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Originally posted by ModestThought
reply to post by NewlyAwakened
It makes sense that therapy in the traditional sense wouldn't help because this is an issue you need to tackle on you own. No person can help you, only you can help yourself. I know you may see me as ignorant for denying a medical syndrome, but don't use that as a crutch to further your ailment. I know what you are experiencing is real because it is actually happening to you, but you are the god of your realm (your brain) it is the only thing you can have absolute control over. It takes hard work and devotion, but it is attainable. First off, you have to stop living in your head. Use outside stimuli as a distraction. This will show you that you can ignore your inner dialogue. When this is realized, you can then begin to quiet your mind. This was tricky for me at first and I even felt a "burning" sensation every time I tried to completely stopped all inner dialogue and inner noise. I couldn't keep this cleared mind long because of the sensation. It wasn't pain, I would just start thinking about the sensation and thus my mind was no longer clear. Now i am able to clear my mind when ever i wish for as long as I wish. If I have a neurotic thought I just clear my mind and let it go. If you begin to control your own thoughts, then you can let go what you wish to. All the fearful thought will still come but they will go just as easily. I would advise to learn to clear your mind and see where it takes you. And just remember it is you who control your thoughts, NOT your thoughts that control you.
...If your basic underlying emotion that you have not yet properly dealt with is anxiety, then it is anxiety that your ego must hold on to and therefore you will constantly come up with reasons to be afraid. Ditch one, and your mind will find another. You simply must be afraid. Get too logical and destroy all the easy ones, and your mind will produce weirder and more fanciful ones. If you're really smart your mind will start giving you full-blown paranoid delusions and hallucinations. [...]
What does not kill me, makes me stronger. Friedrich Nietzsche.
Although its existence was denied by the American Medical Association in 1973 (Marilyn Light), hypoglycemia is now the direct precursor of the epidemic of diabetes - affecting 246 million people worldwide - possibly responsible for various degenerative diseases, obesity, and asoaring rate of mental illness and clinical depression. (82 JOM studies).
Hypoglycemia means low blood sugar level, although “unstable blood sugar levels” would have been more fitting. This term is used to describe a metabolic disorder, that may manifest itself in a variety of physical and 'psychological' symptoms. One must understand that glucose is a source of both physical (muscle) and mental (brain) energy. The brain, representing only 2 percent by weight of the body, has no energy stores of its own. It requires about 60 per cent percent of the all available glucose in the body and consumes about 120 grams per days regardless....
As in diabetes, when a patient injects excess insulin, it causes the blood glucose concentrations to crash. This happens in non-diabetic hypoglycemia when the body produces too much insulin called hyperinsulinism...... Consequently any extreme fluctuation in the supply of glucose to the brain will inevitably affect our emotions, feelings and personality...... you need to treat the hypoglycemia by nutritional means. The symptoms of hypoglycemia may mimic and even cause many psychological and physical disorders some of which are shown in the following list in order of frequency and as reported by hypoglycemics;
Nervousness, irritability, exhaustion,
Faintness, dizziness, tremors, cold sweats,
Depression,...Forgetfulness, mood swings, anxiety, aggression, violence, anti-social behaviour,...Mental confusion, limited attention span, learning disability,....Phobias, fears and neurodermatitis, restless leg syndrome (8%), nervous breakdown,
The blood sugar level is controlled by the pancreas by means of two hormones; 1) insulin, which pushes blood glucose into body cells and so lowers the blood sugar level, and 2) glucagon, which slowly raises the blood sugar level if it falls too low. Another hormone involved is adrenaline produced by the adrenal glands which may quickly raise blood sugar level in response to a crisis. (See image) When there is a overproduction of insulin, as is the case in hypoglycemia, the brain will be starved of its source of energy - glucose.
if you want to do research into non-diabetic hypoglycemia, you need to look for medical terms such as ‘insulin resistance’, ‘hyperinsulinism’, Glucose Intolerance, hyperglycemia, HPA (hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis),, metabolic syndrome, cerebral glucose metabolism. Some scientists studying schizophrenia have already come up with terms such as 'Cerebral diabetes', ‘brain diabetes’, pointing to abnormal glucose transport systems across the membranes of brain cells.
If you have a cough, sore throat, etc., you might be diagnosed with the flu. But the flu itself is not identical with the symptoms. Its definition involves an invasion by microorganisms. With psychiatry, the symptoms and the "disease" itself are synonymous. In other words, they are not diseases but categories.