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  • Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.
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    Oh, and also the therapy thing eurotrader mentioned, that'll help too. Do that first.
  • Third vote for therapy.

    If medication is called for, that's totally valid too.
  • eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.


    Mindfulness never helped me, but I agree with talking to a professional.  I'm not that kind of psychologist, but I do have an anxiety disorder. A lot is going to depend on what is triggering the anxiety reaction.  Having it triggered by specific things you're thinking about will probably require a different solution than if it comes out of nowhere with no clear cognitive component.  Social anxiety may be different than anxiety with public speaking, or anxiety triggered by leaving your home (especially during a pandemic).

    It could also be related to diet (e.g., caffeine consumption) or medication you're on. I'm on Wellbutrin for depression, but a side effect is amping up my anxiety. A professional will know the right questions to ask.

    Good luck, submitter.
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    /practical, implementable solutions for immediate problems first.
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  • RodneyToady: eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.

    Mindfulness never helped me, but I agree with talking to a professional.  I'm not that kind of psychologist, but I do have an anxiety disorder. A lot is going to depend on what is triggering the anxiety reaction.  Having it triggered by specific things you're thinking about will probably require a different solution than if it comes out of nowhere with no clear cognitive component.  Social anxiety may be different than anxiety with public speaking, or anxiety triggered by leaving your home (especially during a pandemic).

    It could also be related to diet (e.g., caffeine consumption) or medication you're on. I'm on Wellbutrin for depression, but a side effect is amping up my anxiety. A professional will know the right questions to ask.

    Good luck, submitter.


    My primary practice is with clients with PTSD. I have seen some long term positive from mindfulness exercises and a form of it is normally a start. Granted have seen some real positive outcomes from shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and got certified for MDMA therapy a few years ago and seen 5 sessions be effective for years without additional follow up. Psychotropics are needed in some cases but they are wayyy over prescriped.
  • Exercise. Sounds counterintuitive, but it works. Even just walking for an extended period of time every day. It trains your body to expect the exercise as a release & not to go wild on its own.

    Hot epsom salt baths work too. You're going to want to do them regularly, 3x a week, to kind of head off the buildup of stress/anxiety that leads to cold sweats.

    As mentioned above, therapy/medication is an option in case you feel like you need help getting it under control.

    Above all else, avoid alcohol. It momentarily alleviates the problem, but detoxing can actually increase your stress/anxiety (that's why the "Sunday scaries" are such a thing) and can lead to a cycle that is much, much worse and harder to pull out of.

    The key is realizing what the underlying cause it. Understanding why it's happening is usually the first step towards getting it under control.
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  • eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.


    I fully get what you're saying... I would add a different opinion though.  Talk therapy never did anything for me.  The only thing that has helped my anxiety has been medication.  So everyone is different.  For some... the best option is to find a psych that will work through lots of different meds.  Many of them get frustrated too and just stop trying new medications.

    This is all anecdotal, and always will be... everyone is different.  For some, talk therapy is wonderful.  For others, a waste of time.
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    Weed only makes me much much much much (4 much's!) more anxious.  It's horrible.  I tried, did not work for me.

    /Not subby
    //My anxiety is under control
    /// -ish
  • RodneyToady: eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.

    Mindfulness never helped me, but I agree with talking to a professional.  I'm not that kind of psychologist, but I do have an anxiety disorder. A lot is going to depend on what is triggering the anxiety reaction.  Having it triggered by specific things you're thinking about will probably require a different solution than if it comes out of nowhere with no clear cognitive component.  Social anxiety may be different than anxiety with public speaking, or anxiety triggered by leaving your home (especially during a pandemic).

    It could also be related to diet (e.g., caffeine consumption) or medication you're on. I'm on Wellbutrin for depression, but a side effect is amping up my anxiety. A professional will know the right questions to ask.

    Good luck, submitter.


    Very good mention that there are so many different types of anxiety.

    I have a few, but not all of them.

    My social anxiety is much different than my generalized anxiety which is different than financial anxiety.

    Yeah, I sound like a mess.  But I'm not fully.
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  • eurotrader: My primary practice is with clients with PTSD. I have seen some long term positive from mindfulness exercises and a form of it is normally a start. Granted have seen some real positive outcomes from shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) and got certified for MDMA therapy a few years ago and seen 5 sessions be effective for years without additional follow up. Psychotropics are needed in some cases but they are wayyy over prescriped.


    I have no doubt.  I've seen mindfulness help quite a few people.  I just happen to not be one of them.  Just like for my depression, cognitive behavioral therapy isn't very useful, but has been beneficial to quite a few people.

    My concern in this particular instance is if someone isn't looking in the right places, there's a huge overlap between "mindfulness" and "woo-woo."  One wrong turn and suddenly the step after "mindfulness" is "re-balancing your chakras."  Plus with anxiety, if "mindfulness" in isolation doesn't help, a particular kind of anxious mind may think "damn, this didn't work... I must *really* be in bad shape," creating a new thing to be anxious about.  Mindfulness exercises directed by a good therapist could work wonders though.
  • What is the root of your anxiety? If the answer is "everything" then you need to pick one thing and work on not minimizing how much you let that thing have power over you. Get professional help if its available to you, if not try following along with some beginner yoga routines on youtube for a few weeks or develop a routine of starting your day with some basic exercises like sit-ups, push-ups, etc. You are only powerless if you convince yourself that you are powerless to improve yourself.
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    I'd rather have a panic attack, tbh. It's over in 5 min. Anxiety just digs in and eats away.

