Anxiety cure

If I don’t manage my chronic anxiety I’m fucked. It’s like I’m always in flight or fight mode, very aware of my body and movements. Drinking fixes it instantly. What do I do lord? I want to be anxiety free.

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go take a walk in the woods
    Stop browsing social media 10 hours a day
    Don't worry about pointless things out of your control

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve done all of this with genuine intent and mindfulness, I’m still anxious, it’s as if I’m always tense, scared of a possible danger, something is wrong with me.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >something is wrong with me

        Drink 2 cups of coffee and go mountain biking. Ride downhill. All your anxiety will peak and then crash after 3-4 hours. When you go back home, you will feel much calmer

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          I’m looking for something semi-permanent, I can’t go mountain biking every day and get that beautiful high we both know and love.

          I want to understand what’s causing this and snap it at the root. Surely someone here has “cured” themselves.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I haven't cured myself, but I can manage it. Propanolol as above for specific times I know I'll be stressed. If I go into full anxiety mode I'll go for a walk and clear my head. Doing something ritualistic (making a cup of tea/coffee, smoking if you're into that) supposedly helps.

            Exposing yourself to sources of anxiety frequently can help acclimatise. If you're willing to try weird shit that sounds fake and gay, look into creating a tulpa for yourself (cf. Seneca's imaginary tutor).

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Ive tried mindfullness and the ABCDE method. None works. I have the next theraphy session in a few days. Well, Mindfulness kind of half works. But its not a panacea and i dont feel like my previous pre anxiety self. what you described is exactly how i feel while setting a foot outside. I have been functional my whole life, college graduated wagie and all that. Currently neet

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            You're anxious because you have a shitty lifestyle and you don't have anything actually difficult to be stressed about so you're constantly stressed about little things instead. Since you don't want to make the effort to fix your lifestyle you should just hop on benzos or whatever all the zoomers these days are on. That seems like the quick fix you're after.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              What’s the supposed lifestyle? I work and exercise, sure I’m lacking in certain areas but I’m fixing them as I speak.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Fight random people
                Stab bums
                Steal sandwiches from gas stations
                Smoke cigarettes in non-smoking areas
                Feed fertilizer pellets to pigeons
                Ask police men if they ever found the bodies, do not elaborate

                Just mingle man, life is a warzone and you're a fucking cavalry man.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                I want to buy your self help book.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Unironically good advice. Exposure therapy is the best cure but you have to do it CONSISTENTLY

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            Progressive muscle relaxation, dude. You force your body to relax and this makes your mind relax, too.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              I’ll try this. Thanks.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            I was a very heavy drinker and very anxious and cured myself, but I did do in a turbo autistic way. I was reading/listening to a bunch of Greek philosophy and thinking about discipline and being truly free and I heard about pic related on IST. It's not even peak literature or anything (I mean it's genre fiction), but I liked it. Anyhow, one main character is a turbo autist probability bot who just operates on reason and has eliminated any concern for other people and desire. I am pretty sure he's actually supposed to be the bad guy, but it was motivation to stop giving into shit.

            I completely stopped drinking or avoiding uncomfortable situations and did get two big promotions and a gf turned fiance since but I think I've also turned myself into a logicbot. At least I'm honest with myself now though. Did help cutting and getting shredded too.

            Probably the spegiest solution to alcoholism and anxiety ever, although the Aristotle was less so. Now I have to unbecome a robot.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              Based Bakkerchad. How exactly did you turn yourself into Kellhus? What do you think and how do you act?

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                Just taking time to reflect on all challenges without concern for emotion. Put yourself in other people's shoes to see how they respond to potential actions . Envisage your future self (apparently good for stopping procrastinating). Just buying time to briefly meditate on these things and consider all possibilities, which allows you to separate emotional response from events.

                Also, people respond to ques and behaviors that are fairly subtle. I've come to realize that embodying confidence and acting it out, or embodying sensitivity, trying to feel these emotions even when you don't, but also holding them at a distance, gives you what you need to convince others.

                But I haven't gone around cuckolding, raping, and starting wars to maximize my advantage so clearly I'm not doing it to the same degree. You need a moral compass or what is the point of being free? That's the tough part.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >don’t do anything so you so won’t get anxious
      Gay and useless

      I don't leave the house without a shot or two of the silly water. It's been like that for years. Benzos are for gays so I will not be taking them.

      >Benzos are for gays
      you’re already a gay lmao, coping retarded alchie

      As much as I hate that everyone self-diagnoses every brain disease under the sun and calls themselves "neurodivergent" when they just have no attention span, anxiety is a noticeable thing.

      I can look at a situation and literally say "I know my line of thinking is stupid and nonsensical and there is no reason for me to worry here" and my body will respond with the fight or flight response and adrenaline.

      Not every mental issue is made up.

