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    Sticky: Poll: I am running on high alert as my new norm it...

    I am running on high alert as my new norm it seems. I have tried some meds but didn't want to stay on them, I have an interest in finding and correcting the root cause. I am taking a GABA supplement...
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    You will always build a tolerance to these type...

    You will always build a tolerance to these type of medications (anti-depressants or SSRIs). From what I have read some people go a long time (years) on a certain medication until its affects stop or...
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    Lets chat! You can PM me if you'd like.

    Lets chat! You can PM me if you'd like.
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    Hi, I went to therapy first off, psychologist...

    Hi,

    I went to therapy first off, psychologist side of things. I wanted to take a med free route on my journey for as long as possible. I have GAD.

    Josh
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    Hi Dianne and fellow Georgian ! I'm Josh, 29 and...

    Hi Dianne and fellow Georgian ! I'm Josh, 29 and diagnosed with GAD. Welcome to the forums, I am always up to chat.
  6. I saw my old therapist at the pet store a while...

    I saw my old therapist at the pet store a while back. It's just a very weird feeling having shared so much personal information with her and to pass her like a stranger on the street. I really don't...
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    Could be anxiety if you've been cleared...

    Could be anxiety if you've been cleared physically from your doctors. Have you tried any supplements or strategies ? Would be the first step IMO before medication unless it's becoming really...
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    I have gotten conditioned over the years to...

    I have gotten conditioned over the years to recognize them as just thoughts. Get cleared medically, then I would start trying supplements with your doctor's approval. Things like CBD oil and a strong...
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    Little update I'm about a month in with my new...

    Little update I'm about a month in with my new supplement regimend and it's working really good. My GAD is about 90% better IMO. Here is what I'm taking:
    2x daily CBD oil from hemp @ 3mg per...
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    Currently taking 3mg a day of CBD. I haven't done...

    Currently taking 3mg a day of CBD. I haven't done a lot of research to know if it's suppose to build in your system or provide instant effect. I think I might have to try a higher dosage but the...
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    Morning is worse for me, but can be explained by...

    Morning is worse for me, but can be explained by a cortisol sensitivity from my body waking up. Mindfulness on my morning routine coupled with some exercise help alleviate it.

    What are you...
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    Debbie, How much did you spend on these...

    Debbie,

    How much did you spend on these magnets? I'm going to look into them as I want to stay away from meds if it all possible. My feelings of anxiety have taken a turn for the worst over the...
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    I feel the way you do. I work on a team of four...

    I feel the way you do. I work on a team of four guys, but for the most part we have our own little projects and interface intermittently. I am the husband in a family of four but I always feel...
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    I used to be very nervous at the grocery store....

    I used to be very nervous at the grocery store. The more I looked at people and tried to interact with them, I realized they didn't care about what I was doing/etc. Less anxious there now, just felt...
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    That's not what I expected at all. May I ask what...

    That's not what I expected at all. May I ask what your small business entails?

    Josh
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    From experience, I can tell you that engineering...

    From experience, I can tell you that engineering is probably not a stress free environment to work.
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    I know one thing that's helping us out in our...

    I know one thing that's helping us out in our house (something that most people including us don't think much about) is minimizing! This year, we've gotten rid of over 2,000 items from our house! To...
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    I get the same response when I'm anticipating...

    I get the same response when I'm anticipating something I'm anxious about (with GAD this could be the flavor of the week but tends to gravitate towards work deadlines, presentations, project status,...
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    Sure thing, I learned it from a podcast and I...

    Sure thing, I learned it from a podcast and I think my therapist or some meditation. Basically your body is trying to fight fear by pouring on more fear. You have to try and break that cycle, and...
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    Daily for the most part, once I went on vacation...

    Daily for the most part, once I went on vacation everything miraculously healed up. Some points my urinary tract would just ache at the end of the day, I would dread peeing for the 13th time at the...
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    Don't know if it's you anxiety, because I'm not a...

    Don't know if it's you anxiety, because I'm not a pro at this or anything. I can share my quest to figure out my lower back pain and groin/bladder pain. I went to several docs and specialists but...
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    My best weapon is distraction! My hobbies, my...

    My best weapon is distraction! My hobbies, my wife, my kids, a friend deep in conversation. If I can get out of my head, I can escape the horrible feeling like something is dragging me down a...
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    This is the post I was referring to self12,...

    This is the post I was referring to self12, thanks for the response.

    Josh
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    Welcome, I read that you're trying to lose...

    Welcome,

    I read that you're trying to lose some weight, is the exercise benefiting your anxiety symptoms as well? This is one of the only things that's helped me over the past three years when my...
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    Last night it took me about an hour, but that was...

    Last night it took me about an hour, but that was mainly due to I have a big project coming into work that I was nervous about along with I had caffeine last night before bed. My usual routine - no...
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