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Re: Help me Im Going down again :( Pandabear

Posted by Racer on May 25, 2004, at 21:13:10

In reply to Help me Im Going down again :(, posted by Pandabear on May 25, 2004, at 18:43:17

I can only speak to the thing about trying to make yourself sick, but I did want to answer that one. I hope it helps.

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "visions", but if you're having a sort of flashback to a bad situation, you're probably feeling sick from anxiety. When you get a rush of anxiety, it can make you feel pretty bad, including nausea. If your body is tensed for flight -- as in anxiety, which is a sort of misfiring of the normal flight-or-fight instinct -- it's going to affect where your body is putting its energies. If you've eaten recently or you eat while in that state, your body kinda says, "Hey, a big scary monster is about to eat me -- I can't spare the resources to deal with digestion right now." Thus, nausea.

If you're feeling tense from the anxiety and nauseous, too, it makes sense that you might want to make yourself sick, if only to relieve the one identifiable symptom you're experiencing. Is it the right thing to do? No. Is it a natural reaction to feeling that bad? I think so. Do I recommend that you consider doing it another time? No. But while it's certainly a bad idea, I think it's a pretty natural idea.

Hope that helps. Good luck.


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