I suffer from high anxiety/panic attack from time to time.
Live_By_Common_Sense: What is the best remedy for anxiety/panic attack? It usually happens during work, it rarely happens on my free time at home or else where. Someone here is an expertise on mental health issue please do put some input on to this subject. Thanks.
WonderWoman1: Stay away from sugar... It will cause brain fog,..
Surround yourself with positive people, Raise your standard... Even you have to be alone. Seek yourself,... Meditate or better yet.. You need Goddddd
Live_By_Common_Sense: Thanks WonderWoman1.. I will try to be more in tune with the healing scriptures that my brother has given me.
theHating: Have you tried harder drugs? just kidding.. but seriously, some medicine could help with managing anxiety. Maybe talk to a licensed medical professional?
Personally, I just smoke a lot of weed, helps to slow down my meandering thoughts, helps me calm down and breathe. As counterintuitive as it sounds, weed helps me stay productive in society. I have tried all sorts of prescribed medicines, the trick is to find the one that works for you. The catch is that not all medicines affect people in a positive way. But without weed, I would be a roadside statistic.
No. Delete yourself.
Here is an easy to read article on your vaping scene. Do your due diligence before you double down.
Data-rich, easy to read, plenty of citations to back up its assertions. If you want to inhale some vapors to chill out, that's cool, but make sure the product can be verified to do what it is supposed to do. Better yet -- talk to a licensed medical professional.
(Edited by theHating)
cloudygrey33: One immediate help for panic attacks is to know exactly what is happening in your body and mind while you're having it. You're not in any real immediate danger even though it feels super intense like you're going to die. It is your body's adrenaline going haywire and preparing you for a conflict or to flee... (Fight or flight) It is unpleasant but not fatal even when your heart feels like it is pounding out of your chest! The first thing is to - Control your breathing through diaphragm breaths. Put your hand on your stomach and feel your stomach rise when you inhale (hold for 4 seconds) Exhale (hold for 4 slow seconds.) In through the nose and out through the mouth. Doing that for a full minute or two can immediately lessen anxiety. Also there are vagus nerve areas on chest to the left and right - The little area below your collar bone kind of up on the high part of your chest. Look this up ..You can rub those areas in a semi-circle and that will lessen the intensity of a panic attack. Sounds goofy but it is true. (Research vagus nerve stimulation to relieve anxiety)
There is a trick you can use where you tune in to your immediate environment- Notice 3 things you see, three things you hear and three things you feel ... Take your time and say them out loud or in your head ... ( ex. I feel the chair underneath me I feel the ground under my feet I feel the air hitting my face) This is called grounding ... You continue and do 2 things (different things you notice) ... Then you do one thing ... At the end of this process the point is you distracted your brain enough to lessen the panic. You do all of this mindfully and slowly with intention - Don't rush it.
A lot of natural herbs out there can help ... 5 HTP, Ashwaganda Root, Valerian Root, Lemon Balm, L-Theanine, Just go to a health food store or a Co-Op in your area and ask advice... There are some products with CBD that are combined with herbs that can be helpful. Make sure you're getting plenty of Vitamin B-12 and Vitamin D3 ... Plenty of sunlight too.
Guided meditations are also a really great help ...(Search on youtube guided meditation for anxiety)
Long walks that really get a sweat going (like with elevation and distance up to 4 or 5 miles) ...Can be a HUGE help ... Just moving the body in any way is a great natural anxiety relief ..But the longer walks allow you to be mindful of your environment and tune out of the anxiousness...Gets the heart pumping and flushes out a lot of the toxins through sweat. It is like a function you can control - Putting one foot in front of the other... Sounds boring and lame but it can actually really help out a lot.
Diet changes- Avoid sugar- Watch out for caffeine - Take a pro-biotic (study the gut brain connection and how the stomach influences mental health) Start eating more natural and less processed food ...
All of this combined can make a huge difference ....
Obviously therapy can also be a great option. You need to get to the root of why you're anxious to begin with ... But really- Just writing down what you're really feeling a few minutes a day can be a huge help (that doesn't cost nearly as much). Half the benefit of therapy is just allowing yourself a place where you can be honest about whats really happening inside without worrying about being judged.
Medication is a quick fix, but a lot of the drugs they give you for these things are like taking a sledgehammer to your pre-frontal cortex... There are alternatives that are just as effective ...Learning how to control your breathing and understanding how to let anxiety move through the body and pass (in a non-judge-y way) is probably the biggest way to get immediate relief. Every time it hits you just realize- You've been here before- And this will pass just like all the other times where it passed. And just breathe... Sounds simple ... But it is effective.
Hope any of this helps! I had a few minutes so thought I'd share what has helped me over the years.
Live_By_Common_Sense: Thank you very much cloudygrey33. This information you gave me is great. I will work on it through your tips. Thanks again.
yippeskippy: Is there something going on at work that is troubling you though? I used to get panic attacks at work because of a high stress environment. Best remedy for that was just to get a new job.
Live_By_Common_Sense: I believe its me confronting a huge workload. Sometimes I usually don't feel the anxiety attack. But when I do, it is usually when I overslept the night before I go to work. Few hours in to work, the anxiety kicks in.
yippeskippy: Have you talked to your boss about it? Or is there a work counselor? I'm sorry you are going through this. I have had to deal with similar stress environments where the work load is big and help wasn't available.
I ended up leaving. I didn't think to ask for more assistance, and just kept taking too much responsibility.
But you know, there are good bosses out there. You might want to bring it to their attention and some of it could be delegated, or you can get more time to complete the tasks. I doubt your boss wants you to be working under too much duress. Hope it works out.
Live_By_Common_Sense: Yes I have talked to the boss. They do understand my pain. But, I keep getting anxiety attack and I do ask for an early leave. One of the boss did not like that, so he threatened me to give me less hours if I do leave. He was bluffing, because I did leave early, and still get the same hours on average.
I usually suck it up and do my job till my time is done. It is very painful to work under the anxiety attack. One minute of work, feels like hours. It is excruciating painful, like I am in hell. Nobody wants to go through what I go through.
I would think finding another job wouldn't make a difference, because every job is going to have responsibilities. Especially working on the busiest days. There is always going to be a reason that my anxiety can be triggered. But I need to adapt to my work place and try to use remedy tips on how to lower my anxiety attack.
goodvibe19: i am a veteran who suffered from anxiety for some time, Im no expert on the subject but I can contribute my own personal experience and what has worked for myself in overcoming anxiety. I was fortunate enough to work(remolding and building) with a former Buddhist monk who I asked how I can manage my anxiety and ptsd, because medication and counseling where not working well, he suggested meditation. I started as he instructed by just trying to sit with my mind quiet for 15 minuets at first this was almost unbearable, I keep at it regularly every morning no matter what thoughts came up and in time my mind started to quiet while sitting. I soon realized that quiet sitting started to establish a habit of mind that i could come back to at will when anxiety took hold. it created a touchstone (mental) that gave me space to understand my anxiety was an illusion although it felt so real. Just my humbled opinion may or may not help. I am confident you will succeed due to the fact you desire to do something rather than just suffer. Peace be with you brother!