      Just do it retard lol, literally that easy

      >be me
      >Developed chronic anxiety in late highschool, plagued me for about 6 years
      >Full on panic attacks, psuedohallucinations, a constant mess
      >Screwed up many of my relationships, habits, literally couldn't imagine being alive without anxiety
      >Now basically over it, hard for me to even imagine being in that state again

      The only thing that works anon is a combination of CBT therapy, journaling, and serious serious self investigation. You must learn to
      >Figure out what triggers your anxiety
      >Investigate the origins of these triggers, where they came from in your past, why they seriously affect your psychology
      This is very difficult and even painful, because in doing so you're going to have to actually face yourself as a human being, the life you have led and why you have (or haven't) pursued different actions and relationships in your life.

      You must, you must find a therapist anon. And do not be afraid to shop around for one that really fits you: finding a good therapist is the hardest part.

      Picking up a journaling habit also helped me immensely. Don't worry so much about "having something to say" than just journaling your various thoughts, feelings you've had or have had. But only will you get to know yourself better, it's also incredibly relaxing. I started doing it before bed and even noticed that my sleep improved.

      Best of luck, feel free to ask me anything. I've gone from almost killing myself during a week long panic attack to having not had a single episode in about two years.

      Why do you need a therapist? Literally this easy to fix
      >I’m anxious
      >I don’t wanna be anxious
      >looks up why, sees it’s unresolved emotions
      >get into same position
      >get same feeling
      >ok gotta beat that feeling
      Or
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastination
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >better do something about it
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >man I’m procrastinating
      >ok better do it it’s due tomorrow/today

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are just making assumptions that he hast tried or is procrastinating.
        And yes. Meds are for fags

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Chronic Anxiety is caused by not accomplishing anything worthwhile. People that have it are by definition not trying or procrastinating

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            People from all kinds of backgrounds and accomplishments get anxious by even leaving the room, not sure where you are getting those ideas

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >Just do it retard lol, literally that easy
        Just do... what? lmao
        Never said I didn't do anything, just that I get adrenaline bursts at irrelevant times.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Go take a walk in the woods
      >tfw leaving the house causes me anxiety
      Being around other people and having no control over my environment actually causes me so much stress. Basically I was attacked by 3 people once, and never getting over being a loser in high school has really fucked my brain.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Go for a walk innawoods. Like, bit around people. Go to a national park. It helps, I promise. There's a peace in being alone and it helps your brain differentiate between "outside makes me nervous" and "people make me nervous" and that's the first step to recovery.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      i have allergies
      what now mr twitter noadvice for normie retardswith no actual issues
      retard

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Cardio
    Meditate
    Box breathing
    Grounding technique
    Cold showers (without hyping yourself)

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Theres this pol screenshot thats posted sometimes that says involuntary vibrations release trauma and tension, idk sounds wack

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I don't leave the house without a shot or two of the silly water. It's been like that for years. Benzos are for gays so I will not be taking them.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Stop drinking anon. You may thing you're functioning well but to others you are probably a smelly mess. It's only a matter of time until you get a DUI.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Damn sorry to hear that. How many times have you had pancreatitis?

    • 4 months ago
      nutefag

      ok well then, what you must do is clearly leave you house without drinking, its literally that simple to begin making positive changes.

      I’m looking for something semi-permanent, I can’t go mountain biking every day and get that beautiful high we both know and love.

      I want to understand what’s causing this and snap it at the root. Surely someone here has “cured” themselves.

      yea i did lol. i had to go ham into psychology in order to fix my self, there is no short cuts.

      check out "dialectic behavioural therapy'. its a psychology that teaches you how to police and manage your own thoughts.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Is there actually a problem with this? The Ikarians (blue zone) drink 3 glasses of red wine per day and are super healthy into their 90s.
      >Kills anxiety
      >Increased extroversion
      >Integrated into healthy diet/lifestyle
      It's a problem if you're drunk everyday, as a crutch for negative emotion. There's literally nothing wrong with two shots as a lubricant.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was like this for a whiiiile in college. I had to have jager with breakfast or else I couldn’t leave the house.
      I took klonopin for 10 days and I was fine. Still had anxiety but was able to deal with it, pulled me back from the brink. Used properly that shit is magical.

    • 4 months ago
      Tama Hero

      Leave your house everyday no matter what. Anxiety comes because you lose proportion. Day to day life is boring an nothing terrible happens everyday for most people. Go outside doesn't matter why spend an hour outside walking everyday.

      When I had bad depression I didn't drink till night time and drank only every other day so as to not raise my tolerance. It's still alcoholic tier but not as bad to use booze as a reward for having some whatever you have to do with your day.

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    after taking time off cause dumb injury i realized how much strength training helps me out
    you could powerlifting, so you're more confident as you get stronger plus you'll be relaxed after a good session
    maybe it's more social anxiety for you? just talk to random people, say hello to whoever's close for you whenever you anxious maybe?
    idk, you didn't give enough info but just lift heavier for now

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw didn't proof read

      Go take a walk in the woods
      Stop browsing social media 10 hours a day
      Don't worry about pointless things out of your control

      this is good advice too and i'd say listen to less music unless you're lifting or listen to shit like this

      there was a study about that track reducing stress if i remember correctly
      this is also another relaxing track

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >posts anxiety inducing music
        Based asshole

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >posts anxiety inducing music
        Based asshole

        Lol I love Aphex twin but I'd recommend somthing else for meditation like Brian Eno and Laraaji.

