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How To Deal With Anxiety Without Medication-Stop Anxiety Attacks

 

How To Deal With Anxiety Without Medication

 

Today I plan to focus on anxiety attacks, in past articles I shared  with you the major triggers for anxiety are food triggers. If you did the elimination diet you now know what those triggers are, avoiding these foods or consuming them in moderation is the key to managing your anxiety at least when it comes to food triggers. Everyone has some common and uncommon anxiety triggers, other then food my most dramatic triggers are being in new social interacting situation. In the past I avoided these situations much like avoiding my trigger foods, even though this is an effective technique it is not a reasonable or a healthy technique to overcome my social anxiety.

 

Identifying Your Anxiety Triggers

 

Before you can identify your anxiety triggers, you must be aware of your anxiety symptoms. Everyone does not have the exact same symptoms, but here are my symptoms which it took me years to even realize these were anxiety attacks. See my anxiety has been ever since I was about grade school age, before that I lived in a comfortable and controlling atmosphere which did not trigger my anxiety at that time.

 

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  • Confusion
  • Brain Dead (could not think at all)
  • Shakiness
  • Sick In The Stomach
  • Headaches
  • Sweating
  • Dizzy Spells
  • Muscular Aches And Pains
  • Terrified Of The Unknown
  • Speechless
  • Lack Of Concentration
  • Just Plain Scared To Death

 

 

 

Anxiety Attacks

 

As you can see my anxiety symptoms which are the most severe for me are both physical and emotional. For most of my life I had no idea these symptoms were anxiety attacks, all I understood was I became extremely uncomfortable and feeling very physically ill. I am ashamed to admit this in front of all the people who might read this article, but I think it will help many of you understand you are not alone with how your feeling when you also experience anxiety attacks. I got to the point at one time in my life I rarely left my home, I would some days get all dressed ready to go out and I would become so ill I just could not go through with going out. This was very frustrating for me, I really did at one time in my life hate myself for being this way. More then once or twice at my worse times of my life I seriously considered suicide, for the longest time this  was really the only way I seen to rid myself of this terrible curse I was living.

 

Anxiety And Depression

 

For the majority of people with severe anxiety issues, depression is also a very serious issue for them. Why would we not become very depressed living a life with anxiety attacks. Many of us do not even realize we are suffering from depression, for me my depression symptoms were not clear depression in my eyes. Here were the symptoms of depression I was experiencing, never realized they were signs of depression.

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  • Low Self Esteem ( Always Felt This )
  • No Motivation
  • Start But Rarely Complete Projects or Goals In My Life
  • Very Negative Thinking
  • Extreme Fatigue
  • Constantly Worrying About Everything (Even Things Which Did Not Happen Yet)
  • Self Sacrifice
  • Treated Myself Like Puppy Poop
  • Fear To Spend My Money
  • Memory Problems
  • Poor grades in school
  • anti-social

 

 

How To Deal With Anxiety Attacks

 

The best advice I can give you dealing with your symptoms are what worked for me, it took me many years to learn to deal with my anxiety. Hopefully your anxiety is not nearly as severe as mine became for me, you must learn to crawl before you walk fits very well with overcoming your anxiety attacks.

  • Breathing Therapy (Breathing Deeply Through Your Nose And Not Your Mouth)
  • Visualization ( Finding a quiet place and visualize your in a safe place until your symptoms are less severe)
  • Learn you must fight your urge to flight or fight whichever your dealing with at that time.
  • Physical Activity when possible, take a short walk works well for me especially if I can get outdoors
  • Self Positive Talk
  • Meditation

 

 

The Techniques

 

Deep breathing through your nose will help you to calm down inside, plus the extra oxygen will help relieve your emotional symptoms which is effecting if your having problems focusing or just plain thinking clearly.

 

  • Visualization will help you calm down being alone in a quiet place, actually this works because mentally your are getting out of the anxious situation even though its only in your mind it really does work. Visualize yourself in a place you feel safe, mine is the beach even though I have never been to a beach living in Pennsylvania this calms me down quite well.

