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Updated on July 15, 2013

Dealing With Anxiety

Supplements For Anxiety?

Before we start i would like to state that i do not promote taking any prescribed tablets for any anxiety driven symptom including depression. You may ask why? Well i suffered severely with anxiety and depression for over 6 years and none of the tablets the doctors prescribed helped me one bit! I believe that the tablets they prescribe only mask the under-lying anxiety and basically just make you dopey (too put it bluntly)! This includes beta blockers, citalopram and zoloft. Also i believe they are very addictive and no one wants to rely one tablets for the rest of there life.

In this article i will show you how i beat Anxiety,OCD, Social Phobia and many other anxiety driven symptoms all through the power of creativity,excitement and sometimes a little boost from the natural green tea extract, L-Theanine.

I will break down anxiety and show it to you in its true light, you are not ill and only YOU can cure yourself no matter what any doctor or psychiatrist tells you.

Basically, people who suffer from any anxiety driven symptom, whether it be OCD, Social Phobia or De-Realization are very creative people. Our brains are very creative and if we are not challenging or motivating ourselves then that's when we start developing anxiety driven symptoms.

You may not understand what i mean yet but i promise you if you read through the rest of this article it will help you a lot. I will go into more detail on how you can cure all your anxiety driven symptoms with creativity and excitement.

I will show you how you can cure yourself of all anxiety driven symptoms, exactly how i did 1 year ago. And most importantly regain your life!

Dealing with anxiety?

I hate the phrase 'Dealing with Anxiety'! No one should have to deal with it. I believe it is completely curable if you have the right mindset and are willing to try new things.

I have put together my story/guide on how quickly and permanently i cured all my anxiety driven symptoms including OCD, Social Phobia, De-Realization, Obsessive Thinking, depression and many many more. I believe this will work for any anxiety driven symptom including depression

My aim is to help others by telling my story and to give you a simple guide as to how you can do the same. I promised myself that if i could find a way to stop feeling those horrible symptoms then i would share it with the world.

Also before i get started i would like to point out that i am not a doctor or a psychiatrist but i do believe that my experiences will help a lot of people regain there life out there. I mean how can a doctor or someone who has never experienced these symptoms give advice or prescribe any tablets, its crazy!

If you are reading this i'm guessing you are experiencing severe anxiety symptoms and are wondering if you are going crazy or you have something wrong with you?! Like me frantically searching the internet for miracle cures or tablets...Also getting scammed by people who know nothing about anxiety and only interested in taking your money! Its sick..

So please bear with me, read through this. Understand why you are feeling like this and if i manage to help at least one person then that will make me very happy indeed. When i first started experiencing severe anxiety symptoms i couldn't find the answers i needed so i am hoping this can give some people out there the answers they need!

Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

OK so lets have a closer look at anxiety and its symptoms. I suffered severely with 'Pure OCD'. The obsessive thinking/worrying. Although i suffered with most of the below symptoms i believe all of them can be cured with the same method

  • Depression
  • OCD
  • Social Phobia
  • Intrusive and Irrational Thoughts
  • Pure OCD (Obsessive Thinking)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Agoraphobia
  • Worry
  • Dread
  • Social Anxiety
  • Butterflies
  • Brain Fog
  • Racing Heart
  • Paranoia
  • Fear of losing control
  • Feeling detached
  • Feeling of doom
  • Nervous
  • Feeling trapped
  • These are just some of them i could go on forever!

However you are feeling now, whatever symptoms you have, whether it be feeling on edge, OCD, Obsessive Compulsive thoughts, fear, depression, butterflies, you name it! They are all caused by anxiety! Over-active anxiety!

Everyone has anxiety in life but if you are here then i'm guessing your anxiety switch is constantly turned on like mine was!

People with over-active anxiety are very clever people! Have a look at OCD for example. The sufferer knows that switching the lights on and off constantly is completely irrational but they have to constantly fool themselves to why they are doing it. People who suffer from anxiety are very very creative people!

If you don't channel that creativity into something well....Creative, then that's when anxiety starts creeping in and starts creating those horrible symptoms!

My Anxiety Description

As i was saying, people with over-active anxiety are very creative people who need to be constantly challenging there mind and skills. If you are not creative and passionate about things in life your mind gets bored and starts creating anxiety driven symptoms like obsessive thinking, worry, social phobia and so on....

Have a look at it this way you should understand what i mean. We will take OCD and Obsessive compulsive thoughts just for example...(Although all anxiety symptoms apply to this rule)

So here we go, OCD and Obsessive compulsive thoughts are all driven by 'What If' thoughts.

  • 'What if' i don't turn this light switch on 'X' amount of times, this will happen
  • 'What if' i don't clean this every minute, maybe i will get a terrible disease
  • 'What if' i mess up
  • 'What if' i hurt someone
  • 'What if' this job interview doesn't go well
  • 'What if' i left the oven on, i need to go back

I could go on forever with the 'what if' examples but i'm sure you get my drift by now and how all anxiety symptoms are caused by worry, fear, 'what if' questions and a lot of creativity!