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Running and Yoga pretty much lifted me out of the constantly stressed state of mind. You should try it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      How did you start your running routine? I just went on my first run in over a year. 30 mins, 4km, 1 minute run / 1 minute walk. Feels pretty good bro, think I'll do it 3 times a week to start.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Realize anxiety is cringe and a meme disorder for 13 year old girls while you are a grown ass man and then just stop

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      As much as I hate that everyone self-diagnoses every brain disease under the sun and calls themselves "neurodivergent" when they just have no attention span, anxiety is a noticeable thing.

      I can look at a situation and literally say "I know my line of thinking is stupid and nonsensical and there is no reason for me to worry here" and my body will respond with the fight or flight response and adrenaline.

      Not every mental issue is made up.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Yes this is exactly me, I need to fix this, o I’ll trow the kitchen sink at it.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Propanolol helps if you know you're about to go into an anxiety-causing situation.

          I also had a week where I was on proxchlorperazine for vertigo, and one of its other uses is an anxiety medication. Found all of the situations I would normally be anxious over I was super chilled that week.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Progressive muscle relaxation worked for me when nothing else did. You can do it anywhere, too.

  8. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Drinking fixes it instantly. What do I do lord? I want to be anxiety free.
    quit drinking for one. you're an addict, retard.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I don’t, maybe 4 times a year.

  9. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    fix your gut health, cheers

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly I think it’s all down to this from what I’ve been researching, I wasn’t breastfed as well which most likely fucked my immune system in a major way, to this day I have histamine issues and eating certain foods triggers scalp inflammation. When I’m anxious I always feel a knot in my tummy. And when I was a child I had a case of gastroenteritis. Apart from this I eat no processed or industrial food 98% of the times. So I think I have to explore how to actually permeate the gut and fix it for real.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Your mental state dictates your gut health too bro, gl tho

      • 4 months ago
        nutefag

        its coming from your mind, not your physiology.

        people literally have to learn how to think properly, if they don't, then they will not enjoy thinking, and they will seek out ways to not think, like with drugs and other vices.

        Creatine
        Magenssium

        You can add bupropion if you dont mind taking meds
        You're welcome

        unironically this, studies have shown that creatine (yes that creatine) and magnesium are literally more effective then anti depressents at treating anxiety and depression.

        magnesium is the second biggest vitamin deficincy next to vitamin d, you should also take vitamin d and iodine.

        https://i.imgur.com/douTuBE.jpg

        just stop listening to this guy in your head. Just be aware of your surroundings like smell, sounds and feels instead of listening to that non existing negative voice in your head.

        to clarify what this person is saying, not all your thoughts are your own, you should not take personal owner ship of all your thoughts and see them as a reflection of your charector, some of your thoughts are intruders, hence the term "intrusive thoughts". look at pic related here

        https://i.imgur.com/rlqtznz.jpg

        consider reading "how to win friends and influence people" by dale carnegie

        "games people play" by eric berne

        and "the courage to be disliked" about adlerian psychology

        how to win friends

        http://englishonlineclub.com/pdf/Dale%20Carnegie%20-%20How%20to%20Win%20Friends%20and%20Influence%20People%20(Book%202)%20[EnglishOnlineClub.com].pdf

        transactional analysis (its not about money, its looking at social interactions as transactions of increments of affection)

        https://ia801907.us.archive.org/4/items/games-people-play-the-psycholo-eric-berne/Games%20People%20Play_%20The%20Psycholo%20-%20Eric%20Berne.pdf

        The courage to be disliked

        when you are havin gbad thoughts

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >its coming from your mind, not your physiology.
          >people literally have to learn how to think properly, if they don't, then they will not enjoy thinking, and they will seek out ways to not think, like with drugs and other vices.
          The mind also stores trauma in the body, if there's something that OP hasn't dealt with emotionally it will wreak havok. It's all connected man.

          Just pack a gun, I have 0 anxiety in every situation. If I have that last resort in the back of my mind I’m always calm. If I embarass myself badly enough I can just kill all witnesses.

          You sound stable...

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >gut health
      yikes, someone fell for viral marketing

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What do you think of Kefir? Am I poisoning myself?

  10. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    God i wish I knew. I literally wake up with anxiety and feel constantly tense. It’s a disease at this point

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Be strong brother, people will try you to push all kinds of meds into you. They dont solve the main underlying isshue, not worth it

  11. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am anxious person and since getting fit I've moved out of flight or fight mode into just 'fight' mode. It's probably not conducive to exist in cucked society but for whatever reason I view every man around me in terms of whether I could crush him, and I only respect the 2% that are taller than me or are with their young children. It's a more comfortable mode for sure but I'll probably be stabbed to death by a moron some day. I'm not sure if it's healthy but I also suspect it's a natural instinct for a caveman in hostile territory.

