I'm Samantha. I just started the Anxiety Forum today- trying to get the hang of it! This particular forum caught my eye. I cannot peg exactly when my anxiety started, I'm thinking mid to late childhood. But for the past two to three years, I've been suffering with an immense amount of anxiety. I'm not sure if I as well struggle with depression or if the anxiety just drives me mad to the point that I feel depressed.
Regardless, they're both serious and it saddens me how much it consumes my thoughts and moods. I'm in therapy, was on a very very low dosage of anti-anxiety medicine, and exercise a fairly spiritual lifestyle. I do however indulge in marijuana and other mind-altering drugs. Whether or not those habits alleviate my anxiety or cause racing thoughts, I am trying to figure out what I need to be doing to ease my anxious reality.
I know it is all in a change of mindset and addition of healthy habits but I really cannot even find the stepping stones at this point of my life to get there. I often close in and drift away from my friends, family, phone, and plans whenever I feel extremely anxious.
I just would like to meet some people and get an idea of what they do to heal their anxiety/depression and see if I could contribute any insight to their situation.
Love and Light