People with over-active anxiety always come to the worst conclusion in there mind straight away which causes more and more anxiety/fear and only adds fuel to the fire, the 'what if' questions. How many times has that worst possible outcome in your mind actually become reality?.........

0 Is the answer isn't it?!

You see, people with over-active anxiety are very clever, and very creative people that need to be creative and passionate in life.If not there mind gets bored and starts thinking up worst case scenarios. Which in turn creates anxiety, fear and worry, and the whole cycle begins! The anxiety and creativity is driving your symptoms like, obsessive behavior, social phobia Etc.

It is all driven by 'what if' thoughts (Very creative huh)??

The Only Natural Anxiety Cure!

Write down a list of all the things you would like to learn or start up again. It could be anything, whether it be Football, Cards, Drawing, Cooking, Dancing, Singing, Writing, Boxing, absolutely anything! Even stamp collecting! Come on be creative!

Make sure you have a list of at least 6 and start doing some of the things you like! Everyone can fit some hobbies into there life style! As i said there are so many different things you can do to be creative/passionate.

Creativity/Passion is the only anxiety cure! It will stop all the 'What if thoughts' so the cycle cannot begin....

As i said i am not a doctor but this seriously worked for me! I promise you, you don't have to feel over-active anxiety ever again if you follow these steps-

  • Write down a long list of hobbies/passions you would love to learn/start
  • Start doing these hobbies/passions right away. Everyday if its possible
  • Even if its just 20 minutes. Anything!! Although the more the better
  • Get excited about doing these hobbies/passions everyday!
  • Think about your hobbies/passions everyday. Excitement/passion is the exact opposite to fear/anxiety! See where we are going now?
  • Be creative in your head everyday about your passions, what your going to do next Etc.
  • If excitement is the exact opposite to anxiety then you need to be more excited everyday and do more creative activities/hobbies!

'Try it now just for 5 minutes. In your mind think of a passion or hobby you want to do, get really excited about it. Think of all the joy and excitement it will bring you. really be passionate about it and notice your anxiety reducing dramatically'

So basically do as many new things everyday, start up old hobbies again. You can even start writing like i am now. I am really enjoying telling you my story and am so happy to be helping others. (I hope). If you are creative and passionate about the things you do in life then anxiety and fear will have no place anymore. You wont even have room for anxiety. Passion and excitement is the exact opposite to anxiety!

Even if it is just for a week follow all the steps, get your list, start doing creative hobbies/passions, get excited about your new hobbies everyday and watch your anxiety fade away! Think about your new hobbies and passions every minute if you can and get excited about new things you are going to try. ( I cooked a Jamaican fish recipe the other day for the first time)

I guarantee you will want to carry on with this method after a week and after you have noticed the results. Anxiety really wont have any place in your life.

I started up drawing everyday. Something i loved and had stopped doing for a long time. I started drawing all kinds of different things, from cars to animals. Getting excited about drawing and generally being really passionate about something again. I was thinking about my drawings all the time. The next big project i wanted to do, generally being very creative...

I had severe anxiety symptoms before, my life was boring and i wasn't going out with friends much, i felt very scared and alone. I have probably experienced every anxiety symptom out there so i can definitely relate to anyone who is reading this with any over-active anxiety symptom out there. All the way from butterflies to OCD!

I started drawing, went to the gym and started to get healthy, started cooking some foods i had never tried to cook before! I was writing, learning new things, trying different sports but most of all i was being creative and passionate!!

After i had started doing all these new things i completely forgot about all the anxiety symptoms i was feeling before, seriously! Someone said something to me about anxiety and it clicked!! I was feeling all these symptoms because my mind was bored. I had completely got rid of anxiety, there was no room in my life for it! I felt amazing!

I started going out with friends, trying new things, visiting new places, trying new hobbies. Just generally excited about life and very passionate about new hobbies etc. The exact opposite to anxiety/fear is excitement and passion!

So please, please take my advice and do everything in your life you can . Watch your anxiety symptoms fade away! This will work for anyone experiencing anxiety. I'm sure of it! Any symptom driving anxiety!

I know for some people with severe anxiety, new hobbies and passions can be over whelming but if you can get past that first hurdle and just try the things you want you will be anxiety free!! I promise! Make sure you are constantly challenging yourself. Remember people who suffer from anxiety are very clever people and need passion and creativity in there life. They thrive off it, and it's a good thing!

Also i mentioned L-Theanine in my first paragraph. I don't usually promote taking any medicine for anxiety as i completely believe in my method above but L-Theanine is a completely natural remedy that i found in a herbal shop a couple of years ago. It will not cure anxiety like my method above but it certainly does reduce it a lot!

I understand that many people reading this who suffer from severe anxiety maybe a little overwhelmed at starting new hobbies or trying new things as there anxiety is just too much. I believe that if you try the L-Theanine it will give you the kick start you need to try the method above so i can show you just how effective it is. So please follow me and show everyone how easy it is to beat anxiety!