  12. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >be me
    >Developed chronic anxiety in late highschool, plagued me for about 6 years
    >Full on panic attacks, psuedohallucinations, a constant mess
    >Screwed up many of my relationships, habits, literally couldn't imagine being alive without anxiety
    >Now basically over it, hard for me to even imagine being in that state again

    The only thing that works anon is a combination of CBT therapy, journaling, and serious serious self investigation. You must learn to
    >Figure out what triggers your anxiety
    >Investigate the origins of these triggers, where they came from in your past, why they seriously affect your psychology
    This is very difficult and even painful, because in doing so you're going to have to actually face yourself as a human being, the life you have led and why you have (or haven't) pursued different actions and relationships in your life.

    You must, you must find a therapist anon. And do not be afraid to shop around for one that really fits you: finding a good therapist is the hardest part.

    Picking up a journaling habit also helped me immensely. Don't worry so much about "having something to say" than just journaling your various thoughts, feelings you've had or have had. But only will you get to know yourself better, it's also incredibly relaxing. I started doing it before bed and even noticed that my sleep improved.

    Best of luck, feel free to ask me anything. I've gone from almost killing myself during a week long panic attack to having not had a single episode in about two years.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Not op but is there a good alternative for the journaling part? I read Meditations by the roman emperor and then I kept an stoic journal for about 2 months and then stopped because I really didnt feel any kind of effect whatsoever, im happy it worked for you bro

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Cock and Balls Torture therapy
      lmao what the fuck

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous
  13. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      He's right. Anxiety, depression and low self-esteem are brought about due to a lack of goal achievement and autonomy in achieving those goals.
      Everyone should read ISaiF, he's a fag on a few points but otherwise makes a cogent argument.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >he's a fag on a few points
        on what is he a fag?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          my guess would be his insistance on the demantling of an industrial society, the working with foreign nations to dismantle said industrial society, and his nonchalant dismissal of race. not the guy you were talking to, though

  14. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Nofap cured my anxiety

  15. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I ve dealt with severe anxiety and now I can say I barely have any problems with it. What I did is this, learn to meditate first focus on normal breathing, then body scan, then creating a confident emotion inside myself and holding it and then at some point I got to complete surrender, meditation is not something you try for a while and then you quit, it s essential for everyone for all their life. Exposing myself to anxiety provoking situations and also at the same time trying to create the same emotion I was creating while meditating. As the other anon said facing myself was important, looking inside and being honest with myself and know all my triggers and what made me this way etc. Working out. Clean diet. Cold showers. Having patience and being kind to myself, trying to accept and love both the good and the bad in me. Started drawing to help myself express creatively and put emotions in there, reading and studying different subjects I'm interested in helped me gain more and more confidence as the years passed and I knew more and more.

  16. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Creatine
    Magenssium

    You can add bupropion if you dont mind taking meds
    You're welcome

  17. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes you just have to snap and not give a fuck about anything like the dude in Office Space when he gets hypnotized.
    You might also have someone in your life that increases your anxiety in ways you don't realize.

  18. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drinking only makes it worse.

  19. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    just stop listening to this guy in your head. Just be aware of your surroundings like smell, sounds and feels instead of listening to that non existing negative voice in your head.

  20. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Propranolol...

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Propanolmao, even.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Excellent.

  21. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Dip your head in some water for 30 sex

  22. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine that you have the ability to expand your veins to get the blood to flow smoother. Do it and then stand up straight. Convert your mental drive into deadlift PRs or into whatever challenging thing you are doing at the moment. You're lucky that you have a high amount of brain energy, use it.

  23. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >nobody in here mentioning vitamin levels
    bro go get some lab work done. Get your D checked, magnesium potassium, iron and b 12 just to be safe, cortisol of course and your other hormones (make sure you test SHBG.) One of these being off can fuck you up really good. And it doesn't matter how much sun you're getting or how well you eat, might not be properly absorbing things.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tfw prolactin and ACTH twice the upper range limit and cortisol slightly above upper limit
      i was never meant to have my dick working was i

  24. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >It’s like I’m always in flight or fight mode, very aware of my body and movements
    basically the same for me

    this is what happens when you spend extended periods of time lonely, you start seeing yourself seperate from everyone

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Very interesting way of putting it, this had somehow never occurred to me

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've said it before in this thread, but I would highly recommend you try propranolol. For situational anxiety/sympathetically driven people, it can be a game changer.

      https://i.imgur.com/zKmvFxN.jpg

      I have been told by an endocrinologist that anxiety and it’s symptoms can be induced by your blood sugar level sharply dropping.
      If I knew more I would elaborate but I’m still learning this

      Basically, if your glucose drops your sympathetic system kicks in. Adrenaline triggers glycolysis and gluconeogenesis whilst inhibiting glycogenesis. Adrenaline and noradrenaline also function as neurotransmitters, so this can trigger anxiety.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'll actually go buy a box tomorrow anon, it won't fuck with my gains or lifts right?

