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    A couple years ago, as some of you know, I was pretty hopelessly addicted to Oxycodone.....thankfully i was able to quit, but ive noticed that Anxiety has been more of an issue in my life since that addiction than ever before.,

    Does that shit EVER go away? Its been 2 years since i broke that addiction
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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    Congratulations on kicking that discusting addiction. That's all I've got to add to your post
    "Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm"

    I am here to learn in the safest way possible to achieve the results I would like. I feel it inappropriate for any flaming or negative talk. If you don't like my post/s or questions, please just simply move on and save your energy. Peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Slin View Post
    Congratulations on kicking that discusting addiction. That's all I've got to add to your post
    thanks...this was like feb/march of 2009 i quit,...so its old news, but thanks.

    its a shitty thing to be addicted to
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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    Anxiety tends to get worse with age. I know mine has.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makavelli View Post
    Anxiety tends to get worse with age. I know mine has.
    Generally life gets more complicated as you get older so more stress... it sucks. I had my first panic attack ~20.... was a real calm guy up until then

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    Your enviromental factors will change as your life does.

    If the condition is all the sudden for no reason then its a different issue. I have found cardio to help. I also have read many self-help positive mentality books.

    One of the lines in one of them was, ¨people complain and dewel on their circumstances, that needs to stop and you need to change your circumstances¨ many times when my mind wondered back to my past this line helped me.

    Another line was, ¨inorder to progess one must do 2 things, 1) embrass change 2) take a few chances.¨

    Pm me man if you need someone to talk to that has been there. Truely I have been there and have the tee shirt.

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    I'm on the same boat bro. Beat my norco addiction but have been suffering from anxiety for some yrs now.

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    This is a great book. Not motivational per se, but great. The 7 habits.

    And inexpensive might i add

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    What do you take for your anxiety now? Have you ever been diagnosed with ADD or ADHD, it used to give me horrible anxiety before I was treated. When and what triggers your anxiety, how do you do in congested areas with multiple things going, such as the grocery store or the mall? All the stimulation that is going on would drive me nuts, and give me major anxiety, it was an overload to my brain. The constant racing thoughts it another symptom of ADD and causes anxiety. Have you ever sought out counseling to get to the route of it?

    Congrats on your sobriety to bro, something certainly to be very proud of!


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    I take .5mg of xanax when i get anxiety. I was diagnosed with ADHD when i was like 10...but i dont think i really have that, or at least not THAT bad anymore...additionally, i dont think that would tie into my anxiety anyways. Work is a major cause of my anxiety. Monday mornings the panic starts....friday nights im just "chillen".
    Self admitted Yohimburn ES addict
    HIGH DOSE VAR = TREN minus the side effects

    i poop on clen, EQ and nolvadex.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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    I went through a faze in my late twentys early thirties where anxiety was brutal,I think it has to to with life in general i.e new responsabilitys and just growing up..i got a handle on it bout mid thirties.Your about to become a father that'll make anyone stress out, just know it gets better and dont put too much blame on the past addiction.
    somthin stinks in here,must be me cause i'm the SHIT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorico View Post
    I take .5mg of xanax when i get anxiety. I was diagnosed with ADHD when i was like 10...but i dont think i really have that, or at least not THAT bad anymore...additionally, i dont think that would tie into my anxiety anyways. Work is a major cause of my anxiety. Monday mornings the panic starts....friday nights im just "chillen".

    Ok so to be clear none of the above questions I asked bothers you? Being in a congested place, with multiple things, and sounds going on. Not being able to keep multiples thoughts from speeding around in your head. Not being able to sit still, and feel comfortable

    As far as the opiate addiction, it certainly does cause anxiety issues, particularly after being fully detoxed. It will take some time for that to get better. It is directly linked to your brains natural chemicals, and them trying to recover. Gabba production is a big key, as well as serotonin and your brains control of it. The lack of the those chemicals naturally in your brain WILL cause your thoughts, and brain to go in to over drive, which is anxiety. That's why taking benzo in my opinion is not a good idea because your not letting your brain heal, but letting other substances control it. It sounds like you have been off opiates for a long time, so I don't think it should be the issue.

