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LilyWild

800d

What do you do to deal with your anxiety, panic, or flashbacks?

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    • loveshespoke

      790d

      Medication, mindfulness, and committing to doing the work in therapy, which has almost eliminated my anxiety over time. It's a long road, but worth it.

    • loveshespoke

      790d

      Medication, mindfulness, and committing to doing the work in therapy, which has almost eliminated my anxiety over time. It's a long road, but worth it.

    • Hartley

      791d

      I take deep breaths, count down from 3 for anxiety, and for flashbacks I tell myself the past and future are only concepts and to live in the present.

    • Riddik

      799d

      I have a horrible coping skill to deal with my anxiety I go on Facebook and argue with everyone all day long. As long as I am arguing with other people my mind is not arguing with me....however going to bed is a nightmare cause I can't get my mind to shut up. My mind needs a muzzlem

    • boni28

      799d

      I also use cannabis for my PTSD, it has also helped me with my depression. I work in the medical marijuana industry and have found many people with PTSD medicate with cannabis. When I was on other medications, my conditions did not seem to improve however in the past two years since I started using cannabis my conditions are much more manageable and for the first time in my life I am thriving. I have not personally experienced any negative side effects.

    • Jen5150

      799d

      Cannabis pretty much saved my life. My everyday meds just made me feel like a zombie, so I tried cannabis and do great with that alone. Now I know it’s not for everyone, but it definitely has helped me. ☺️

    • Scarlet9904

      799d

      Cannabis has helped my ptsd a lot especially with suppressing night terrors. Beyond it supportive people who know what you've lived knowing what triggers you and learning to either avoid it or manage your reaction to it over time with desensitization processes. Therapy helped too a lot especially if you see one who specializes in trama and ptsd vs a generalized therapist and such. I will say tho most important thing is a good support network feeling loved and safe with those around you goes so far.

    • Sapphicspice

      799d

      To be absolutely honest, nothing. I scream cry and isolate.

    • Orangekat

      800d

      Cannabis helps me a lot

    • Katethegr8

      800d

      I would recommend mindfulness exercises! When you are in flight or fight, your body cannot tell the difference between that and a physically dangerous situation. When you do mindfulness exercises (name three things you can see, three things you can hear, three things you can touch) you’re showing that part of your brain “see, we’re okay!” Also, having a snack and some water is helpful for me :)

☝ This content is generated by our users and it is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision

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