I really hope this article has helped you. And shown anxiety in its true light! I hope it has shown you that you are not ill and you can start feeling good again very very soon. Just make sure to be Creative! There is more about L-Theanine in the box below if you would like more information about it. And please leave me some comments below. I would be very grateful to hear from anyone who values my info.

'Remember to face all of your fears! It is a very good technique to face all of your fears head on. try as many things in your life as possible. Life is too short too worry and have anxiety'


Stated by, L--Theanine is a “Gamma-ethylamino-L-glutamic acid” that is extracted from green tea leafs.

When L-Theanine is taken it has a calming effect on our bodies decreasing the levels of stress and anxiety and i suppose it makes you feel 'More at ease'. L-Theanine is completely natural and does not cause any side effects unlike the prescribed tablets from doctors like Citalopram and zoloft.

Also L-Theanine can be taken whenever you feel like it as it is simply a tea leaf extract. There are no studies to suggest that it interacts with any other drug you may be taking. Although i would suggest talking to your doctor if you are pregnant or under going chemotherapy.

So basically L-Theanine can help lower blood pressure, help your mood, increase the dopamine in your brain and generally put you in a better state of mind.

A Pharmacist's Review Of L-Theanine


Feel-Alive's hub does not intend to interfere with any doctors advice. You should contact a doctor if you have mental health problems. This hub explains my experiences and research and it is not intended to replace a professionals advice.


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      Pradeep Parihar 5 months ago

      Thanks for advice to beat to my severe ocd

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      Yahya 10 months ago

      Thank you ! This world needs more people like you

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      Mind 18 months ago

      I just want to thank you already. This is the first time i have read anything that genuinely feels as though it can be the key to the curing anxiety. Bless you.. I can relate to so much of this, and feel like boredom and under stimulation of the mind is the root to many of these unwanted symptoms! Looking forward to trying your methods. I think you have the answer I have been looking for.

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      Maxine 3 years ago

      Your mind has it's own patterns & stories it likes to tell. Once you notice these patterns or stories and don't take them so seriously, you see them as a created habit, you're aware of this, you accept it, you don't analyse it, you let it be. I've noticed these patterns a lot lately, actually makes me smile on occasions, but at one stage in my life, I was obsessed with these crazy thoughts, they took a lot of my mind time & power up. But once you embrace these thoughts & the bodily sensations which are also connected, they lose their ego, their power and just become distance noise that fades away. You have to allow these feelings, when you feel self doubt, don't ask for reassurance, try to reframe from that, just accept that it may be wrong or it could be right, it won't be the end of the world either way. Your habit is listening to your thoughts to much and asking for reassurance, that's your habit your got into Catherine, you have to break that cycle and just go with it, don't worry, allow these thoughts & worries. Next time try not to ask for reassurance, I guarantee everything will be just fine, you have to keep it up though, these things will change for the better over time.


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      Catherine 3 years ago

      Hello, I'm not sure if you are still keeping check on comments but the I have with my Pure O is that I soubt myself so much doing basic activities is really hard. I also have to keep checking my work constantly and need re assurance over and over again. I have no ide how to combat this kind of ocd since there isn't much on it but i am at a loss..

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      Me 3 years ago

      Thank you

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      dad 3 years ago

      I will try this, thank you very very much!

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      eka 3 years ago

      tanx so much am working with ur advice

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      Melly YOLO :-) 3 years ago

      Hey Hun! ^^

      Congrats for your big day it's going to be amazing! Everyone in their life's goes through anxiety. But sometimes it gets stuck in gear and we can't shift it. So we need to train our minds to realise that this is only a symptom, it's only a thought, our brains think of the most rediculas things when it's stressed or anxious, it's pretty scary but we must let it pass and just carry on with what we are doing.... We know it's stupid, but I know it's hard to tell our selfs this. I use my imagination & imagine that my anxiety and ocd is a wild horse, that needs to be tammed. If you speak to your wild horse (your aniety) with calming words such as "it's ok" "your alright" you see your anxiety as animal, not you, because really anxiety & ocd is not you, it's not how you want to feel or think, so you have to show the "wild horse" love & compassion, imagine giving your anxiety a big hug (the horse) ..... I know this sounds rather strange but it works, you need to tame the wild animal we have created in our minds, it's running loose.......all it needs is a hug and love, it will take time to tame the horse (anxiety) but just be gental and allow your horse/anxiety to calm down. Imagine you are giving it much love and big hugs, stroking it's beautiful nose. ;-)

      Ok as for the prescription medication, I think you should try inositol powder, it's a natural supplement which contains serotonin, which works wonders for the neurotransmitter in the brain. You can get this on It's got good reviews. Plus I'm currently taking it in a bottle of water a day. I think it makes me feel like my old self again.

      I have a link here on the wild horse of anxiety! It will make you understand what I'm talking about lol!

