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Thread: Anxiety disorder, tried EVERYTHING, nothing works

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    Originally Posted by Capricorn3
    This really intrigues me. With all the anxiety, panic, physically throwing up and worry etc, how do you manage and cope with competing in sport internationally/locally? I would have thought it would completely freak one out to the point of not being able to compete? I'm also fascinated you are able to socialise with friends, as your anxiety disorder sounds quite extreme.
    Honestly, I have found the only thing to calm me down is to do sport and when I am 100% focused in that, my anxiety goes away. But soon as i stop the competition, or training, or go to bed to go to sleep is when it kicks in. I am a normal functioning human being, it doesn't stop me from doing every day things and I push through to get stuff done and seem normal. But I find when I'm on my own and 'relaxing' is when it is at it's worst. The most frustrating part is that I know i can't be busy all of the time so this is where I find it hard. I can still socialise with friends but the problem is my anxiety is more of an internal thing. It's not social anxiety, it's more paranoid thoughts. sometimes i think it may be the first stage of psychosis/schizophrenia as I am that delusional sometimes

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    Originally Posted by katrina1980
    This may sound overly simplistic but have you tried Yoga?

    I’ve suffered from debilitating anxiety since grammar school; I used to throw up every morning before our dad drove us to school – I still remember my dad telling my brothers to go wait in the car, your sister needs to throw up! It just sort of became our “norm” every morning.

    My parents sent me to numerous doctors and all they came up with was “nervous stomach.” Years later, I finally got a diagnosis of GAD (General Anxiety Disorder) combined with Bipolar 2.

    Placed on meds which actually did help but hated the side effects and feeling like a zombie so went off them.

    Now I do yoga and Pilates nearly every day and occasionally run (I used to run more often but bad for my knee which I hurt in car accident when I was 19).

    And I’m doing really well! I rarely, if ever, get panic attacks anymore, or feel any sort of anxiety other than what anyone else would experience under the same circumstances, my moods are stable, am in a great healthy relationship and feel very much at peace for the most part.

    When I think back to the time I had all that anxiety, oh my god I literally shudder at what I went through. And often wonder how I managed to get through it.

    Anyway, yoga and Pilates, or at least just yoga. Really calms me, better than any med ever did!

    Thank you very much im going to try it!!!! :) Honestly thank u so much for ur advice

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    Originally Posted by Findingnemo94
    Thank you very much im going to try it!!!! :) Honestly thank u so much for ur advice
    You're very welcome and I hope it helps you as much as it's helped me!

    Be patient with yourself while learning, it may take awhile for your body to become flexible enough to master all the moves/contortions, start low.

    Good luck!!

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    I just tried to upload a video my bf shot of me doing low impact (to send to friend overseas as she is a beginner) but not able to from tablet, will try to upload later when I get to office. :)

    I'll PM you.

    You can find many on you tube as well.

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    Originally Posted by Findingnemo94
    Honestly, I have found the only thing to calm me down is to do sport and when I am 100% focused in that, my anxiety goes away. But soon as i stop the competition, or training, or go to bed to go to sleep is when it kicks in. I am a normal functioning human being, it doesn't stop me from doing every day things and I push through to get stuff done and seem normal. But I find when I'm on my own and 'relaxing' is when it is at it's worst. The most frustrating part is that I know i can't be busy all of the time so this is where I find it hard. I can still socialise with friends but the problem is my anxiety is more of an internal thing. It's not social anxiety, it's more paranoid thoughts. sometimes i think it may be the first stage of psychosis/schizophrenia as I am that delusional sometimes
    Thanks for the clarification. I have to wonder (after reading your past threads) if all of this extreme anxiety has anything to do with your parents. It seems your dad is very abusive to you and your mother. He has treated you very badly from the day you were born, a major bully and very very controlling, forcing you to study something which does not interest you, throwing you out of the house etc etc. It's hardly surprising that you have ended up with a huge anxiety disorder.
    I think if you dig deeper, you'll find that it all started with your parents (imo).

    I'm sure that professional counselling/therapy will be of benefit to you and help you get to the root cause and ways of dealing with it. Yoga is a good start to help keep you grounded, but I think the root cause goes much much deeper and needs to be addressed.

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    Also, get tested for food allergies and sensitivities. There are several things like dairy, gluten, wheat and i forget the other one that can contribute to anxiety and even cause borderline schizophrenic symptoms if you are eating something that your body cannot handle. Also, have you ever been tested for a hormonal imbalance? I am not saying any one of those things is "the cause" - but a lot of small things can contribute to making the it worse.

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