Panic disorder and GAD

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  1. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    I used to think that people with panic attacks were greatly exaggerating. I was wrong, very wrong.

    Also, heath care costs are fucking outrageous.
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  2. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    ive never had a panic attack, but ive been so stressed out i was desperate for anything to end the horrible feeling.

    anxiety sucks shit. Im pretty sure i had an anxiety disorder for like 15yrs. I dont know for sure im not doctor, but i was anxious ALL the time with feelings of worry, i wouldnt even know what i was worried about, i was just worried.
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  3. Caesar

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    The modern first world diet and increasingly sedentary lifestyles have fucked us all up royaly and I personally believe lead to many historically unique disorders.

    I wanted to believe that a lot of things were just big pharma bullshit inventions, but no.
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  4. Caesar

    Caesar Natural Aristocracy

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    Next time somebody tells you that ADHD is a made up condition - smack that motherfucker.

    It's been hell.
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  5. J Keeper

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    My brother is the most stoic, hard boned, tough mother fucker I know (Marine infantry several deployments was a street kid before that etc.), and he had a panic attack and said it was the scariest moment of his life.

    That's why I believe they are real.
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  6. Pyronoa Zoro

    Pyronoa Zoro Demon Cutter

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    I'm one of those people that believes it can't happen to them. Even though I know it can happen to anyone.
    depression, anxiety, panic attacks, personality/emotional disorders are all foreign, incomprehensible concepts to me.

    i, perhaps naively, believe that i can overcome anything and that nothing can match my willpower.
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  7. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    I've always had mild social anxiety, but nothing that ever interfered with my life. Then last October I got hit like a freight train by a panic attack. Similar to Keeper's brother, was the scariest moment of my life, hands down. I wouldn't wish that shit on anyone.
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  8. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    i cant imagine what its like. I know what anxiety feels like, and anxiety over nothing in particular that lasts weeks and months, and massive stress. But Ill be jiggered if i can imagine a panick attack. Sounds terrible by all accounts ive heard. But i dont think anyone can understand unless it happens to them. Maybe ive had one, i wouldnt even know, i dont know the signs of it. Ive been desperately stressed before though. I wouldnt wish that on anyone and seriously feel for anyone who is stressed out. Ive avoided doctors though my whole life so i was never diagnosed with anything. But again i have no clue lol. Ive gone to the doctor like 3-4 x in the last 20yrs and it was for injuries. Probably why i had that issue for so long haha. I cant believe i lived with that shit slowly building for so long.... I coulda saved myself a lot of grief if id have just gone and asked for help

    Im all good now though. Atleast, its been a quite a long while since i felt that feeling.
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  9. Thomas Huxley

    Thomas Huxley Well-Known Member

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    The first one I got was during a hike. It was during one of the first attempts to sober up and I'd recently had renal failure and I was miles from anybody without a phone so I just sat down and cried figuring it's was all over.
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  10. The Steve

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    That'd be awful. I ended up going to the ER, BP was 190/90 and the doctor went off Googling what pharms I had recently been using. After that I had a few more big attacks, but since it's been GAD and health anxiety.
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  11. The Steve

    The Steve Space monkey I am not

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    Hard to describe. Imagine being extremely uncomfortable, multiply it by a 100, and know beyond any doubt that you're about to die. That's how it was for me anyway. The doctors haven't been much help, I was taking low dose Xanax for a while. Saw a psychologist who was absolutely worthless, started directing me to CBT websites as if I'd never used a computer before. Exercise and clean diet seems to help more than anything.
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  12. UnbrokeN

    UnbrokeN Well-Known Member

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    that anciety was a great teacher, it led you to a spiritual path..a journey to your inenrmost feelings and truths, and ultimately made you a better person
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  13. UnbrokeN

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    i really do admire your honesty..many people subconsicously work out and train their bodies a lot in order to build a hull, an imaginary shield against these feelings of helplessness and distrought..to vanquish the fear..it does help to keep busy, no doubt..

    back in time, a great many generations ago we had to fight daily to make it through, there was no time to sit back and relax a lot, it was a struggle day in and day out..these times are more or less over, and people go nuts..because many cant handle the sedentary lifestyles emotionally , as Dex so marvellously pointed out
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  14. yayo

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    Buy l-theanine and take 1.2 grams prefer Suntheanine


    Remove
    Caffeine and excess sodium from diet
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  15. yayo

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    Look into magnesium as well

    magnesium glycinate
    Vitamin d
    Rhodiola Rosea
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  16. Thomas Huxley

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    It's anxiety that stops me going to the doctor for help at all.

    Drink green tea.
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  17. The Steve

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    Prior to my first attack, I'd probably been to the doc maybe once or twice in 7 years. Ever since, I've been probably 15-20 times.

    What really chaps my ass is I don't/can't drink anymore, as I hyper focus on any physiological changes while I drink and anxiety forms. I miss it.
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  18. The Steve

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    Yeah, I had already cut back on my caffeine. I have meant to try l-theanine, though I also have kava on hand. I've just been avoiding supplements altogether really.
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  19. Thomas Huxley

    Thomas Huxley Well-Known Member

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    I hope you've not been going to the ER.

    Have you done much about it (other than go to the doctor)?
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  20. Sir Bustalot

    Sir Bustalot I am Jesus

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    sure the fuck was... I just wish it hadnt taken so long. SO many of the things i know now make me sad that i didnt realize them before..... but as the saying goes, no matter how far youve gone down the wrong path, you can always turn back.
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