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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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Yup, meditation is the key. Once you learn how to meditate, you can do a few 5 minute sessions on a busy day and feel better. Alcohol doesn't help with anxiety, I feel that it actually makes it worse. I don't drink at all, mostly because I don't like the taste.

What's important from a medical standpoint is to get your vitamin D levels checked. Most Americans have low vitamin D which worsens during winter time. That by itself can cause a lot of anxiety and depression.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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Anxiety much?

I have anxiety disorder and panic disorder. I've been on mess for it since I was 16. I'm now doing hypnotherapy and am weaning off meds and doing amazing!! Talk to your dr. About adding in something for the anxiety. Meditation does help a lot also!

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 08:45 PM
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I used to feel that way often. Looking back a lot of it was not handling stress well. There was also pressure to be a perfectionist and control issues. I have one of those brains that will not shut off. So as others have said, prayer and meditation helps and getting a good sweat going from working out, every other day, long walks with the dog.

Here is a reference to a good book that may help you.
Is there depression and anxiety in your family history? My father is generally an OK, good guy, but he doesn't handle stress well and tends to be anxious. My mother is depressive - very - and probably says the word " worry" in every other sentence. If one of your parents was like this, your brain may be trained to think like them, but with practice you can start to retrain or rewire your brain so you don't get those automatic "what if" anxiety thoughts.

Also check the fine print in the side effects of your medications - some may have the potential to increase anxiety. Hope you feel better knowing you are not alone.
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Yes I do, Sometimes I get worried about things that could happen or like start thinking about scenarios that might happen and I've had (what I think are) anxiety attacks before. I also get really scared about the possibility of losing my pets, either having them go missing or taken away. That is on top of the stress of regular things, I also get stressed out easily by things.

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