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Mar 24, 2019 · Anxiety or panic attack in Depression & Anxiety

When I stated that my feelings don't have to mean anything, I meant that if I have thoughts that scare me, or thoughts that something bad is going to happen to me, it isn't a sign that something bad is going to happen to me. It's just my anxiety and is not a premonition about the future. I have been meditating for several years. I take buspirone and sertreline for my anxiety.

Mar 23, 2019 · Anxiety or panic attack in Depression & Anxiety

What has been very helpful to me with my anxiety has been to meditate and mindfulness. I used to think certain feelings were "bad," or "unacceptable," and when I felt these feelings, I would become very scared, and thus my anxiety would take off. Through meditation and mindfulness, I have learned that I am not my feelings, that they come and go and that fighting them or trying to run away from them only makes my anxiety more intense. I now understand that my feelings don't have mean anything. I don't have to make up and believe in some "story," to go along with my anxiety. Anxiety is a reaction to distorted thinking, and I now understand that. There are a lot of good guided meditations online around anxiety and acceptance of feelings.