      Big hug for you! :-)

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      Priya 3 years ago

      Hi, thank you for your insight into how to deal with anxiety. I am due to get married and the stresses from that and possibly being bored at work I am stuck in the anxiety cycle. I constantly feel like I can't do things as I will get the symptoms again soon. Planning a wedding is stressful but my fiancé says I need to channel this negative stress into something positive and be excited about the preparation. It has now come to me having intrusive thoughts about my very long term relationship which scared the crap out of me. I have been prescribed medication, I stare at it every day but don't have courage to take it. I want to get better but fear these will make the situation worse long term. I can't even plan the wedding without thinking 'what if' and end up not getting important things done. I went shopping the other day and the day was consumed by my symptoms I was unable to get myself out of my thinking. I will now try hard to stick to a list of hobbies and not stop but keep myself going. I have got through anxiety before and am determined to do so again...just feel like i have more pressure this time with the wedding planning. My main symptom used to be dizziness but now the intrusive thoughts even stop me from eating, I run to my room and stare at the tablets which I debate for ages on whether I should take or not. Would distraction help with this? My other thing is because I am worried about wedding planning, everything I need to do is wedding orientated and therefore I remain in the cycle. Thanks for those who have read this, any advice and tips would be very appreciated. :)

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      Melly - Yolo (live life to the full) 3 years ago

      Hi there,

      Thank you so much for sharing you "free" advice! So many ppl make you pay to get the answer and then even then you still don't get a solid answer, just stuff I already know. I am praising you in what you have mentioned in keeping active/creative to make anxiety/pure O subside/eliminate, because I can agree this it does really work, I used to have a few hobbies I really got excited about, and the feeling you got was great! I was always on the go, new plans, new ideas, always thinking about what I'm going to do next, there was indeed no room for obsessive intrusive thoughts or anxiety, that's very true, but now we are in the winter months, I've become less active and guess what, my mind has got bored, it's started to play games again, the intrusive thoughts started and the anxiety too, I was thinking all sorts, deep down in my mind I knew it was because I was bored, and your the only person who has mentioned this too me, it's completely true and yes we are all very creative, I've always been told that by friends/family and work colleagues.

      So thank you for sharing this, I'm going to start my kick boxing again this Thursday, I'm really looking forward to it! I'm going to kick anxietys butt haha!

      Another thing I find to be useful for OCD is Omega 3 fish oil capsules & mindfulness mediation, mindfulness meditation is such an eliberating experience, I'm still learning tho.

      And to the lady above, yes is the answer, if you think positive and look forward to a hobby or life in it's self, any kind of unwanted thought will eventually fade away, in mindfulness there key to unwanted thoughts is to accept them, do not judge them, look at them as if they were on a cinema screen or clouds passing in the sky. You are not your thoughts.

      Peace, love, happiness and good health to you all.

      Melly ..... YOLO! :-))))))

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      Katie 3 years ago

      Hey can this stop any type of obsessional thought? :(

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      3 years ago

      hi, thanks a lot for your story and advice..I just wanted to ask how much time it took to get out when you started applying your approach - were creative..thanks a lot for your respond. A.

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      VC 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for this! Honestly, I feel a huge relief lifted off my shoulders - it feels good to know that there are other people out there who are unfortunately suffering through these tormenting intrusive thoughts like myself. It's good have a support team and read experiences, you're absolutely right life is way too short to worry about "what ifs" thank you once again. Also, st.johns wort, holy basil, chamomile tea, and stress b complex help immensely. Wish you all the best xoxo :)

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      neil 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for your help.

      I have struggled for nearly 8 years.

      One of the best parts of your comments/ story was " how any times has your worst "what if" has been reality"

      "0 is the answer"

      Time to start new hobbies and keep my mind occupied with things that make me happy.

      I'm tired of feeling worried to the point of tears, depressed and having strange thoughts of which is not me as a person.

      Thank you

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      andreas 3 years ago

      this seems interesting, I am definitely creative and intelligent, all the Dr's I spoke to seemed narrow minded and out of date with the latest research. Only my current psyche is willing to accept anything outside of a chemical malfunction. I will try your method and re-post here in a couple of months

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      Feel-alive 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      I no longer have ocd thoughts. They will dissapear and you will laugh about yhem in the future :)

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      Megan 3 years ago

      Do you still get OCD thoughts?

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      Hope 4 years ago

      Hi Casey, I've been getting intrusive thoughts for a few months. I was so overwhelmed with them that I broke down in tears on many occasions. I've lost contact with my friends for the past year and spend most of my time studying. I hardly make time to go out and enjoy myself. I plan to go University this year and I hope I can find a way to control my thoughts & be myself again. I think your blog is really helpful and makes me hopeful. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You didn't bore anyone carl and thank you for commenting on here :) You will be anxiety free very soon I'm sure of it..

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      Carl26 4 years ago

      Great post!

