Posted by Mistermindmasta on April 22, 2012, at 22:17:35
In reply to Desire to run away, posted by Guy on April 20, 2012, at 19:02:01
This may be a silly suggestion but have you tried things like eliminating gluten an dairy from your diet to see if maybe they worsen your symptoms? This may sound crazy, if I didn't know that it makes me feel pure garbage when I eat them. Not to underestimate your situation of course... Just saying, it worked for me! Also have you tried a zero sugar diet?? I have been in a zero sugar diet since 2001 and I can say for me sugar consumption drastically increases depression and anxiety. Just my 2 cents.
> I'm wondering if others have the desire to run away, try to get off meds and regain their health. I have been struggling with extreme panic and anxiety for 17 years and am at the end of my rope. I guess I am treatment resistant, especially when it comes to AD's. I have just watched a youtube about Dignitas, a Swiss non-profit organization that offers euthanasia for terminally ill people (a category we with mental illness do not fall into). Anyway, my immediate family has become dysfunctional because of all the trouble I have caused over the years. The guilt is killing me! Would it not be better to crawl into a hole somewhere by myself and try to stop my mind from racing all the time? I have had absolutely no success with meditation, mindfulness, belly breathing and all the rest. Maybe I can find a deserted island somewhere.