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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
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:33pm PT
Hope it's still not there for you DMT

Cheers

Edit: If it is still and issue, I have to advance the name Richard Bandler, Frogs Into Princes… I got over plenty after reading it...
crusher

climber
Santa Monica, CA
Aug 19, 2013 - 07:57pm PT
Oh jeez,

I used the word "disorder" - pardon me. When anxiety becomes debilitating it's abnormal, whatever the cause. Often times it's just environmental - your job, life changes, etc. We all have different threshholds for what we can tolerate.

So, forgetting the semantics, this person is suffering and needs some help to get through it. "Manning up" doesn't always do the trick. Let's try some compassion. Nor did I say, or mean to imply, that anyone here has a "disorder" (although that could be argued, it is Supertopo). It's a term and a field of study.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 19, 2013 - 09:09pm PT
Oh Jingy that airplane anxiety is just one small piece of my 1st world troubles. I self-medicate, mostly :-D

DMT
mark miller

Social climber
Reno
Aug 19, 2013 - 09:25pm PT
Dude I'm knott going to talk about anxiety disorders on this open forum, but if you want to email me I will give you the low down. Anxiety disorders and Ptsd will put a bullet in your head eventually....Many of us have lived with it for decades before it rears it's ugly head.Don't blow it off, it's the real deal.
squishy

Mountain climber
Aug 19, 2013 - 09:41pm PT
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.

ummm, sorry, didn't even see you there, I was talking to DMT.

and based on your reply, I don't really feel bad for the misunderstanding...
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 20, 2013 - 01:20am PT
Yeah well dr squishy your skirt is showing.

DMT
BLUEBLOCR

Social climber
joshua tree
Aug 20, 2013 - 01:58am PT
Somebody, try reading Mark chapter 5
MisterE

climber
Aug 20, 2013 - 02:12am PT
Dude I'm knott going to talk about anxiety disorders on this open forum, but if you want to email me I will give you the low down. Anxiety disorders and Ptsd will put a bullet in your head eventually....Many of us have lived with it for decades before it rears it's ugly head.Don't blow it off, it's the real deal.

Mark Miller knows what he is talking about. If you are serious about dealing with this, he is a great resource.



Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Aug 20, 2013 - 07:08pm PT
Somebody, try reading Mark chapter 5

 because when dealing with your own inner voices holding you back from a life worth writing about, what you really need is another voice of absolute judgement to clutter your personal imaginary minefield…

Yeah… that's the ticket
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