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am1234
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   Posted 8/4/2010 3:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never actually been dignoised with aniexty, but I'm postive that I have it and its really bad.
After my first aniexty attack in middle school, 8th grade i believe, it has only gotten worse.
Not a day goes by with out it, and its been 6 years that I've been struggling with it.
It seems as if I have it for no reason. I will just be laying in bed and I get attack after attack of aniexty.
Any advice how to some how control it without medication?

stkitt
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   Posted 8/4/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
am1234

Hello and welcome.  I read your post in the Depression Forum and I am so sorry to hear of someone so young having a tough time.  If this has been an issue for you since you were 13 I am wondering if you ever talked with anyone prior to now re you Anxiety and Depression ?
 
May I gently suggest that you see your Dr. to confirm you dx and perhaps considering  therapy may be the way for you to go.
 
Frequently Anxiety and Depression go together.
 
Do check out our resources at the top of this page as you may find great info that will help you deal with the anxiety.
 
 
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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 8/4/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I too have suffered with anxiety all my life and I am now nearly 50. :(

I have tried the medication route and I don't find it helps. Or it has other side effects I can do without.

I do have a prescrip for xannax that I use only if I am on the verge or in a panic attack- it is very infrequent these days. Why? I guess I have learned some ways to cope. I'll share some with you.

First off if you can find a good therapist- talk therapy is great. Way better than meds. (At least for me)I only found one good person in my lifetime however and they are long gone....

When my undewear is in a knot I try to ask myself questions like- In 5 years will this matter?

Or- What is the worst possible thing that can happen because of this? Sometimes I'll have to make a list about it.

Or I remind myself- just because you are thinking these thoughts doesn't mean it's going to happen.

I take deep breaths.

I pray- "Thy will be done" and that tells me that whatever it is that is going to happen is God's will and He will get me through it-He always has and always will.

If bad thoughts are stubborn I try to change whatever it is I am doing to divert my attention or do math problems in my head.

I hope that helps a little bit.

Does anyone else have coping mechinisms to share?

Sorry you are young and suffering- I remember the feeling.

Scorpiosammy
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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I would like to add that naps do wonders for my anxiety/panic. They dont have to be long but it seems to reset me for a while.

I hope that you can find peace and something that works for you!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 8/8/2010 6:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello n welcome
great advice has been given to you already
just wanting to say i get very depressed n anxious at times and ill go for a nature walk
for me that helps
hoping you find these posts helpful
stay with us
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paniccu
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   Posted 8/9/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there. Sorry you are having a tough time right now. Deep breathing through my nose (count to 4 and then exhale slowly through your mouth or nose), walking and talking to a friend that can relate help me most.
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