    I hope you find a solution.
  • downstairs: eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.

    I fully get what you're saying... I would add a different opinion though.  Talk therapy never did anything for me.  The only thing that has helped my anxiety has been medication.  So everyone is different.  For some... the best option is to find a psych that will work through lots of different meds.  Many of them get frustrated too and just stop trying new medications.

    This is all anecdotal, and always will be... everyone is different.  For some, talk therapy is wonderful.  For others, a waste of time.


    Sorry to hear you never found a good therapist to use talk therapy. The biggest problem with psych drugs is no one has any idea on how they actually work besides evidence they change brain chemistry and simply stacking new ones on top of old ones without a period of flushing out is a horrible practice. The fact pills are advertised to address harmful to quality of life side effects of psych drugs is considered unethical and illegal everywhere in the world except the US.  Meds should be the last line of treatment and only used for short periods of time with the aim to eliminate the need.
  • eurotrader: downstairs: eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.

    I fully get what you're saying... I would add a different opinion though.  Talk therapy never did anything for me.  The only thing that has helped my anxiety has been medication.  So everyone is different.  For some... the best option is to find a psych that will work through lots of different meds.  Many of them get frustrated too and just stop trying new medications.

    This is all anecdotal, and always will be... everyone is different.  For some, talk therapy is wonderful.  For others, a waste of time.

    Sorry to hear you never found a good therapist to use talk therapy. The biggest problem with psych drugs is no one has any idea on how they actually work besides evidence they change brain chemistry and simply stacking new ones on top of old ones without a period of flushing out is a horrible practice. The fact pills are advertised to address harmful to quality of life side effects of psych drugs is considered unethical and illegal everywhere in the world except the US.  Meds should be the last line of treatment and only used for short periods of time with the aim to eliminate the need.


    Oh don't get me wrong, meds were the last line of treatment.  My anxiety was around 8-9 / 10.  And that's no hyperbole.  I have meds that have worked for years without any adjustment.  So I believe they can work, long term, for some people.  Again, though, everyone is different.
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    I think that's the DSM classification of being unable to click "Add Comment" for fear of spelling or grammar mistakes, or that the link that was included accidentally turns into another "pickle incident."
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    I think that's the DSM classification of being unable to click "Add Comment" for fear of spelling or grammar mistakes, or that the link that was included accidentally turns into another "pickle incident."


    Luckily I have a solution for that.

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    Hell, I'll forget I even posted.
  • downstairs: eurotrader: downstairs: eurotrader: Start simple with some mindfulness exercises and talk to a professional. Try talk therapy first and not just take a pill to start.

    I fully get what you're saying... I would add a different opinion though.  Talk therapy never did anything for me.  The only thing that has helped my anxiety has been medication.  So everyone is different.  For some... the best option is to find a psych that will work through lots of different meds.  Many of them get frustrated too and just stop trying new medications.

    This is all anecdotal, and always will be... everyone is different.  For some, talk therapy is wonderful.  For others, a waste of time.

    Sorry to hear you never found a good therapist to use talk therapy. The biggest problem with psych drugs is no one has any idea on how they actually work besides evidence they change brain chemistry and simply stacking new ones on top of old ones without a period of flushing out is a horrible practice. The fact pills are advertised to address harmful to quality of life side effects of psych drugs is considered unethical and illegal everywhere in the world except the US.  Meds should be the last line of treatment and only used for short periods of time with the aim to eliminate the need.

    Oh don't get me wrong, meds were the last line of treatment.  My anxiety was around 8-9 / 10.  And that's no hyperbole.  I have meds that have worked for years without any adjustment.  So I believe they can work, long term, for some people.  Again, though, everyone is different.


    I understand. I have also seen the best long term treatment for positive quality of life for people with symptoms of schizophrenia is talk therapy. The US mindset is that a pill is the answer to happiness is engrained and for psychiatrists prescription drug management and issuing makes 4xs as much money a year than actually doing therapy. Insurance companies are also big fans for just handing out pills instead of treatment.

    /GPs prescriptions for psych meds is unethical and needs to be banned
  • eurotrader: /GPs prescriptions for psych meds is unethical and needs to be banned


    I had a GP that used to hand out Xanax like candy...

    He was scheevy.  Not only because of that.  Also a major Jesus dude who would push that sort of thing on you.  Along with the Xanax that is.
  • eurotrader: /GPs prescriptions for psych meds is unethical and needs to be banned


    YES!  A thousand times yes!

    And I'd explicitly include not having GPs "take over" existing psych med prescriptions from psychiatrists.  For some reason, a lot of them think the problem of "my psych meds don't seem to be working anymore" is simply solved with "ok, let's increase your dosage."
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  • Alright,Subby, just listen. Everything is going to be fine. You're very anxious right now. You will probably be that way for five more hours. Try taking some Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C complex. if you have beer, go ahead and drink it.

    Just remember you're a living organism on this planet, and you're very safe. Relax, stay inside, and listen to some music. Do you have any Allman Brothers?
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