General Anxiety Disorder

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Hello all,

Has anyone any suggestions or ideas for help with anxiety?

I’m beginning to work with my anxiety, using meds and the ASCA workbook.

I’m also curious about mindfulness meditation.

Thanks

Category: Tags: asked January 29, 2014

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For many people, including me, when you're having an anxiety attack it really helps to get up and walk around. I hope you get better, I did <3
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Ok, so might be just me but all this work really well, not always but most of the time. (1) Running, I like to run, not at first, it drove me crazy and I got awkward at people watching me run, but after a while you get used to it and it's great to keep your mind busy and tire yourself so you can have a good night's sleep. (2) Oatmeal is fantastic, did you know it can help when you're nauseous? It does and it helps you so you don't throw up even if you feel like it, it's very soft on your stomach and if you eat it with a bit of soy milk and honey it's very likely it won't upset your stomach and make things worse. (3) Basic, taking a bath, lukewarm water and some soft scent that you know will calm you, take your time, turn off the lights, just try to not to fall asleep there because I don't want anybody drowning and being my fault. (4)Sudokus and puzzles can either calm you down and get you even more stressed, so try it carefully and not if you're feeling really really anxious. (5) Watercolors are always nice, you can make a mess and it takes time and some stress out, it's actually really good, or at least I find it's nice to get a bit violent with the paintings, but well, give your best. (6) If you can't sleep and don't want to go for heavy meds, you can try valerian tea, make it with lukewarm water, or at least that's what my mother does, she said something about killing the root but idk, mothers are weird. Also, be a bit careful and don't drink too much (if you ever try) and check out if you might be allergic, like I said, I don't want to kill anybody.Linden also works, and if you're anything like me (that gets dizzy and a killer headache after an attack) this might do wonders for you. I don't really love it, but it works and it helps to sleep so I'm not going to complain. (7) They say lavender works too, but I haven't tried so I don't really know, but maybe you could have it in consideration, oh and chamomile too. (8) I think that's it, at least that I remember now, sorry if none of these works for you but give them a try. Good luck!