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In Topic: Anyone notice anything different with diet?

12 January 2021 - 08:33 PM

Some food substances, like gluten and lactose, can cross the blood/brain barrier, causing inflammation and symptoms like brain-fog and congestion, so it can be a contributor.


I have a recipe book from the seventies about a wheat and dairy free diet for schizophrenics, so it's been known a long time.


If you don't have these issues, sugar isn't good either, but lots of greens for your gut will always help. They say we have a second brain in our gut.


Depends how sensitive you are, I guess. I'm sensitive to diet.

In Topic: Exposure just doesn’t work?

02 January 2021 - 11:12 PM

I think it has to come from you, like if it's your movement in your recovery, your choice, then that's good, but if you are not ready or if it's pushed on you, then it's not good.

In Topic: this forum was a couple of years ago much more positive

30 December 2020 - 01:35 AM

i just readed old posts from 2008-2014, and i figured out, that community was much more positive. the people were much more kind to each other.


Ah, man, you don't know the half of it...

In Topic: CURE

29 December 2020 - 10:16 PM

The first time I quit this site ten years ago was because a bully who said he was recovered was all over the site, calling people cowards, telling them to face their fears, and even blaming a cancer survivor for her own illness.


Compared to that, a person being a bit zealous on their own thread is really nothing. But I appreciate many here don't have that perspective.


When I came back, I found things had gone too far the other way, with nasty attacks on recovery stories as standard just because someone didn't like one word or phrase they had used, which had become toxic and was creating a hostile environment. Maybe a few of them deserved it, but most of them didn't.


Just wanted to give an idea of where I was coming from.

In Topic: How to keep yourself sane in times of emotional numbness

29 December 2020 - 09:51 PM

Hello fellow sufferers,
i'm going through a very tough time.
Since May i suffer from severe emotional numbness..the only emotion i experience is despair about my current situation.
I'm very suicidal and currently in a psych ward so i'm safe there. As far as i don't get stimulated with anything atm i struggle massively with distracting myself and i seriously see no way out of this situation. I know there is many people here with emo. numbness so maybe you could give me some advice on how to cope to distract yourself and get the thoughts of hopelessness and suicide out of your head. That would be great.. thanks a lot in advance !


This is just something that came back to me, as I was doing my usual thing of trying to impress some improvement upon myself. I remembered a saying I used to use, "It's okay to feel this way."


It's about how there can be no conflict if there is no opposition. You can just sit quietly with this thought and sometimes things like emotional blocks wash over you. 


I also had this thought to myself, "you're not listening!" 


I always think I'm listening to myself, but I rarely am, except with hostility, which doesn't help. Again, I sit quietly with myself and try to listen without expectation or agenda.


I guess these are both exercises in self-acceptance which just came to mind.