Do you deal with Anxiety?

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  1. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    Love this visual guide to anxiety. There are things on here I never associated with being anxious, like overthinking and stomach issues. Some, like constant worrying, panic attacks and trouble breathing are the more obvious signs.

    I have dealt with anxiety issues all my adult life. When it was really bad (when son #2 had nosedived into his addiction issues for example) it got SO bad that I was prescribed anti-anxiety meds because I wasn't able to keep the panic attacks and triggers under control and it was affecting my work.

    Other than that though, I just deal with it. It was only in the last few years, before my son began his recovery, that I realized that I am one of those people for whom anxiety is an almost chronic state, though obviously it waxes and wanes. There doesn't need to be a disaster in my life in order for me to feel anxious. I am not a laid-back sort, apparently.

    Interesting how things like avoidance, procrastination, memory issues, lack of patience could all be brushed off as personality quirks, age, or some other character deficit (laziness or whatever) rather than an actual symptom of a psychological disorder.
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    Dirtmechanic In Flower

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    Cute. The IRS calls it enforced contribution. Other than that I would be a nudist on a pacific isle at risk from global warming. Here is a like for making me face myself.
     
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    I started cutting things and people out of my life that give me anxiety and started doing things that make me happy.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Scotch or wine, whichever I have on hand but since I usually have both on hand it sometimes becomes a little of one and then a little of the other. But there have been times when it's been one tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
    Then I do my durndest to totally avoid those people or activities that brought it on.
     
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    anxiety can be hard to deal with.
    I often do avoidance, procrastination, but this just means the problem only grows.
    The only way to real way deal with anxiety is to attack whatever problem head-on. but that requires time and effort, and it can be hard to do that especially if avoidance/procrastination is a real possibility.
    why do that thing you really don't want to do today, if you can put it off till tomorrow???

    I've had to deal with anxiety brought on by " psychological disorder " as well... you have to fix the root cause, more often than not the " psychological disorder " is a symptom of either not sleeping or eating right. at one point in my life I was sleeping 4hours a night and eating pretty badly, and ya that caused problems! ( who would of thunk! LOL)

    if everyone ate reasonable foods ( don't have to go full-vegan or anything ) and slept well... problem is some people don't want to get better, they have fun doing drugs staying up all night and eating loads of tasty ( but garbage) foods, and being unwell but getting to do these things, is a trade-off everyone has to make to some degree.

    crazy but true.
     
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    Same here Ronni been on tabs for it for years and it causes my temper to flare and the verbal words to fly more [​IMG] doctors said it was a form of release with it and I definitely get memory loss...mind you just been diagnosed with short term memory loss besides lack of patience.
    Same here tindi and it's the best thing that helps it :like:
     
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    My daughter certainly has issues with strong anxiety. She recently had had a type of cardiac event known as a non elevated ST myocardial infarction. Basically a heart attack from stress/anxiety. No damage but scary for her. All over emotions with a friend and poor self esteem. I am doing all I can to help her develop coping mechanisms.

    She has improved greatly but still has strong reactions to social stresses.
     
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    Ah yes, anxiety is meant to be our friend, warning us of dangers (that sabor toothed tiger!!), but many of us have too much of it. Too much of an alarm system. Hair trigger, too reactive. I bet it evolution has had a hand in this. Those of us who saw danger coming survived.

    Some people don't have enough of it....their alarm systems don't alert them to stuff they should be attending to. IMO, that is worse!
     
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    Here's a link for any of you who are interested. This guy is my hero. This is a TED talk! He talks about anxiety, acute stress, panic attacks. It explained so very much to me about ME, about people I know, about mental issues. He normalizes these things and removes the stigma from things like depression, panic issues, anxiety disorders. It is so worth 10 minutes of your time!!!! I've met him personally, he's treated people I know. He's amazing!!!

     
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    Sorry to hear your daughter went through this...stress with anxiety is lethal at times :(
     
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    Thank you. We we're lucky that is was diagnosed early and no damage was found. Best news possible in that situation.
     
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    C sorry for being late replying but this is good news for her :like:
     
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