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Thank you for the advice. I appreciate it very much.
I feel better when I exercise and I have added some strentght training which really helps a lot. With sleeping, It's not something I have control over. What I mean is I can't force myself to wake up earlier. I don't ever intend to over sleep or undersleep. I try so hard to change that and even though exercise helps a bit, it's not enough. I do feel so much better when I eat naturally. It's a huge difference. I was thinking it may be a gluten allergy. Heat helps some but the pain never goes away like I want it to!
I like the idea about meditating. I think it will help. :)
Edited by: RISINGBLUESTAR at: 1/20/2012 (20:40)
Sorry to hear you are going through a rough patch. I can relate because I have also gone through a health issue where I felt that doctors wouldn't really listen to me and that the medication they gave me wasn't really helping as well as I wanted it to. Maybe you can look into natural remedies. Personally, after fighting an illness for 5 years, I found that the medication the doctors gave me just made things worse. The best thing for me is staying off prescription medication when I can and looking for natural ways to stay healthy. Maybe changing what you eat, how much you sleep, how often you exercise can help. I would also recommend meditation to you. It has done wonders in helping me. Give Mindful Meditation a try. I also experience chest pain. Have you tried to apply ice or heat? An ice pack really helped out my chest pain. For years I relied on brain altering medications but in the end the best thing for me to do is apply some ice and stay calm. As for a career choice regular meditation may be helpful for organizing your thoughts. Start off by thinking small about what you like to do and build up from there. Such as you like to help people. Then get a little bit more specific and a little more specific.
I haven't been online in a while but a while back I posted asking what stressed you out. I read all the responses. I hope things pick up for all of you and you feel better soon.
I am stressed because I do not feel well at all and I have a dr. who doesn't listen and there's nothing I can do at the moment. I am having a hard time adjusting to having 2 metabolic issues. One is Hypothyroidism and the medicine doesn't help but the doctors refuse to raise the dose even though it's a low dose to being with. I I am exhausted every day even if I sleep.
When I am awake, all I think about is sleeping. I miss having energy and that doesn't even begin to describe it. I get dizzy sometimes My skin is dry and I am freezing cold even when the sun is out which is almost always. I have this awful pain where my ribcage is and the list goes on. On top of all of that, I have no idea what to eat because most things make me feel ill. I either feel like I am going to pass out, my throat will close or I will have to leave the kitchen when someone is cooking due b/c of the smell. even if they are cooking something I generally like!!
The thing that stresses me out the most more than anything is not really knowing what I would like to do for a career. My problem is not that I don't want to do anything. It is that I could see myself doing a lot of different things but never can seem to make a choice that sticks. If I try to make a choice, I change my mind the next day. I think that's because somewhere along the way, I lost the confidence I used to have. All I know is I enjoy working with people and I think it's important to help people as well. I also know what I don't want to do.
Sorry I wrote so much. I just needed to vent. I try to relax. I usually watch one of my favorite shows, listen to music, or talk on the phone and it helps sometimes but sometimes there are days when anxiety gets the best of me.
Edited by: RISINGBLUESTAR at: 1/20/2012 (08:15)