      Hi my names Carl I'm 26 from the uk. The same as most of you by the sounds of it I was living a normal life, bought a house, new car, job was great my wife to be was pregnant, all was going great until 2 days after I found out that my girlfriend was pregnant.... I had a panic attack . Everything went downhill from there I got dropped to a 2 day week I became scared of flying, feeling sick when walking into crowds of people, looking for toilets was the first thing I would look for when going out in public etc etc... Instead of seeking help I left it then 1 year on (1 month ago) I had my first intrusive thought. I won't say what it was but it was towards my wife to be and my 10 month year old son. It tore me apart , I avoided them as much as I could because (WHAT IF) this happens comparing myself to horrible people, even know I'm a loving person. I broke down in the end and had to tell my girlfriend which is one of the worst things I've ever had to do, when I told her she didn't even flinch, from then on she's been my rock. I thought the only way out was to take my own life so I didn't act on these thoughts, BUT THIS IS NOT THE ANSWER!! Even after a month of starting up basketball again and spending time with my family I feel 10x better I'm still not cured I mean instead of thinking it all day i am now down to 2 hrs roughly and feel so much better. I did start taking meds I must admit it did help me but it may not help everyone, but that's only because I didn't see this post beforehand so now I'll be on them for 6 months. Sorry if I bored you but it is also good to get it off your chest. Thanks again!

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Casey, I have read the linden method and many other methods and have tried and tested all of them. Here i have put together what works best for me and what i think will help many other people out there without spending a penny!.......You say that you didn't take any meds and that you just smoked cannabis! I'm not being funny but i think you just answered your own question, i would know as i used to smoke it when i was younger and it definitely contributes to the anxiety problem, without a doubt! It might make you feel better at first but like all drugs it will stop helping you to relax and start causing these anxiety symptoms. Stop smoking the cannabis

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      casey jones 4 years ago

      is this the linden method you are referring to? it is exactly the same as what you are suggesting people do...diversion,write down stuff,keep yourself busy etc,not that i have anything against what you saying are at all because anxiety disorders all of them, and i am currently going through the worst part of my life by far they are horrible to deal with but i just wanted to know where you got your info from because i paid for the linden method only for it to tell me what i already did for 5 yrs without knowing i had a disorder got 99% better never took meds just smoked cannabis then just recently fell back 5 yrs with worse symptoms,so now i know i have a bad case of ocd i am supposed to do this all over again while now knowing what i have makes me feel crap

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      rumpelstiltskin07 4 years ago

      i feel for you katie,im sort of in the same situation except my withdrawals from olanzapine and diazepam have now type of medication might be good for one person but bad for the next,after having these horrible withdrawals for months though and wondering if i was gonna be like that forever im scared to take any medication now so i sort of agree with the author and i say its best to stay off meds if you can.its sounds like the anxiety and panic you're going through is really intensified but it does sound like its the withdrawals making it a lot not a doctor but if i were you id gradually come off the meds,it will take months to get rid of the withdrawals im afraid but you should improve.if you can then stay off the meds.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      I hope that helped Katie, also if you don't already try doing something exercise it really gives you a boost to get motivated. And if you have any more questions then please feel free to post on here again :)

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hey Katie as I stated before I am not a doctor but I can offer you my advice as I can totally relate to how you are feeling now. I don't recommend taking any tablets for any anxiety driven problem as they just mask the problem in my opinion. Your anxiety switch is definatly turned on high 24/7, the high anxiety is driving all these symptoms that you are experiencing now. I used to suffer with exactly the same thing as you with the racing thoughts, whether it be something on tv or the radio or just a random weird thought. A person with high anxiety who creates these silly, meaningless symptoms are very creative. You have to be creative to make up these symptoms. What I am saying is that your mind is bored, when your mind gets bored it starts creating these symptoms. I now laugh at those weird racing thoughts that I used to have and you will soon, so don't worry your not going mad! I know it sounds difficult now but you need to push yourself everyday to try new things, new hobbies, give yourself goals, give your mind something to concentrate on and these symptoms will disappear. Give yourself something to get excited about in your life, something to be motivated about. Its the KEY to beating anxiety for everyone I can assure you that. Write down a list of all the things you would like to try, honestly it can be anything from baking a cake to jumping out of an aeroplane.. Start doing as many things you can and make sure you are motivated to achieve your goals. I was in exactly the same position as you so I know its hard but you really need to push yourself. I'm now visiting different countries, im drawing, playing football, going to the gym, cooking new foods, swimming, writing articles like this one. Im constantly pushing myself and am so motivated and if you do the same your anxiety will dissapear completely. If you had seen me 2 years ago you wouldn't believe im the same person. I couldn't even go out. So please take my advice and follow the method in this article :)

