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    Panic disorder without drugs
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    smoochys12 posted:
    I have heard reports that some people can deal with their panic attacks without the use of drugs.
    I can't understand why I HAVE TO BE ONE THAT MUST TAKE MEDICATION
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    rohvannyn responded:
    Everybody's brain works differently. I agree, it doesn't seem fair. Then again, some folks are born with massive neurological problems, without limbs, etc, and some aren't... still, there may very well be ways for you to control your anxiety without medications, particularly if you can learn coping strategies. Talk to your doctor, and other anxiety sufferers. Be proactive. I have noticed that when you get enough nutrition, AND enough rest, AND also do things like deep breathing or meditation, as well as some exercise, the rest of your problems become much easier to handle. Your body cannot naturally heal itself with these things missing. If it does, your progress will be naturally slow.

    Be aware of additives, chemicals, or toxins in your food and environment. I'm not saying that any of this this will cure your anxiety without the use of drugs, but they are some tried and proven ways to at least make managing it easier. Basically, take care of yourself in all ways, be proactive about helping yourself with your anxiety, research and learn coping mechanisms, and work with your doctor. You may get to a point where you can do without medication.

    Good luck!


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