 

  • Fight or Flight, most people know our anxiety causes us at times to feel the urge to either become aggressive or passive during a anxiety attack, as hard as it is to just do nothing and stay in the situation after a very short time your symptoms will start to ease up and you can function well enough to get through the situation.

 

  • Anxiety attacks most often gives us extreme extra energy, sadly its negative energy but taking a short walk especially if your able to get outdoors seems to work best for me. This burns off that extra negative energy, your symptoms will become more manageable for you.

 

  • This might be one of the more difficult techniques for you to learn and it become natural for you, but at the same time this will be one of your most powerful weapons. We are the hardest on ourselves then anyone else in the entire world, start out every time you catch yourself thinking or even saying or doing anything negative STOP. Stop whatever your doing at that time, go back and correct this with a positive action. Believe me this is not easy to learn or do when your an anxious person by nature, you must reprogram your natural negative thinking with positive and this will be a long term goal.

  • Stop Being Afraid Of What Could Go Wrong And Start Being Positive About What Could Go Right

 

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Feed Your Brain

 

Anxiety attacks and depression are an imbalance in our brain chemistry,even the most intelligent medical doctors today do not have the answer for the cause of either of these issues. I have found though my experimentation with brain nutrition supplements, feeding your brain with more nutrition helps reduce the severity of your symptoms. Anxiety and depression the way I see them are less severe cases of being bi-polar, when your anxious many of us are hyper weather your feeling aggressive or passive does not matter, Either way your in a hurry to fight or flight , on the other hand when we are depressed we are very mellow not wishing to deal with anything in our lives. Possibly this is just because with more nutrition, we are healthier but no matter what it works.

 

Brain Nutrition Supplements

 

What I look for in a brain nutrition supplement for one thing I do not recommend synthetic supplements, if your wishing to try any of these supplements here is what I suggest you look for.

  • All Natural Ingredients
  • Vitamins, minerals and herbs
  • High Customer Recommendations
  • High Professional Recommendations
  • Natural Mood Enhancer (natural antidepressant)
  • Improves Memory
  • Concentration
  • Calmness
  • Non-Addicting
  • No Side Effects

 

Final Thought

 

Brain nutrition supplements are not medicine, all natural supplements are food additives. A good natural supplement will be loaded with vitamins, minerals and high quality brain health herbs. I have been taking  one of these supplements myself the past few months, the one I am taking presently has been the one which has given me the best results. I experience no hang over effect the next morning, no side effects I am aware of and I do not feel any cravings. Cravings are our brains signals we need to provide our brains with nutrition, unfortunately most of us me included fill our tummies with unhealthy junk food. Well I hope this article helps some of you at least get started on the right track, I know its a long journey and a whole lot of work but we both know you are well worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 thoughts on “How To Deal With Anxiety Without Medication-Stop Anxiety Attacks

  1. Really great idea for a blog. My wife and daughter both have anxiety. This is something a lot of people don’t understand unless they have someone close to them that suffers from this. It’s a real problem. Thank you for this info.Is there someone you know that has this? Or is it just something your passionate about?

    1. Thank You Jeremy

      I appreciate you reading my article and sharing, your wife and daughter are very lucky you understand so well what they go through with their anxiety.

      I am a sufferer like your wife and daughter, I started this website to help others hopefully learn to manage their anxiety and anxiety attacks more sufficient as possible.

      Jeff

  2. Jeff, this article will help a lot of people who suffer from anxiety attacks. I must add however, do not be ashamed to share your experiences to help others.

    Sharing such private, delicate matters in my opinion makes you an unsung hero. Remember, “if you can help someone…then your living shall not be in vain.”

    I am particularly interested in the natural supplements and how the could help. Your site is informative and delivers a ray of hope. I will send the link to someone I know it will uplift. All the best.

    1. Thank You Josephine
      Happy to hear you enjoyed my article, it is easier to share about my past
      as time goes by.

      Thank You for sharing my website with others
      Jeff

  3. hello there!
    nice work! i must say that you real add something in my mind in dealing with anxiety cause i did not know about most of it before.
    but i have another way of dealing with it and if don’t mind you can add it into it
    whatever am anxiety i go into a wide and open space then i shout loud so that i can get my self calm but i don’t know if it will work to others too.
    Apart from that this is amazing page.
    Thank you.

