Home | Community | Message Board


Azarius
Please support our sponsors.

Community >> Physical and Mental Well-Being

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Invisiblecricket
Lord Cricket
Male User Gallery

Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 910
Loc: in my house, in front of ...
Panic attacks... I may have found a cure.
    #3612764 - 01/11/05 02:59 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I suffer from panic and social phobias, since 1989. I think I may have found the cure for panic.
Controled burn...
I have found that exstreem sports or high adrenaline activities help, ALOT. Go out and burn off your adrenaline supplies before your body takes an uncontroled dump.
When I was first seeking help for my panic attacks I found an article talking about how P.A.'s may be linked to supressed fight or flight reflex. It mentioned how humans have made our lives too comfotable and easy, our bodies may be producing more adrenaline then we need. It went on about how some people end up having uncontroled adrenaline dumps because we are understimulated and our adrenaline glands need to make room for new hormones. "Out with the old in with the new."
I am surprized I didn't think of this sooner.
About a year and a half ago I discovered that if I set myself up for an adrenaline rush early in the day, I will be panic attack free all day long. I discovered this when a friend of mine went through a paint ball phase.
I am not the most physicaly active person. I am too mellow for most sports. My social phobias keep me away from that scene anyways. I do keep venomous reptiles and an alligator as pets. I have had it a habit to take care of my animals in the morning. If my Timber rattlers don't get my heart rate up, my cobra will.
I have only had two panic attacks in this last year and a half. Both were on days I did not work with my animals in the morning.
I am not saying, run out and buy a cobra. Maybe just going out and running might be enough.
Good luck.
Let me know if you notice a difference.


--------------------
I tried to leave my signature but it didn't work...
By the way... Does anybody know how to get sharpie markers off of a computer screen?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisibleredgreenvines
irregular verb
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/08/04
Posts: 19,694
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3613035 - 01/11/05 04:00 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

good information!
I think I need some snakes.
{acetone prolly works for the sharpie}


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblebf6
Keep the highfive alive!

Registered: 01/29/04
Posts: 3,121
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: redgreenvines]
    #3617040 - 01/12/05 10:04 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yes indeed. I've found in my personal experience, that if I excercise (weightlift) then it will keep my stress (and thus PA's) at a minimum, and sometimes get rid of them completely.

Get outside and go for a run, lift some weights, whatever. :thumbup:

Good thread.


--------------------
The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, they're freeing your soul. So, if you're frightened of dying and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away, but if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth...

bloodflower6

Yay for Pornography!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineAdamist
ℚṲℰϟ✞ЇѺℵ ℛ∃Åʟḯ†У
Male User Gallery

Registered: 11/24/01
Posts: 10,211
Loc: Bloomington, IN
Last seen: 1 year, 9 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: bf6]
    #3618289 - 01/12/05 03:44 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Makes alot of sense!


--------------------
:heartpump: { { { ṧ◎ηḯ¢ αʟ¢ℌ℮мƴ } } } :heartpump:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineIceCube
Stranger
Registered: 09/18/04
Posts: 60
Last seen: 7 years, 3 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: Adamist]
    #3620095 - 01/12/05 09:02 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Awesome idea for Panic attacks, you also release a lot of endorphins when doing extreme sports or high adrenaline activities. Which is another one of the bodies natural highs that help. It is also good to keep active when panic attacking or stressed because colestorol is released into the blood and if you just sit on a couch doing nothing it cakes onto your veins, one of the reasons stress can kill.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHarbinger
The Power of theRiff Compels Me

Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 2,059
Loc: Far Away
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3626450 - 01/14/05 02:14 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Very interesting post. My only question is do you smoke weed and if so, do you get them then?


--------------------
Click the pic to hear some songs I've recorded.


