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I'm hoping to make a post where everyone can post techniques / strategy / lifestyle changes/ supplements that has improved your stress/anxiety levels.
Me personally ...
I used to suffer from a lot of physical anxiety
-Heart palpitations / Fluttering
-Loss of breath
-Numbness and tingling
I handled these symptoms with
-Eating healthy! No junk/Processed foods as these cause anxiety
-Cutting out stimulants that affect your nervous system / anxiety (Weed/Any type of caffein / energy drink / Pre workout / Sugar
-Progressive muscle relaxation
- Stress B Complex
-Rescue remedy for panic attacks
-Exercise is the best if you can do it.. My anxiety is so bad that I can't.
But now recently my anxiety has shifted to these symptoms
-Muscle tension in my face,forhead,shoulders,legs
-Brain fog 24/7
-Numbness like I'm detached from my body 24/7
-Ringing ears 24/7
-Sensitivity to sound and light 24/7
I feel most of it is due to not properly handing my anxiety for the past 8 months and all that stress has built up to severe muscle tension in my body. My shoulders / face is always constantly tensed up severely. No matter what I do it will not release.. Same with my legs. I feel it is caused mentally.. As for those 8 months I always feared something was wrong (Don't google your symptoms!) I feared something was wrong with my heart.. Or if I had an STD or brain damage.. And that added to the fear and anxiety.. After 2 ER visits and seeing 2 doctors and many tests.. It's just anxiety and muscle tension... I have no STD / brain damage.. Heart issues. So I was worrying for nothing...
I'm just trying to figure out how to remove all this muscle tension from my body.. I really do believe it is the reason my anxiety and stress levels is so high now due to my body is always tense and on edge... And the tension is causing the migraines / head pressure / brain fog / Lightheadedness / ect
I'm considering acupuncture but I'm scared I'll have a panic attack during the hour long session lol.
What has helped you all with anxiety / stress / muscle tension? I'm trying to avoid medication. I was thinking about a natural muscle relaxer at the most...
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