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11 January 2006 @ 08:05 pm
Mood tracking  
Yesterday and today, I have been having higher than usual anxiety. Apocalyptic end-of-society fears play through my head over and over, and no matter how many deep breaths I take, no matter how much I tell myself that it probably won't happen that dramatically, I still feel the fear. I've started reading my survival books and making plans for different scenarios. That in itself isn't bad; in fact, it's a good thing to be prepared. I just wish I could do it without the fear.

Possible culprits: Two nights ago, I added magnesium to my calcium intake for my restless leg syndrome. Magnesium is supposed to be good for nerves and muscles. I wonder if it increases anxiety as well.
 
 
I feel: anxiousanxious
 
 
 
Kitarrakitarra on January 11th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
B12 is also good for nerves. My nuerologist recommended it to me as an alternative to surgery when I started getting problems with carple tunnel. It was bad enough that I would often just let go of things spontanously. And b12 really did the trick. Every time I start having problems, I start taking it.

Oh and if you are looking for a way to reduce anxiety... Valarian root is very good for that. They sell it as a tea and an extract. It's an old Russian remedy. Heck, over there they sell it in pills.
Madame Blue aka Pygmentsweetmmeblue on January 11th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
The book I'm reading has an interesting take on fear. It says that all emotions are a part of us. if we try to eradicate them we try to eradicate a piece of ourself. However, froma place wher you can observe the fear, acknowledge it, and almost welcome it because it's a part of you, it can lose some of it's scariness. Just because you have this feeling the rest of you isn't changed. You are still you. The same you that you were before you felt afaid. Everything you were before that moment is still there, including all your strengths. You can be afraid. You can be a very strong afraid person who knows how to act and not act when afraid. You also know that since you are not afraid all the time this too shall pass. But the point is not to think about past and future but right this moment. How are you in this moment that is really different from yesterday if you take the fear out of the equasion.

Fear is a symptom, fear is not the cause. Fear is an influence, not a character trait. It influences you to doubt yourself and the world around you.

Hang in there.
(Anonymous) on January 12th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC)
This will cheer you up. }:) evil grin

http://www.youtube.com/player.swf?video_id=lr_HR-iIlYg&l=196

lanternlad
vlynnvlynn on January 12th, 2006 10:45 am (UTC)
Hmmmm. Did a quick google and it looks like magnesium *deficiencies* are linked with anxiety. Maybe it's just taking your body a while to catch up?