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1348686 tn?1310654243

Can it really be done!!!

I am working really hard on overcoming my anxiety without the use of medication.  I am currently taking a multi-vitamin that is geared toward women, eating healthier, exercising more, sleeping somewhat better, seeing a therapist, keeping a journal as well as doing self therapy.  I have to say that I do feel better and I have more good days then bad.  However, I do still have my anxious moments and I want to know can I really get over them?  Will I ever get to a point where I don't feel anxiety on a daily basis?

I am really working on being positive.  I try not to think negative thoughts or focus on every little "symptom" I have and I know it works but every once in awhile I feel like I get knocked down and I need soomeone to pick me up.  Is this normal?  Has anyone ever really overcome anxiety without medication?

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This is different for everyone, but it sounds like you are doing everything right, and that you are having more good times than bad!  This is what you have to dwell on, don't beat yourself up for any setback you may have, because that is all it is.  Keep moving forward and I think  someone like yourself,  can beat this!  Give yourself a big pat on the back for all you've accomplished, you're doing an awesome job!  I know we can be easily discouraged, but you are doing great.  With you continuing to do as you are, eventually it will become more and more good times than bad until there are no bad.  Decide that you fell down, get back up and don't think twice about it because you want to keep this momentum of moving forward going.  To feel this way is normal in any aspect of our lives, not just anxiety.  Keep going, and don't let this slow you down!  I wish you all the best and take care!
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Why are you so anti-medication.  I resisted it for many, many years.  Tried everything for 12 years or more, final broke down and tried drugs and they worked.  Now I wonder why I resisted them.  They are not perfect, but they do work and the side effects are somewhere between annoying and tolerable.  I encourage you to rethink your reluctance to medicate.
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I am taking the NO MEDICATION road as well and feeli GREAT!  I did try medication for my anxiety and felt it made me feel worse.  I am doing deep breathing exercises and now I am at the point where whenever I feel anxious (which is not often lately) I just breath and tell myself "ok you have made it thru this before, you can do it again"  When you fear having a panic attack is when it gets worse.  Just let the feelings pass naturally and know that the feelings won't hurt you.  Keep up your good work and hope you feel better!!  Remember, YOU CAN DO IT!
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I was able to do it basically med free and I feel great still....Happy to share or listen if you need an experienced ear...:)
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The fear response is often adrenaline pumping from weak adrenals, and perhaps really negative thoughts.  I've heard people have beat panic, anxiety and other conditions by having their adrenals treated with an alternative doctor.  I believe part of the treatment heavily involves the supplements I've talked about, plus the B Complex Vitamins.  

In theory, it sounds like a multi should have it all, but the popular ones at the grocery store generally are in poor forms and low %.  Online, there are some good, strong multi's, as well as at a really good haelth store.
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1348686 tn?1310654243
Thanks everyone for your advice and support.  I am not against taking the meds if I really need them and I have taken them in the past.  I just want to try and do it without them.  I was just in a place where I needed to know that people have overcome anxiety without them.  I guess I just needed alittle pick me up.

I am definetly in a much better place than I was 3 months ago.  I was in a horrible, healthy state and I never want to go there again.  

I am just trying to stay positve and I know I will beat this.  Everyday gets better...Thanks again...Hugs....
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Just checking in to see if you are doing any better and see how you are feeling?
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1348686 tn?1310654243
I think overall I am doing better.  I still have my bad days but I try not to let them discourage me.  Right now I am at work and for some reason I am feeling anxious.  Usually it is a relief to be here away from my crazy life for awhile.  My son is sick at home so maybe being away from his is getting to me.

I just have to keep reminding myself that I can beat this.  It is nice to have the support of others on this forum...Thanks....

I hope things are going well for you.....
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