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Nervous Breakdowns
    #4546815 - 08/17/05 03:28 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I never had one, and always made fun of my sister when she'd have hers (which was frequently), and couldn't understand why she was buckling under the pressure.

The other day, I definitely had one. One of the best, most therapeutic cries in my life, but also left me a mess. My brain feels strange and weak.


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Acid doesn't give you truths; it builds machines that push the envelope of perception. Whatever revelations came to me then have dissolved like skywriting. All I really know is that those few years saddled me with a faith in the redemptive potential of the imagination which, however flat, stale and unprofitable the world seems to me now, I cannot for the life of me shake.

-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546860 - 08/17/05 03:41 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

is this all from the "big change" I know how it is going from living by yourself to having a room mate. My story is a little different I went from living on my own since I was 17 to moving back with my parents at 21.. ouch

The transition is hard and some people never get use to the change. All I can say is you have to try. Try meditating. Or going for late night walks or something to empty you'r mind so you dont feel crowded, in not only your home, but your head.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: KristiMidocean]
    #4546865 - 08/17/05 03:45 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It's many things. It's living in a new place, with another person. It's finishing college. Needing to find a job. My father being the world's biggest jerk.

Mostly, my mother having to sell the apartment I grew up in, her home of 24 years, and moving to a new place. Everything's changing and this period of transition is hard to swallow.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546891 - 08/17/05 03:54 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Like "panic attack" breakdown? Or "mental institution" breakdown? I've had the former a few times, and it sucks so badly.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Redstorm]
    #4546894 - 08/17/05 03:55 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

It was a "my god, just existing is fucking hard sometimes" breakdown.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546909 - 08/17/05 03:59 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Yeah.. but just think that change is usually good in the long run.

I've never had a nervous breakdown, I don't think. I've freaked out before. I've gotten so mad I can't think straight and punch holes in walls and break windows.. cut myself a few times doing that (breaking windows). I don't think that's a nervous breakdown.. but it's similar I think. My ex used to have self-induced panic attacks semi-regularly too, so I had to deal with that. Actually come to think of it my whole family is a bunch of nervous breakdown freaks.

As per my usual recommendations.. meditation of course, always helps. It all starts with the mind.
Deep, rhythmic breathing is the key to relaxing the body, and thus, the mind.

Shallow quick breaths are a surefire way to make it worse.

Hot tea - peppermint, spearmint, (any herbs really)
chamomile, honey
Soothes the mind and body, relaxes you

kava kava - very good for stress

painting/drawing/walks in nature/freeform writing etc - helps take your mind off things and relax and get creative.. putting you in a better mood for facing those things.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546911 - 08/17/05 03:59 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Your world, as you know it, is crumbling around you. :jawdrop:

That sucks, but changes happen, you'll definetly get into the new mode soon.    :undecided:


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Shroomism]
    #4546916 - 08/17/05 04:00 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I think that qualifies as a nervous breakdown. It's a non-medical term used to describe pretty much any episode where you're overcome with anxiety and unease.

...or something :smirk:

Yes, I've had them. When you feel overwhelmed with life itself, very uneasy and just want to scream like a mother-fucker.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Shroomism]
    #4546919 - 08/17/05 04:00 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Shroomism said:

painting/drawing/walks in nature/freeform writing etc - helps take your mind off things and relax and get creative.. putting you in a better mood for facing those things.




Sigh. If only I felt like I could write right now..but I don't. That's what's killing me more than anything.


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Shroomism]
    #4546921 - 08/17/05 04:02 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Kava is soooo mellowing, but it tastes like swill.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546924 - 08/17/05 04:02 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

meh, donatta worry about it robot, because your previous life, though it may have been comfortable, is just as meaningless and the one youll be creating :smile:

so HAVE FUN!

right now youre running off of inertia anyways, just all the things youve done continually pushing you forward...

let some of that shit go man, you be happier in the short run AND the long run :heart:


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546927 - 08/17/05 04:03 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Freeform writing isn't sitting down and writing something planned.. you just write, and dont think about it. You just let it flow.. doesn't matter what you are writing, as long as you are. It's more of a mental exercise than anything. Helps you loosen up, in many aspects.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Shroomism]
    #4546930 - 08/17/05 04:05 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

automatic writing they call it in psychotherapy classes :heart:

and it is veeeery relaxing, very...

"lifting" if that makes sense.

usulaly when i post here at the shroomery, especially in teh pub or MA&L i just write whatever is on the tip of my brain.

makes you feel better :smile:


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Todcasil]
    #4546941 - 08/17/05 04:09 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

indeedlydoodaadayho !


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Shroomism]
    #4546944 - 08/17/05 04:10 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

what you say to me foo? im pretty sure you KNEW it all along:D

snicker snicker blindenpoolp


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Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Todcasil]
    #4546978 - 08/17/05 04:16 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

The Shroomery always cheers me up. :smile:

Especially when 'casil tells me my life is meaningless - I wouldn't rather hear it from anyone else!


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Acid doesn't give you truths; it builds machines that push the envelope of perception. Whatever revelations came to me then have dissolved like skywriting. All I really know is that those few years saddled me with a faith in the redemptive potential of the imagination which, however flat, stale and unprofitable the world seems to me now, I cannot for the life of me shake.

-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4546985 - 08/17/05 04:17 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

OneMoreRobot3021 said:
The Shroomery always cheers me up. :smile:

Especially when 'casil tells me my life is meaningless - I wouldn't rather hear it from anyone else!




oh buddy, you know what i mean :wink:

be here now crazy!!

NOW!!

:heart:


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GODDESSES
Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
GODS.


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: Todcasil]
    #4546993 - 08/17/05 04:19 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

todcasil you're a jerk, come visit us in IRC sometime
<Pnutbot> todcasil was last seen on IRC 18 days, 9 hours, 27 minutes and 46 seconds ago, saying: poo


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: vivid]
    #4546999 - 08/17/05 04:21 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

:lol: What a great lasting legacy.  Don't go back, casil, poo!!!


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-Erik Davis


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Re: Nervous Breakdowns [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4547008 - 08/17/05 04:22 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

hehe, i wonder what "elvis", "flexor", "princevalium" and "ToadCastle" say too...

its been awhile since ive whored it up in #hate :laugh:


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Men look at themselves and they see flawed humans, we look at women and we see perfect
GODDESSES
Women look at themselves and they seem utterly human, when looking at men they see proud
GODS.


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