Diet and Anxiety: How Fiber Can Ease Suffering

Many doctors insist on pumping our bodies full of medications and they never entertain the fact that making simple changes in our daily diet and food intake can have a great impact on easing our anxiety and leading us to feel calmer and more relaxed.  There are many changes you can make to your diet to combat the adverse effects of anxiety and panic disorders. Let’s start off with these important tips and tricks to help change your mentality and ease pain.

There are things you can do to take the edge off!

1) Always start your day with a protein-infused breakfast.  If you eat a lot of protein, you will feel more full and satisfied and have more energy for the rest of the day.

2) Avoid simple carbohydrates – Eating complex carbs produces more serotonin in your brain and when you have more of this, a calming release allows you to feel less anxious and stressed. Try to eat foods that have many complex carbs and grains. You can eat cereals packed with oats, and wholegrain breads.  Avoid foods that are composed of white flour like cereals without fiber and sugary drinks.

3) Invest in a high-quality supplement or vitamin to meet your needs – Many people are not getting in enough Omega 3 fats so they like to take a fish oil supplement or capsules each day. I like to ensure I am meeting my fiber needs on a daily basis.  You need to consume at least 22 grams of fiber a day and many people do not consume this amount.  Eating a diet rich in fiber and complex carbs also helps keep you skinny and helps you lose weight.  Excess weight and fat on the body is proven to also lead people to feel depressed and anxious – often leading to an increased level of social anxiety and insecurity levels when speaking in front of large crows or attending gatherings or parties.

3) Watch your liquids – DO NOT drink alcohol in large quantities.  If you cannot avoid it all together, at least limit it. Alcohol works as a depressant and can cause you to feel irrational and edgy.   Also limit caffeine like coffee and soda drinks.  Drink a LOT of water. Dehydration can cause you to feel ornery or in a bad mood.

Once you start implementing these small changes in your diet, you should notice a significant increase in your mood or at least more of a regulation in your mood swings.  i used to have very vast mood swings. One moment I would feel angry, and the next happy and once I started seeing a doctor, took medication and also changed my diets, I am much more calm and my mood swings are not so drastic anymore.  There are solutions, you just need to take the leap of faith and find what works for you.

If you don’t take any chances in life, you will not get the success you want.  It is very disheartening to live on edge, and changing your diet and making such simple lifestyle changes could really impact your everyday quality of life.

Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder

Women are twice as likely as men to develop agoraphobia panic attack disorder. Panic disorder typically strikes in young adulthood. Approximately half of all people who have panic disorder develop the condition before the age 24.

We here at agoraphobia-panic-attacks.com know that finding the proper panic attack and agoraphobia treatments  information can be difficult. We try to provide you with the resources and self help information that may hopefully bring you one step closer to finding those treatments. We are not medical professionals nor are we capable of diagnosing your specific condition, we are simply a team of former and current agoraphobia sufferers who strive to bring you the absolute best available agoraphobia and panic attack resources available today.

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There can be many symptoms that those who suffer from agoraphobia may encounter. The majority of the time the first initial symptom that they experience is the feeling that they  cannot escape quickly enough from a certain situation and they begin to experience a panic attack. Agoraphobia is a common syndrome under panic disorder. The term ‘agoraphobia’ is derived from Greek, ‘agora’ which means “the market place” and ‘phobia’ which means fear of a specific event.

Most people have the perception that an agoraphobia sufferer feels vulnerable and frightened in open or social public places. Such as in a shopping complex, restaurant etc. In these situations the agoraphobia sufferer is unable to find an obvious exit and begins to develop dizziness and rapid heart beats during the event.

In most cases, the majority of people who are suffering from agoraphobia are not so much fearful of open and public places as they are afraid of having a panic attack in these social situations, especially settings in which an exit is not easily accessible or that there may be no one around to help in the case of an actual panic attack.

It is accurate for any place or situation where people feel unsafe, trapped and having the urge to escape. Therefore, people with agoraphobia suffer under this event are more comfortable to stay at home and avoid themselves from the specific fearful place.

Treating Depression with RTMS

In today’s society, one of the most undervalued and underestimated health issues is the stigma surrounding mental health. Many people don’t believe that depression is a “real thing” and when they find out a family member or loved one suffers from depression, they make comments like “Oh, well everyone feels depressed sometimes, snap out of it!” These insensitive remarks can be extremely painful and hurtful for people who are severely depressed and seeking treatment.

The first step to take when you realize that you are suffering form depression is to contact your family doctor and ask him or her to make a special consultation with a psychiatrist or counselor.  These medical professionals can work together to figure out if your depression is situational or chemical.  If you suffer from situational depression, you might be grieving the loss of a loved one or family member. Perhaps you recently went through a bad break-up and are feeling very low and sad because of this.  However, if there is a chemical imbalance in your brain, you might need a serious form of therapy or treatment like rtms to treat depression and anxiety which could help improve the quality of your life thereafter.

Rtms is different in many ways from the traditional methods of treating depression which is to take some form of over-the-counter medication or anti-depressant.  Instead, rtms which stands for Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation which activates areas of the brain that cause feelings of sadness and depression. After being stimulated by a medical professional, patients often feel much lighter and happier after their treatment.  The procedure is quick and non-invasive and can be completed in the specialist’s office in several treatment sessions.

Anxiety And Me: A Poem

Sometimes I feel lost,

The city is moving but my mind stops.

Where do I go and who can I trust?

Everywhere I look, they see me.

Staring. Without stopping.

Wondering, waiting. Fearful.

Where do I go? Where can I hide?

I swear the walls are in on it too.

Nowhere to go. I feel all alone.

“We all have this problem” – they tell me, those who don’t know.

Do you feel this desperate?

Do you feel this cold?

I shake and shiver in my fear.

Not even sleep can relieve me of my despair.

I dream and nightmare of my current state,

Waiting and waiting to stop my self-hate.

Help me, I scream.

No one understands.

I need relief from this pain. But who to trust?

Where to go, relieve me, I beg.

I need my health back, my life back.

I pray for redemption.

I pray for relief.

When will the pain end?

When will the suffering stop.

I used to love all and be loved by all.

Now alone. Without anyone.

Hoping and waiting, for the anguish to dissipate.

the dissipation of hate.