It's a good idea you have so I'm bumping this. I'm your age plus 15 years, so a little past the age range, and I don't really Skype, however I think it would be really valuable for like minded people to chat.View Thread
Help is DEFINITELY available. Check out Dr Wilson's profile, his website is awesome and very helpful. Also, what I said to "freeicecream" applies here as well, as far as how to behave when you are having a lot of fear or anxiety. It sounds simple but it really can work.View Thread
Hey there, sorry you are feeling so anxious! Even though I don't think you are going crazy, your feelings are still valid and help is out there. There are things you can do to help yourself feel better. You don't have to be a slave to anxiety and fear. Start by checking out the link on Dr. WIlson's profile, it's a really helpful site with great tips. If you talk to your mom, understanding a litle more about what anxiety is and how it works will help you.
What's helped me in the past is to breathe deeply (your body can't give you as many fear signals if you do that), remind myself that I am in control, and mentally "move toward" whatever it is I am scared of. If you mentally "run from" these thoughts and feelings, and try to avoid them, they get stronger and you become more afraid. If you face them, accept they are there, and remember that you still have the choice of how to react, you will have beaten them.
Niiiice! Let me know if it helps you any. It could be just my specific brain chemistry, but it would be interesting to know if someone else reacts the same way. Homemade hummus is the best, and so good for you. Have you tried it with either crushed garlic or crushed black olives?View Thread
Oh! I'm not alone! That's good to know and it makes me feel a little better. So far I've found a partial solution. If I (a) remember to breathe deeply, I get better oxygenation, and (b) get enough sesame seeds, garbanzo beans, and omega 3 fatty acids, the lights stay on a lot better. Not a total solution but it really helps. For me, it's probably folate and various trace nutrients that I need.View Thread
My spouse, who has bad PTSD, has always said that the main thing she does when she has a bad flashback is breathe deeply, and remind herself over and over "that was then, this is now, I am not in that situation right now."
I wish you the best. I know it's not easy to go through what you go through.View Thread
By the way, I'm curious about what others have to say about this supplement as well. I haven't tried it yet. One thing I've tried and gotten pretty good results with is matcha, which is powdered pure green tea. It has a mild but profound effect. Making sure you have enough of all your nutrients is important too.View Thread
Good suggestion, hope it helps. Just keep in mind, that "natural" does not mean that it's automatically safe or free of side effects. For example, St John's Wort, a common and somewhat effective natural antidepressant, causes photosensitivity and changes how many other drugs react in the body.
I'm not saying not to use natural remedies, just keep in mind that they can be potent medicine too and so you should do your research and discuss them with whatever medica professional you may be using. I use supplements and such but I research them pretty heavily first.View Thread