Fixes I made for my anxiety. Hopefully they help you in some way.

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So, Remember me? I'm Matt that had a lot of physical symptoms and problems from constant panic attacks that ended up giving me physical problems as well. 

I've actually done a few things to make myself feel better. It sucked being in the situation that I was in when I was writing here before. I learned a lot about my body from all of this mess. I think I finally came to terms with a lot of it and I even stopped worrying so much about everything. 

Now, my body still seems sensitive to high stress situations. I've noticed that I can easily fall back into feelings of spaciness or slight dizziness, but they disappear after sleep and relaxing and proper meals and water. 

I've been driving everyday since August 22. I am not dizzy during the day anymore. About three days ago, I felt entirely normal with no real problems. It was almost exactly the way I felt before all this stuff happened. 

Let me break stuff down for you guys. I have a lot to say. Since around August 8th or so, I started to make a better plan for myself with how I go about my life and my eating habits and sleeping habits. I've done a lot of research throughout the months of my problems and done a lot of worrying as well. I learned to turn off the google searches and just deal with my problems head on without adding fuel to the anxiety fire. I stopped getting myself in high stress environments for a couple of weeks. 

I stared eating again. I lost a lot of weight from my anxiety and panic attacks. They depleted my body of it's resources. That had to be changed. Those first couple of weeks of me being back home from Germany, my body was reeling from everything that happened while I was there. Every morning I woke up and felt the same symptoms that would vary everyday. Some days I would have a pain in my head that would come and go and the next day, I would have muscle spasms. These symptoms would also linger for a couple of days, so they overlapped other symptoms and increased my worry. I learned not to worry about that so much. 

I've been to too many doctors already and came to the conclusion that nothing is really wrong with me. The only thing that was noticed was the fact that I had a slightly low Thyroid, which meant that I am slightly overactive. The nurse who told me this said that it's not that bad and that the Cardiologist would determine whether or not he should explore it further. When it came down to it, it wasn't urgent enough in his eyes to give me a call about it, so that was good news. When I got the MRI, I never received a phonecall later, so that is also good news. With a happier mindset, I came to the conclusion that it was really all in my head. The Neurologist that scheduled the MRI, told me that I should take Vitamins. He said that a Vitamin deficiency is possible to my constant problems that I had. I have the Vitamins now. I have a B-Complex 100 and a Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D3, and Zinc supplement bottle. Now, with my anxiety and stress still pretty high during this time, I didn't want to take them because I was afraid it would affect me adversely in some way. I ended up not taking them even though I was supposed to, BUT, I did start buying foods with Vitamins in them and also buying fruits. I started eating Bananas and Apples. I drank water a lot while I started this new way to eat. I also bought Nutri-Grain bars.

I found out that B Vitamins are a good stress and anxiety reliever. It lowers those feelings. I also found out that having a lack in B Vitamins can also cause bodily effects. Those random head pains? Yeah, deficeincy in Vitamin B. Muscle Spasms? Yep. Twitches on face and random parts of body? Yeah, that too. 

I started eating all of this stuff. It changed me. I started feeling better. I didn't know if it would work, but it started to. After a couple of days, I started to notice a difference in how my body reacted to things and I even felt better during the day. I started to feel happier and did more things. It felt like I was learning to walk again. It was rough. I even noticed when I started taking all of these Vitamins that my lump in my throat went away. I also noticed that I don't get nervous feelings during the day anymore. I even noticed that I never think about the things that worry me anymore. The Vitamins really helped with that. Probably my own personal counseling to myself and realizing that I can't control everything helped with that as well, but the Vitamins and foods and proper sleep helped me acheive what I've done so far. 

I've even stopped frequently urinating, which was something that aggravated me the most. I was doing that for around a month straight and I'm glad that it's over. 

I want to start taking the vitamins from the Supplement bottle. 

You guys should really look up what all vitamins do. I found out that most people's diets don't have the proper nutrition needed. I guess I was one of those people. rolleyes But, I do feel better. I've been getting better everyday. 

Have any of you tried to do this? I would like to know. 

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  • Posted

    That's really helpful. Sometimes I cannot control my thoughts, it gets to a point where I don't want to do anything anymore. I feel like this almost everyday. I was not like this before. I keep thinking of all sorts of things, real or fake. People just given up. They do the seem to understand because they don't see the problems. I have no interest in the things I like. I know life is to short but it's very hard to control. Maybe you could help me.

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    Hi Matt,

    What a brilliant post. It will help many, many others....also, VERY WELL DONE XX young man......

    Sincere regards and thanks ...xxx

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    Great job and so happy you are feeling better. You have come a long way!  Are you on anti anxiety meds? Or is this without them? And eating right and caring for the body is always a very helpful aspect in all this. I took that route myself a couple of years ago too.  Even bought a juicer as you absorb many more vitamins faster from the fruits and veggies and they have such great recipies on line.
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    Thank you for sharing!!!

     

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    Really glad to hear this Matt, dont very often get follow ups on here, brilliant you have taken back control and found that a healthy eating plan and supplement are really helping, I guess when our body is physically healthier, our mind has no choice but to follow.

    I hope everything keeps improving, please let us jnow from time to time how your getting on.

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  • Posted

    A wonerful uplifting post Matt!

    I am so happy you have recovered and it will reassure others that they too can get well

    We all worried about you and now look!

    Brilliant

    Hugs from Helen

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