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Anxiety and Stress

Postby breezyspice » 09 Apr 2011, 02:04

I'm wondering if anyone here has any similar problems in anxiety/stress attributing to a constant nauseus stomach? I won't bother getting into details but I'm not interested in seeing a GP and getting heavily medicated. I would be interested in more natural or homeopathic ways... I'm trying ginger, peppermint, camomile - and of course - a LOT of self soothing and trying to talk myself out of it. BUT, in the mean time, nothing is working and I'm tired of feeling like I'm on the verge of puking all.the.time. :puke:
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Re: Anxiety and Stress

Postby Madrigal » 09 Apr 2011, 02:40

Have you tried yoga? That helps TONS. Also breathing techniques/guided meditation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoM57Z8dRUY This is just an example, but it's by QuietMind. They're really helpful.
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Postby breezyspice » 09 Apr 2011, 04:26

Thank you! I was actually contemplating yoga today as there was a poster for it at work, haha! I have been trying some breathing techniques and sort of self-talking myself out of it, but its so hard! Maybe I'll look for calming podcasts or something and try to listen to them when I'm at my worst?

Edit: I just listened to and did that video and was astonished at how powerful meditation can be. I'm looking on the positive side that I can fix this :)
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Postby Madrigal » 09 Apr 2011, 18:18

You're welcome! :)

I haven't tried podcasts, but I'm sure there are plenty out there!
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Postby breezyspice » 10 Apr 2011, 01:04

I also picked up a homeopathic medicinal 'drop' today by a company called "Bach". It says its a "rescue remedy to comfort and reassure". You can either add drops to a glass of water or drop directly under the tongue. I can't say if it works yet as I also took some Gravol this morning but so far - today was the best day yet. And I had to calm myself a couple times and I used the "soft" and "let it go" exercise from your video! :)
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Postby Madrigal » 10 Apr 2011, 20:24

Yay! Glad you're feeling better!
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Postby Heather » 15 Apr 2011, 17:15

I was going to suggest rescue remedy. It helps me when I have to travel.
Mine is a spray I keep in my purse though. It tastes nasty but it helps. Probably because I'm obsessing over how gross it tastes.
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Postby breezyspice » 17 Apr 2011, 06:11

Omigoodness it tastes soooooooooooo gross. Like how you feel about alcohol when you're hungover.
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Postby killer_bee » 16 Jun 2011, 17:42

i love the soft" and "let it go" exercise ...
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Re: Anxiety and Stress

Postby Queenie » 05 Aug 2011, 09:37

I like to use lemonbalm (think that's the english translation of CitroenMelisse) , the only thing is, if you drink water you have to pee much faster. It esp. calms down the stomach
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Postby breezyspice » 07 Aug 2011, 03:53

^ Lemonbalm? Is it something you add to a glass of water?
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Postby Madrigal » 08 Aug 2011, 09:26

Orr you can try Bob Marley tea. I'm pretty sure it's sold in Canada. It has a bunch of anti-stress stuff in it. No weed, so no worries. ;)
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Postby Queenie » 08 Aug 2011, 21:10

breezyspice wrote:^ Lemonbalm? Is it something you add to a glass of water?


Thee or pills, i even saw fresh "leaves" once but no idea how to use it. I love the thee before bed cause it makes me sleep well when needed.

Here's a piece about anxiety

http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lemon-balm-000261.htm
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Postby breezyspice » 09 Aug 2011, 20:28

Madrigal wrote:Orr you can try Bob Marley tea. I'm pretty sure it's sold in Canada. It has a bunch of anti-stress stuff in it. No weed, so no worries. ;)


Pft, shouldn't name something Bob Marley if there is no weed in it :rolleyes: j/j!!
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Re: Anxiety and Stress

Postby krtkkarphillmuk » 15 Aug 2011, 08:05

I blame my high blood pressure because of stress. I've lowered it a little thanks to a little exercise and tea.

Lately I've been hooked on brewing rose bud tea (with honey)... I usually have this before bed, it's caffeine free but I pee at least 10 times after ;) but it's nice (the tea, not the peeing).

If you have a natural foods store perhaps you can talk to a hippie... I mean an employee there :) My local Whole Foods has a MASSIVE section for medicinal items. I'm sure they can advise you on some over the counter, natural, stress and anxiety relieving things :)
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Re: Anxiety and Stress

Postby breezyspice » 16 Aug 2011, 19:36

I should say that after posting this, it took me about a month or so to get back on track. Every now and then, I have what I call a "wobbly morning" but I am much better.

I do need to exercise more though and mayyyybe cut back on caffeine - but not drinking coffee will be very difficult. ;)
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Re: Anxiety and Stress

Postby Thom » 16 Aug 2011, 19:47

Bach blossems
...And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness

http://youtu.be/oxRWqirflxk

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