When I take lorazepam I find that my thought broadcasting symptoms diminish quite a bit. This indicates that if I lower my anxiety my thought broadcasting can get dealt with. I don’t want to get addicted to lorazepam. What is your best natural weapon against anxiety that can help with your thought broadcasting?
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I can’t keep calm.
It’s just the way I am.
I have to take benzos and I know I’m dependant on them.
I know that I’ve asked this question before and was given good advice by @ninjastar.
I tagged them, so they might be able to help.
I take clonazepam (a benzo) for sleep. I’m dependent on it at this point but I don’t care, I need to sleep.
Clonazepam is FDA approved for panic disorder and the side effect is that it induces sleep. Funnily enough I use it to induce sleep and the side effect is it keeps me calm.
2 natural anti-anxiety supplements I use are…
I’ve also taken both at the same time while on clonazepam, never experienced any side effects
Here is a post I made about CalmAid (Silexan). Check it out, it includes links to a couple of studies…
Breathe slow and talk positive talk to oneself
Tea works well for me, try blue lotus flower and brew it like a tea
L theanine and coffee when you just need a ‘normal reality’ feeling with fewer voices
Blue lotus is great for a decent peaceful feeling
Go on Amazon and type in herbal remedies and see what’s right for you
I brew chamomile lavender tea. Both flowers are calming. I brew enough to fill a large stainless steel mug. I prefer it iced.
I’m drinking some of it right now!
Chamomile tea helps me a lot.
It calms me down without sedating.
For me it’s exercise.
I have a recumbent stationary bike, and I’ll ride it till the anxiety “breaks” (like a fever). I usually ride 10 miles (I listen to music to make it fun), and the anxiety breaks (also the depression breaks) at about the 5 or 6 mile mark.
Maybe the best money I’ve ever spent.
I know it is not natural but, i take 1.5mg of klonopin a day. Maybe you should try some tea or something.
I used to have a panic disorder which kept me prisoner in my house unless my mother went with me like to the grocery store, etc. I learned through therapy to “unplug the fear” associated with anxiety and panic. I practiced a lot with focus on something in my hand like a polished stone or crystal and focused my breathing to a very slow in and out pace…this finally made me anxiety free and med free for anxiety…i feel bad for those on benzos…it’s a bad addiction.
I was born anxious.
Clonazepam helps me when I’m facing some stress.
I’ve tried deep breathing and visualization exercises and they help a bit but I really need benzos to calm down.
Some things I do to calm down are:
Put an ice pack on the back of your head. This will cool down your brain and reduce activity in your limbic system, where emotions happen.
Do a task with simple, clear steps. I like baking. I follow the recipe, and it’s easy enough that I don’t get frustrated, but it requires enough concentration that I don’t have room to think about other things. Cleaning also helps.
Engage your five senses. This will remind you what is real and what isn’t. Listen to soothing music. Smell something pleasant, like an essential oil. Suck on a hard candy. Look at pictures of things you enjoy. Feel something with an interesting texture, like a piece of Velcro or a stress ball.
Try to levitate something with your mind. You obviously won’t succeed, but it gets you to focus all of your attention on a single point outside your body, instead of on your thoughts. I like to use this on airplanes or in public places, because it doesn’t require you to move at all. It looks like you’re just daydreaming to observers.
Listen to a guided meditation recording
I use a technique taught to me many years ago - focus on a part of the body at a time and “tell” it to relax - in a calm, gentle way of course. I start with my feet and work my way up, but any way is fine. I find that I generally don’t have to go through many parts to feel noticeably relaxed. Of course no way works 100% of the time, but this helps for me.
exercising works. i use it.
Healthy eating patterns.
Walking and pilates.
Living in a tidy clean room
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