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May 17th, 2010
Also, dealing with anxiety is not something that just changes over night. You have to actively address it and make changes in the way you think and behave to imporove. There's nothing wrong with you for having anxiety, you just do. It's the way your brain is conditioned to deal with feelings of uncertainty. For example, someone who does not tolerate uncertainty will assume when uncertainly arrises, the outcome will be negative. This way of thinking over and over again for probably most of you life creates you to fear uncertainty and have anxiety from things that dont require it. Plus, people like to have something to be anxious about so we find things to place our anxiety on...like fears, or phobias. It's a long road, but isn't nice to know that we have control ultimately over how our brains work for us?

Stay strong and try to make friends with these feelings...they aren't here to hurt you, just to let you know somethings up and needs to change Smile
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replied June 18th, 2010
Really?
This is all wrong, the thread that is. Look, problems impact people differently, this is sure, but what are you really saying. That being alone is somehow a trigger for drug use? I smoke marijuana at times, and for the life of me it does not do that. Real problems in my life have caused me issues like you describe though, maybe like a desolation I guess, or lack of growth, or natural behavior.

Maybe you should look into sociological factors, or possibly that you hate your job. Stuff like that, as writing this off on I smoked pot once hardly seems ideal really.
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replied October 27th, 2010
Hey lovely people, don't worry I know exactly how you guys feel. I was until recently going through similar stuff (still am bit), I used to be quite a laid back guy, nothing phased me, I was very sociable and was a sort of ring leader of my friendship group, I was confident to an extent but most importantly I was happy and content.

It all sort of changed as soon as I was going University, I moved very far away from my home and completely out of my comfort zone. I am a city boy and the city is what I love, it is very alive and you never are really alone. The place I went was very south of the country and had a VERY small popullation which less than have were young people.

Basically I fell into a sort of isollation and was never really happy there, I socialized and went out clubbing alot, got very drunk, had a few laughs but I still didn't feel the happiness I did back at home. Thinking back though I was a very sociable and made a great deal of friends there even though I didn't realise it at the time.

Through the years for some reason my feelings became worse and metamorphised and spiralled beyond my control and even worse, my understanding. I became very isollated and forgot certain social cues, and I started to do the worse thing you could possibley do in this situation, i started focussing on how wierd I was acting. This did not help because instead of striving for a better day, i just observed myself and made things very difficult and destructive. A year later I developed anxiety, I was hyper alert when I went out, I was shakey, twitchy, detatched, disconnected, I was so self absorbed in the sense that i didn't escape my mind.

The worse thing in this situation you can do is think about how you feel and focus on how you feel. To get out of it YOU MUST focus and WANT to get out of this funk. Remember back to a time when everything seemed good and you felt invinsible, or just normal. You can always go back to those days and you must WANT to get back there, It's like trying to find you way out of a tunnel, you can't get out if you are not looking for the light.

Recently I have been trying to PULL myself out of this funk, I have been praying to God and he has been giving me the utmost strength. Here is a few things you can do to aid yourself in getting out of this along with trying to mentally pull yourself out.

Firstly you must say, with all your conviction and belief: I MUST GET OUT OF THIS. Say it in yout mind and actually want to do it.

1. Excercise

When you excersise it releases natural hormones that make you happy, also this is a good way to esacpe the mind. Excercise will give you that edge over this funk because it gives you the inner spark that will burn out the fog and shine out the light

2. Watch stand up comedy or anything that makes you laugh

It is true that laughter is the best medicine, this will hopefully elevate your spirits as to strengthen your spiritual muscles

3. Pray:

Believe me prayer works, when you pray with all your heart before you sleep with wanting to change, you wake up the next morning with a new state of mind. And when it works for you give thanks.

4. Socialise:

I don't care if you think your anti social and you could be the most nervous wreck in the whole world, when you go out you are finally stripping yourself of your shell. here's a littl tip: When you go out, no ones cares about what each other looks like, they are all trying to hide their insecurities and most likely wont remember anyone they alreasy know. Go out with a friend never go alone, whern you go out with a friend who is more or less a social guy or just a friend, have a conversation with them and enoy the feeling of being around people, good people, good looking people, intersting people. The more you go out the more you get conditioned to being around people. Just like people get conditioned in isolation, being out and interacting with people (no matter how akward you feel or nervous you are) will help, it will eventually chissell away the callous you have a developed

Start off by just going to bars and pubs, try not to drink too much but alcohol does lubricate the situation a little bit

5. Find your center

Finding your centre basically means staring your fears in the face. For one I hate speaking in public, and one day I had to do it, I was incredibely nervous/anxious, shaking breathing heavy and panicking BUT when i did it something wierd happened. All the nervouse and anxious energy I had was just penatrated and it came down to the wire, I was sitting there speaking, buzzing, my head was spinning, I was all warm and fuzzy and felt woozy, sounding and looking all wierd BUT sudeenly, i felt liberated. I honestly thought I felt all the hardships i had brough upon myself just lift and float away and I was infact SO proud of myself. Once I had penetrated this little bubble of fear I have had a few revelations (once while drunk after going out by way of throwing up and stumbling around the floor and punching cars) I woke up in the morning with same sense of freedom, my friend was singing to some tv show as if rejoicing in my wake to conciousness, and realised the ultimate truth: to overcome anything you have to face thing as you are. And through that you get stronger, for me in the long term it is best not to sbe anxious and go through away from things but just drive through them and come out stronger on the otherside.

I believe that all these disorders lay due to the fear of something and not being decisive. You must decide, you cannot wait in limbo or you will be walking around foggy for a long time like I did. I am finally realising the error of my ways and am finally addressing all these truths to myself. Anxiety-disorders can be killed and therefore all the side effects that come with it such as the FOG, the shakiness, the twitching, the depression, you just have to fight. Don'y give up cos it's your life and you must spear head it.