    From what your stating your getting anxious about starting the work week, and your job in general. I would explore the root of that, and see what exactly is bothering you about, and address it. Talking to a counselor is really good idea. The taking of Xanax is just a band-aid and will not fix the problem, just mask it. As I had posted before in your other post, I am not a fan of Benzos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyp View Post
    Ok so to be clear not of the above I asked bothers you? Being in a congested place, with multiple things, and sounds going on. Not being able to keep multiples thoughts from speeding around in your head. Not being able to sit still, and feel comfortable.

    From what your stating your getting anxious about starting the work week, and your job in general. I would explore the root of that, and see what exactly is bothering you about, and address it. Talking to a counselor is really good idea. The taking of Xanax is just a band aid and will not fix the problem, just mask it. As I had posted before in your other post, I am not a fan of Benzo.

    As far as the opiate addiction, it certainly does cause anxiety issues, particularly after being fully detoxed. It will take some time for that to get better. It is directly linked to your brains natural chemicals, and them trying to recover. Gabba production is a big key, as well as serotonin and your brains control of it. The lack of the those chemicals naturally in your brain WILL cause your thoughts, and brain to go in to over drive, which is anxiety. That's why taking benzo in my opinion is not a good idea because your not letting your brain heal, but letting other substances control it.
    crowed places dont bother me too much. I mean, I do get anxiety "sometimes", if im at a club that JAM PACKED and the music is BLASTING where i cant even hear myself...ill get anxiety from that if im not drinking..but i havent been to a club in forveer. My anxiety mostly stems from the transitioning of one career (military life) into a new career in a depressed economy. That and im starting a family and have a child coming which puts more pressure on me to make more money. Alot of it has to do with that.

    Pressure of making cash with a touch of random social anxiety (which comes and goes)
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    HIGH DOSE VAR = TREN minus the side effects

    i poop on clen, EQ and nolvadex.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorico View Post
    crowed places dont bother me too much. I mean, I do get anxiety "sometimes", if im at a club that JAM PACKED and the music is BLASTING where i cant even hear myself...ill get anxiety from that if im not drinking..but i havent been to a club in forveer. My anxiety mostly stems from the transitioning of one career (military life) into a new career in a depressed economy. That and im starting a family and have a child coming which puts more pressure on me to make more money. Alot of it has to do with that.

    Pressure of making cash with a touch of random social anxiety (which comes and goes)
    Life in general can be very stressful. I work for myself so I'm definitely under a lot of pressure to pay the bills. I can't leave work "at work." It's like I'm constantly on the clock.

    Propranolol is a relatively mild beta blocker used to treat social anxiety off label. Perhaps this would be a better alternative to a benzo like xanax or valium?

    Do you take adderall or any other stimulants for ADHD?

    I was taking adderall for close to 2 years and it did a number on me mentally. I didn't even realize it because it happened so gradually. I was just a walking zombie if I didn't have it. Emotionless, apathetic, no highs or lows. After stopping cold turkey for a little over a month I began feeling 'happy' again and everything started falling back into place.

    Even though it was great for work related tasks, I won't touch that shit again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tical View Post
    Life in general can be very stressful. I work for myself so I'm definitely under a lot of pressure to pay the bills. I can't leave work "at work." It's like I'm constantly on the clock.

    Propranolol is a relatively mild beta blocker used to treat social anxiety off label. Perhaps this would be a better alternative to a benzo like xanax or valium?

    Do you take adderall or any other stimulants for ADHD?

    I was taking adderall for close to 2 years and it did a number on me mentally. I didn't even realize it because it happened so gradually. I was just a walking zombie if I didn't have it. Emotionless, apathetic, no highs or lows. After stopping cold turkey for a little over a month I began feeling 'happy' again and everything started falling back into place.

    Even though it was great for work related tasks, I won't touch that shit again.
    dont take any add meds. Havent since i was like 10 yrs old lol.