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      Katie 4 years ago

      Hi there. I am typing to ask for your help. I was living a normal life up until a month ago. I was doing everything I wanted, had a job, a good boyfriend. I am 18 years old and have suffered with ocd since i was 5 and panic since about 16. Just until recently I suffered the worst panic attack of my life, and since then more issues have come on and i've been stuck in my house for a month now. I've been to the hospital 8 times. Ive taking 5 diff anti-depressants, and am now sticking to one. I also have been on ativan for a month and i'm having horrible withdrawls when I don't take it. I sit in bed for most of the day and feel sick to my stomach and nauseous. (not sure if its bc of meds) but other times THE worst thing happens to me. I get these thoughts in my mind that come on so randomly, they are just random like I have to keep repeating sing lyrics, or I just think of random things that I heard on tv but either way they are racing thoughts that WONT stop and it drives me crazy. Whenever I leave the house I start to feel anxious and sick, (I can't even drive myself, my mother has to now) And I cannot be home alone either. I know this sounds extreme, but I am at a loss for words ,and if you could offer me any insight that would be great.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Perfect answer there Georgie :)... Intrusive thoughts are usually directed at the people you love! Because you do not fear hurting people you do not know. You are not a bad person. The very fact that you have a fear of hurting that person that is close to you should show that! My very first intrusive thought was about my mother, i felt sick as i didn't know why i was having thoughts like this. I now laugh at those thoughts i used to have! Honestly they are so ridiculous. I know exactly how you are feeling now Jack, you think you will be like that forever? Well i can certainly tell you, you wont! Please follow the methods in this article and my other articles and you will be anxiety free trust me! I'm currently drawing, going to the gym, going on holidays with friends, photography, my life is packed. 2 Years ago i was in exactly the same place as you so there's no need to worry. Do everything you want to do and you will be laughing at those ridiculous thoughts i can guarantee you that :)

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      Zahra567 4 years ago

      I need help iam do depress I want to get married and have a family in Dubai but iam so scared because my mind is reeling me that iam bipolar ad scizrphernia and wherever iam around people I feel like iam in dream world iam currently engeged ad my fiancé wants to move to Dubai and I feel like iam going crazy my mind is somewhere else in another world I am highly suicided don't know wat to do please help

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      Georgie452 4 years ago

      The answer to that Jack is yes you certainly can!

      My intrusive thoughts are mainly directed at people very close to me. Those are the thoughts that cause you fear and anxiety which is why they stick around.

      Do not avoid that person or situation, in fact put yourself in that situation. It involves sitting with some anxiety but that will gradually come down. And of course - get your hobbies going and really channel that energy ad anxiety into something else, it will help a lot.

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      jack 4 years ago

      I only recently developed pure ocd and feel I can overcome it or redirect it pretty easily using your methods.. I thank you for your article. I just had some major events happen in my life that left me feeling unmotivated, depressed, and helpless.. but that's a different story, ha. I have one question in particular for you though. in your experience, did your thoughts involve specific people? I find myself not thinking about it and feeling great about myself until I think about the individual, or someone asks about them, or of course I have to see them. this individual is very close to me and I feel like il never overcome this. my disturbing thought hit me during a moment of hypoxia or a panic attack when I was with them. . so now I associate them to the thoughts when I'm with them mostly in part to guilt and shame. can I overcome this and be who I was again last year? :(

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Stephanie i'm sorry to hear that your family are going through a tough time at the moment.. You have hit the nail on the head there with your first sentence...... 'My sister in law has a severe fear of panic attacks and lives in a state of constant anxiety that she will have one'..... That's exactly what i have been talking about in this article, anxiety is driven by 'What if thoughts', she is constantly living her life in fear, asking herself 'What if i have a panic attack', 'What if this', 'What if that'........ Anxiety thrives off 'What ifs' (I hope this makes sense)....... The only way to conquer anxiety is to get rid of that fear, i know its easy to say but with hard work i promise anyone can be anxiety free.. You need to get your sister in a state of mind where she doesn't fear having a panic attack, if she doesn't fear it then she won't have one... Your sister will be a very creative person who is not using her creativity in the right way! Panic attacks, OCD and any other anxiety related symptom are simply not real! People including myself have created these symptoms, whether it be through depression or anything else there is usually something that triggers it. The only way to beat any anxiety symptom is through 'Diversion', she needs to forget these symptoms that she has created and she also needs to not be scared by them! Her anxiety will thrive off fear.... Her mind is bored at the moment and she is the only one who is creating these symptoms. Sorry to be so blunt, but from first hand experience i also was creating all my horrible Anxiety related symptoms... You need to ask her what she would love to do again, does she have any hobbies or passions? It really can be anything like i said in this article, Swimming, Playing Cards, Drawing absolutely anything! I know you said that she is obese and unhappy. Would she love to see herself healthy again and able to walk? It would be really hard at first but if she put all her effort in to becoming healthy again and really got excited about it, really dedicated then that would be a great start. That alone (If she really was excited about it) would almost cure her anxiety by itself.... Basically she needs to be passionate about things in life, to be really excited about something.. If its too much to start trying to get healthy whilst she is suffering so severely then she could start off slow. Like i mentioned before, is she passionate about anything like drawing or anything she could do at home? It really can be anything as long as she puts herself right in! The key is to be excited about something, waking up in the morning and have something to look forward to, something to complete. I think if you started her off slow with something at home then eventually got her out the house, getting her healthy and trying lots of new passions and hobbies then her anxiety would fade away before you know it.. I know i'm saying 'If you get her out doing things' blah blah.. But she needs to want this for herself as well, she needs to want this more than anything. She needs to get excited about her new future, she needs to want to conquer her anxiety more than anything in the world.