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >gains
          No.
          >Lifts
          No.

          If I'm doing cardio, I take it after; I recommend you do that too, as it will reduce your heart rate.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            good and good, one last thing is

            I unironically start shaking when I'm in public (at least if there is people around) , think it would help with that as well?

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              In all likelihood, yes it will. Anxiety-induced tremor is again due to adrenaline, which propranolol blocks.

  25. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have been told by an endocrinologist that anxiety and it’s symptoms can be induced by your blood sugar level sharply dropping.
    If I knew more I would elaborate but I’m still learning this

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      man AI truly has let us enter a new era of abstract shit posting. /qa/ would have loved this

  26. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Try valerian root

  27. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me I feel less anxious when I’m bulking and training hard as hell.

    I think it’s honestly the higher amount of carbs and the abundance of nutrients.

    Physiologically, what is there to be anxious about when you have exerted yourself, flushed out all the stress and tension, and then rewarded yourself with a massive nutritious feast? The endorphins are high, your body thinks that you are a king or a apex hunter. So you feel more relaxed, blissed out, dominant. You’re the king.

    Whenever I stop training as hard and get lazy with my food I notice that I feel more frail and anxious. Especially if I lower my carbs. Like I’m in a state of famine or sparsity so my anxiousness goes up.

    I’m 2 weeks into my winter bulk and I’m already feeling better in myself.

  28. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    move your eyes left and right all the way for two minutes then keep them as relaxed as possible for the entire day. It works pretty well but it's way harder than it sounds. My eyes tense up after maybe 5 minutes max if I let them.
    If you care about the theory behind it you might wanna check out the Huberman Podcast or at least look for clips about anxiety because he's not exactly the most exciting guy

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      REM hipnosis is a thing practiced to ptsd soldiers, it works wonders too.

  29. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Be me a few months ago, not gonna greentext. I had anxiety from my fingers, having constant intrusive thoughts about breaking them or them being broken by falling down or trapping them in doors etc. I was basically in fear for months on end, and I worked through it by facing my fears in a controlled setting. Going outside and gently falling from my knees to pushup position, then falling on them a bit harder. I would stick my fingers in random tight holes, up faucets, in pegs, between wooden planks on benches. I would even try bending them with my own hands as much as I would dare. Eventually I found my limit, and could push beyond slight discomfort, which brought a peace of mind that allowed me to stop worrying. The anxiety is of the unknown and the only way to explore that fear is to face them in a safe way. That plus cutting caffiene.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pic related, I dropped a weight on my hand recently and cut my finger which should've sent me spiralling, but being in a real situation when my hands were hurt was much more mundane than I could ever imagine it being. Our minds in an anxious state push our fears to the max, creating a place where suffering is infinitely painful and endless, but in the real world there is a hard limit on suffering. You feel the pain, then get a bandage, then heal. Anxiety is what happens when you stay away from the real world for so long you regress to a noob and forget how real pain and rejection feels. We suffer more in our minds than anywhere else.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I could NOT push beyond slight discomfort*

  30. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    You absolutely should be anon, look at this fucking place
    Mainstream news now presents onlyfans as a empowering career for women, we venerate actors and musicians the very lowest of the arts, they dont even create merely preform, we treat them like they really did the shit in the movies.
    Men are all weak and effeminate, no one duels for their honor anymore, they fillm and post the incidents instead of dealing with them. philosophy is dead and religion not far behind, we're fucked anon so act accordingly

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/AGE97q1.jpg

      Pic related, I dropped a weight on my hand recently and cut my finger which should've sent me spiralling, but being in a real situation when my hands were hurt was much more mundane than I could ever imagine it being. Our minds in an anxious state push our fears to the max, creating a place where suffering is infinitely painful and endless, but in the real world there is a hard limit on suffering. You feel the pain, then get a bandage, then heal. Anxiety is what happens when you stay away from the real world for so long you regress to a noob and forget how real pain and rejection feels. We suffer more in our minds than anywhere else.

      I would laugh at this bizarre shit but then again I'm literally afraid to talk to women at 27 so what do I know

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Chances are you never even met a woman in your life. A woman can make dough, knows home remedies for a variety of ailments, knows how to trend a garden, can look after animals and children alike, a woman is a natural psychologist and empath, a woman sets a high ideal for a man to strive for and become worthy, A woman doesnt just know love she teaches it.
        What we seem to have today is men of the opposite sex, alike in career, knowledge, ability and passion, we are a race of men

  31. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Anxiety is in your body, not your mind
    whoa
    it's almost like your body and your mind are the same organism

  32. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Go to therapy dawg. Find a therapist you get along well with. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works really well for anxiety and depression. If you have issues with panic attacks, read "when panic attacks".

