Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I Need a Good Anthem

Right now I feel like the world is collapsing inside my head. I'm having more panic attacks in a day then I usually have in a year. I wish I could shake it off and leave it behind, but it doesn't seem to be going away. I feel like I need a good cleansing of my brain. Start over. Even though I don't and I can't, lately I just want to sleep all day long.


David Lowery said...

Get the new sigur ros album! It's working for me. It's working for me right this second, in fact.

Kat Candler said...

you have no idea. i've listened to that record so much since i got my hands on it. i love it so much. SO MUCH.

Lorie said...

Start taking a B-Complex vitamin every day, and fish oil capsules. Those are two non-medicinal ways to support your brain's functions.

Also, don't discount talking to a therapist/psychiatrist. Email me if you want to know about someone I really liked in Austin. And, she gave me discounts, b/c I didn't have insurance.

There's also a book I've really liked called, "The Chemistry of Joy" by Henry Emmons. It covers brain/mood issues from Western- medical, Buddhist, and Ayurvedic perspectives. It covers choices you can make in your diet to help, as well as breathing, physical activity, supplements, etc. Or, if necessary, medication.

I knew it was time for me to find some new options when I sat in my car in the parking lot of that Fran's Burgers/Bob's Big Boy (?) off of 71 one day, just so I could cry. The white noise in my head just got to be too much.

Thank God I don't get those symptoms anymore (I just go straight to lethargic depression - ha! - if I get too stressed or otherwise out of whack). I know how much they SUCK.

But, you're not alone. And, the clouds will lift. Just don't torment yourself thinking you have to keep going things alone and without support, adjustments - if that's what you've been doing. :)