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I'm curious if anyone here has been treated for anxiety without drugs. Right now my drug is food, I don't want to go on any drug. any inisights would be appreciated.
Wed. Jan 17, 10:39am
Seriously, I find that running hard and long is the only cure for anxiety for me. It really does take the edge off.
Not-so-seriously, I got this in my e-mail today and LOL'ed:
By following simple advice I heard on the Dr. Phil show, you too, can find inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed, "The way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you've started and never finished."
So, I looked around my house to see all the things I'd started and hadn't finished. And before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of White Zinfandel, a bottle of Bailey's Irish Cream, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreos, the remainder of my old Prozac prescription, the rest of the cheesecake, some Doritos and a box of chocolates.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 11:32 AM
i find that a nice hike-doesn't have to be hard or long or vigorous, just nice views and away from the beaten path-and some alone time in the serenity of the mountain top provides me with an almost overwhelming sense of peace. i can draw on that peace for about a week or so after and then need to rejuvenate. great for the body and soul! and natural.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 11:35 AM
11.32 that's brilliant :-)
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 2:36 PM
I get up and exercise in the morning - the endorphins put me in such a hyper mood for the day I feel too happy to be anxious!
Today was the one day I didn't go before work and I'm a mess of negativity. Find something that works for you. If you do feel the need to eat, have a glass of water instead or a nice calming cup of chamomile tea. That also helps me a lot!
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 5:27 PM
Ok, so you say anxiety, but you don't say what you are anxious about. Is it just generalized anxiety, so you eat food to make that feeling go away? Or are you anxious about going out where there will be a lot of people, so you eat to feel more comfortable? Exercising can make you feel a lot better if you are in an anxious mood. But, if you are anxious about something specific, like a social situation, you're going to have to keep putting yourself in that situation until you get more comfortable with it.
You can also try changing your diet. Cutting out coffee and chocolate can help your waistline as well as how you feel.
...and if you need to go on medication, then do what you have to do to feel better. It isn't a sign of failure or that you're crazy. I've been on meds for depression and it helped me a lot. Whatever you decide on, I wish you luck.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007, 7:36 PM
This is just a tip... I recently found out that artificial sweeteners are linked to causing intense anxiety and even panic attacks in certain people. I used to drink Diet Coke, chew sugarless gum, sweeter tea and coffee with Splenda, and eat sugar-free cookies and candy all day long... and I was very anxious about my weight and myself over all. I have recently cut it out, and I firmly believe that it was the cause of my anxiety! Try switching to healthier and more natural foods and see if you feel any better!!!
I am a psychology student, and I would not recommend anxiety medication to ANYONE. I have always been a little anxious, and most of the time it helps me get good grades and do well at work. But since beginning my weight-loss plan on PT, I've been trying to focus all of the energy I would normally exert on worrying about overeating or feeling bad for myself to making healthy plans and envisioning the end result of all my efforts!
Sunday, January 21, 2007, 9:05 PM
loved the 11:32 post!
So funny! You definitely put a smile on my face.
FYI - I started taking anxiety meds almost a year ago and they initially made me soooo tired. It also made me eat, eat, eat. Probably a result of the tiredness. Here I am almost a year later finally feeling the ambition to get back on the healthy living wagon.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007, 9:59 AM
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