:rockon:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblep4kSouL
Animals Are Cool
Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 3,666
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3626859 - 01/14/05 03:47 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

cricket said:
I suffer from panic and social phobias, since 1989. I think I may have found the cure for panic.
Controled burn...
I have found that exstreem sports or high adrenaline activities help, ALOT. Go out and burn off your adrenaline supplies before your body takes an uncontroled dump.
When I was first seeking help for my panic attacks I found an article talking about how P.A.'s may be linked to supressed fight or flight reflex. It mentioned how humans have made our lives too comfotable and easy, our bodies may be producing more adrenaline then we need. It went on about how some people end up having uncontroled adrenaline dumps because we are understimulated and our adrenaline glands need to make room for new hormones. "Out with the old in with the new."
I am surprized I didn't think of this sooner.
About a year and a half ago I discovered that if I set myself up for an adrenaline rush early in the day, I will be panic attack free all day long. I discovered this when a friend of mine went through a paint ball phase.
I am not the most physicaly active person. I am too mellow for most sports. My social phobias keep me away from that scene anyways. I do keep venomous reptiles and an alligator as pets. I have had it a habit to take care of my animals in the morning. If my Timber rattlers don't get my heart rate up, my cobra will.
I have only had two panic attacks in this last year and a half. Both were on days I did not work with my animals in the morning.
I am not saying, run out and buy a cobra. Maybe just going out and running might be enough.
Good luck.
Let me know if you notice a difference.





If you stay active you dont have TIME for panic attacks...


Edited by p4kSouL (01/14/05 04:01 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblep4kSouL
Animals Are Cool
Registered: 01/13/05
Posts: 3,666
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: p4kSouL]
    #3626924 - 01/14/05 04:00 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Also I realized that thinking too much is unhealthy. It causes overwhelming anxiety. Human beings are naturally born the be constantly moving. Of course sitting on your ass all day is going to fuck you up.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleMeatSpace
Stranger
 User Gallery

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 10,460
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: p4kSouL]
    #3638092 - 01/17/05 10:41 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

p4kSouL said:
Of course sitting on your ass all day is going to fuck you up.






And to think, all this time, I've been smokin' weed and eating cubes... :doh:


Anyway, good idea, get moving and get happy!?
I'm going to go do something, thanks for the inadvertant motivation!!


--------------------
:crankey:
/    l    \__:thumbup: ... Hi, I'm Crankey, and I approve this message.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblecricket
Lord Cricket
Male User Gallery

Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 910
Loc: in my house, in front of ...
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: Harbinger]
    #3639509 - 01/17/05 04:56 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I smoke alot of pot, all day long. Of course I wait untill after I work with the snakes before I get into my stash.


--------------------
I tried to leave my signature but it didn't work...
By the way... Does anybody know how to get sharpie markers off of a computer screen?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineBrAiN
Art Fag
 User Gallery
Registered: 03/01/01
Posts: 6,870
Loc: Chocolate City
Last seen: 7 years, 1 month
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3642157 - 01/18/05 04:55 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I was the same way growing up... the phobias and depression have gone.. now i just have occasional mild-extreme panic attacks. I just drink.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHarbinger
The Power of theRiff Compels Me

Registered: 08/12/03
Posts: 2,059
Loc: Far Away
Last seen: 7 years, 8 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3646132 - 01/18/05 11:53 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I think you really may be on to something here. I went to to gym this morning for the first time in a while....ran and worked out (I didn't even have this post in mind). I got shitty drunk tonight and when I'm that drunk, I get strong hints of it coming on or unfortunately suffer an attack, but not tonight (you would think alcohol wouldn't bring it on, but it seems to hint whenever I'm on ANYTHING). Even the thought of an attack did nothing. It was wonderful, I can not even begin to explain.

Now to try it with weed....


--------------------
Click the pic to hear some songs I've recorded.


:rockon:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblekake
The answer to1984 is 1776.
Male User Gallery

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 05/07/99
Posts: 2,782
Loc: The 66th harmonic
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3651172 - 01/20/05 01:04 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

This is great advice! I would bet this would work greatly for many people, some however would not be cured of course, because panic attacks can stem from and be caused by a multitude of things.

Could this extend to include bad trips as well? i.e. go snowboarding before tripping to release some adrenaline/endorphins so one does not get overwhelmed by the physical feelings of these while tripping? I rarely have bad trips, but I know people who just seem prone to them, and if this could help, that'd be awesome.


--------------------
The answer to 1984 is 1776.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebugfungii24
Stranger
Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 34
Last seen: 11 years, 8 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: kake]
    #3793060 - 02/17/05 01:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I'm glad it's worked for you!

