everyone's different, your method may not be right for evryone, you should probably mention that.
good for you,i never used meds either,we were lucky,some aint,alot of people have been through so much on this site and have needed help with meds and yes alot have become addicted,but self help dont work for everyone,but good for you for willing to help people
Sorry to pull rank, but you are 21, and I'm guessing a healthy guy. When I was 21, I had two young children and a husband to care for. I was also a devout Catholic. By 30 I had four children to raise. Any anxiety issues were smothered so I could be the best mother possible .
Still I managed. My first crash came 2 yrs after a divorce, was while I was in college. I was in early 40s. Putting myself through college on my own. I remember being in classes discussing how awful it was that studies showed many elderly people were taking anti anxiety meds. I was sure education was the answer to all social problems.
Never mind that all my ancestors suffered from mental problems; most self medicated with alcohol. I had strong opinions about that too, of course.
I worked at a major corporation after I graduated from college with honors, and survived layoffs, and started over @ 50. Worked as librarian @ large public library for 20 yrs until I was 70.
At 74, and near the end of life's journey, I know only one thing. Some of us have mental issues that require medication. I practice many techniques to reduce anxiety, but know medication is a base I must work from.
When my son was murdered by his father four months ago, I was recovering from anal cancer, I had brief grief-induced negative thoughts, which I've resolved with the help of a therapist I can see at no charge at the cancer hospital.
I am glad to hear you have an answer to your anxiety. We all have different systems, so there is never just one thing that will cure all.
Best luck on your journey.
My allies were psychiatrists and therapist who
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