I haven’t written in ages, but I got a comment today on my Linden Method review (one of my most popular articles) from a guy named Scott. I thought my answer might be helpful for most anxiety suffers, so I decided to turn it into a post.
Let me first say, this post is for informational and educational purposes only. I’m not suggesting a specific diagnosis or treatment, just sharing what I’ve learned. This information is not a substitute for medical attention. See your health care professional for medical advice. See my full disclaimer for details.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to the post.
Nice to read everyone’s view on the linden method, my wife of 5 months has been suffering for almost 20 years, we met 3 years ago and she seemed to have it under control, on the day of our honeymoon she had the worse panic attack she had had since we have been together and in a long time. I desperately want to help her overcome this but the reviews make it so hard to decided which way to go, naively I thought an ex sufferer would want to give the information of how to cure this freely, so when I read that u can buy a package, it takes the shine off my optimism, really don’t know which way to go first as she really is suffering
Any thoughts welcome
First, I’m sorry to hear about your wife’s struggles and panic attacks. It’s no fun.
Second, (I know you mean Charles Linden) but honestly I’m not an ex-sufferer, sometimes my anxiety comes back, but I know how to get through it better then before, and usually where I messed up. It can be a process of two steps forward and one back. But, I want to help and give you some free info and places to start.
So all you anxiety sufferers pay attention!
There is so much I could say about this, the info out about how this affects our brains is staggering to me. And slightly scary. My opinion is that if you’re struggling with anxiety, get the gluten out and see what happens. You might want to test before you get off, but that dietary step should probably be in your future.
Here are great links for you to look into:
Dr. O’Bryan hosted the gluten summit, and has information on how you can test for gluten sensitivity, as well as up to date info on gluten research. The gluten summit was jam packed with things I didn’t know.
This video by Sean Croxton, put all the pieces into place, and yeah, I won’t be eating gluten ever again.
If you’re struggling you might need to see a doctor who can look at what’s going on and prescribe something to help you. I’m not a fan of going the regular medical route, unless necessary (you be the judge for you), but going to a natural practitioner and seeing about things like 5-htp or Niacin, different herbs or acupuncture they might recommend for you. It can be very helpful.
This calming agent (the one I use) really helps get my nerves under control. So if you’re feeling up tight it might be worth a shot.
I fell in love with this spray back when I got stuck out in the garage, in the dark, at like 10 years old. I was already paranoid of the dark and being tangled up in a hose didn’t help. *Shudder* By the time my hollers were heard (the garage was on the far side of the house) I was in quite a panic.
Mom put a few drops of this in a glass of water without telling me and had me sip it slowly. The tension and fear disappeared, and I was sold on it.
I usually put 2 sprays on my wrist and then rub my wrists together, but under the tongue or a couple of drops in water works. Course, I could just let you read the bottle too.
Bits and Pieces
- Other then that I found that chocolate causes my heart to beat funny because of the theobromine, so I avoid chocolate and do better.
- More fat in my diet (coconut oil, ghee) helps me be more calm.
- Not watching scary movies, or always rushing about helps.
- Also, when I actually do it, gentle aerobic exercise helps get out my overactive Adrenalin stores (I’m convinced those babies are like three times larger then a normal human’s).
I can’t end the article without saying that my relationship with God is what helps me most. Reading my Bible, especially the Psalms, 1st John, and Hebrews really help. Prayer is a great avenue for releasing my fears and giving them to God who is willing to take them all from me.
This verse from 1st John has really helped me:
“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1st John 4:18a
I find it comforting to imagine each time I bring a fear to God, that he throws it away, so far away I couldn’t find it again in my life time. Does that mean I never have that fear again? No. I am adept at picking up what I lay at His feet, but I find if I keep taking it back, sooner or later it stops bothering me all the time. God is faithful, I on the other hand am flawed. If you want to talk more about the faith aspect you can contact me, and I might be able to put you in contact with someone in your area or email with you.
I think that’s about it, though I could bore everyone with all the little things I’ve discovered for me, but I think all in all these places are the best to start, and could effect everyone. The rest is tweaking and finding out what works for you.
I hope that helps you Scott, and that your wife is doing better real soon!
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