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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:22pm PT
Way To Go!
Way To Go!
Credit: Some "brave" soul on Google Images

Susan
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
Susan you started it!

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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:34pm PT
way to gooooooo
way to gooooooo
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
moosedrool

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 9, 2013 - 05:40pm PT
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SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 9, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
I call "uncle"...! Jus' glad DMT is doing swimmingly. Anxiety is, well, I could think of a whole bunch of expletives deleted.

Susan
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 09:14pm PT
On the last leg of my journey home. Just flew out of LAX over Pt Mugu and then Los Padres, covered in snow. Sun is setting right now. Heading over California Valley and Carrizo Plain. Be home in a couple of hours. While my batteries aren't fully recharged they did get a deep cycle and I had an excellent flight back such a contract to the Plague Flight of last week. 75 degrees on Miami beach beat the hell out of snow in Detroit and Pittsburgh.

Hellooooooooooooo California!

DMT

ps. There goes the sun into the sea. Watched it rise over the Atlantic this morning.
wilbeer

Mountain climber
honeoye falls,ny.greeneck alleghenys
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:27am PT
DMT,Hope you liked Pittsburgh!
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Mar 11, 2013 - 09:30am PT
Hey Mark-

Wait for it.....




















































Yer gonna have fun!





























Smart assed bastard!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:36pm PT
not all trips suck, of course… last week I was in Boston (actually Billerica) gathering data with collaborators… for the trip I read a 183 page manuscript straight through, captivating and thoughtful. Occasionally I paused and looked out the window.

familiar places can look exotic from above…

the San Leandro Reservoir


Mono Lake


the Hudson River, south of Albany


the Connecticut River, the big bend is at Northampton


the Charles River, you can see Fenway Park!
LilaBiene

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 11:52pm PT
Nice, Ed!!!
enjoimx

Trad climber
SLO
Apr 27, 2013 - 11:46pm PT
Been struggling with Anxiety for the first time in my life. Been going on for about 4 or 5 months. Its almost like the Sobriety concept, you have to take it one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time.

In March, I started having a panic attack while belaying my partner up a multipitch climb in Yosemite. The only reason i was able to maintain was because he wanted to bail, and I had an excuse to go to the ground. I think if he would have been psyched to keep going up, I would have panicked in a physical way. It was close, and scary, considering I plan to do a lot of long routes this season where bailing isnt always quick and easy.

It was almost like, being stuck at the belay, with the normal thoughts about where the route goes, how to descend, hows the weather, hows my hydration and blood sugar, all the factors you are constantly assessing when on a long route, THIS particular time they just overwhelmed me and I was starting to have a physical reaction.
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Apr 28, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
^^^^scary stuff there. Anxiety is absolutely crippling. I think far worse than depression...although the two are often linked.

Take care of yourself...if you need support, get it. Sometimes a threshold dose of some med to make yourself "available" for talk therapy. It can be conquered.

Best to you


Susan
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Aug 19, 2013 - 02:21pm PT
Please can someone give me advice? I am posting under an anonymous username, but I am a climber of 10 years and do post here under my real name from time to time. I know a few people from this site, but not many. This anonymous post is for personal privacy, I don't want to be tied to mental issues when someone googles my name. I hope you understand.

I have never seen a psych of any kind. I am not depressed. I am not having hallucinations or hearing voices or things like that. I have become highly agitated, distracted, and angry. I find myself repeatedly imagining confrontational episodes and my responses. It is like living through imaginary arguments where I am trying to find the most cutting hurtful and forceful reply. And I go through these imagined scenes over and over and over, working myself into a frenzy. WHen it is at the worst, there are physical symptoms like disrupted sleep, sweaty hands, tension in my body, a feeling of impending doom, and that I may snap.

This is not related to family, and there are not children around, they live with their mom, and she is not the cause either. We are cordial and split many years ago on good terms.

