The Twilight Zone

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I realize many feel the need for a doctor, and medication, and I'm sure they help, but there are also other alternatives such as recognizing what this anxiety thing is. We are all prone to outside influences, which starts the conditioning process. All it takes is a stimulation, a reason to trigger a continuation of these thoughts, our twilight zone created by our imagination, doing a better job than Rod Serling used to do.

Although I haven't read any discussion on sex, I'm sure most do not have anxiety during the act, or competing in an event, not before, but during. or doing a bench press, curling weights, doing a clean and jerk, because your concentration is not on pretend influences, but on reality, the twilight zone is the last thing on your mind.

Meds work temporarily, like bandaids, and doctors give you confidence, and offer buffers to ease those vivid imaginations. Concentrating on reality, enjoying accompishments, making goals, loving, are all part of lifes satisfaction.

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    Hi Tinkerguy- Some good points but a believe seeing a proffesion like a therapist is huge then let that professional refer you if needed to a psychiatrist. Many people complain bout day today anxieties, but real Anxiety and panic disordes need Medications and will always need to be taken. When people with a real disorder feel better and stop taking the Meds they need they re-lapse. The meds are the main reason they feel beteer and this type of mental illness if not situational anxiety is a rrue mental illness that will not go away. 

    You point don't just take a pill to handle it is a good one, but should be decided by a doctor if the anxiety goes on for more than a little while. We do live in a society where medication is dispersed when it isn't needed. 

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      My anxiety lasted for over 30 years, off and on, but was significantly diminished after reading books by a doctor that explained what was happening. I realize many do need professional help, as 2 psychologists that I dated told me that it was unusual that just reading a book could have such positive effects. Maybe because I believed, and kept believing after rereading the book many times, I conditioned myself to the belief, isn't that what anxiety, false beliefs are all about, sort of like self hypnosis, convincing that their world will implode, and then the fear baton keeps being handed off to the next stage, and continues to an anxiety attack. 

      That baton needs to be dropped before the following stage, and the event can be cancelled, it's all about choices, and the realization that imaginations can be controlled.

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       Dating psychologists...I hope they weren't ones you were seeing??? That's against every rule and law on the books where i live...

      Real Anxiery and paniic disorders can't be controlled, maybe helped by reading based on the person, Obviously this has helped you after thirty years of struggling. I'm glad you're in a good space right now. 

      I also find Meditation to be a great help in dealing with un-needed anxiety, but in my case I will never give up on the meds that work for for me. I've come off and felt great, but the re-lapse always comes back. eventually so i stay in them. That helps me. The thing is MANY people that have an anxiety disorders also have major Deppresion, substance abuse issues etc. There are many with dual diagnosises. I'm not ashamed to take medication if it helps me and isn't going to hurt me. There are docs that prescribe the wrong meds and misdiagnose patients.  I think it's smart for most people to get a second opionion at times. 

      If you have an seratonin level that is off it won't dissappear on it's own.

      Once again glad u r doing well I'm happy for you

       

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    I have to agree but I was going through an awful time not getting sleep and my weight became frighteningly low...so I opted for a pill and I won't do it again.

    i done! I wanted so badly to believe my doctor.

    but still you need to keep in mind that everyone is in the place they are at this moment and it's all good. Everyone is different. Some need medications other need exercise some need to lose weight some need to gain. That's why we are all so pretty like flowers, each one it's own wonderful.

    thanks for sharing

    its ok for you to be okay with people who need meds

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    Also wanted to mention to you that I read an article many years ago that some with major depression/ anxiety actually burn out. Which means some after a long period of time with this disease, in older age, lose the disease.

    the reason I remember this article is because I felt that was what happened to my father who had depression his whole life...adult life...and then magically it seemed sometime close to 70 years old, it all vanished. I asked him what he did and he said nothing. NOTHING...no pills no books no nothing.

    so, you never know. Maybe your chemistry changed much like my dad. The article atributed this change to " getting amunity to ones own hormones "

    so, please don't pretend to know what's best for everyone.

    its cool you are okay...but I don't think it's from a book...just sayin

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      I know how mine started, I remember the day, the circumstance, and my brain wouldn't let me forget, it was the begininng of a roller coaster ride that brought me to the brink of going banannas.

      One more time, the book, that wondeful book was like a release, a large weight was taken off of me, I literally made a verbal exclamation in the book store, that day started my understanding, and it grew, and kept on growing. The thing is you gotta believe in yourself, doctors point you in the right direction, it's you that must take the bull by the horns, and ride, keep riding until the bull turns into a calf, then get off when you've had enough.

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