Anxiety Disorder

Discussion in 'Fitness, Health & Nutrition' started by smokinbuyer, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. So i have finally come to terms that i have a anxiety disorder of some kind, and i am going to set up a doctors appointment tomorrow to get it offically diagnosed. I have been struggling lately with it and it causes me to not even enjoy the herb anymore which makes me sad. I am pretty sure this anxiety disorder came from my emetophobia and now i am unsure what lies ahead. I do not want to be put on Benzos or Xanex which is what they will most likly prescribe me. Is there any other blades out there with anxiety problems? What are some good remedies, does meditation help? I am also going to take a break from the herb and try to sort this out.
     
  2. hey man you should PM me, i got alot of experience with this problem

    i know all about anti-depressant and how they are mostly very un-effective, atleast in the long term, might help you out of a big rut, but in the long term it simply has too many side-effects, and can radically change you as a person

    honestly the best remedy is to cut down on sugars,coffee, drugs, get alot of exercise, eat healthy, get your multi-vitamins, try and practice some meditation, no need to be the dalai lama, you can simply set aside 10 minutes where you just sit and let all your thoughts float away, allow them to be, the good ones, the bad ones, just like clouds

    ive tried several anti-depressants, all they did was make me manic, and mess up my sleep, and change me into a more robotic person

    like i said, PM me any questions you got, you aint alone
     
  3. ^ Consider the fact that medicine affects people differently.

    Talk to your doctor. Im diagnosed by the way.
     
  4. ï agree

    but would you not also agree with me that these medicines are highly questionable due to them being fairly new inventions, and no matter the research studies on them which are usually very biased and funded by the same companies, you cant be too sure abou the long term risk

    besides, the human brain has been evolving for thousands of year to cope with various problems

    why do we think we know so much in the 100-200 years of modern medicine advancement, that we can allow ourself to go and meddle with something as vital as neuro-chemicals

    science is a very lacking field, although doctors and scientist would like people to believe that they know it all, they dont.
     
  5. #5 ckycampmember, Aug 29, 2012
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    if you set up a regular doctor's appointment you arent getting anxiety meds right away.
    they will throw some SSRI your way & tell you to seek specialist help.

    atleast thats how all my doctors have went about it, 3 different doctors to be exact.
    never went to seek professional help, i cant see spending that much money on a visit.
    especially when they want you to continually see them.

    i just said i was taking the SSRI & threw em in the trash.
    i mean i tried them at first, but seriously its up to you to continue using them.
    personally i felt like a piece of shit on them, they made me more anxious.

    but my anxiety has always been pretty bad, since childhood really.
    i always get uncomfortable or nervous around people.

    smoking marijuana is the only thing that keeps me somewhat balanced though.
    sorry to hear it isn't calming you down.
    i literally feel like weighs have been lifted from my shoulders when i take a puff.

    best of luck with your doctors appointment!
    if they try anti-depressants and they dont help, then meet with a specialist.
    your insurance website will guide you in the right direction on who you can see.
    there are tons of "anxiety/stress management" therapists out there.
     
  6. The medicine I take for anxiety has been out for a while.

    Yeah, one way the brain copes with problems is creating anxiety. But I live in the United States and my survival isn't dependent upon my being nervous all the time.

    So how long should we wait to even attempt to solve mental problems? Another couple hundred years? You know some people are bat shit crazy without their meds right?



    Im just saying OP shouldnt just start being anti medicine. He needs to talk to his doctor and make an informed decision.
     
  7. funny how people say weed really helps there anxiety/depression. it makes mine worse sometimes.
     
  8. Marijuana makes my anxiety worse in most situations. SSRIs will be prescribed most likely, they take a while to work due to them blocking serotonin and it builds up over time. Don't be mistaken when you forget your pills for a few days after heavy usage. You'll feel great cause all that serotonin floods back into the system and you crash back into the normal anxiety ridden world. Taking them does have some noticeable differences. If they jump right to heavy benzo's and shit you should tell them to fuck off IMO. Always trying to make people junkies for their own benefit.
     
  9. [quote name='"smokinbuyer"']So i have finally come to terms that i have a anxiety disorder of some kind, and i am going to set up a doctors appointment tomorrow to get it offically diagnosed. I have been struggling lately with it and it causes me to not even enjoy the herb anymore which makes me sad. I am pretty sure this anxiety disorder came from my emetophobia and now i am unsure what lies ahead. I do not want to be put on Benzos or Xanex which is what they will most likly prescribe me. Is there any other blades out there with anxiety problems? What are some good remedies, does meditation help? I am also going to take a break from the herb and try to sort this out.[/quote]

    Lol you aren't getting Xanax, dream on (I'm assuming you are under the age of 30). They're gonna give you a useless SSRI.

    The best thing for anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy IMO
     
  10. [quote name='"Runningw235"']^ Consider the fact that medicine affects people differently.

    Talk to your doctor. Im diagnosed by the way.[/quote]

    THANK YOU I'd rep you if I wasn't on the app atm. A lot of people on GC wanna say that all psych meds are useless and fake bc they didn't work for them.

    I think SSRIs specifically are a trick, and I'd advise taking great caution before agreeing to take them, but I can't pretend they've never worked for ANYONE EVER..they just aren't the cure-all they are pushed as.
     
  11. #11 Brenjin, Sep 1, 2012
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    Well I think it's safe to say that ALL ssris are bad when used long term.

    I doubt anyone could show studies suggesting otherwise.

    And long term is where most of the benefit from ssris comes from.

    So as far as fixing the problem yeah ssris are crap i'd say.

    There's better options out there. Just need to actually look and try different things to figure out what option works best.
     

  12. I'm in a similar position. Tried the SSRI's they gave me, which didn't work in the longer term for me. Use them as a temporary boost which allows you to focus on the real causes.

    Meditation/mindfulness is a wonderful tool. Try this video and this book for a great introduction to it all:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nwwKbM_vJc]Mindfulness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - YouTube[/ame]

    Amazon.com: The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (9781593851286): Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn: Books

    This is worth a read, but it is LONG and rambling at times - but it has good things to say. a letter to myself - NOTHING WORKS

    Not sure where the original has gone, old link doesn't work - a letter to myself -

    --

    For me, I'm quitting drugs for a while and trying to get a better handle on mindfulness, while improving my diet and trying to find more inner peace.

    I think the simple fact is: if you don't like yourself, nothing will EVER be good.

    It's the torment of having to be well-enough to help yourself, while being unwell-enough to need to help yourself, while wanting to escape it all through our addictions, but having to use the time we have feeling strong to try and improve. OK, lost myself there. You know what I mean kind of.
     
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