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Non-drug ways of coping with/escaping debilitating anxiety?

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If you've ever found yourself with debilitating anxiety that lasted for weeks, and you absolutely needed to escape it, for at least a while, to keep from completely losing your mind... Did you find any non drug way of achieving this. I don't have a doctor appointment until the 20th, but this non stop anxiety has been plaguing me for weeks and it is unbearable. I can't sleep. I'm shaky. My mind is torture. I have depression too, and nothing that has brought me comfort in the past is helping. It actually makes me feel worse. I have full blown panic attacks, and almost daily migraines. I can breathe as slowly and deeply as ever, until the cows come home, and find no relief. Guided meditation, hypnosis... It doesn't touch this anxiety. It is constant agony, constant suffering. What can I do?
 
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Hiya and :welcome: to the forum. I think there are times where going to a doctor is the best way to get you through the crisis. Some medication to help you through the worst times and then to analyse what is making you anxious. I would suggest you try to get some therapy to help you with this in the long term but in the short term, a doctor.
 
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hi welcome to the forum :)

best to wait and see what your doctor says, hopefully he should be able to help

i dont know what id do without my meds so not sure what i can say about non drug techniques
 
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I wouild try to listen to music, that is the best medicine, for anxiety, non drug wise.

Also, try buying and wearing travel sickness motion bands, I discovered, that the pulsating button, helps to keep my anxieties, down at bay, and preventative from flaring up.


When you do have your doctor appointment, do ask about either Diazapam, or Lorezapam, both belong to teh same family, and see what they say.


Take care.
 
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well i did venture to go and get some st johns wort today but the price was ridiculous.
 
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Have you tried High Strength Omega Fish Oil Tablets. There is quite a bit of research to suggest that this can be as effective as SSRi's in some people. I've just bought some in hope....lol
 
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Hi CJ_32, welcome to MHF,

I do wholeheartedly agree, music in its many many forms is the best medicince for mental healt h issues, such as anxieties, and for me also hearing voices, to prevent, and paranoia.
 
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Hi CJ_32, welcome to MHF,

I do wholeheartedly agree, music in its many many forms is the best medicince for mental healt h issues, such as anxieties, and for me also hearing voices, to prevent, and paranoia.
Back when I was 17, I was diagnosed with psychosis. Except I didn’t hear voices or any of that! I think leading up to it, I was just anxious without knowing what it was. And I was smoking a lot, too :|
 
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If you've ever found yourself with debilitating anxiety that lasted for weeks, and you absolutely needed to escape it, for at least a while, to keep from completely losing your mind... Did you find any non drug way of achieving this. I don't have a doctor appointment until the 20th, but this non stop anxiety has been plaguing me for weeks and it is unbearable. I can't sleep. I'm shaky. My mind is torture. I have depression too, and nothing that has brought me comfort in the past is helping. It actually makes me feel worse. I have full blown panic attacks, and almost daily migraines. I can breathe as slowly and deeply as ever, until the cows come home, and find no relief. Guided meditation, hypnosis... It doesn't touch this anxiety. It is constant agony, constant suffering. What can I do?
I know just what you’re saying about guided meditations and hypnosis tracks :whistle: They’ve never done one thing for me, either!
 
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well i did venture to go and get some st johns wort today but the price was ridiculous.
Either St. Johns Wort or I used to take Graviola and both of them reduce your Dopamine levels but for the pain I was in they were only 80% effective compared to pharmaceutical grade Dopamine inhibitors (anti-psychotics) which are 99.9% effective.
 
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