    ECA was making me anxious, but i stopped that now too

    Sometimes i wonder if i have PTSD....i sometimes wake up in a sweat after a war dream where my face is in the mud dodging bullets...i dunno. WHen i was in the shit taking fire it didnt phase me...but now i dream about it
    Self admitted Yohimburn ES addict
    HIGH DOSE VAR = TREN minus the side effects

    i poop on clen, EQ and nolvadex.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorico View Post
    dont take any add meds. Havent since i was like 10 yrs old lol.

    ECA was making me anxious, but i stopped that now too

    Sometimes i wonder if i have PTSD....i sometimes wake up in a sweat after a war dream where my face is in the mud dodging bullets...i dunno. WHen i was in the shit taking fire it didnt phase me...but now i dream about it
    Dude that stuff just doesn't go away, I'm sure that's a big root to your anxiety. I can't even fathom the shit you witnessed, and its truly not something humans are meant to carry with em. I'm sure you miss that brotherhood, that is lacked in the workplace with most jobs today. Its a dog eat dog world. Where when you served you could depend on people, because everyone had the same thing to loose and gain. Not worry about getting fucked over, because someone wants a promo, or a commission over you. That bond is really tough to replace or find, few careers offer that brotherhood. Professions such as Fire/Rescue or law enforcement is some of the few that I think come close to that bond and brotherhood.

    I encourage you to seek counseling bro, it will really help to get all that clutter in your brain out. This doesn't mean you need to get on all sorts of meds from a shrink, there are many counselors who approach healing naturally. You will learn how to manage those feeling, and transition from the military in to this so called "normal" life. I assure you it will help, and I appreciate your service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorico View Post
    dont take any add meds. Havent since i was like 10 yrs old lol.

    ECA was making me anxious, but i stopped that now too

    Sometimes i wonder if i have PTSD....i sometimes wake up in a sweat after a war dream where my face is in the mud dodging bullets...i dunno. WHen i was in the shit taking fire it didnt phase me...but now i dream about it
    Same here bro. Why do you think I'm trying to re-enlist? You know, I've been applying for contract jobs in the middle east. Some of these contract jobs pay up to $180,000 a yr. Just moving cargo in convoy's. But yu know how those fuckers like to place ied's everywhere. That's the shitty part. 1 yr Deployments. Cash money. That will help with our anxiety you think? Lol

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    War and the pressure to provide for a family will cause issues with anyone man. I would seek a professional counselor to help you out. I have many, many friends that have been fighting for years. They need/needed counsel. I have seen great improvement. Now they arent strapped in costco ready to smoke someone that bumped into them. They leave it the car.. Sounds whacky, but its true and counsel helped..
    You got this man. Plus look at this thread. Alot of supporters right here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricorico View Post

    Sometimes i wonder if i have PTSD....i sometimes wake up in a sweat after a war dream where my face is in the mud dodging bullets...i dunno. WHen i was in the shit taking fire it didnt phase me...but now i dream about it
    Its something you will have to live with. Trust me. My wife still at times has to wake me up with a broom handle. Other stresses and signally factors can make it worse. They are the demons we are forced to live with. THe happier and more stress free your life is the lower the issues in my experience.

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    Rico -

    Can you start doing some yoga?

    Half the class (of 50 people at times) is men in my Bikram classes.

    If you can learn to quiet the mind in that intense of yoga, it makes life a whole lot easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *Bunny* View Post
    Rico -

    Can you start doing some yoga?

    Half the class (of 50 people at times) is men in my Bikram classes.

    If you can learn to quiet the mind in that intense of yoga, it makes life a whole lot easier.
    LOL...if you knew me, you would laugh at the idea of me doing Yoga....not only am i the MOST UNFLEXIBLE person ever, but im also the most UNCOORDINATED person ever.
    Which you would think should be a reason for me to try it....but itll be like putting a 4 year old in a calculus class
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    i poop on clen, EQ and nolvadex.

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10492633

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19597031

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18348701

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9364247

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