Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 11, 2019 9:11:22 GMT -8
In the book, "Addiction and Grace" Gerald May discusses negative addictions or getting addicted to pain rather than pleasure. This happened to me. The stress in my life made me worry. The worry made me anxious. The chronic anxiety released stress hormones. As things progressed my body could not rest. Eventually my body became addicted and even when I was having a good day I could not stop stressing. Stress hormones cause headaches and dizziness and I was in pain. It was as if my body took over and was going against me. I guess this is why they call it addiction. To complicate things I have PTSD and I could not stop the nightmares. I felt hopeless for a long time. Eventually I sought help.
To break the cycle I got on medication and then I started a practice of positive thinking. It took time but it helped.