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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Its no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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    Fear Of Choking?

    I've had anxiety problems for a couple years... ever since I had a terrible trip on magic mushrooms. For a couple of years I had terrible panic attacks almost daily and my life was a mess. Then I started lifting and cleaned up my life a bit and I haven't had a panic attack in over a year... *knocks on wood*

    Now I have another problem. I have a lot of phobias. My number one problem right now is a intense fear of choking on food. It has gotten to the point I am not eating what I need to be eating and my diet is slipping. I still gets lots of calories through milk and soft foods like potatos and pasta. I supplement with whey and creatine so it's alright in that regard. But I basically cant eat meat and many other foods. It is only getting worse. I know when it's time to cut and I need to be eating tuna and other stuff I'll be screwed. This isn't a new problem for me but it has never been to the point of screwing up my life. It is now, and it sucks cuz I love food. What the hell should I do?
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    Therapy. Lots of therapay. You obviously have "issues" that need to be worked out.

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    I'd suggest therapy as well. It's all to easy and common to let phobias run your life. A good professional should be able to help you out some.

    Oh, and stay away from the shrooms, too.
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    I dont do drugs of any kind now. I was around 18 when I did that. Since then I stopped with the drugs. I still drink but I dont get drunk a lot. I work at a brewery so I just drink beer for the taste.

    But thanks for the advice fellas.

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    see your primary care doctor. you should receive a referral to a psychiatrist and likely be placed on prescription medication (at least short term). Phobias/anxiety/etc all can stem from chemical imbalances in the brain. Unfortunately some of these imbalances are permanent if they are the consequence of illicit drug use. Only time will tell, but I'd for sure seek some professional help at this point......

    Louisville, huh? good place....I lived there for a year.
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    http://www.phobia-fear-release.com/fear-of-choking.html

    Fear Of Choking
    Treatment


    Symptoms of Fear Of Choking:
    breathlessness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, a sensation of detachment from reality or a full blown anxiety attack.



    You are not the only one to suffer from this phobia. Most sufferers are surprised to learn that they are far from alone in this surprisingly common, although often unspoken, phobia.

    Fear Of Choking is an intense fear of something that poses no actual danger. While adults with Fear Of Choking realize that these fears are irrational, they often find that facing, or even thinking about facing, the feared situation brings on a panic attack or severe anxiety.






    There is a Way Out

    Imagine what your life will be like when you know that you are not "defective". When you can be confident and at ease in situations where you used to feel your phobia. And when you can talk about your former fear symptoms as though you are describing a movie where the character is someone else, not you.




    Fear Of Choking
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    Hypnotherapy

    Hypnotherapy helps to reprogram your subconscious "programs" that may be part of your fear. When these programs are "de-bugged" the symptoms of Fear Of Choking often are minimized. However, some people don't like the feeling of loss of control in allowing someone else to play with their personal "software".

    Hypnotherapy is save and works fast.


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    Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

    NLP is basically the study and practice of how we create our reality. From the NLP viewpoint, a phobia is the result of your programs or "constructs" that you have created that don't work very well. With NLP, these constructs are revealed and "re-programmed" so that the Fear Of Choking is minimized and often eliminated.


    Usually the interventions are quite rapid and effective.




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    Energy Psychology

    Energy Psychology is emerging as an excellent therapy for fears and phobias because in studies it is shown to be rapid, safe, effective and long-lasting. Energy Psychology is based on a theory and practice that has been around for a couple of thousand years. It has the same foundation or roots as acupuncture, except in this case there are no needles used. You could call it emotional acupuncture - without the needles.


    Recent scientific studies have shown Energy Psychology to be very effective.




    Energy Psychology combines the benefits of the above treatment therapies.

    You quickly and easily change your behaviors.
    Your thought patterns change, often very quickly.
    You develop skills and techniques that are useful for a lifetime in all situations.


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    I choked so many times that it's become rediculous. This is when I started building the habit of chewing my food to nothingness before I swallow. And that helped me get over my weird fear of choking...not to the extent that you have, which I'm sorry for and I hope you get better but it would suck to choke when nobody is around, and I forgot the self-heimlich technique.
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    I'm gonna catch a lot of **** for saying this, but you need to eat shrooms again. Let me explain...

    The reason you're so afraid of choking is because of the bad emotional memories from the trip. It was a traumatic experience that I'm sure you won't forget. Your phobia of choking is only a phobia because of the lasting effects from your trip. The only way to face it and get over, not the fear of choking, but your bad experience, is to take some again, not much, and in a suitable environment, such as a state park or anywhere outdoors, really.

    Keep in mind that some people have a very low tolerance for psilocybin, a good friend of mine being one. He had a similar experience, except he could no longer enter a certain restaurant to save his life, and for a while he would have anxiety attacks when entering any new building. Got over it easily with a SMALL dose that reassured him and allowed him to put the experience behind him.

    Good luck. Doctors are just going to give you pills, by the way. Treat the symptoms and not the disease right?

    EDIT: I suppose you've learned your lesson that psychedelics aren't exactly 'recreational.'
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    I agree with Trich , do them again to see how you do .

    The chicks I see have an intense fear of choking too .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brawl
    I agree with Trich , do them again to see how you do .

