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Offline Nicolas2

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Stressometer
« on: May 03, 2011, 04:30:52 AM »
Ok. Nutrition…Exercise…and stress reduction.

Well…Stress…

I feel kind of out of control there. Or at least less of control than as for nutrition and exercise.

Though it’s a psychiatry thing…by definition hard to measure and quantify…I wonder: how much or what dose of stress IS harmful? I know it’s bad, it’s an enemy to my body, with or without virus…it’s just that defining it as a problem somehow escapes me. And I need to know that first in order to fight it.

I changed my job. I changed the country  I live in. I think I handle it all ok…but do those changes make a negative impact that can be defined as stress – even though I’m not aware of on a conscious level?


« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 04:35:27 AM by Nicolas2 »

Offline sam66

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Re: Stressometer
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2011, 07:57:26 AM »
 
 Wow, this is a big subject,

  What I think,
                      If you wanted to messure stress at a basic level you would probably have to get a "lie detector" that messures minute physical changes in your body when one is under stress.
     I think stress is one of those things in science you can't actually quantify, can only messure it's effect.

  Type of stress that has negative impact, that causes ongoing persistant worry, probably not much good for you.

  But type of stress that lasts for minutes or hours , may be not too much of a problem.   
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Stressometer
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2011, 08:06:47 AM »
Type of stress, yes and of course some people handle stress better than others. I've always thought that probably the worse stress of pozzie is the almost daily stress of a very bad relationship, one that you refuse to recognize and get of.  I've also read studies, one just this week, that moving/change of living environment is a big stressor and one I agree with.  The study showed it to be a major factor in patients that forego clinical care if even for a short time.

As far as the "control" angle some people in general are more obsessive with "control" than others, and I'd say that having HIV involves mentally accepting you will often have less control over things than you'd like, so it's to your benefit to accept that fact and mitigate it.
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Offline sam66

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Re: Stressometer
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011, 08:13:53 AM »
I'd say that having HIV involves mentally accepting you will often have less control over things than you'd like, so it's to your benefit to accept that fact and mitigate it.

    Think you hit the nail bang on the head there Miss P
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Re: Stressometer
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2011, 08:26:51 AM »
Type of stress, yes and of course some people handle stress better than others. I've always thought that probably the worse stress of pozzie is the almost daily stress of a very bad relationship, one that you refuse to recognize and get of.  I've also read studies, one just this week, that moving/change of living environment is a big stressor and one I agree with.  The study showed it to be a major factor in patients that forego clinical care if even for a short time.


meh  ??? I've been stressed out for the last 16 or 17 yrs.  when i stopped working all I did was trade one stress factor for another one, I LOVE STRESS, I thrive on it, and can handle it very well, I'm an ex Navy & Cop stress BAH, most of ya'll would break down & cry like babies if you had to deal with the types of stress I've dealt with, hence my post traumatic stress syndrome, @ least I now understand why I have this  ???

If you know someone who suffering form  post traumatic stress syndrome  help is available, talk to you doctor

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-easy-to-read/index.shtml#pub2

« Last Edit: May 03, 2011, 08:37:01 AM by denb45 »
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Offline Buckmark

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Re: Stressometer
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2011, 12:47:31 PM »
...
stress BAH, most of ya'll would break down & cry like babies if you had to deal with the types of stress I've dealt with, hence my post traumatic stress syndrome, @ least I now understand why I have this  ???
...

I don't think you know how people would deal with the types of stress you have dealt with.  Many of the people I know here have handled some unbelievable stress, and handled it quite well.   What's the point of your statement?

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