keep fighting this manic depressive anxiety. almost one year sober after 20 odd years of touch and go binge drinking. the anxiety is like a hamster wheel that asct as fly paper attaching projected negative attributes to build this panic driven momentum.
Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
Complex post traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety (Including GAD)
I'm struggling with same thing. I don't know what to do. Just 😢 I guess let it out
I probably shouldn't call what I deal with manic depression per se but this hyperfocused rumination that is very invasive and makes finding peace problematic. Social interactions such as work or romantic courtship serve as fodder for the momentum...
It’s crazy what can you do? I know my anxieties been crazy. I’ve been dealing up and down with the I got Covid a few weeks ago from there in been dealing with all kinds of stuff it’s overwhelming.
When my anxiety starts to take me I listen to an audiobook on stoic philosophy. Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle is the Way is the one I keep coming back to. Also, I spend time with my dogs who live fully in the moment without worry. I know these sound overly simplistic but it helps me. I t doesn’t “cure” my anxiety in the moment - think of it like preventative maintenance that helps day-to-day. Exercise helps with immediate anxiety and as maintenance. Helps me with binge eating as well. Now I just need to cure the munchies from when I medicate with cannabis. Take care.
Might I just compliment the prose here. Circumstances aside and appreciating you from what I can read, you have a beautiful way with words. Thank you for sharing your experience through your lens 💜
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