  33. 4 months ago
    nutefag

    consider reading "how to win friends and influence people" by dale carnegie

    "games people play" by eric berne

    and "the courage to be disliked" about adlerian psychology

    how to win friends

    http://englishonlineclub.com/pdf/Dale%20Carnegie%20-%20How%20to%20Win%20Friends%20and%20Influence%20People%20(Book%202)%20[EnglishOnlineClub.com].pdf

    transactional analysis (its not about money, its looking at social interactions as transactions of increments of affection)

    https://ia801907.us.archive.org/4/items/games-people-play-the-psycholo-eric-berne/Games%20People%20Play_%20The%20Psycholo%20-%20Eric%20Berne.pdf

    The courage to be disliked

  34. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    ashwagandha my friend, You'll notice a change in a week

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I really recommend NOT fucking around with ashwagandah or any chemical for that matter. It's not the safe thing people portray it to be and has caused serious damage to some people

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      this gay shit gave me urinary retention on my first week of fucking uni fuck off

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      Ash sucks cock. Lowers DHT too. Total meme.

  35. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just pack a gun, I have 0 anxiety in every situation. If I have that last resort in the back of my mind I’m always calm. If I embarass myself badly enough I can just kill all witnesses.

  36. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself/Anxiety

  37. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just drink more water BUDDEH

  38. 4 months ago
    Anonymous
  39. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Take Borax

  40. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Happened to me in college. Felt like a gay and never told anyone. Would get nauseous sitting in lecture and I guess “have a panic attack” thinking about what if I had to throw up right now and couldnt make it to the bathroom in time. Super gay I know. Started focusing on those feelings of anxiety and tried to willingly intensify them, and in doing so I realized it was out of my control but also that it wouldnt get worse if that makes sense. Literally just try to focus on the negative anxiety feelings and will them to become more intense. Only thing that worked for me but it really did. Good luck moron

  41. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    repeat after me: M D M A +ketamine

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >psychadelics
      everyone who takes these just turns into a tard tbh

  42. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    What this picture means is that anxiety is basically emotion of the past stucked in the body, traumatic émotion that your body prevented to go fully through ur conscience because too painful, go read Arthur janov

  43. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Eat low carb. I was just like you and this fixed it for me

  44. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Drinking was one of the main reasons for my anxiety. It fixed it temporarily and then made it even worse. Drinking less alcohol overall, having a good diet and most importantly, getting good sleep (also impossible if you drink too much) have fixed my anxiety. I've been through years of crippling general and social anxiety and it completely disappeared once I fixed those 3 things.

  45. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get 8 hours. Sleep is like therapy for the mind.

    You didn't say what you anxiety was about. But whatever it is, that is probably the exact thing you should face in order to cure it. I had really bad social anxiety and it was only through talking to people more that I was able to get better.

  46. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    How's your gut flora doing anon?

  47. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    A vtuber cured my anxiety by talking about 9/11 and I have no idea how to thank her without her thinking I'm crazy if I explain how she helped me

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      explain it to us first

  48. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >spend years isolating and avoiding discomfort
    >now can't travel anywhere unfamiliar or 1 hour away from my house without getting sick

    Hermit mode is not anabolic, guys

  49. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Whenever I discuss this with people the description I get is very similar to what I remember going through the first time I had to take the bus as a kid, or going to a new school or before an exam, mostly juvenile experiences. Disproportionate stress response over something trivial and inability to handle it.
    Now my theory is, you either never got discomfortable enough to essentially desensitize yourself, or you got so comfortable/ isolated in some point down the road that you regressed/ oversensitized yourself.
    Everyone is saying "just do it lmao" and they are right, but to really get the point across we actually have to tell you:
    JUST GET STRESSED
    >but its very hard
    I dont care
    >but i cant breath
    You can, you might think you cant but you can, nobody choked over a panic attack
    >but i am going to look like a moron
    Way past that
    Stop coddling yourself.
    Or go to therapy so you can pay 6 gorrillion bucks per session to get told the same fucking thing but sugarcoated.

  50. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    everybody in this thread is kinda talking about two kinds of anxiety. Theres the controllable and stupid anxiety, like social anxiety, or anxiety about job/school, or other things like that. really normal things. Then, if youve had some kind of traumatic event, you might be scared of things you think, or of things that you know logically won't even happen. This is when taking a walk in the woods or reading a book can't help. We are scared of being scared, of something irrational happening. You are always on edge for no reason. it doesn't matter if you are smarter than your problem. It doesn't matter if youve slept really well. The only way to get rid of this kind of anxiety temporarily is to distract yourself with something that forcefully keeps your attention with dopamine, like porn or social media. I don't know how to solve this anxiety. It goes away after I do something really based and make myself feel like im an alpha chimp, like hitting a PR or getting laid, but almost nothing does that anymore. Cardio helps but sometimes it doesn't. Coffee makes it worse, but it never goes away completely, until you believe you have beaten it. I don't have the confidence to believe that.

