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  • you say "talked" to a counselor and tried medication. these things take time and effort. you need to keep talking to counselors and doctors and trying different medications and levels of medication till you find the ones that work and then stay on them and keep seeing doctors and counselors. they are here to help you for the long term.
  • Prayer brings a peaceful feeling and helps overcome anxiety. I used to be very anxious myself and I saw a therapist, but when I began to pray to God and Jesus, I had an inner peace and was able to drastically reduce my anxiety level
  • This is very hard. I know the pain of anxiety. I feel for you. I have followed all of the advice I give and still have to struggle, but with much more peace and long periods of freedom from anxiety. Take the advice of Anonymous and explore the options of prayer - ruthlessly honest and without a big agenda. Take the advice of dr james and continue treatment. It does indeed take time. Talk to a nutritionist about the kinds of foods that provoke anxiety and those that may ease it. Eat a healthy, well balanced diet. Watch your intake of sugars and caffeine. Address any sleep issues you may have. Inadequate sleep, apnea, and insomnia can exacerbate anxiety. Avoid self-medicating on alcohol or drugs if this is a temptation. Learn some skills in organizing your life. This could be a trigger for you. Make sure you have a safety net of people with who you can confide. Understand that while you are feeling anxious it may not be because things are wrong in your life. Train your brain to recognize that there are biological and chemical factors influencing these feelings. Deal with conflict and stress in healthy ways. This is a big subject and will require some reading and counsel perhaps. Journal your life and feelings on paper or on an audio record. It is one way of facing and staring down your fears as well as of gaining perspective. Besides praying, ask others to pray for you. Keep track (perhaps in your journal) of events, conversations, thoughts, or other factors that tend to trigger severe episodes of anxiety. Then learn techniques for avoiding, managing, or reinterpreting them. If you begin a therapy model such as desensitization, follow through to the end. Make sure that other physical factors in your life such a hormonal issues are addressed. Exercise regularly. Think positive, beautiful, and uplifting thoughts. If you read the Bible, check out this link on thinking in Philippians: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=57&chapter=4&verse=7&end_verse=9&version=31&context=context . Likewise, avoid negative talk, especially negative self-talk, negative conversations, negative music, and negative movies and TV shows. Read uplifting literature and listen to uplifting music and conversations. Write positive affirmations and speak them into your own mind regularly. Get plenty of light in your room and in your life - actually and metaphorically. Redefine criticism and failures are cobblestones on the road to success. Force yourself to live and laugh and love. You are special and there is a wonderful reason for you being here.
  • OTHERS Lord, help me live from day to day In such a self-forgetful way That even when I kneel to pray My prayer shall be for others Others, Lord, yes others Let this my motto be Help me to live for others That I may live like Thee Help me in all the work I do To ever be sincere and true And know that all I'd do for You Must needs be done for others Let self be crucified and slain And buried deep; and all in vain May efforts be to rise again Unless to live for others And when my work on earth is done And my new work in Heaven's begun May I forget the crown I've won While thinking still of others
  • Get yourself a pet - something furry that you can stroke (a goldfish is no good). The benefits of stroking a small furry animal are well documented for lowering blood pressure and for having a calming effect. Not only that, but you can also talk to a pet and research has shown, that in general, a person will tell an animal things that they would not tell another person. Doesn't have to be a cat or a dog, it could be a rabbit or even a hamster. Just as long as it is furry and you can stroke and love it (and of course, confide in it).
  • ive been addicted to pain pills for years now im trying to get off of them my self i can not afford treatments such as simboxin the worst thing i cant seem to control is the anxiety it gets unbearable i have three children and need to get this under control can you help?
  • I can only speak of my own experience and you can do as you see fit. I used to suffer from anxiety real bad. Used to get a tight sensation in my chest.Very nervous and gulped a lot, etc. After being on medication for years and drinking to self medicate, I realized all I was doing was running away and avoiding the pain of it. Trying to get away from it, or myself so to speak, put me in conflict.With this new view,I then embraced the pain or went into the fire as some say.I found that the pain went away in time.No more conflict. I call it the law of reverse effort. It worked for me. As long as I wanted to escape it, the worse it got,or the more power it seemed to have over me. When I stopped trying to change it, it went away.It will take time.It also helped teach me about patience for myself and others making me a better whole person.Looking back now, I see it was a gift, not an abnormality or something one can control.Let GO! Hope this helps.
  • Have you tried homeopathy for your anxiety ? According to a recent study homeopathy is just as effective as diazepam (Valium) and benzodiazepine (Lorazepam or Ativan) at treating nervousness and anxiety disorders but without addictive or harmful side effects. Some homeopathic medicines that you can try for anxiety are Aconite napellus, Argentum nitricum, Arsenicum album, Calcarea carbonica to name a few.These are some of the most common remedies for nuisance anxiety and nervousness but chronic anxiety disorders will need a course of treatment so for best homeopathic results do make an appointment with a qualified homeopath.

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