I do not have any suicidal impulses, or self-harm of any kind. I do not use drugs or alcohol. I do not want to be on drugs of any kind, and will refuse any SSRI or depression type drugs. I do not have a high opinion of mental health professionals. But I need help, and I don't know what to do.
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
See a mental health professional, or look for help on a Climbing Forum.
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Aug 19, 2013 - 05:49pm PT
Thanks Dean, that was helpful. Maybe there are some puppies around that you can kick too.
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:49pm PT
Quit whining pansy...
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 06:51pm PT
SA,

Get thee to a therapist now. Specifically one who deals with Generalized Anxiety Disorders. UCLA has a very good staff in this regard and many of their professors also have private practices.

You don't have to take medication. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps, if you put the work into it. If you don't like the doctor, find another - they have different personalities and different ways of doing things. Just don't give up and assume it's going to go away. It might, it might not. The good news is that you've noticed something is wrong and you want to do something about it.

There is nothing worse than suffering with it longer than you have to - I did, and I regret not seeking help sooner. I'm not "cured" - I am hardwired as a type A personality and it's part of my DNA...but I do understand it better and have an easier time getting myself through it when it kicks in.

Wishing you the best!
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
You guys talk like anxiety is some kind of disease...

Anxiety is perfectly normal, we all have it, we all deal with it.

If you want to talk about anxiety disorders, go right ahead, that's different, but I strongly doubt DMT has a disorder. This sounds to me like normal every day anxiety we all face yet fail to talk about. Everyone is so wrapped up in making sure they look cool and collected on the outside that they fail to ever talk about or admit they share anxiety with like %100 of the population. Just knowing we all share it will help those who think it's abnormal to have it.

So get over it...and if it's debilitating and abnormal or caused by some other disease, seek professional help, not some yahoos in an internet forum...

I have severe anxiety that is caused by being a maniac, but I don't bitch about the anxiety, I bitch about the cause. In this case, the crappy policies of airlines, which I whole heatedly agree with.


You wanna know what helped me with my anxiety? I cut caffeine out of my diet. It helped me keep my heart from racing out of control when I did get anxiety and it helped me sleep better at night. I know of one other substance that helps a lot and I find that the version marked as high in CBD's is what you want. I am currently prescribed a tincture that is high in CBD's and it works like magic. Takes off the edge, gives you a moment to deal with the anxiety (because that's really the only way) and helps you sleep. Comes in a little eye dropper so you can keep and take your medication anywhere..
SomebodyAnybody

Big Wall climber
Torrance
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:14pm PT
Thank you Crusher. I made an appointment, but am afraid I may not follow through. I was very put off by the scheduling episode. My insurance will only cover in-network providers, and I did research on specific doctors in the network and found a few that had reasonable reviews and are accepting patients. Then I called to schedule and the receptionist says the appointment will be for September 21. That's over a month away. I asked if she was joking.

After decades of this, I am finally at the point I can't take it anymore and need help, like now, not next month. I didn't even go to work today because I am so agitated that I'm afraid I will do something or say something that will jeopardize my career. I can't not go to work, well I can for one more day, then require a doctor's note for any additional time. Exercise, meditation, and positive visualization and self talk are all a given, these are already part of my routine. Yet they are not enough right now. This really sucks.

Squish, please go away you are not helping. I mentioned that I do not do drugs period. Not caffeine, not marijuana, not alcohol, not prescriptions. While I would use marijuana and find it somewhat helpful, my employer uses random testing so it is not an option.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2013 - 07:15pm PT
Who said anything about a disorder? I am claustrophobic and I fly for a living. I get uptight about flying delays and endless hours in a tin tube with no prospect of an exit. That ok with you Dr. Squishy? Would you scribe me some Lorzapam please? It really helps.

I canNOT imagine those deep sea mini-subs - the very thought of being hours upon hours from an exit makes my skin crawl.

Space Travel? F*#K! Prison Ship by definition.

DMT
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