I hope this has helped guys, I hope you get better I know I am trying to
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replied October 27th, 2010
Hey lovely people, don't worry I know exactly how you guys feel. I was until recently going through similar stuff (still am bit), I used to be quite a laid back guy, nothing phased me, I was very sociable and was a sort of ring leader of my friendship group, I was confident to an extent but most importantly I was happy and content.

It all sort of changed as soon as I was going University, I moved very far away from my home and completely out of my comfort zone. I am a city boy and the city is what I love, it is very alive and you never are really alone. The place I went was very south of the country and had a VERY small popullation which less than have were young people.

Basically I fell into a sort of isollation and was never really happy there, I socialized and went out clubbing alot, got very drunk, had a few laughs but I still didn't feel the happiness I did back at home. Thinking back though I was a very sociable and made a great deal of friends there even though I didn't realise it at the time.

Through the years for some f***ed up reason my feelings became worse and metamorphised and spiralled beyond my control and even worse, my understanding. I became very isollated and forgot certain social cues, and I started to do the worse thing you could possibley do in this situation, i started focussing on how wierd I was acting. This did not f***ing help because instead of striving for a better day, i just observed myself and made things very difficult and destructive. A year later I developed anxiety, I was hyper alert when I went out, I was shakey, twitchy, detatched, disconnected, I was so self absorbed in the sense that i didn't escape my mind.

The worse thing in this situation you can do is think about how you feel and focus on how you feel. To get out of it YOU MUST focus and WANT to get out of this funk. Remember back to a time when everything seemed good and you felt invinsible, or just normal. You can always go back to those days and you must WANT to get back there, It's like trying to find you way out of a tunnel, you can't get out if you are not looking for the light.

Recently I have been trying to PULL myself out of this funk, I have been praying to God and he has been giving me the utmost strength. Here is a few things you can do to aid yourself in getting out of this along with trying to mentally pull yourself out.

Firstly you must say, with all your conviction and belief: I MUST GET OUT OF THIS. Say it in yout mind and actually want to do it.

1. Excercise

When you excersise it releases natural hormones that make you happy, also this is a good way to esacpe the mind. Excercise will give you that edge over this funk because it gives you the inner spark that will burn out the fog and shine out the light

2. Watch stand up comedy or anything that makes you laugh

It is true that laughter is the best medicine, this will hopefully elevate your spirits as to strengthen your spiritual muscles

3. Pray:

Believe me prayer works, when you pray with all your heart before you sleep with wanting to change, you wake up the next morning with a new state of mind. And when it works for you give thanks.

4. Socialise:

I don't care if you think your anti social and you could be the most nervous wreck in the whole world, when you go out you are finally stripping yourself of your shell. here's a littl tip: When you go out, no ones cares about what each other looks like, they are all trying to hide their insecurities and most likely wont remember anyone they alreasy know. Go out with a friend never go alone, whern you go out with a friend who is more or less a social guy or just a friend, have a conversation with them and enoy the feeling of being around people, good people, good looking people, intersting people. The more you go out the more you get conditioned to being around people. Just like people get conditioned in isolation, being out and interacting with people (no matter how akward you feel or nervous you are) will help, it will eventually chissell away the callous you have a developed

Start off by just going to bars and pubs, try not to drink too much but alcohol does lubricate the situation a little bit

5. Find your center

Finding your centre basically means staring your fears in the face. For one I hate speaking in public, and one day I had to do it, I was incredibely nervous/anxious, shaking breathing heavy and panicking BUT when i did it something wierd happened. All the nervouse and anxious energy I had was just penatrated and it came down to the wire, I was sitting there speaking, buzzing, my head was spinning, I was all warm and fuzzy and felt woozy, sounding and looking all wierd BUT sudeenly, i felt liberated. I honestly thought I felt all the hardships i had brough upon myself just lift and float away and I was infact SO proud of myself. Once I had penetrated this little bubble of fear I have had a few revelations (once while drunk after going out by way of throwing up and stumbling around the floor and punching cars) I woke up in the morning with same sense of freedom, my friend was singing to some tv show as if rejoicing in my wake to conciousness, and realised the ultimate truth: to overcome anything you have to face everything as you are. And through that you get stronger, for me in the long term it is best not to be anxious and go through away from things but just drive through them and come out stronger on the otherside.

I believe that all these disorders lay due to the fear of something and not being decisive. You must decide, you cannot wait in limbo or you will be walking around foggy for a long time like I did. I am finally realising the error of my ways and am finally addressing all these truths to myself. Anxiety-disorders can be killed and therefore all the side effects that come with it such as the FOG, the shakiness, the twitching, the depression, you just have to fight. Don'y give up cos it's your life and you must spear head it.

I hope this has helped guys, I hope you get better I know I am going to.
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replied February 8th, 2011
Derealization, anxiety
I can't believe I found this. I was so scared.

I ordered the downloadable version of the Linden Method so I could start right away. But they only take e-checks, which take five days to process.
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replied April 20th, 2011
a lot of people take weed pot now they dont know but its actually sorcery which is an abomination to god of bible it also a false convidence and can cause mental illness having covidence is a learning proccess dont listen to lies of inferiority and lowself worth
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replied March 18th, 2012
Anxiety
It does not go away i have had anxiety for at least 30yrs.Started out just every once in awhile to full blown physical symtoms whole nine yards.When you find a cure post it please ....Chris
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replied March 18th, 2012
Anxiety
It does not go away i have had anxiety for at least 30yrs.Started out just every once in awhile to full blown physical symtoms whole nine yards.When you find a cure post it please ....Chris
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