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Anyone here deal with anxiety? I've had anxiety since I was 12. Most of the time, it's not there. But when it flares up, it REALLY sucks the life outa me. I just want to sit at home and do nothing. Everything feels like 10x the work and any obstacle brings more anxiety. I worry about everything, no matter how small or irrational. Just a general crippling sense in my body and ruins everything; work, home, social life etc.. Man I hate going through this. Back on the meds apparently.. :facepalm:

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I just want to sit at home and do nothing I would think you are suffering from depression and your depression is causing the anxiety in your life. I felt the same way many years ago and I've been on Prozac for a long time. My ups and downs are very rare anymore. Go to the doctor.

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I go through that too, you just have to, in the end, realize that it's not worth worrying about and shit that is out of your control will happen regardless of how much you plan for it otherwise.

 

Right now I'm driving myself through it thinking that my time with my current employer is about to end, because my boss, who has never asked me any questions of "how do you do this", is asking a LOT of questions...

 

Enough to where I have 5 recruiting companies marketing myself elsewhere...with the thought that I'll give myself a raise by going elsewhere.

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I have this problem, & my anxiety came to a head last year....felt like I was having an anxiety attack at work. I had been taking more natural remedies (herbal drops, etc..), but they didn't help enough.

 

I called my doctor again; she gave me a small dose of Xanax to calm down, then got me on Zoloft, which I take 50mg at bedtime. That seems to have really helped.

 

Also, not to sound like a religuous nut (which I'm not), but I did some reading on "learning to turn things over to the Lord, let him deal with it". It is not good to worry yourself sick. Also do things that relax you, like going for a hike, catch a movie, meditate, take a vacation, etc.... Good luck!

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I can tell my son is dealing with a bit of anxiety/depression.. They kinda go hand and hand..

 

Personally, I never really had issues with it..I get nervous during moments that would cause anxiety, but i would never just wake up and feel anxious.. So I can't totally relate to what my son is feeling, but I saw in him at a young age and I actually bought a program years ago on cassettes that was designed to deal with anxiety and depression. I didn't show it to him, cause I thought he was too young. I really wish I did, and I'm going to do the program with him now.. .

 

I'm a firm believer that you don't need drugs to conquer anxiety.. I believe that the mind and proper health(diet) can go a long way in helping someone deal with anxiety... Those anti anxiety drugs have too many side effects and they truly are just masking the issues. I would never resort to that method with my son until I've exhausted the natural and more thought out methods of dealing with this issue..

 

There had been a lot of success in dealing with anxiety, depression by learning methods of coping and dealing with the issues when you face them.. It takes effort and a new thought process on some things, but its way better than popping a pill that you will have to take the rest of your life.. I Mean, if Prozac somehow cured the problem, then great, but it doesn't.. It helps the issue when you take it.. When you quit, then you are right back at square 1, in fact in a lot of cases its worse, because you will be more inclined to keep taking drugs because is a more immediate fix and once you've been on a drug that offers that, its tough to not choose that option again.. Therefore most will never truly deal with their problem

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I feel that way a lot. I know I'm not getting anywhere near my real potential. Hard to focus on one thing long enough to really get things done. Right now I'm gonna focus on getting enough sleep and eating better.

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I've noticed over the years that during allergy seasons I have more problem with my depression. Winter is bad if I don't stay real busy. I take 40mg Prozac every other day but this ragweed season I'm taking 40mg a day.

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I have lOts of anxiety. Work out, etc but it isn't enough.

working out and eating right is just one aspect.. There are certain ways of thinking that you'll have to work on and try adjusting.. And really, like any thing if its repeated enough, it will eventually become a part of your natural thought process..

I've read thru and listened to a lot of this program I bought for my son and even for myself who Doesnt really suffer from this, there are some definitely helpful and enlightening ways of thinking that help me during times of stress or whatnot..

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...Also, not to sound like a religuous nut (which I'm not), but I did some reading on "learning to turn things over to the Lord, let him deal with it"...

 

Is this your jam?

 

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I've suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life with major breakdowns every five or so years. I've been on long-term disability with my latest bout for almost a year. I fucking hate what it's done to my life, although I've managed to marry a wonderful woman, raise a precious daughter and build a successful career in spite of my illness. I hate how it completely derails things every few years. :mad:

 

I attend group session at the local mental health centre three times a week, one-on-one once a week, practice mindfullness and cognitive behaviour therapy and take Effexor and Seroquel. I take Clonazepam as needed for anxiety -- maybe once every couple of weeks, although I know I should be using it more but I try to tough it out.

