy. I was addicted to benzos for awhile but not anymore thankfully. It's very hard to feel the emotions but you have to. It's the only way you can work through it. I won't lie, it's very tough. Journaling is optional but it can help. Because I was just a baby practically, and I survived by disassociating, I have a great deal of difficulty remembering things. It's disturbing that I can't remember a lot. My therapist explains why our brains work the way they do and I found that very helpful. Now I'm working on self compassion, which I find extremely hard.
We can do this though!
Talk to me any time.
Dawn
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