Post Edited (GDen) : 7/12/2010 6:11:25 PM (GMT-6)
I second the B complex vitamin route.
B vitamins are found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and beans. Specifically the foods alot of us crohnies can't eat or digest. I think they make a huge difference in managing my stress level.
Many years ago, I tried the Depo Provera birth control shot. It prevents pregnancy for up to 3 months and then you get another shot. Within a week of getting it I had become a stark raving lunatic b**ch. I called my Dr up and told him that I felt like I could kill people without blinking an eye. I was seriously afraid of what I was feeling and that I might hurt my child. He is the one that told me to go get B complex vitamins and double up on them for as long as I felt I needed them. They helped me deal until it was out of my system.
Haha cupcakespinkgal I know that feeling! Such happy days at work when the boss is away. It just makes a world of difference.
You have re-motivated me to get back into meditation – I think I might even go to a class tonight!
I find my mind is always ‘chattering’ away, and sometimes having a guided meditation is better than doing it on your own, because for that next hour or so you are forced to relax – nothing to distract you, nowhere you can go etc. I first started meditating back in February when I was going through a breakup and it was an enormous help, just to give yourself some perspective on the world.