My Nerves Are Shot And I Have Tried Several Medications Already, What Should I Try?

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Asked by mrscandice

My Nerves Are Shot And I Have Tried Several Medications Already, What Should I Try?

I do not have anxiety issues... but my nerves are shot! I am not depressed or suicidal. I have tried tons of different meds before and none seem to work... any advice?

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Hi Mrscandice,

One of my favorite lines in the movie Robin Hood is toward the end when the Sheriff of Nottingham tells the children, "I had a horrible childhood really, I should tell you sometime, with the childhood I had, it's a wonder I am sane." Sortof explains my life at times!

One of the best things I found about dealing with anxiety and stress is just to breathe. Breathe in, breathe out and repeat over and over. It doesn't always work completely, but the influx of oxygen is a good thing for the body!

Some other things you can do is exercize. If you are feeling overwhelmed and just need a break, take a brisk walk, or get to the gym. Sometimes I realize you can't do that but there are things you can do in the confines of your home. One of the sections online here talks about steps you can do to reduce your stress and therefore reduce a trigger of anxiety attacks. You can read the entire article here. There is a string here about Globus Hystericus that talks about calming exersizes. You can read that sharepost and its comments here.

Plus you have a phenomenal community here with people who care when you are having a challenging day and need some support, or when you are having a good day and you just want to share. Just login, post and let us know how you are doing!

Stay in touch and be well!

Vicki M