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brody-lover Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Okay, so I have never been tested and I have never talked to a doctor about this, but I think I may have anxiety issues. This is maybe my second anxiety attack in a week. Like I said, I havent been tested, but that's the only thing I can think of this being. I'm nauseous, I'm hot and cold at the same time, my mind keeps blanking out, I randomly start shaking, I'm super jumpy, I have a headache, am fatigued, and my heart beat is going a mile a minute. I usually cant even find my pulse but Im not having any issues with it today.
So I'm wondering if anyone has any home remedies? I dont like prescriptions, but I love tea and homeopathic cures. any recommendations? Or just ideas on how to get me to calm down?
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chewupablotter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Ps it's nothing to be ashamed of, we've all got shit to deal with, it's the ones that bother to the difficult path to change that really become fulfilled in life, much easier to stay in denial but ultimately not very productive!

Best of luck
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chewupablotter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
CBT !

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If you try to think of it as a broken arm that needs fixing, then perhaps you will see its better to treat the root cause now than wait and get more and more anxious which may well hinder you in life, better to deal with it now. Some anxiety is normal, it's the fight or flight response which puts you in that state, it's not just in the mind, as someone already said breathing techniques will help a lot because when your panicking, literally taking in to much breath, upsetting the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, so regulating your breathing restores balance and calms you, works well for stress too! If you really don't want to see a CBT specialist ( which i cant reccomend enough) you could try a very good book with CBT techniques - such as this - [link]

Best of luck
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the recommendation! I definitely checked it out and will continue to do so! The thing is, I cant find a root. I had what felt like one long anxiety attack for a few months maybe 5 years ago and then nothing until last Thursday, when my boyfriend broke up with me over gender issues. I had one today over the elections and it got worse when I had to drive a car but it went away when I baked. Had a short one after we found out the results of the election too, even though all of the things I cared about came out how I wanted.
I really do need to learn breathing exercises though, as I've always had a problem of forgetting to breathe. That may be a big part of it.
Thanks again!
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chewupablotter Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
It's no problem I'm glad you find it helpful, it's a very useful resource for mental illness and my sister happens to work for mind also!

It's not always possible to know the root cause, it could be something that happened in very early life, can I recommend a chakra test, I would imagine your root chakra is deficient, you can just type it into a search engine and find one, many people are low in root chakra, it's the very early stage of childhood which you would not remember. Surrounding yourself with red will help as well as some meditation. As for therapy, CBT is very good for changing thought patterns, rather than dredging up the past, though you have to a little at the start so they know what your story is, but if you aren't sure sometimes just plain counselling helps you to discover things, because sometimes it's not till your asked the right question that you suddenly remember the answer. I don't know how your relationship with your family is, but often these things can be a learned behaviour from a parent perhaps, maybe this website may give you some clues as to what the root may be -
[link]

Best of luck
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JericaWinters Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Deep breathing exercises, like the ones used in pranayama yoga, may help. :iconbonklers:
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monkeydoodles Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Go to the doctor. Tell them you don't want medication, you want coping strategies.
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I suffer from Anxiety and I was formally diagnosed. If you're taking meds for anything else, I really do suggest looking at the side-effects and see if its your meds that is causing this and go to the doctor. If not, you should still go to the doctor. I'm not on medication for my anxiety and I try to cope by not thinking about what bothers me and talking about how I feel. Only other thing in the 'homeopathic' side is to have a joint on an occasion. Despite what people say, alcohol does a lot more damage than weed.
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brody-lover Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Im really surprised that it took this long for someone to recommend pot! It's good to see someone actually coming out with something other than, "suck it up and go to the doctor". I did just switch over to my new medication and have only been on it for a month, so that could be it. I hadnt thought of that. Thanks!
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Somnusvorus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   Digital Artist
I wouldn't suggest smoking it everyday. I only smoke it if I'm getting really down and if I'm having trouble getting to sleep. No problem, but it is still a good idea to go to your docs and ask them about it. Your new medication might not be suiting you. =]
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hippo-rim-job Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Going to go out on a limb here. But did something traumatic happen recently? Car accident? Death in the family?

See a doctor. They will decide if what you're experiencing is pathological and warrants the use of medication.
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