Many doctors have said that I have anxiety and that I should get on a Phychiatric Anti-Depressant. I've heard that they're horrible!
Every day I think it's going to be my last. These episodes have been freaking me out, and all this pain has been horrible.
I know that a lot of people on here dissagree w/herbs, but it's a lot better than Psych drugs.
I need to do more research, but last night I bought some St. Johns Wort, Valerian Root and some Chamomile. Also I'm taking a 1/4 niacin=25mg because even with 1/4 I get a hot/burning reaction.
I also have been taking some warm showers and scrubbing hard to get my blood flowing and seems to help to relax.
Any recommendations!??!?!?! Thanks!
Interesting. My mom that's a Scientologist had me read a book called Clear Body Clear Mind and they talk about excercise and long saunas. What made me think of it was when I saw all the vitamins and minerals they recommended, they talked a lot about increasing niacin dosages.
Sounds great! I'm going to work on some meditation :)
LOVE this AK. I will look up these books. I love the image of the sky and clouds.
So very true, AK! Fear-based thoughts is really like trash... I woke up last night feeling anxious (just stopped my meds) and kept hearing my family members telling me: I hope you know what your are doing! and things like that and I get so hung up on those thoughts that feed the fear of the anxiety/depression cycle... I will try the cloud and sky visualisation when those thoughts come up. Thanks!
Wow, AK. This is so helpful and timely. I will give this a try when I feel anxious. I am sure it will be helpful. I have to stop associating the sensations with the fear. Just sitting with the sensations is a great idea. I try to make them go away instead... which only creates more fear and more anxiety, of course.
Yea, I start justifying my sleep, or diet or what is causing it and it drives me nuts. Just go witht the flow, definitely some good stuff!!
Nice!!!!! I need to find some more friends that are into this :)
Wow! I could have written pretty much this exact post last year, and in fact I probably did.
My anxiety was so bad that I literally thought I was dying every night too. I channelled the anxiety into food, so I thought I was having an allergic reaction to EVERYTHING except bananas, orange juice, and avocados. And I could only have a little orange juice bc otherwise I would get scared of it too. I always either thought I was having a heart attack, my lungs were collapsing, or my throat was closing up.
I was in a state of fear every moment of every day. Some time it was vague, sometimes it was specific.
I feel 100% better now. I quit coffee, I passed my first year of law school (major trigger, I'm sure), and I did a lot of law of attraction guided meditations picturing myself calm.
I NEVER want to go there again. Have you been lfrv long? Maybe that will help.
I have been lfrv for 2 years (5 months almost 100 % but with periods of more cooked food). I am back on track with only mono-meals and feeling intense detox since 3 weeks. I am almost off the antidepressants now (from 30 mg to 5 mg) and should be completely off them in a week or so. I also never want to go there again. I trust that my body will clean itself and starts doing its job, but to be honest, I am still scared. I know it can take time and I don't want to go back on the meds if the panick attacks come back, but I cannot live like that anymore... I have 3 children and saw my dad suffer from major depression and anxiety all his life and I don't want this for my family and myself...
How does anxiety start? This is nuts, it's like some random thing is controlling the body and it's not you. It's taking a toll on my body. Over thinking too much and going to hard on oneself? It's been rough.
Make sure you tell me how you feel. :)
Sounds like a lot of stuff I've been going through. Life has been a little scary.
Green tea/coffee/weed makes it way way way worse.
I went vegan about 6 months ago, I did a lot of juicing. I kind of been focusing on just relaxing and just eating whatever I want, so I started to eat some oatmeal, yams and potatoes and stuff and have been just trying cut back on the stress.
Yea, I could see that. I don't like having a huge flush, so I take little bits, like 1/4 of a tablet.
This 5-HTP thing seems like there's Tryptophan in it. My doc said not to eat those kind of foods since my 5hiaa levels were really high, so would something like 5-htp be alright? I guess I gotta read up on it. What's the difference from 5-HTP to an Anti-Depressant?