Meditation can be good because it helps you train your brain to be calm. You can also do mini meditations where you take five deep breaths, concentrating just on your breath, and feeling more relaxed with each one. That can be good to do when you are too busy for anything else.
Your body is controlled by your brain. If you have anxiety, you are bound to have all kinds of physical symptoms. It's your body saying "I think there's something wrong, do something about it."
www.anxieties.com has some great free advice and good tools to help you with your anxiety. Remember though, that your anxiety is really about the feeling and not about the subject. The news may cause you to be worried about terrorism, or your physical feelings may cause you to be worried about your health, but it's really about the ANXIETY, not the subject. Bascially, your brain latches on to something and decides to obsess about it.
If you can take a few deep breaths and tell yourself "these feelings are uncomfortable but I can handle them," you will start to beat the anxiety. Don't fight it. That just gives the anxiety energy. Just let it happen, and tell yourself "this is uncomfortable but I'll be okay," let it flow over you and around you, face up to it and you will see it start to lose strength. The website I gave you states things better than I just did.
Point is, there's hope. You don't have to be slave to your anxiety. It is possible for you to have your mind back. Hope you feel better soon!View Thread
This is a little whacky, but could you try to lose yourself in your daily activities? Rather than focusing on letting go, shift your focus to holding on. But pick what you are holding on to. This takes a little practice, but whenever you have to do something, whatever it is, from scrubbing the tub to driving on the road, put your whole being into it. Focus on where you are and what you are doing and immerse yourself in daily life.
Welcome, this is a good place to just be heard, even if you don't want sympathy. It sounds like meditation might be helpful for you. It can help you practice being calm, give the old blood pressure a rest, and teach you how to relax a bit. I know what it's like to be jumping at everything, and to feel like the whole world is standing on my last nerve. That's when just taking a few minutes in the sunshine, breathing deeply, and maybe listening to some good music can help. Exercise can also help you let off some steam, so can writing, especially handwriting.
You should be fine. If you use salt in your water, only use a little. If you get the salt level right, it matches the natural saline in your body and actually makes the water burn less. The burning sensation happens if you put in too much. Start with maybe a teaspoon a quart and work up from there.View Thread
Hi Susan, please ignore that spammer who just posted. I understand you want to post in a community that actually still has a medical professional who stops by periodically. I hope I can help a little, because antidepressants are somewhat topical to this community.
Wellbutrin or its generic might be causing some of your symptoms, I suppose, or your continued low levels or hormone might still be doing it. Maybe your body wants a different type of replacement estrogen, or maybe it's something else, such as your thyroid. In the meantime, here's a list of side effects of generic wellbutrin:
While you are looking, check out anxieties.com and start working through the free resources there. Also see if you can contact a behavioral health group or office in your area, see if they have any way to help you. Also, check with your insurance and let them know nobody is taking new patients - sometimes they have things they can do to help as well.
Meantime, please feel free to post here and we'll try to help too. Good luck to you!View Thread
The internet is good at making a big deal about things. Even if there was something funky in your well water, you might already be used to it simply by drinking it. If you are still feeling fine after three days, I wouldn't worry. Also, adding salt to the neti pot water can have something of a cleansing effect on any bacteria. Your well water is likely cleaner than city water and much better for your nose.View Thread
Wow that sounds like a tough situation. It's so hard to know what to do. I know he probably thinks he's helpless and hopeless. And he's going to drag you down with him if you aren't careful, so I'm glad you're reaching out for support. Have you considered counseling for yourself, so you can at least have an easier time managing things?View Thread
You're quite welcome. The only other thing I would suggest is to avoid dehumanizing your bosses. Calling them things like "Debbie Downer" does that. It turns them into a label instead of people. It might be that their home life isn't as good as yours, that they have good reason to prefer work, and they haven't learned the same things you have. You probably know all that already. However, it's awesome you made so much progress, and it's great you are maintaining it!View Thread
How do you deal with that? Stay positive. De-emphasize the importance of what they think. You may have to report to them, but you don't have to pay attention to them. Be cheerful, enjoy the things you enjoy, and feel sorry for them that they are such downers. Maybe a positive attitude will eventually cause them to be a bit more positive. Who knows? The point is, you can't control anyone but yourself, but you can make sure you don't lose your good attitude. In the mean time though, I know it can be a pain to deal with this, and I sympathise!View Thread