      1. Get her to write down a list of the things she loves Hobbies/Passions

      2. Get her to start doing as many things on her list as she can, anything like i said before ( Even stamp collecting) As long as its exciting and interesting for her!

      3. Make sure she is committed every day

      4. Get her to add to her hobbies, include more passions every week

      5. Get her to start excising, eating healthy

      6. Tell her how well she is doing and how much better she is looking already.

      I hope this has all made sense for you, its really hard to explain whilst writing on a laptop but i hope you get my drift!

      Basically people who suffer from any anxiety related symptom are bored to put it bluntly! People who suffer from anxiety are very creative people who need to channel there creativity into hobbies/ passions and every day life. If not the mind gets bored and starts creating symptoms like panic attacks and OCD.

      Your sister needs to find things she loves and start doing them right away, she needs to be challenging her mind every day. Adding new hobbies/passions all the time.

      I know its easy to say and a lot harder to do, but i really can promise you that it is the only cure. Citalopram and any other drug is just masking the problem! Your sister is NOT ill or sick! Her mind is bored, and until she realizes this or changes her life then i'm sad to say things will stay the same...

      So please take my advice, convince her that she is not ill... Get her to see that her mind is bored, that she is creating these symptoms herself living in constant fear of a panic attack. That is no way to live your life...

      She needs to be fearless! Even if she just starts off small like drawing or something, as long as she is passionate about it then its a great start.

      Then start to add more hobbies/passions every week. Try new things.... After a while you will see the massive changes, it really does get addictive challenging yourself, she will completely forget about her anxiety symptoms!

      I hope this has helped :) And good luck :)

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      stephanie 4 years ago

      My sister in law has a severe fear of panic attacks and lives in a state of constant anxiety that she will have one. She has retired, given up driving , is obese and cannot walk far. He husband has been made redundant and is now showing signs of anxiety himself: he pulls out his eyebrows, a form of trichotillomania. My sister in law believes all will change if they move and she can live somewhere less isolated, She has been on citalopram for about 15 years and I cannot see her ever getting off them. Is there anything I can do to help her/them?

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      valerie 4 years ago

      God bless you I believe you are on to something hear l suffered with horrible palpation and anxiety and it has made fear coming of the meds given to me although l have reduced them a little l will try your method what do l have to lose

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Georgie452. Thanks so much for the comment. It makes writing this so worthwhile knowing its helping some people out there! Glad to hear you are starting horse riding again it will really help! Go out there and do as much as you can, its so important. I can honestly say that i don't suffer with any of the symptoms any more as i just have too much going on in my life! You will soon be anxiety free if you work at it, i can guarantee that.. I you feel like you need to ask anything else feel free to comment :) These great comments help other anxiety sufferers find this article!

      Thanks again.

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      Georgie452 4 years ago

      Hello, thank you for this article i have enjoyed reading it :)

      I am suffering with quite severe anxiety & intrusive thoughts, well, there is one i am stuck on atm! But i am doing well with just accepting it and letting it be there, and that by how much distress it has caused me i know i am a good person!

      I 100% agree with this, sitting around dwelling on it and not giving your brain anything else to focus on of course is going to make it worse!!

      Anyway, i have decided to start up a bit of horse riding after reading this, something i used to love doing! It makes me smile just thinking about it :)

      Best wishes!

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      It sounds like you are not happy with yourself to me? And yes it sounds like you have a high-level of anxiety... Jealousy is a devastating thing that is not healthy for a relationship at all.. I'm sorry you feel that way.. Have you tried the method i have described in this article? I'm just thinking that if you concentrate your mind on some new or old hobbies that you love to do then you wont constantly be thinking about other girls? I have a girlfriend who i have been with for 4 years now and at the beginning of the relationship when i was suffering with severe anxiety i was the most jealous person in the world! Once i had conquered my anxiety the jealousy just faded away as well. Once you are happy with yourself and how your life is then you can learn to trust other people... And there is no better feeling than trusting someone you love 100%... Also once you start doing the things you love or trying new things you become a more interesting person, you have more things to talk about, more things to be excited about, more things to look forward to. I really can't stress how important it is to be happy with yourself before you can learn to trust someone else... Anxiety doesn't help the situation at all but i'm certain if you try the method described in this article you will notice a massive difference...... i hope this comment has helped you and if i have failed to answer any of your questions then feel free to comment and i will get back to you as soon as possible.. Also good luck and thanks for reading :)

