Go Hand In Hand.

I have been battling general anxiety disorder for most of my life. Anxiety and depression go hand in hand for me. With one, I get the other. Visa versa. Though I am on medication for my depression, I still currently suffer from my anxiety.

I am now twenty seven and I now know what to look for when I am feeling down or stressed. I know what causes these symptoms though I still can't control it. That's the only hard part.

I am working on things to improve my anxiety issues. It's a long hard road but I know I can make it!
eastsidechick eastsidechick
26-30, F
11 Responses Nov 26, 2007

well i want to just say that you are not the only one i still battle on haveing stress and enxitey. it got so bad tores me it mad me very sick.

For survival in this fast-paced society, we need to find solace amongst the many difficutlies and uncertainties that are against us in the world in which we live. When we seek guidance from worldly resources, it can lead to more problems and heartache.<br />
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May I suggest you visit my site for tips on emotional healing and well-being through the grace of God, and find permanent relief to these very serious challenges that we as a society are faced with today...<br />
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God bless you<br />

You can last that long!!! <br />
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I hope everything works out for you!

I understand completely. I started with anxiety, gradually depression found it's way in and I became labeled a person with PTSD. Personally, I believe I am OCD. I'm hoping my New Dr. will hear what I am saying on Monday, if I can last that long!

I am sick of depression and anxiety, but i wont take anti depressants any more, i first took them when i was 17 which made me worse, and then again at about 23 which didnt help. I know there are a lot out there but i dont trust them. <br />
There must be something out there that we can try that actually works.<br />
but in my head i think a lot of it depends where we are in our lives, and if we are happy with things.<br />
circumstances always seem to play a part in my depression but my anxiety never seems to go away!

Is everything that I said, close to what you are feeling?

i think i have anxiety

omega 3 is good for combating depression.food plays a role in how we feel n how well our physical body perform over time.over time, you can quit medication altogether because all the unaltered, natural food as designed by the Creator is good for our bodies.<br />
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for your body to perform optimum level, treat it as a rolls royce/ bmw vehicle which will need the best fuel n maintenance regularly ; not once in a blue moon.<br />
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u hv only one body n it is priceless; deserving the best u can give it.<br />
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2 immediate action steps u can take now:<br />
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1)increase omega3 intake<br />
wild salmon (not the ones specially reared in fish farms) which is fm th ocean (not polluted waters..); best eaten raw with lemon slices/juice marinated<br />
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flax seed/flax seed oil (cold pressed;one good brand'newage')<br />
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2) slowly but surely say no to processed food; tell ur brain that oily food even when smells good (burger, hot dog, whte flour, white rice, white sugar, white bread,..) is no no, once in a week/ a month may b ok.switch to more uncook/raw food.eating vege in sauces prepared by yourself.go for organic as much as possible.<br />
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Al Sears, MD <br />
The Healthy Side of Omega-3s<br />
Before the days of modern industry, your fish had abundant supplies of omega-3s. They dined on seaweed or algae and other fish below them in the food chain that ate these plants. <br />
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But these days, even some salmon has little to none of these essential fats. Farm-raised fish are fed corn, soy, those fish flakes that you feed the fish in your aquarium, and other unnatural foods. <br />
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Since your body can’t make omega-3s on its own, it’s critical that you find ways to get a steady supply through the proper food sources and supplements. <br />
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The benefits are practically endless when your body gets enough omega-3s. Many of my own patients have not only reversed disease but improved their mental and emotional lives as well. Omega-3s have been shown to:<br />
Prevent heart disease, cancer – even strokes <br />
Lower blood pressure <br />
Wipe out arthritis pain <br />
Relieve depression <br />
Lower triglycerides (blood fat) <br />
Raise HDL (good cholesterol) <br />
Boost memory and brain power <br />
Lower your risk of macular degeneration <br />
Protect blood vessels and nerves <br />
Calm irregular heart rhythms, which can lead to sudden cardiac death <br />
Find the Best Fish for Your Omega-3s<br />
Here are my general rules when shopping for fish:<br />
Avoid Apex-Predator Fish. While tuna (albacore and bluefin) have good amounts of omega-3s, you should avoid them because they tend to contain high levels of toxins like mercury. Overall, stay away from top-of-the-food-chain fish like tuna, shark, swordfish, tilefish, and king mackerel because of their mercury levels.<br />
Choose Smaller Fish. Try to stick to smaller fish that are lower down on the food chain. They don’t typically eat other fish and fewer toxins get stored in their flesh. Good choices are herring, salmon, sardines, anchovies, trout, halibut, and haddock.<br />
Always Buy Wild-Caught Fish. Farm-raised fish are simply fed an unnatural diet and become diseased and inflamed. The potential health risks could cost your body in the long run. <br />
Because farm-raised fish don't have lots of room to swim and are prone to disease, they are often given antibiotics as well as preservatives and commercial dyes to give them a healthy color.4 <br />
For example, farm-raised salmon is not the nice pink color that you would see with wild salmon, so it is injected with dye. At your supermarket you will often see “color-enhanced” in small print under the farm-raised salmon sign. <br />
Wild salmon, on the other hand, get their pink color from eating little sea creatures like krill. I prefer wild-caught salmon from the Pacific Ocean. <br />
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You can find good quality wild-caught fish at specialty markets such as Whole Foods or Fresh Market. I often order mine online from Grassland Beef (www.grasslandbeef.com) or Alaskan Harvest Seafood (www.alaskanharvest.com). It comes right to your door, fresh, packed in dry ice.<br />
Make up for the Critical Nutrients You’re Missing <br />
Since your body doesn’t make enough omega-3 fatty acids on its own, choosing species of fish that have the highest levels of omega-3s is one way to get your daily supply. <br />
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But this is not always possible, so supplementing with a good quality fish oil that is purified of contaminants is a sensible way to make sure you get enough to reap the health benefits.<br />
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There are two supplements I recommend.<br />
Fish Oil. I recommend taking an 1100 mg fish oil supplement every day. I’ve developed a new fish oil capsule that comes from the pristine, non-industrial waters off the coast of Peru. It’s safe, pure and provides a huge, healthy dose of omega-3s. <br />
Cod liver oil. Cod liver oil is another great source of omega-3s. One teaspoon a day will give you the omega-3s you need. And I’ve developed an oil without the awful taste.<br />
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b blessed

Thank you! It's really nice to hear that from someone!

I am glad to hear that. I wish I could say the same thing but I am still working on it. I am taking meds too though I am still in the process of figuring out the proper dosage.

i to have struggled with general anxiety for 2 years though its diminished greatly from time to time i do get touched by it, but for most of it im doing great i still take meds but im in control thank god!!!.