Panic attack disorders aren't linked to fight or fight suppression though, rather they're linked to an EXCESS release of adrenal medullary hormones (adrenaline, noradrenaline mostly) on the instruction of the hypothalams. The hypothalamus gives this instruction in response to stress (anxiety), exercise, low blood glucose levels and other emotional excitation.

Also pheochromocytoma (adrenal tumour) will release adrenaline or noradrenaline or a mixture, without any instruction from the brain.

The reason exercise doesn't cause panic attacks (usually, but it can) is because of the rapid depletion of adrenal receptor sites in target tissues. So even though adrenal hormones are being released from the adrenal gland, they have no effect on the target tissues.

But some (MANY) people have hyperthyroidism, which is never properly investigated as a contributing factor to they're panic attack disorder - and this causes a hypersensitivity to adrenal hormones.

Also alcohol will cause an increase in cortisol concentrations in your body - cortisol correlates to an increased production of adrenal receptor sites on target tissues. So the adrenal receptor sites don't get depleted as usual.

Chronic marijuana use causes a drammatic increase in the size of the adrenal glands, clearly visible with a CT scan.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleSociety
Pizza Guy

Registered: 07/03/04
Posts: 13,939
Loc: Eating pizza
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: bugfungii24]
    #3793778 - 02/17/05 04:44 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

In my younger years, I'd always jump off balconies, trees, skatedboard, and do other high risk behavious. I don't do much of that anymore, but I do have more anxiety now...

Hmmm.


--------------------
Delicious Pizza


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinebugfungii24
Stranger
Registered: 02/16/05
Posts: 34
Last seen: 11 years, 8 months
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: Society]
    #3794956 - 02/17/05 09:29 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

motherfucken post got lost cause of my isp :frown: It was every bit as boring and stilted-sounding as the others mind me.

Basically when your young you haven't had time to associate fears with the adrenaline release and the activity causing it.

People who are heavily in to activities which frighten most people , "adrenaline junkies", don't associate fear with it. The healthy fear they describe is equivelant to an anxious person taking a piss on a pleasant afternoon.

The reason why exercise is OK for anxious people is because the activity doesn't have a negative consequence associated with it, but rather "fight"/positive aggression and reward, hence a fear is never created or reinforced with the adrenaline release.

If you take the pulse of the participants in a confrontation between a bully, and someone being bullied, they will both be elevated because of adrenal hormones.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleLocus
Male

Folding@home Statistics
Registered: 03/11/04
Posts: 6,049
Loc: ny/europe/other
Re: Panic attacks... I may have found a cure. [Re: cricket]
    #3797188 - 02/18/05 06:23 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

hey, this is interesting.. i do have occasional panic attacks depending on the situation, so i will certainly try this. thanks

S.R. - Same here.. it's been a while..


--------------------

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity. ~ Albert Einstein
"Fear is the great barrier to human growth." ~ Dr. Robert Monroe



~~~*Dosis sola facit venenum*~~~

*Check my profile to listen to my music* :smile:


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Community >> Physical and Mental Well-Being

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Tips for dealing with panic attacks & -ve thoughts strategy enotake2 4,137 19 03/16/03 02:39 PM
by jarby
* Panic Attacks
( 1 2 all )
Harbinger 3,564 26 01/12/06 09:17 PM
by Deviate
* panic attack- my first one- help- please seeker28 819 8 03/19/09 08:11 PM
by fazdazzle
* Panic attacks Sparklehorse 2,884 12 01/06/04 03:28 PM
by Flux
* What exactly happens during an anxiety/panic attack? Newbie 1,404 12 09/25/06 03:53 PM
by jonathanseagull
* Panic attacks...gone? I want to trip fazdazzle 1,011 6 10/13/07 01:54 PM
by jonathanseagull
* anxiety/panic attacks; relationships; confusion HBS 1,347 6 10/08/05 03:26 PM
by HB
* Anxiety and Panic attacks _Josh_ 1,536 4 04/07/03 08:23 PM
by _Josh_

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: CherryBom, boO, Ped, Acidic_Sloth, ZippoZ, Rose, yogabunny, Jokeshopbeard
1,869 topic views. 1 members, 18 guests and 4 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
MRCA Tyroler Gluckspilze
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.061 seconds spending 0.004 seconds on 15 queries.