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      Suspicious 4 years ago

      My problem is I am consumed with fear and knowledge that the women my husband works with are flirting continuously with him. Although he is 66 years old I feel he finds the flirting flattering even though I honestly don't think he would cheat on me. The one woman has a big chest and flaunts it every day - and says inappropriate things to not only my husband but other men. The other lady though I don't believe she flirts - she has a way about her that my husband says she always has a smile on her face and she is so pleasant and she is a hard worker and oh yes she has a nice body...I take those statements offensive - she is younger but I have always been known to be friendly, smile, and I think I am a hard worker also..Like I said I am consumed with this and I get so nervous and quivery inside I imagine all kinds of things...I am instigating sex with my husband more than I ever have just so I can feel he is gratified sexually.

      I have been on an antidepressant for years and am going to ask the dr. to change me to something else instead of antidepressant but for anxiety.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi rumpelstiltskin07 i am glad it helped you. I can honestly say that i do not suffer from any anxiety symptoms any more and i suffered very severely. My life is so much more exciting and interesting that anxiety has no place anymore. You talk about being in the same job for 7 years which i'm assuming you don't like doing? As i said in the article, people with anxiety are very creative and NEED to be constantly challenging themselves throughout there life. Could you do a study at home course for a job you have always wanted? That would definitely get your creative and passion juices going! If that is not possible then be sure to start some hobbies or passions in your spare time and try as many activities you can.. I for one don't enjoy my job too much but i make up for it with all the hobbies/passions i love doing when i finish at 5o'clock :) There is always something you can do to make your life more interesting and exciting. Please take the advice and enjoy your life.

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      rumpelstiltskin07 4 years ago

      (gonna repost this has i have now registered with the site,also i have started taking suntheanine.) after all the reading on the internet and in books i have done regarding anxiety this is only the second time i have heard something like this and i have to say i feel you could be onto something here.i have been in the same job now for 7 years and my anxiety is so great that i am truly struggling at work and i have often thought that its because im so used to my work that it has just become normality and this is when anxiety sets in,so it definitely rings true with what you're sayin.thankyou very much.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Wayne i am glad it helped you. You talk about being in the same job for 7 years which i'm assuming you don't like doing? As i said in the article, people with anxiety are very creative and NEED to be constantly challenging themselves throughout there life. Could you do a study at home course for a job you have always wanted? That would definitely get your creative and passion juices going! If that is not possible then be sure to start some hobbies or passions in your spare time and try as many activities you can.. I for one don't enjoy my job too much but i make up for it with all the hobbies/passions i love doing when i finish at 5o'clock :) There is always something you can do to make your life more interesting and exciting. Please take the advice and enjoy your life.

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      wayne 4 years ago

      after all the reading on the internet and in books i have done regarding anxiety this is only the second time i have heard something like this and i have to say i feel you could be onto something here.i have been in the same job now for 7 years and my anxiety is so great that i am truly struggling at work and i have often thought that its because im so used to my work that it has just become normality and this is when anxiety sets in,so it definitely rings true with what you're sayin.thankyou very much.

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for reading :) Please give it your all and i'm sure you will be reaping the benefits

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      Hannah 4 years ago

      Thank you for your suggestions. I will certainly give them a try. Beats taking anti depressants!

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      No worries. I know exactly how you are feeling right now. But don't worry it wont be forever. I was so angry that i couldn't find anything on the internet when i was suffering severely. So i decided to show people how easy it is :) And most importantly FREE! Make sure you think about your new hobbies and passions all the time, as much as you can and get excited about them. Good luck, i can assure you this will work if you put the effort in. X

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      mealwaysme 4 years ago

      Thank you for the recommendation to your site. I'll give it a try. x

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      Feel-alive 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thanks for the comment Sarah. Keep doing what you love, even try new hobbies i think it will help a lot. I believe people who suffer from anxiety/depression need to be constantly challenging themselves or there mind gets bored. As i stated before i am not a doctor but this method really has cured all my anxiety symptoms and i don't understand why doctors promote taking drugs when you are not ill :(. I would love for everyone to try this method but its really hard to get this message out to people when the internet is full of fake/scamming miracle self help books, just interested in taking your money. I was scammed a few times and that's why i decided to write this for people who are in the same boat as i was :) I'm so happy that it has helped you and very grateful for the comment

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      Sarah 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for this tip about being creative and passionate. I love drawing, singing, playing guitar, writing songs, poems, stories, playing soccer, cooking, working out, taking pictures and i am over all a very creative and clever girl. But when i'm depressed, it seems that i forget what makes me feel good, and then i do nothing at all, and my thoughts takes over my mind. After reading this it is clear to me how important it is to keep doing what i love, even though i'm sad and tired and just want to lie in my bed. I DON'T want to take any pills, i've tried some, and i get too many side effects every time, but I LOVE this idea where you have to keep your mind busy with something creative. So THANK YOU , much love


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