 

I've tried altering my diet and working out but have not been able to climb out of this one yet. It's been the worst I've ever experienced and both my GP and my psych -- who have been treating me for more than a decade -- think my bouts will get closer together and continue to worsen as I get older. (I'm 40.)

 

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

 

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I've suffered from depression and anxiety for most of my life with major breakdowns every five or so years. I've been on long-term disability with my latest bout for almost a year. I fucking hate what it's done to my life, although I've managed to marry a wonderful woman, raise a precious daughter and build a successful career in spite of my illness. I hate how it completely derails things every few years.
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I attend group session at the local mental health centre three times a week, one-on-one once a week, practice mindfullness and cognitive behaviour therapy and take Effexor and Seroquel. I take Clonazepam as needed for anxiety -- maybe once every couple of weeks, although I know I should be using it more but I try to tough it out.


I've tried altering my diet and working out but have not been able to climb out of this one yet. It's been the worst I've ever experienced and both my GP and my psych -- who have been treating me for more than a decade -- think my bouts will get closer together and continue to worsen as I get older. (I'm 40.)


Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!


:mad:

 

Wow man that sucks! Ever try another GP/psych combination? Do you follow your CBT well? How much mindfulness a day?

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my wife has some anxiety issues that cause a lot of problems between us because i have effectively zero.

 

she's all wound up about something, and i'm all "zero fucks given".

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Personally, I never really had issues with it...


I'm a firm believer that you don't need drugs to conquer anxiety... I Mean, if Prozac somehow cured the problem, then great, but it doesn't

 

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Therefore most will never truly deal with their problem

 

Sometimes the "problem" is a chemical imbalance and medication is often a key component of treatment.

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I'm a firm believer that you don't need drugs to conquer anxiety.

 

This just isn't true. Many can't deal with it any other way since everybody's got their own cross to bear. I've got family members in healthcare, and lots of people just don't have the tools to do it without. Drugs are part of the solution, but they may also be a necessary part. There's no shame in it if it helps improve your quality of life.

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Wow man that sucks! Ever try another GP/psych combination? Do you follow your CBT well? How much mindfulness a day?

 

We've been a pretty good team in beating it back in the past, so I'm inclined to stick with them. I try to follow CBT as much as I can but when I really spiral down, it's almost impossible. I've literally been on the floor trying to crawl to the bathroom and my wife's trying to get me to do exercises. It would be comical if it wasn't so fucking ridiculous. :D

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Yep, dealing with it for almost 20 years. I used to exercise and take meds. I haven't been exercising, but I do take meds regularly and eat a pretty good diet. Still deal with bad days, but these three things have helped a lot.

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This just isn't true. Many can't deal with it any other way since everybody's got their own cross to bear. I've got family members in healthcare, and lots of people just don't have the tools to do it without. Drugs are part of the solution, but they may also be a necessary part. There's no shame in it if it helps improve your quality of life.

 

+1

 

I've grown used to people offering me their opinion on how I just need to keep working out and thinking positively and my depression and anxiety will *poof* disappear.

 

My GP put it best when we were discussing it: "Would you tell a diabetic to run around the fucking block and think positively to cure their illness?" :D

 

It never ceases to amaze me that some people STILL don't view depression as a legitimate illness. These same people have no problem identifying Alzheimer's as an illness of the brain that effects the sufferer's psychology and physiology.

 

My brain doesn't make enough serotonin and the little it produces isn't processed the same as a "normal" brain.

 

Plus, people have been studying depression (or melancholy) for thousands of years. Hippocrates (of the Hippocratic oath) was the first to formally describe the symptoms of depression. He lived from 470 - 360 BCE.

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+1


I've grown used to people offering me their opinion on how I just need to keep working out and thinking positively and my depression and anxiety will *poof* disappear.


My GP put it best when we were discussing it: "Would you tell a diabetic to run around the fucking block and think positively to cure their illness?"
:D

It never ceases to amaze me that some people STILL don't view depression as a legitimate illness. These same people have no problem identifying Alzheimer's as an illness of the brain that effects the sufferer's psychology and physiology.