    • 4 months ago
      Tama Hero

      This kind of anxiety can be slowly chipped away at by long term accomplishments. If you are anxious about failure and have a long history of overcoming difficult challenges and odds in education, in your career and obviously in lifting hitting bigger PR's etc. All give you a sense of linear progress. You where anxious at the time but you what it and get what you wanted you can logically do it again. This doesn't work as an unironic grindset you just have to keep putting effort especially when its the hardest. It pays off long term.

  51. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    two things: exercise helps you acclimate to the adrenaline symptoms

    meditation/mindfulness helps you filter thoughts, separate the physical sensations from your mental space, and to accept the feeling. the more you fight it or ignore it it will spiral. you also have to do exposure to the things that make you anxious, either slowly or if youve got the balls jump right in. like others here said, take a real good look at yourself and your life and identify the root causes of the anxiety. actively say positive things in your head, be a friend to yourself and dont beat yourself up if you have a bad day.

  52. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    When i was very young like 8y/o i once had a really bad stomach flu, 12 straight hours of dry heaving/throwing up bile, became really weak and dehydrated by the end of it, for some reason this really traumatized me
    10 years later/7 years ago i was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. One way that you can die from this disease is: if for any of a myriad of reasons one does not receive adequate insulin (pump malfunction, infected infusion site, expired/denatured insulin are most common=most dangerous), within hours you develop ketoacidosis, which is characterized by nausea weakness and dehydration. Untreated for a few hours it can be fatal.

    These two have given me immense anxiety for years, these days mostly the type 1 stuff. Im talking panic attacks on public transportation/in school/at work, constant low level unease and discomfort. Difficult to relax and lower heart rate, difficult to focus on a task or social situation without my mind racing, thinking about getting sick, wondering if im sick, worrying whether my insulin or pump are working. Basically chronically elevated cortisol and epinephrine

    Here are the things that have worked for me
    >less alcohol
    >less/no weed
    >cardio
    >meditation and mindfulness
    >addressing the root of the problem (in my case, better blood sugars, going to the doctor more)
    >wim hof
    >talking to people that share the same problem

    Godspeed anon. The most anxious year of my life i lost a shit ton of hair. Since reining the stress in, my hairloss has actually stopped

  53. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Kanna/Zembrin and absolutely no stims such as coffee/red bull basically cured my paranoia/anxiety.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I've said it before in this thread, but I would highly recommend you try propranolol. For situational anxiety/sympathetically driven people, it can be a game changer.
      [...]
      Basically, if your glucose drops your sympathetic system kicks in. Adrenaline triggers glycolysis and gluconeogenesis whilst inhibiting glycogenesis. Adrenaline and noradrenaline also function as neurotransmitters, so this can trigger anxiety.

      >jUsT Do dRuGS bR0

      This is why your life sucks, you gay retards.

      Anxiety is your body telling you that you are living a sheltered bitch life and need to expose yourself to the real world more.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Post fizeek so I can mog you before I go to sleep.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous
  54. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Anxiety is the easiest to fix. It’s pretty simple actually. You need to burn off the adrenaline. Exercise often and more.

  55. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a grand irony. Millennials and Gen Z have record depression and anxiety, not because their life is so hard, but because it’s so easy.

    You ask them why they have these conditions. You hear nonsense like global warming, war in ukraine, trump in White House, “racism” , work not having purpose etc. etc. literally made up shit that if you turn off your devices that are literally built to addict you for one minute and go outside you realize life is good.

    Greatest generation, generation before that, and hell even boomers despite millennial bitching all had it much much harder.

    Meds are a joke. Therapy is a fucking joke. All life trying to make you miserable and then get you to spend more money to “solve” that problem without addressing any of it.

    Self introspection, setting and accomplishing goals, fitness and diet, being involved with your community and social interaction. You do this your anxiety and depression mysteriously melts away

    Wowie

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      What a retarded take. Record anxiety is due to the sheer overstimulation of modern urban living. Being surrounded by thousands of unknown people daily is something your brain isn't designed to navigate. This is like saying people in WW1 were pussies because they had record levels of PTSD.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        ngl ingredients lists are triggering
        >soibean oil canola oil high oelic safflower oil pea protein soi lecithin soi protein high fructose corn syrup TBHQ soibean oil palm oil sunflower seed oil soibean oil soibean oil vegetable oil soibean oil
        >20 chemical compounds, chelates, ions, salts
        >warnings. literal warnings not to eat it
        >state of california
        >phykenthsgkfics: contains phydnfhtkslsjfjrodnfrine
        >low fat!

