November 1, 2010 10:13 pm at 10:13 pm #592870
Does anyone have any ideas on what to do for anxiety aside from pills? Someone just suggested hypnotism does that really work? I get attacks, ideas in my head and it makes me a nervous wreck! Help!November 1, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm #706031bptParticipant
This works for me: Accept that there are some things you cannot control, but you can still control your reaction to those things..even if you can’t control them.
That, and hard liquor, should do the trick!November 1, 2010 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm #706032rcParticipant
i too had issues. turned out it was my insulin levels rising and crashing (long story) but I downloaded an online course and it helped. Alot to do with thinking and calming yourself down. I have been in a lot of awful situations and Tehilim has always got me thru them!!!BH DONT USE PILLS Chamomile tea does wonders but you need really good stuff…Pure ChamomileNovember 1, 2010 10:46 pm at 10:46 pm #706033vnishmartemmeodMember
Bach flower remedies are harmless and some swear by it.
Sometimes missing nutrients can exaggerate/induce anxiety.
EFA (essential fatty acids), Calcium/Magnesium and B-Complex supplements can help.November 1, 2010 10:52 pm at 10:52 pm #706034
that is one of my biggest fears unfortunetly!
are you bringing me some hard liquor? we dont have any lol.
JL-thinking is was gets my anxiety going…November 1, 2010 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm #706035ronrsrMember
Dr. Benson’s book, The Relaxation Response. Learn how to relax when you feel the anxiety rising. It’s based on Transcendental Meditation, and it does work, through self-care, nutrition, exercise and cognitive restructuring, it does let you create a physical state of deep rest that changes your physical and emotional responses to stress. It works for millions of people and I find it very helpful.
Dr. Benson is an associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and has been promoting this method since the first publication of his book in 1975.
Check out the website at http://www.relaxationresponse.orgNovember 1, 2010 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #706036
Ronrsr-thanksNovember 1, 2010 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm #706037
Maybe look into eating less carbs and only carbs with a lower glycemic index. Complex carbs. Avoid whitebread and sugar.November 2, 2010 12:33 am at 12:33 am #706038
Also look into getting enough sleep and exercise. Exercise is a major stress reliever.November 2, 2010 1:43 am at 1:43 am #706039
WIY-im trying that. today i actually went walking and i came home,to more anxiety. I dont have kids yet so its not like i have kids giivng me stress lolNovember 2, 2010 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #706040rebbitzenMember
maybe speak to someone like a therapist/psychologist..they might have some helpful tips..also..going on meds is not the worst thing..if it makes you feel better..tonz of ppl are on anxiety meds..November 2, 2010 4:25 pm at 4:25 pm #706041
Meds should be a last resort.November 2, 2010 4:36 pm at 4:36 pm #706042ronrsrMember
I was just thinking something like that. Meds shouldn’t be the last resort, but they certainly shouldn’t be the first.
So much is known about anxiety, and so many non-pharmaceutical interventions are available, that you should try at least a few of those first.
Now, take a deep breath and try another one.November 2, 2010 5:09 pm at 5:09 pm #706043smartcookieMember
BP Totty. Please dont even mention hard liquor as a joke because many people do that. They get drunk on an almost daily basis to forget their worries. It’s terrible.November 2, 2010 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #706044popa_bar_abbaParticipant
What is the difference between using liquor or prescribed drugs? Aren’t they both for the same purpose?November 2, 2010 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #706045says whoMember
Excersize, running on the treadmill 30 minutes daily or any major workout it much more effective than walking.November 2, 2010 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #706046bptParticipant
I know Cookie. And from the way I posted, I thought it was obvious that I was being sarcastic.
But you are right; its no laughing matter, and since these threads are read my many young people, I should not have made light of it.November 2, 2010 5:44 pm at 5:44 pm #706047squeakParticipant
I see what you mean about being serious more often than most people would give you credit for.November 2, 2010 6:08 pm at 6:08 pm #706048
when you begin to feel anxiety, STOP put ur hand on your stomach and focus on your breathing. When your feeling anxious about something your brain panics and you dont breath properly. If you stop put your hand on your stomach, close your eyes and focus on breathing properly it should help!!November 2, 2010 8:24 pm at 8:24 pm #706049
its not even the breathing. i get sooo nervous. like the fact that my husband works and gets home late gives me anxiety. he has an hour and 15 minutes each way on the subway daily and i cant take it anymore lol. its just so hard so of course im left to think about all different things and i get nervous and the anxiety startsNovember 2, 2010 8:46 pm at 8:46 pm #706050
maybe u should see a shrink?!?!?November 2, 2010 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #706051
I take back my earlier advice, you need to speak to a therapist. Its obviously some kind of compulsive thinking or whatever and it could be you need to talk this out and be given ideas of how to change your thinking.November 3, 2010 1:23 am at 1:23 am #706052smilingMember
wisewoman- theres books by Richard Carlson hes excellent! you can visit the site dontsweat.comNovember 3, 2010 1:50 am at 1:50 am #706053
ill tell u this…did the shrink thing…i hated it!November 3, 2010 1:51 am at 1:51 am #706054
By the way…I am not trying to share my personal life…I was just trying to see if the people out there have had the same types of problems as me and what they didNovember 3, 2010 4:29 am at 4:29 am #706055
There are 100’s of frum therapists. Its like a shidduch. You need to find the right one.
I know of one who is supposed to be really good.
Do you want the info?
Anyone I know with anxiety has seen a therapist or needs to see one. It will take over your life. Im not kidding you.November 3, 2010 5:00 am at 5:00 am #706056aries2756Participant
Anxiety feeds on itself so what you really need to do is learn what triggers the anxiety AND the signs of when it begins. If you feel and anxiety attack begin don’t wait till it escalates use some techniques to stop it in its tracks. So here are some things you can do:
One is to clear your mind of stressful thoughts and go to a place where you found to be peaceful and pleasurable. Like a beach, a beautiful park, a boat ride.
Two turn on some soothing and relaxing music to help you get your breathing into a relaxed rhythm.
Three, do Lamaze type breathing, breathing in slowly through your nose and hold, then release through your mouth.
As you listen to the music, while your mind is thinking of something beautiful and you concentrate on your own breathing to center yourself there won’t be room in your brain for your stressful and anxious thoughts.November 3, 2010 5:16 am at 5:16 am #706057vnishmartemmeodMember
Whatever you do, “also” consider nutritional/health issues as a cause or contributing factor. Do research (for example, the feingold diet – eliminating possible food triggers.) As well as making sure you’re getting adequate nutrients/vitamins. I know many people who’ve been helped by it, or similar approaches.November 3, 2010 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm #706058
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