And my anxiety was so dumb. I bought a tv and spent all night thinking I bought the wrong one. Why am I program to doubt every little detail of my life. It's crippling
Learning to work with our minds using a preferred technique (ACT, CBT, Mindfulness, Meditation) is a lot more effective than medication. Sometimes a combination of medication is good too. Learning these techniques takes a little while for most of us
but believe me, it's worth it. (Sometimes I have to take valium AND use mindfulness / acceptance to calm.down or sleep)
Hols on Sonny. I hope your search will end soon
Thank u esther
Thank u everyone
Might try again, but for now I need to stop and get my bearings again
I don't know if this will be any use to you at all but I started taking L-Theanine just over a week ago for anxiety- my mood had been crazy swingy and I was really anxious. So far the anxiety is less intense and my moods have been less extreme.
I feel less depressed too. I don't know how much is due to these tablets but it could be worth looking into? Sorry if I sound like I'm interfering! Xxx
Thank u stephi.. please share information, it's not interfering. It could help me or someone that reads this thread. Unfortunately, I tried l theanine with no success. Im glad u found something that helps, I kno the struggle of anxiety all too well
Meds are a personal things , but after being on anti depressants and anti psychotics for 8 months about 10 years ago , I vowed never to go one meds again as they made me worse , now I use things like sport , yoga , the outdoors , healthy foods ,
no caffeine, no alcohol etc when i know my moods are changing to much or notice im going lower ... good luck on what you decide to do
Meds aren't my thing either but I've been dogwalking more recently trough the day when most people are at work and it really helps a bit with my anxiety. Like nature is giving me some extra strength or something.
Not saying there is a magical change or anything but its a good start I guess
5thp made my friend feel worse at all.. I think you have to keep on trying before you find the right one? Hopefully you will find it soon!!
Thanks stephan, I use to be on meds too for depression and sleep. Like u they messed me up really bad, so I'm searching for a more natural route.. best of luck to u too
That's awesome u found something to help u w anxiety lima.. keep rocking
Thank u esther, hopefully I can find something that works soon
Thank u des rorschach
Thank u everyone for the hugs
Thanks s v
Thanks everyone for the hugs
I hate this part of tweeking, it always takes so long to find the right dose and right time to take. It took me a year to figure out my folate.
Thank u rorschach des binky nixiblu
Get well soon
Thanks des nixiblu
bro, thx again for that 5-htp recommendation. hope you get the rest you're needing. Also, I applaud you for quitting cigarettes.That's NO easy feat, my friend.
@love 1.. are you taking 5 htp, is it working?
yes I'm taking it, but too early to tell if it's working. Moods are generally positive, but thought it might aid with sleep.
Cool man, let us kno how it works out. Just be careful w the dose. I have to pour out most of it from my gel cap. I take less than half a gel cap. If I take too much right now, it makes me irratable. My mind needs to adjust to having serotonin.
Try to be mindful of any irritability or sudden negative mood changes. If I start feeling good, I take a break from it, because it can build up. Or if I get moody, I take a break from it, becuz it could be I have to mu It really is a science project.
Thank u binky silke luna
I've given up lots of things in my life and smoking was by far the hardest. It's very very challenging. Give yourself some credit, good on you for trying.
Thank u rorschach cindy
You can do this sonny!! I cheer for you
Thank u binky
Lovely to see a post from you, sonny - missed seeing you here. Sorry to hear you're in a funk and not sleeping, fingers crossed the meds help x
is that a supplement or prescription?
Thank you G Z
Thanks Cindy! Hope all is well
@Love 1.. It's a supplement for depression. I took a while back and it messed me up bad. It's thought because the old dr had me on such a high dose. I'm starting small then working up till it hopefully works.
@Love 1.. it's an over the counter supplement
Thanks, Sonny. I can empathize with your difficulty. For me, sleep and mood are highly indexed to ea other. I took your suggestion a while back to try Mg. It helped. Sleep is complex. I don't think there's a single factor that contributes to it.
I've had a pretty good run the last week or 2. Someone rec kiwi fruit, which I took. seems to have helped. I took Mg once this week helped maintain sleep pattern. Vegetarian/vegan diet remains same.Exercise regimen the same.
10-20m deep breathing 30m prior to bed seems to have helped a lot. I think because it regulates the nervous sys and calms the mind, sleep is deeper.
The only supplements I take are B12, St John's Wort, and Omega oils. No alcohol or drugs.Limited caffeine intake to 1 cup coffee a few days per week or green tea never after 1pm.
as I'm going thru divorce, needing to be esp careful managing mind & mood. no porn , no sex, no masturbation which helps conserve energy. that also seems to have contributed enormously to my sense of well being.
TMI maybe, but wanting to share what seems to have been working for me as you've been so generous with your advice which has been helpful to me. Grateful.
Finally, I listen to self hypnosis tracks. When I wake up in middle of night sometimes, I'll listen and fall back to sleep.
Happy to see you around. Was wondering how you are doing.
Thank u so much for the insight Love 1.. any advice is much appreciated.. I will definitely try your tips.. I hope one day we both find what works for us
Happy to see u too esther.. hope u r doing well