What Helps You With Your Anxiety?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Falconfox, Sep 26, 2015.

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    1. Falconfox
      Paranoid

      Falconfox Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew, possibly nosie damage.
      Pretty self explanatory. Thought I was getting better mentally then I had a upsetting spike while trying to sleep, perceived a problem and down the rabbit hole I go. Seems like all my ear problems come down to me being overly anxious/hyper sensitive.
      For me I've been drinking this Bob Marley relaxation drink which seems to be a semi-good short term solution (like 3 hours). Taking walks with loved ones also helps a little, anything to keep me positive. How about y'all?
       
    2. Gr8fulDude
      Balanced

      Gr8fulDude Member Benefactor

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      Canada
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      07/2012
      Regular outdoor exercise, deep breathing and Mary Jane.
       
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    3. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

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      England, Stoke-on-Trent
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      2004
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      Meniere's Disease
      Deep breathing can help and do all you can take the stress out of your life.
      .....lots of love glynis
       
    4. user5871

      user5871 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cardio
       
    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

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      Talking therapy can be a great help for anxiety...lots of love glynis
       
    6. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Anxiety is caused by thought. Anxious thoughts such as "this T is never going away. I can't live like this," or "what if it gets worse." These are what causes anxiety. If you can sift through your thoughts (writing them down as they pop into your head can help because we have so many thoughts fly thru our head in seconds!) once you pinpoint the thought or thoughts that are causing you to feel anxious you can answer them with a positive reply. Even if you don't really believe the positive answers at first just keep trying. Anxiety does not create the negative thoughts. Negative and frightening thoughts create the feeling of anxiety. So controlling your thinking is what will rid you of the feeling of being anxious. Or at least reduce the anxiety because I'm not sure whether we can get one hundred percent total control or not.
       
    7. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

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      Florida
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      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      For me, placing a loaded gun to my head, with the safety off, provides a few minutes, of anxiety relief.
      };-)
       
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    8. Bertman
      No Mood

      Bertman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      canada
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      07/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concert
      ativan
       
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    9. Mark Beehre
      Facebooking

      Mark Beehre Member Benefactor

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      Wellington, New Zealand
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      A quiet ear day! :)
       
    10. Falconfox
      Paranoid

      Falconfox Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew, possibly nosie damage.
      @Mad maggot Interesting stuff. I wonder if this is what CBT is all about. Just started seeing a therapist and this is what I think we'll be working towards, got some homework requiring me to link thoughts to feeling, it's a bit of a bummer how slow it goes though, and my fears are so irrational sometimes.
       
    11. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

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      Calgary
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      11/2013
      Kind of same here, not quite to that extent but thoughts of death and this all coming to an end make me feel at ease at times.
       
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    12. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
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      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      It can be slow but once you can do it well the results are so much better than medications and give lasting relief.
       
    13. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      That's terrible. I feel so bad for you. Youve done amazingly with this.
       
    14. Falconfox
      Paranoid

      Falconfox Member

      Location:
      Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/01/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Wish I knew, possibly nosie damage.
      @Mad maggot, I'll keep at it for sure, nothing to lose and quite a lot to gain. Seems like I'll have to do some self learned CBT on the side to see if I can speed up progress though. Half the time the irrational nature of the fears is more frustrating than the anxiety they cause, makes me feel like a doofus.
       
    15. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
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      11/2013
      Thx...you are too sweet. It's tough because part of the struggle is beating your self up because you aren't doing a better job coping.
       
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    16. derpytia
      Pooptoast

      derpytia Member

      Location:
      Rescue, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss / ETD
      I tried CBT and it works only sometimes when my anxiety is truly brought on by thought. But sometimes it doesn't work because quite honestly, I could be having a good time and thinking happy thoughts and then BAM! I get the anxiety feeling in my stomach. It's like getting hit with a freight train or something. A little hard lemonade sometimes works...
       
    17. dan
      Chatty

      dan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2011
      Just out for a rip are ya bud? Just out for a rip?
       
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    18. Telis

      Telis Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Calgary
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Oooooooh...f--k ya bud.
       
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    19. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      This might not be true anxiety then. Perhaps you aren't breathing correctly or something is happening causing a physical problem that mimics a panic attack even though you aren't panicking? But you can have thoughts in your mind that are difficult to pinpoint because we can have so many go through our minds literally in seconds. So there could be a thought that is somewhere beneath the surface, easy to find ones, that could be doing it. The brain is tricky!
       
    20. Mad maggot
      Breezy

      Mad maggot Member

      Location:
      New zealand
      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      You're not a doofus and that's all fairly typical normal experience.
       
    21. Tamika
      No Mood

      Tamika Member Benefactor Team Awareness

      Tinnitus Since:
      04/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      One loud indoor concert
      Mountain biking single-track flat out downhill, skidding, airborne, right on the edge of control - total focus. That is about the only thing that makes anxiety disappear for a short while for me.

      Told my psychologist that maybe I should take up base jumping for added relief - LOL
       
    22. linearb
      Psychedelic

      linearb Member Hall of Fame

      Location:
      East Coast USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      1998
      Meditation, including some fairly specific practices that I've figured out over a long period of time.

      Exercise and hot baths are nice, too. Hikes in the woods.
       

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