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!
Why you're trying to fix your body when the problem is with your mind..? :)
he says he has cancer rawbert so thats got to be playing around with datiger depression anxiety -
I'm waiting to see an Endocrinologist and get an ab x-ray that also sees the adrenals. They said it's probably most definitely Pheochromocytoma. It's a tumor on the adrenal gland that's causing all these insane problems for me.
btw - in the dark of the night, i am coming for your banana
No no, I don't know if I have cancer, I'm hoping I don't. A couple doctors said they think I have a Pheo and that some can be malignant, but only 10% of people with Pheo have it. I don't even know if I have it. I've been going through a lot of crazy spells and going through a lot of depression and anxiety. Most of the doctors are saying that it's in my head, I've had horrible stomache aches since I was a kid, but they are saying it all is stressed related. I have stressed majorly by figuring out the problem, but I guess I'll stop stressing and try to cope with at as much as possible.
I used to have depressive episodes as well. I'd be completely fine and then as if someone flicked a switch I'd get this horrible feeling that would make my mind run like crazy and I would become extremely pessimistic to the point that i didn't think I deserved a place on Earth. I'd become a slave to my emotions. It was so scary and it was mainly due to hormonal imbalances and I think it was triggered by stress. I felt like a crazy lady! I know prescription drugs can help but often once you start, you can't continue without them. I also don't like putting chemicals into my body which may have detrimental side effects leaving me in an even worse position. I'd actually recommend seeing a good naturopath. I wish you all the best. Just be positive, it's the best thing you can do for your mental health as well as gaining support from friends and family :) <3
Thanks so much! I'm actually going to a naturopath right now and he says I have a low thyroid that's probably causing my adrenals to get shot that is affecting my whole body and giving me all these physcial and mental problems. Thanks for looking out.
I've been through this as well. When something is "in your head" that typically really means its in your gut, so the fact that you've had digestive issues and are having anxiety issues is not surprising at all. Most of the chemicals our bodies produce are produced in the digestive tract, including most of the seratonin we need for a sense of calm. You'll be amazed at the changes you'll see from healing your digestive tract. To do that, first of all make sure you're properly combining your food. Also be sure to eat slowly, breathe deeply, and chew thoroughly. You may want to down some raw aloe juice each day, or blend a few inches of fresh aloe (just the inside of the plant) with water and drink that on an empty stomach in the morning. Drink 16-34 ounce of fresh vegetable juice in the mornings and MOST IMPORTANTLY, cannot be stressed enough, get as much colon hydrotherapy from a well trained Wood's (closed gravity system) colon therapist as possible, even consider taking the workshop putting in a home unit. It will take an average of 15 colonics per year old you are, I would aim for one a day, and it should take 45-60 mins for a decent session. Be sure to take a good quality Probiotic as well, something that is coated so that it doesn't break down until it reaches your intestine. Juice fasting for up to 10 days at a time is also a great way to give the digestive system a break so it can repair itself. A couple of months of this and you'll feel like a completely different person! I've had digestive and anxiety/depression issues since birth and it took me 30 years to find the answer. Also be sure to keep with the other principals of 80/10/10 (low fat, high fruit). This is so important to get all the waste in your body loosened up so it can be removed and you can literally feel this weight lift off of you. This isn't a "mental" problem and it can be removed. Best of luck!
Well, they are connected.
Your anxiety is not in your mind. Atleast not in the sense that you can think your way out of it. The mind is a part of the body. It depends on proper functioning of.... things. Depression and anxiety are complicated things so I won't attempt to explain how exactly it works but keeping a healthy body certainly helps a lot if not correct things completely. If eating well doesn't bring you results quick enough then I would consider some sort of herbs I suppose. Which ones I'm not too sure. I think St Johns wort is only for mild stress, but I've heard people saying it's helped them as much as regular antidepressants (which is not a great acheivement really. DIdn't help me too much anyway). I think 5htp is ok, but it seems there's some risk of creating too much seratonin (or however it's spelt)in the bloodstream, where you don't want it, which is bad for the heart. I don't know. Diet is probably your best bet. Maybe take a GOOD multivitamin that doesn't contain bad forms of vitamins or too much calcium etc. Vitamin D and B12 might be useful. I take both of those.
Have you considered it may have to do with your mind being upset for not having reached its expectations? Tony Robbins on YouTube has great videos about depression/goal setting/ etc and he says people are only depressed when they feel they're not reaching their goals and expectations... Sometimes you realize you need to change your goals to something attainable so you can be happy, then find a way to work toward you goals everyday through rituals on a daily basis that lead up to accomplishing your desires.
WOW! Well said. Yea, totally explains me. I've always been really motivated and been on purpose and it seems like it's all going to s*** since I can't walk across the street or I'll pass out. I've been forcing myself to try to be active and I'm trying to ignore the stress other than fighting it.
Today was good, I threw the frisbee around, even though I couldn't run for it. I was sooo tense and almost gave up, but then I started laughing with my friend and somehow I forgot about it and I stopped feeling as much pain.
Are you getting any decent amount of sunlight? That can definitely help mood issues.
No, I haven't, but I'm now making sure I do. When I'm in to much pain, I just want to go in a dark corner. I tried going out in the sun and I felt worse, but I've been slowly progressing. Today I was out throwing the frisbee and getting that sun and being able to move around a little was awesome! :)