Anxiety help.

Started by BigChungus1221, Apr 16, 2022, in Life Add to Reading List

  1. BigChungus1221
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    Apr 16, 2022
    Hello All, I hope everyone is doing better then I am currently. listen I'm not one for making countless threads, I deal with a lot of Anxiety from my experiences in the military, that being said since my combat experience I tend to not be able to go shop with my wife and daughter always looking over my shoulder and getting tunnel vision. this leads to anger outbursts.

    I'm not looking for sympathy, I'm looking for some others techniques to deal with stress or anxiety. help is appreciated.
     
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  2. thecanibus
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    Apr 16, 2022
    I just play a lot of Runescape, seems to help.
     
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  3. LasiK
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    Therapy followed by the right SSRI.

    I was diagnosed with PTSD, generalized anxiety disorder, and adolescent depression as a teen. Found my father dead after years of substance abuse. I tried to fight it on my own without the help of doctors, medical professionals, etc. until I couldn’t go a single day in public without a panic attack.

    Eventually I got tired of living like that and decided to seek professional help. I saw a therapist twice a week for a year+ and was prescribed Sertraline, with my dose increasing up to 150mg. That was 7 or 8 years ago. Still taking the sertraline but my life is infinitely better. I’m happy and healthy.
     
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    This 100%.

    i hope to Christ that the military pays for your s--- and I'm sure the VA hospital has psyches and therapists that specialize in military-related PTSD. If not, I've posted this here a few times but OpenPath is basically a database of therapists that will take patients for $30-$60 a session depending on income (like semi-pro bono work basically): https://openpathcollective.org/

    I can vouch for openpath 100% I've found therapists in two diff states using it. Dunno if you've ever been to a therapist but if you haven't let me know if you want any tips.

    As for SSRIs I personally did not like the way they made me feel and ended up on Wellbutrin which I like way more. But with antidepressant everyone's body chemistry is different so what didn't work for me may work for you and Lasik and vice-versa.
     
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    I wish you the best brudda anxiety can be crippling but it will get better
     
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    CBD probably helped me the most. Highly recommend.
     
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    Become an instacart shopper.

    It will normalize the grocery store for you... while distracting you as you follow the apps instructions so your mind doesn't have time to wonder and think bad things. Plus, it's productive so it gives you a sense of purpose.
     
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    Cbd, and mindfulness helps me. There’s a ton of apps that can help for relief. I also see a therapist, That might help also. Good luck
     
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    @BigChungus1221 how you doing bro?
     
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    Keep a gun tucked in your right or left side, whichever handed you are for a quicker draw. It’ll give you a boost of confidence and observe any shady moves someone may be up to. Probably a benzo script if you have legit panic attacks. You’re wasting time with SSRI’s, they don’t help a bad condition. It’s more for placebo effects.
     
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    Why not keep a gun on both hips and take lithium?
     
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    Doctor i’m suffering from anxiety pls help

    Well, patient, have you tried keeping a gun tucked
     
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    If it's an online persona or not... Trent has always said he can't be in public without a handgun and pills.

    You can either think it's funny or courtview him in Pennsylvania.
     
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    He's right though. Hunting or going to the shooting range can be one of the best ways to relax your body. The rush of adrenaline always kills any anxiety I have. Also helps mental focus which leads to better thoughts.

    At least will work better than going grocery shopping.
     
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    Going to the shooting range helped Chris Kyle.
     
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    Good point. It does help a lot of Vets who have worse anxiety than anyone else.
     
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    My Union has the Helmets to Hard Hats program where vets can make $35 an hour plus benefits with no previous construction experience. Lots of them find learning a trade and working with a guy as cool as me really improves their life.
     
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    Sounds like they just make you wear a helmet? I didn't know Instacart had a union though.
     
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  20. reservoirGod
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    Actually soldiers wear helmets the union I was talking about is the Laborers Union International of North America... one of a half dozen Unions I belong to and my main Union which I have over 30,000 hours in. Construction Laborers wear hard hats, hence "Helmets (soldiers) to Hard Hats (construction workers)".

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    Now see where is says "wage = $40.97"? When I work 80 hours in a week I gross 100x that.


    Do you see where it says "pension = $14.48" just think about how I already have 30,000+ of those hours.


    And what if I Instacart shop because it relaxes me when I can't sleep and I like being helpful and out and about? There isn't any shame in it.
     
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    "Hmm someone on sxn80 needs help I'll make the thread about me instead..."

    What a f---ing dipshit lol
     
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