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Please Help Major Depression & Anxiety am i devolping CFS?

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Worried1230, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. Worried1230

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    Thank you its hard, but i wonder if i its my mind causing the symptoms im feeling
     
  2. Ravn

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    Ouch, you really are freaking, aren't you?!

    You may want to attack this from several angles.

    1/ Drugs, booze, poor diet and excessive exercise is going to stress your body no matter what. So making some positive changes in any of those areas is going to reduce stress on the body and that's gotta be good. You've started already, good for you. Just don't go excessive. Reducing sugar is good, freaking out if you ever have another quarter teaspoon of sugar is obsessive.

    2/ If you haven't already, find a good doctor you trust who can do any relevant testing for your symptoms, even if only to exclude stuff that you then don't have to worry about.

    3/ Find a good psychologist/psychiatrist/counseller - and the word “good” is crucial here. A bad one can do more harm than good. You may have to try a few different therapists as well as a few different therapies before you find one that fits you. For example, there are therapies that require you to talk about your worries, try to understand them, try to control or change them. Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of those. And then there are are therapies that do the polar opposite where you train to not engage with your worries, let them kind of fade into insignificance. Metacognitive therapy is one of those. I'm sure there are many more but my information is limited to what I can recall from reading in various popular science magazines.

    4/ And totally out of left field, as a distraction technique go right out of your comfort zone and try reading some philosophy, just to cherry-pick some wisdom or helpful quotes. The old Greek stoics might be a good start for you.

    As for developing ME or not, or any other health condition for that matter, the best thing you can do is look after your body and mind. Then you've done all you can and there's no point in worrying about it any more because there's nothing more you can do. It'll happen or it won't - most likely won't - but your worrying is not going to make any difference other than make you feel lousier than you need to feel.
     
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  3. Dabam

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    As Jim suggests definitely look into a leaky gut protocol this helped me reduce anxiety symptoms

    Also I don't know if you use whey as a protein source this stuff had serious effects on my condition a lot of the lads I trained with also found whey was causing problems.

    Could be worth easing back on training for a while I, I use to hit the weights hard as it appeared to help my anxiety but in actual fact it was depleting me more and more. After a lay off I went to steady state cardio instead ,small sessions ,(not great I know) but it helped just keep things ticking along
     
  4. eric_gladiator

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    @Worried1230

    I only say that I identify with what he says. It was the life I had before I got sick, although I had the bad luck that I think I never received a warning, I had a chronic anxiety that I was able to handle much more than before, I was a healthier person ... but still sick and today I still do not know why
     
  5. Worried1230

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    Thanks everyone i really appreicte the words, its hard my anxiety is just getting chronic illness diabetes which runs in both sides of my family & my paternal grandfather died of pancreatic cancer which frightens me... Also i have ADHD since childhood & i believe the drug, sex, & alcohol addiction i suffered from was because of it, i always had a risky kind of personality as bad as it sounds & i feel like its caught up to me
     
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  6. Worried1230

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    Do u have cfs? I thought people with cfs couldnt exercise?
     
  7. Worried1230

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    Also i forgot to mention i have eye floaters sometimes & muscle fasiculations
     
  8. Dabam

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    I have CFS and no longer train

    I was explaining what I did years ago when I first started having problems with anxiety
     
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  9. Worried1230

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    Are eye floaters & muscle twitches a symptom of cfs?
     
  10. Dabam

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    I can only speak for myself but I had eye floaters decades before CFS and muscle twitches were down to a magnesium deficiency which stopped after supplementation

    The problem is so many symptoms overlap into other conditions eye floaters and muscle twitches could be associated with CFS, anxiety,stress,PTSD,Lyme disease, adrenaline fatigue etc etc

    My advice is to seek out a diagnosis from either a good doctor or a specialist so you know exactly what your dealing with
     
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  11. Worried1230

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    I dont have lyme disease, then again ive had poor vision for most of my life, You say Adrenal Fatigue or adrenal fatigue & cfs the same?
     
  12. ahmo

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    @Worried1230 My anxiety was horrific. I felt at the time it was physiological, not primarily psychological. I eventually stumbled onto the GAPS diet, Gut and Psychology Syndrome. Within 5 days of eliminating gluten and dairy, the anxiety decreased about 50%. Over the course of 5 years, the diet and detox pretty much eliminated the anxiety. Also adequate B12 stopped the insomnia. My nervous system is still easily stirred up, but only if I push myself too much. good luck.
     
  13. Worried1230

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    So i just got my recent blood work No diabetes, No anemia, Normal thyroid levels!! Thank god this takes a huge worry of my shoulders!!! But what can explain the energy swings!
     

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