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >nonsense like global warming, war in ukraine, trump in White House, “racism”, work not having purpose etc.
      last one is actually a huge deal. having a purpose in life is what gives life meaning. it's possible to derive meaning from non-work things, but having your 40 hour a week main activity and achievement be meaningless easily causes depression.
      >Being surrounded by thousands of unknown people daily is something your brain isn't designed to navigate.
      People aren't surrounded by thousands of unknown people daily. You're surrounded by the people you live with and the ones you see at work and at the grocery store or whatever. And for the vast majority of people that amount of people is very manageable. A better explanation for anxiety is a lack of meaningful social interactions, societal pressure to fit in and conform to a gazillion things (social media contributes a lot to this), fear of missing out (again social media), a lack of meaningful work/contribution to society in a way that you actually notice (e.g. working for a huge corporation where you can't even see your impact doesn't work), large societal demands to plan everything out weeks, months, years, decades from now or else you're fucked, etc.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >People aren't surrounded by thousands of unknown people daily. You're surrounded by the people you live with and the ones you see at work and at the grocery store or whatever.
        If you live in a city and aren't a shut-in, you will see in the order of several hundred faces per day, the majority of which you don't know. The fact that you don't even realize this is quite telling. Why do you think anxious people have panic attacks in public spaces? What do you think situational anxiety is?

        Birds in cities are several decibels louder than birds in the countryside as everything is fighting to be heard over the din. Your primitive brain isn't designed to deal with the constant stimulation that comes with urban living, and for many people, being constantly sympathetically stimulated leads to anxiety.

        >https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23742829/
        >https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5374256/

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          >you will see in the order of several hundred faces per day, the majority of which you don't know
          sure, but again, for the vast majority of people this isn't an issue.
          >Why do you think anxious people have panic attacks in public spaces? What do you think situational anxiety is?
          Those exist and some of that is due to what you mentioned. But the increase in anxiety in the last few decades is more due to the things I mentioned and not what you're saying here.
          >Your primitive brain isn't designed to deal with the constant stimulation that comes with urban living
          I agree, but for most people the amount of people you're surrounded by isn't the issue. It's the other things I mentioned. I do agree that noise pollution, air pollution, etc, also negatively affect people.

          • 4 months ago
            Anonymous

            >the vast majority of people this isn't an issue.
            The majority of people don't have pathological anxiety.
            >the increase in anxiety in the last few decades is more due to the things I mentioned and not what you're saying here.
            I disagree; the literature shows a clear correlation between urban living and pathological stress/anxiety and the mechanisms are well documented.

            I think unfulfillment correlates with depression, but you are lumping depression and anxiety together and the etiology is vastly different.

            • 4 months ago
              Anonymous

              >The majority of people don't have pathological anxiety.
              Yeah, but if seeing many unknown faces daily would be such a big problem that it can cause pathological anxiety, then the vast majority of people would also be negatively affected (just not to such a large degree as the most susceptible ones).
              >the literature shows a clear correlation between urban living and pathological stress/anxiety
              many of the things I mentioned are amplified in urban environments. they're not only modern age problems.
              >I think unfulfillment correlates with depression, but you are lumping depression and anxiety together
              Yeah, I do. Perhaps too much.
              >and the etiology is vastly different
              I don't think so. Maybe for a relatively small amount of the cases. But I think that the rise in depression and anxiety that affects a significant portion of the population shares considerable overlap in root causes and resulting symptoms.

              • 4 months ago
                Anonymous

                aetiology***

  56. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    lay the fuck off the refined carbs and sugars
    you are killing yourself
    your diet is killing you
    pray to jesus christ
    s a v e y o u r s e l f

  57. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    try NAC

  58. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Talk to a psychiatrist about venlafaxine.

    You are fucking welcome bois

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

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  59. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    does anybody else have stomach issues that seem to be causing your anxiety? I have some form of GERD's and my upset stomach and stomach acidity always seem to lead to being anxious. I was never an anxious person before my stomach started going to shit

  60. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Alot of you bros keep forgetting about the decline of religion as a key factory in anxiety/depression. This is important.

    "Of the 178 most methodologically rigorous studies, 119 (67%) find inverse relationships between religious/spiritual and depression."

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3426191/

    Indian bros been warning us for 4000 years that suffering comes from a disconnection with the inner divine light. But no, we can't see shit beyond our phones.

  61. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    The thing is that you know when people are lying about their anxiety when you actually have had real anxiety
    I had a "traumatic" event happen to me in 2013 and while I get over shit pretty quickly once its over and done with, my sub conscience or whatever it is did not.
    Would wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air. Got heart palpitations shortly after which drove my anxiety to the point of "impending doom" status. Have ever since had issues eating without liquids out of fear of choking. VERY over aware of any problem with my body even if its an injury I think its something much more severe.
    All while I can say to myself "stop being retarded, you're fine" and still have these issues
    It did get much better after I started lifting hard and eating better though

  62. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Drinking fixes it instantly
    Found your problem
    Take a month or two off drinking, you can use benzos to wean yourself off but make sure you go at least 2 weeks with no drugs at all. What you're experiencing is likely withdrawal, not anxiety
    If that doesn't work get CBT. DO NOT go on SSRIs, maybe try ketamine even

  63. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    I managed it by becoming a prick and not giving a fuck about other people, feels great, looking for my next victim

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