But it's not always about what we WANT to do is it. Sometimes it's about doing what we know needs to be done - and what we know will pay emotional dividends (like exercise). : )
True, very true. But if you feel like throwing up, exercise is more than a little unappealing!
If I may reply to myself, I have sets of 15 and 20 pound dumbells. A lot of times I curl them until I simply cannot lift them anymore. They're certainly not the heaviest dumbells made, but they're far from the lightest. If you lift them and lift them and lift them, it's an aerobic activity. And if your anxiety is affecting your stomach and you can't run or walk at more than a snail's pace without getting sicker, it's a pretty decent alternative. I don't know why I didn't mention that before.
At the very least, it's distracting.
Before my panic was diagnosed and I had no idea what was making me so sick at my stomach, I noticed that if I got extremely angry about
something my stomach would feel better for a moment (only to get worse after I became less angry, but still...). I wonder if that has something to do with fight/flight?
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Post Edited (debaser) : 5/30/2007 11:40:08 AM (GMT-6)