My brain doesn't make enough serotonin and the little it produces isn't processed the same as a "normal" brain.


Plus, people have been studying depression (or melancholy) for thousands of years. Hippocrates (of the Hippocratic oath) was the first to formally describe the symptoms of depression. He lived from 470 - 360 BCE.

 

I hate depression/anxiety. Some of the triggers are so stupid and annoying, and they ruin EVERYTHING. Its so frustrating to know everything would be fine otherwise.

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This just isn't true. Many can't deal with it any other way since everybody's got their own cross to bear. I've got family members in healthcare, and lots of people just don't have the tools to do it without. Drugs are part of the solution, but they may also be a necessary part. There's no shame in it if it helps improve your quality of life.

 

well put. I have struggled on and off with it most of mylife. Last few years i've had it in check. Celexa did it for me. It clicked something in my brain that allowed me to say "Fuck it, i'm me, deal with it" which is all most of us really want anyway.

 

I have also taken benzos and whatnot in the past, and while they work, not something i ever want to take long term again

 

good luck everybody

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I'm not trying to be a cork here, but it'll come off like it... what do you have to be anxious about? Are you in a war torn country where you dodge snipers, land mines, flame throwers on a daily basis? Have you survived burns over 95% of your body in said war torn country? Have you lost all your limbs to a flesh eating virus after sustaining injuries in that war torn country? Is the mob coming after you for six figures that you blew on coke and hookers?

 

Psychologists love to cater to these things, it is how they make their money.

 

There are simple choices, their outcome is definite and predictable. You either take control or you're taken control of, really. All my psychiatry courses (years of them) have always boiled down to that. Yes there are factors that add to or against, but when it comes right down to it, the ability to deal with anything comes from within you and not from a prescription.

 

You're suffering from first world problems and your ability to cope/deal with adversity needs to improve.

 

I don't mean for that to read as hard as it does.

 

Derek

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I'm not trying to be a cork here, but it'll come off like it... what do you have to be anxious about? Are you in a war torn country where you dodge snipers, land mines, flame throwers on a daily basis? Have you survived burns over 95% of your body in said war torn country? Have you lost all your limbs to a flesh eating virus after sustaining injuries in that war torn country? Is the mob coming after you for six figures that you blew on coke and hookers?


Psychologists love to cater to these things, it is how they make their money.


There are simple choices, their outcome is definite and predictable. You either take control or you're taken control of, really. All my psychiatry courses (years of them) have always boiled down to that. Yes there are factors that add to or against, but when it comes right down to it, the ability to deal with anything comes from within you and not from a prescription.


You're suffering from first world problems and your ability to cope/deal with adversity needs to improve.


I don't mean for that to read as hard as it does.


Derek

Do you know the difference between psychology and psychiatry?

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I'm not trying to be a cork here, but it'll come off like it... what do you have to be anxious about? Are you in a war torn country where you dodge snipers, land mines, flame throwers on a daily basis? Have you survived burns over 95% of your body in said war torn country? Have you lost all your limbs to a flesh eating virus after sustaining injuries in that war torn country? Is the mob coming after you for six figures that you blew on coke and hookers?


Psychologists love to cater to these things, it is how they make their money.


There are simple choices, their outcome is definite and predictable. You either take control or you're taken control of, really. All my psychiatry courses (years of them) have always boiled down to that. Yes there are factors that add to or against, but when it comes right down to it, the ability to deal with anything comes from within you and not from a prescription.


You're suffering from first world problems and your ability to cope/deal with adversity needs to improve.


I don't mean for that to read as hard as it does.


Derek

 

You don't have a fucking clue what you're talking about.

 

Clinical depression and anxiety disorders are disorders of the brain. It has nothing to do with your life situation, how much money you make or what you do for a living.

 

Ernest Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for literature. He blew his head off with a shotgun.

 

Winston Churchill was one of the most influential politicians of all time. He also won a Nobel Prize. He was confined to bed for weeks when -- as he put it -- the "black dogs" were circling.

 

Buzz Aldrin was the second person to set foot on the moon. He must have been ecstatic, right? Wrong. Depression and subsequent addiction problems.

 

Samuel Johnson compiled the first comprehensive English dictionary and was the toast of London. He too spent weeks at a time in bed with depression.

 

I have a great family, wonderful wife and daughter, a beautiful home and, when I'm well, a successful career. But I still have major depressive disorder -- that's because it's my brain, not external circumstances, that triggers my breakdowns.