    The chicks I see have an intense fear of choking too .
    Maytbe the porn stars
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    Yea, phobias suck. Youll get better though...on to the next fear. One of my roommates in college said he was a 'phobia phobic'. He was afraid of being afraid. Then he would walk around saying "Im afraid, now Im more afraid, now Im even more afraid", usually when we were all drunk (plasterd)...psych majors, who can figure them out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trich daddy
    I'm gonna catch a lot of **** for saying this, but you need to eat shrooms again. Let me explain...

    The reason you're so afraid of choking is because of the bad emotional memories from the trip. It was a traumatic experience that I'm sure you won't forget. Your phobia of choking is only a phobia because of the lasting effects from your trip. The only way to face it and get over, not the fear of choking, but your bad experience, is to take some again, not much, and in a suitable environment, such as a state park or anywhere outdoors, really.

    Keep in mind that some people have a very low tolerance for psilocybin, a good friend of mine being one. He had a similar experience, except he could no longer enter a certain restaurant to save his life, and for a while he would have anxiety attacks when entering any new building. Got over it easily with a SMALL dose that reassured him and allowed him to put the experience behind him.

    Good luck. Doctors are just going to give you pills, by the way. Treat the symptoms and not the disease right?

    EDIT: I suppose you've learned your lesson that psychedelics aren't exactly 'recreational.'
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    Quote Originally Posted by trich daddy
    I'm gonna catch a lot of **** for saying this, but you need to eat shrooms again. Let me explain...

    The reason you're so afraid of choking is because of the bad emotional memories from the trip. It was a traumatic experience that I'm sure you won't forget. Your phobia of choking is only a phobia because of the lasting effects from your trip. The only way to face it and get over, not the fear of choking, but your bad experience, is to take some again, not much, and in a suitable environment, such as a state park or anywhere outdoors, really.

    Keep in mind that some people have a very low tolerance for psilocybin, a good friend of mine being one. He had a similar experience, except he could no longer enter a certain restaurant to save his life, and for a while he would have anxiety attacks when entering any new building. Got over it easily with a SMALL dose that reassured him and allowed him to put the experience behind him.

    Good luck. Doctors are just going to give you pills, by the way. Treat the symptoms and not the disease right?

    EDIT: I suppose you've learned your lesson that psychedelics aren't exactly 'recreational.'



    Lemme tell ya sumthin...


    If Bill Gates, Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, Paris Hilton, John Kerry's ol ladie, and the King of Saudi Arabia came to my front door and offered to transfer their bank account funds over to my pathetic account, I would still NEVER in 1000,000,000 years do Shrooms or any drug (cept possibly weed) ever again.

    Thanks for the advice but a heart attack or a str8 jacket and a padded room would be the most likely aftermath of me doing that drug again.

    It would be different if it wasnt a 4-6 hour high that cannot be turned off and cannot be slept off. The last time I did it I was awake for hours shaking watching my ceiling transform while images of death clouded my mind... not exactly something I care to relive.

    but thanks for the advice...
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    Waist: 38 Shoulders 56 Chest: 47 Arms (cold): 17.5 Forearms: 13.5 Quads: 26.5 Calves: 16.5 Neck: 17.5

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    Squats: 410 @ 205 (last winter)
    Deads 515 @ 214
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    My Journal:

    http://www.wannabebigforums.com/show...&page=16&pp=25

    My AIM: MSOLOIST


    Intensity: Lunch comes up! And breakfast! MET- Rx! Egg whites! Hot Stuff! Designer Whey! Yohimbe! Coenzyme Q! L-Carnatine. MTCs. OKG. All immersed in a mixture of stomach acids that peels the ivory off your teeth.

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    ya know... one of the first questions I'm going to ask God is....


    Why would he make the hole we breath out of the same hole we shove food down?

    That doesnt make a lot of sense to me. Could their not just be two different holes so choking couldnt happen?


    Kinda dumb if ya ask me...

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    Xanax my friend.....and to ease your fears just chew your food very very well because you can only choke on pieces large enough to block your wind pipe. And ya know that little thing in the back of your throat (epiglottus, i think thats how you spell it) it prevents food from going down the wrong tube. just some stuff to ease your mind buddy [[[----]]]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [[[----]]]
    Xanax my friend.....and to ease your fears just chew your food very very well because you can only choke on pieces large enough to block your wind pipe. And ya know that little thing in the back of your throat (epiglottus, i think thats how you spell it) it prevents food from going down the wrong tube. just some stuff to ease your mind buddy [[[----]]]
    XanaX has too quick of a spike , ask for Klonapin which last over a longer period of time and less addictive

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    Yeah what he said!!!!!...

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    I don't have any real advice, except for agreeing with the first two responses there.


    I do martial arts, play with a lot of chokes. It IS different, but I've trained my neck well, I DO get choked, to the point of unconsciousness, kinda cool to see the darkness slowly closing in.

    Don't know if that will help you though. :P

    Quote Originally Posted by copper_handshak
    Yea, phobias suck. Youll get better though...on to the next fear. One of my roommates in college said he was a 'phobia phobic'. He was afraid of being afraid. Then he would walk around saying "Im afraid, now Im more afraid, now Im even more afraid", usually when we were all drunk (plasterd)...psych majors, who can figure them out?
    :-)

    Hehehehe.

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