I'm sure it would. I just wanted to know and learn about it from real people with real experience and that live it out everyday not from the point of view of some or the other medical professional who may or may no know what they're talking about.Sorry, but Google helps!
I think there is a physiological anxiety that can be caused by substances or withdrawals but really it is an irrational or poorly understood or non-specific fear in a person.
The initial comedowns from meth are exactly the same - and equally horrendous and soul-destroying. You can't use things like CBT to deal with it because it is not about anything specific. Fortunately, with experience you don't feel it so much.This is exactly what is my main psychological issue when tapering off (withdrawaling from) benzodiazepines. It is non specific fear. I do not have any thought that something could go wrong, fear is just there all the time. I think that makes it even harder to deal with. It sometimes escalates to some kind of existential terror, but the existential reason is non existent. I can not even explain it. Fear/terror about nothing. Just plain dreadful feeling of it.
Yep. Ruminating is the worst. Just thinking about the same thing you cannot fix from every different angle over and over again and never resolving it. I had this bad for some years but found the Abilify killed the ruminating (it also killed about 80 % of my personality and reduced my IQ by about 30% but it was pleasant not to be thinking that shit over and over again for a while)For me, I don't get too anxious anymore but when it was bad I would start thinking about every possible thing that could go wrong.
I'd lay in bed with intrusive thoughts about stupid stuff I did way back as a kid up until now.
I'd play out every detail of any anticipated conversation thinking about what I'd say or should have.
I'd worry about what other people thought about me until I realized they weren't wasting time thinking about me and were more likely laying in bed stressing over their own shit, if nothing else.
I do still avoid answering my phone though.
I started on 10 mg and it totally killed my mania, ruminations and intrusive thoughts in less than two weeks. I stayed on it for about 3 years with no problems (and no illicit drugs either). Then I thought I could quit so I tapered off over about a week and flipped into full blown mania (I am also bipolar). After a couple of months of that I went back to my psych and he put me on 20 mg but it had no effect and mania persists. Seems stopping and starting reduces the effects.^My doctor has been talking to me about the possibility to start Abilify medication. Maybe I should give it a go. What dose were you on?
Well (off topic):I have a condition called ehlers-danlos syndrome. I have the hyper mobility type. It’s basically defective collagen. I dislocate loads of my joints every day and have done since I was young because I’m basically too stretchy and my ligaments don’t hold my joints in like they should. So my adrenaline has always been high due to this. I’ve always had anxiety even as a child and it’s very much got a lot to do with the adrenaline that’s whooshing around my blood stream.
Also, where I live in Ireland we have really well known issues with PTSD due to the troubles. When I was in my mother’s stomach and she was going through bombs etc and suffering from PTSD due to that then it’s passed to the foetus for sure. If you’re an anxious person then it’s likely your children are predisposed to it also.
I think you can definitely develop anxiety through life experience. I think this type of anxiety would be the easiest treated with psychological treatment rather than meds.
Nooo. You and I had a discussion about this once i.e. re: over sharing. I think you for sure have contributed some extremely valuable insights and information that many (like me) could not or do not understand.Now I’m anxious about how much personal shit I’ve been unloading all across BL during this little bender. Seems I was in overdrive yesterday by the looks of things now.