    1. Thank You Micmicy

      Whatever works for you stick with it, everyone is different and different things work for different people. Thank you for reading my article, happy to hear you have found what works for you.

      Jeff

  4. I dont take any herbs or vitamins I do think I eat pretty will. Your article said how nutrition affects mood problems. Do you know much about st johns wort? Was suggested to me. Ive been told i have (PTDS) former Marine. Your article was great it opened my eye to some things.

    1. Thank You Scott

      I appreciate your comment, I understand too well about you not taking vitamins or herbs. i was the same way in the past when I was younger and healthier, I am sorry to hear about your PTDS. So many military people seem to suffer from that problem.

      St John Wort is a natural herbal supplement for your mood and depression, very safe to use since its all natural no side effects. I recommend you go with a natural herbal supplement rather then synthetic vitamins, I have had bad experience myself with synthetic vitamins. The good thing about herbal supplements they either work or they don’t for you, very few people experience bad side effects from them.

      Wish You The Best

      Jeff

      PS do you suffer from panic attacks?

  5. Very informative! A couple years ago I used to be suffered from depression and anxiety, too. And boy, no words can describe those moments. It’s new to my country and my family wouldn’t understand. It was one of the toughest year for me.

    It is a real problem. People should pay more attention to it. For more understandings and how to coup with it.

    I use meditation, books, and music to ease myself. I paint and write my soul out. My journal during those days were so dark and gloomy.

    Glad those days were over.

    1. Thank You Pann

      I appreciate you sharing about your past and experience, just be thankful you overcame this condition and it did not stay with you longer then it did.

      Meditation and music are very biggies for me as well, artistic hobbies are great they are naturally very soothing and calm our souls.

      Most people do not understand unless they experienced these issues themselves, good support is such a benefit I did not have that as well so understand how you felt.

      I still today keep a journal, it has helped me in so many ways achieving my goals and improving my sleep and even living a much healthier diet.

      Jeff

  6. Hi Jeff,
    This is a subject that hits home with me. I grew up in a very volatile home, and was the oldest of four. All four of us have anxiety issues. My sister next to me is bipolar, the sister under her has a personality disorder and my brother has 11 DUI’s and is currently taking mood stabilizers to keep him even-keeled.
    I’m doing OK and use a lot of the techniques you’ve mentioned here. I know becoming a Christian was instrumental in my healing, as I finally understood that I was loved unconditionally. I also eat well, use deep breathing and combat lies with the truth (positive self talk). Do you feel things happen in our past that cause these anxieties?
    P.S. I named my first son Jeff. Did you know it means “PEACEFUL”?

    1. Thank You Robin

      I appreciate your comment very much, I have found since writing my articles on anxiety we are not alone. More people suffer from this then even I imagined, I think knowing we are not alone with our struggles gives us some peace within ourselves.

      God also was the most dramatic experience in my life for improving my health, I know without God I would more likely not be here today sharing with you.

      I do believe our past negative experiences are triggers, myself I found my childhood was my trigger. My father was a very difficult person to live with when I was a boy, he was abusive to my mother and yelled a lot about many things we did. This I know now is why I am a soft spoken person, I still even today have the fear of being screamed at if I say the wrong thing.

      Nutrition is the key to improving our anxiety unbalanced brains, plus good coping skills and having a good support system makes all the difference in the world.

      Jeff

  7. Very good article on anxiety. I have often thought about this and other people who tell me that they had an anxiety attack. I thought it was an “excuse”. But I think that probably everyone has an anxiety attack some time or other. Thinking back, I know I have too. I have learned when I am frustrated and getting to a bad place, I have to get busy and just do things to move my mind to a better place. It works the best for me. Thanks for sharing. Great information!

    1. Thank You Matt’s Mom

      It is true we all experience anxiety and panic attacks at times in our lives, but most people its during extremely stressful times and for us unfortunate ones with low tolerance we experience these panic attacks sometimes even several times every day.

      Just so much stress in our lives today,

      Jeff

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