Helping overcome stress..medications? alternative medicine?

@chaime (1153)
Philippines
March 13, 2007 11:46am CST
I have been so stressed lately that I have had my head hurting, my temper at an all time high, even the simple things can get all blown out of proportion. I try to control it but the more I try, the more my headaches get worse. Sadly, my children and my husband are getting the brunt (is that a word?) of this temper.. and I know it's due to the stress I'm experiencing. I'm not used to so much responsibilities. yes, you can call me lazy if you need to, but after my mom and my brother went to Canada and the family business was left to me to manage, I've experienced all sorts of stress. From bills payments, to employees salaries, to monthly rental fee of the stall we occupy, to everything, especially now that sales are so low. I am at my wits end on how to make ends meet. My head is throbbing like crazy and I think I've got a migraine forming. I'm thinking, do I need to take medications? anti depressants? pain reliever? meditation, does it really work? Can you give me suggestions on how I can relieve stress and as much as possible refrain from taking any antidepressants
3 people like this
7 responses
• United States
3 Apr 07
Hi! Whenever I feel stressed out, I would go for a massage. It soothes my nerves and helps me think. I also go workout (in the gym). If you don't have a membership, you can actually exercise right at the comfort of your own home. You can also invite a good friend over and you can rant about each other's problems all you want. Like what you're doing now here at myLot, it's important to release all the pressure that's been inside for a while, but of course not towards your loved ones (you can still make-up for that, you know -- hehe). A friend of mine would get rid of stress by having a pedicure or a foot spa. Taking medications is only for severe depression. I don't think you're at that stage. You can still battle depression while early. I know you can do it! Good luck, friend!
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
11 Apr 07
ei, thanks...yeah, i know but sometimes i just don't know what to do with everything that's been going on.. I feel like sometimes I just want to give up. But you're right.. I just need to release all this pressures. Thanks
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
It's nice to have this kind of topic here, I have been looking for an answer for me to able to cope up or overcome stress, I feel like I always am, and it is affecting my performance at work.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
oh yes, it's not easy...actually it's very hard to overcome stress or to forget about your worries and problems and I don't have an 'official work' but being a mom in itself is hard work already (if you get my drift) and I think that forums like this helps in relieving stress, since we are able to rant about our worries and angsts and somehow we cope better if we are able to voice out our problems
• India
14 Mar 07
Well i have some ideas to help you to come out of stress..if you feel these points are helpful to you,then follow these..the following points are suggested by some doctors.. 1.get sufficient sleep. 2.get fresh air. 3.get physical exercise through yoga or aerobics. 4.enjoy a pure and natural diet.have a balanced meal. 5.learn to say "no" more often. 6.deal with emotions constructively. 7.develop a sense of humor. 8.develop a meaningful relationships. 9.develop a support group. 10.get ur life a purpose and meaning. 11.pamper yourself sometimes. 12.buy a pet,espicially if u are living alone. 13.enjoy nature. 14.express your aesthitic life. 15.enjoy a favourite recreation. 16.learn time management and delegation techniques. 17.practise deep breathing and relaxation techniques. So,pick up the above points according to your situtation and follow it.
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Wow! those are pretty hefty ideas. I will take all of them into consideration. especially Yoga and the diet thing. Ahrm.. I think I'll have problems with the saying No thing, but I'll try.. I'll give your advises deep thought and consideration. Thanks for sharing your ideas with me. I think it will really help me. Thank you again
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Save the medications for a last resort. Sounds like you have had a lot thrown on your plate all at once, I can understand why you are stressed! Delegate some responsibilities to employees you know you can trust, and ask for their input on decisions instead of trying to make them all yourself. If your children are old enough to help out, give them some small jobs, it will help them to learn a work ethic and bolster their self-confidence. Get some regular exercise, a great stress-reducer, and take some time for yourself, just to do something you enjoy. Even if it's just soaking in the tub for a few minutes in the evening after a hard day. (My preferred method!)
@chaime (1153)
• Philippines
19 Mar 07
Yeah, I was also thinking that the medications would definitely have to be the last resort. I don't want to be dependent on any medications. Hmm... the bathtub thing.. hmm.. I will definitely try that one out....
1 person likes this
@besthope44 (12135)
• India
5 Oct 10
Most time, its my work..with ontime deliveries and work loads. I try to divert mind on music and i feel better. We need to manage stress, as it is part of life in busy world. But if we concentrate, we can manage it. I does it through my yoga, listening music and going out on vacation.
@bufu2u (445)
• China
28 Apr 07
No any medications.try to use others way to solve the problem.Bear in mind medicine will do harm to our health.
@jasper3 (47)
• India
21 Mar 07
Hello. I have come accross you article and learnt that you are stressed. Well I am from India and I know the alternatives to get rid of stress. The best is Indian Ayurvedic which is the only composition of diffferent herbs, but by the time you can do yoga which is best. and onemore thing I would like to suggest you is if you are really working from home in your spare time on internet that is online data entry work it will add to your income let me know.