 

Would you tell a person with cancer they should just get over it and not take medication?

 

First world problem -- Jesus H. Ignorant people like you really make it hard for those who suffer from mental illness to escape the stigma that goes along with it.

 

You should have written, " I don't mean for that to read as stupidly as it does."

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I'm not trying to be a cork here, but it'll come off like it... what do you have to be anxious about? Are you in a war torn country where you dodge snipers, land mines, flame throwers on a daily basis? Have you survived burns over 95% of your body in said war torn country? Have you lost all your limbs to a flesh eating virus after sustaining injuries in that war torn country? Is the mob coming after you for six figures that you blew on coke and hookers?


Psychologists love to cater to these things, it is how they make their money.


There are simple choices, their outcome is definite and predictable. You either take control or you're taken control of, really. All my psychiatry courses (years of them) have always boiled down to that. Yes there are factors that add to or against, but when it comes right down to it, the ability to deal with anything comes from within you and not from a prescription.


You're suffering from first world problems and your ability to cope/deal with adversity needs to improve.


I don't mean for that to read as hard as it does.


Derek

Dude, you have no clue what your talking about lol.

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Anyone here deal with anxiety? I've had anxiety since I was 12. Most of the time, it's not there. But when it flares up, it REALLY sucks the life outa me. I just want to sit at home and do nothing. Everything feels like 10x the work and any obstacle brings more anxiety. I worry about everything, no matter how small or irrational. Just a general crippling sense in my body and ruins everything; work, home, social life etc.. Man I hate going through this.
Back on the meds apparently
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:facepalm:

 

one thing i have to say about anxiety and taking medications to treat it is this.

 

Have fun with your modern day lobotomy.

 

Truth is?..........

 

your a miserable excuse for a human being and the faster you learn that, the more youll learn to cope with what makes you a piece of shit and hopefully make the adjustments to your behavior and destroy the puny man you were(or puny man you are).

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Truth is?..........


your a miserable excuse for a human being and the faster you learn that, the more youll learn to cope with what makes you a piece of shit and hopefully make the adjustments to your behavior and destroy the puny man you were(or puny man you are).

 

I do have flaws...

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I would think you are suffering from depression and your depression is causing the anxiety in your life. I felt the same way many years ago and I've been on Prozac for a long time. My ups and downs are very rare anymore. Go to the doctor.

 

tried CITALOPRAM for while...made me lazy.....does PROZAC do that to you?

 

to the OP, thinkin' of you bro

take care

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I can say that I have problems... I have taken things off and on (Paxil, Xanax) and they don't seem to do much, so I generally don't take anything.

 

I do sort of agree with some of the statements above about changing the way you think about the things, and how you react to the world around you. I have been able to pretty much get rid of panic attacks and just going crazy by not worrying about stupid things I cant control. However, I cant say that is the cure-all. I still feel spacey a lot and have OCD tendencies. I have thought about looking into that, but I feel that is my power to destroy my competition in the job world :lol: I hate to lose that...mind running a mile-a-minute constantly....

 

I also agree that I tend to be worse when allergies/sinus issues are high. I tend to feel extra spacey and out there during those times of the year...

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Oh man, I do understand. Intermitantly some minor issue will send me off the deep end. My MO I wake up early in the morning and from the minute I open my eyes I can feel the life crushing anxiety start to ramp up. All I can do is huddle on the couch and shiver. The minutes crawl past like hours. Horrific anxiety.

 

I have to caution you against long term dependence on benzo's like ativan. I got addicted to those things and they literally took over my life. Withdrawl was, again horrific living hell. At the end of every month I would be calling my doc and the pharmacy to make sure I wouldn't run out. Sheer panic.

 

I was finally diagnosed with adult add. Been taking an antidepressant and Strattera for a few months now. I've been much more calm and able to function in a much more focused way.

 

Be very very careful if your doc prescribes benzo's. Short term only. It doesn't take long to get addicted.

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Ativan.

 

Helps take the edge off without putting you to sleep or enter into zombie mode. Otherwise, you have to want your anxiety to be under control. This takes effort either way to cope.

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Resistance training and proper diet fixed my depression and anxiety issues.



Give it a try?

 

MOTHERFUCKING THIS :thu: also a fucking manual labor job helped.

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