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Avatar n tn My 67 year old sister has Multiple Systems Atrophy (Parkinsons disease plus extra nasties) for 2 years. She has for many years had panic attacks and multiple phobias which have increased in severity with age My reading indicates that insufficient neurotransmitter dopamine may have been the root cause of the phobias and an early indicator of the MSA.
Avatar f tn He basically revolves his life around his mom, and refuses to go to school if she takes the day off to be at home. He gets anxiety attacks when he calls her and is unable to reach her. On top of that he refuses to eat out, due to germs and other people handling his food. He wipes down his house with hospital grade wipes daily and refuses to let guests go upstairs because its where all his stuff are "clean.
Avatar f tn This is at the heart of many anxiety attacks, phobias, etc. If you ask a person why it is they are phobic of spiders for instance, they can't tell you from a logical standpoint.....they'll tell you that they know intellectually that it is a little spider that really can't do much to a full size human being, but that kind of logic won't matter, and they will develop an irrational fear they can't explain.
3060903 tn?1398568723 But, when fears become so severe that they cause tremendous anxiety and interfere with your normal life, they’re called phobias. The good news is that phobias can be managed and cured. Self-help strategies and therapy can help you overcome your fears and start living the life you want. IN THIS ARTICLE: What is a phobia? Normal fear vs.
1092880 tn?1273978625 I just wanted to know if any of you guys developed phobias or fears they NEVER had before until anxiety came in to your life and hit you like a ton of bricks. For instance, I have a gigantic fear of spiders now when I was never ever afraid of them before. I use to make fun of my younger brother and uncle because they are afraid of them and I picked up a spider, would throw it on them and laugh when they screamed like little girls and ran..lol.
215461 tn?1331866365 I guess sometimes the lines get crossed. Anxiety is anxiety even if it is caused from a true medical problem. I think the medical problems though have just set me off into major anxiety. I need to try and find another therapist, I just get so tired. I seen 2 therapists in my life and the first one fell asleep while I was talking to her, and this one told me I didn't need to see one. I don't get anywhere with docs either so maybe I am just doing something wrong ugh.
Avatar f tn i really need advise on my other post but most off has anyone ever beat the phobias that cause their panic attacks and has anyone ever been able to reverse the irrational fears they placed in their heads?
Avatar m tn I take Klonopin for anxiety and panic attacks, and am beginning imiprimine at 75 mgs. tonight. I'll let you know how it goes!
Avatar f tn But I can understand the problem you are having with racing thought going in and out of your head. I've been having anxiety attacks for the last month now... I've had more or less irrational thoughts, they started when I went home on my R&R leave from Afghanistan (2 week leave) Ever since I have had thoughts that ?'d everything that I believed in... Recently I'm fighting a new anxiety. My thoughts are constantly running telling me I don't love my new wife.
Avatar n tn Hello. I am a 22 year old male. I am in very good health (I think because I feel) but I have racing heart when I am at the doctor's office (140!) and a very high bp there as well, in fact the nurse got scared. But as soon as I left (left before seeing the doctor because I got too nervous) HR went down to around 64 (average for me) and BP down to 118-65 (average for me). Now on to the real concern for me. Since about 7-8 months, I've been feeling a strong heartbeat.
Avatar f tn There are also other heart forums out there who have boards just for PVC's, just for angina, just for heart failure, just for heart attacks etc etvc. and the list goes on concerning the heart whether its benign or not. The PVC board is with the "Heart board", and not the anxiety board, and nobody attacks other people's concern because they "only" have "benign" PVC's.
Avatar m tn There are many symptoms associated with anxiety, anxiety attacks, panic attacks (anxiety attacks are the same thing), anxiety disorders, stress disorders, sleep disorders, and depression. Because each person has a unique chemical make up, the symptoms and their intensity will vary from person to person.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Phobias and Fears – When fears are irrational and disabling, they are called phobias. Learn how to get help and overcome these fears. Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia – Learn to understand this disorder and be more comfortable in social situations. ___________________________________________________________ http://www.helpguide.org/mental/panic_disorder_anxiety_attack_symptom_treatment.
Avatar n tn He needs to sleep with some light in the room. He's had panic attacks Are all these separate forms of anxiety or one big picture of a diagnosis? He refuses to go to a doctor, he'd rather not know and when I bring up he shouldn't suffer like this he says it gets worse if discussed.
Avatar n tn 6 years later i started experiencing anxiety attacks and have since got diagnosed as GAD (Generalised Anxiety Disorder). I have always had health anxiety and had many phobias/fears as a child e.g. rollercoasters, snakes, spiders flying etc. Recently i got obsessed that my smoking weed could have caused this anxiety disorder 6 years later. The thought/fear is driving me mad. Could my marijuana use have caused these mental problems?
Avatar m tn well she is suffering from panics, phobias, anxiety there all linked together, has the hospital give her any medication? as jass said get her a good therapist they can work wonders for people.
Avatar n tn He needs to sleep with some light in the room. He's had panic attacks Are all these separate forms of anxiety or one big picture of a diagnosis? He refuses to go to a doctor, he'd rather not know and when I bring up he shouldn't suffer like this he says it gets worse if discussed.
1095514 tn?1257263913 Overcoming panic attacks, generalized anxiety and phobias can seem daunting. These fears have become an ingrained part of you, but you can work to overcome them. All it takes is three steps. There are three things to remember when dealing with any kind of anxiety, phobia or panic attack problem. 1. You need to educate yourself about the physiological and psychological effects your anxiety problem is having on you. 2.
480448 tn?1426952138 •The fear of situations in which escape is difficult. •This may include crowded areas, open spaces, or situations that are likely to trigger a panic attack. People will begin avoiding these trigger events, sometimes to the point that they cease leaving their home. •Approximately one third of people with panic disorder develop agoraphobia. 5. Cynophobia: •The fear of dogs. •This phobia is often associated with specific personal experiences, such as being bitten by a dog during childhood. 6.
Avatar m tn This tracker will be especially useful for those with anxiety or panic attacks, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or phobias. You will be able to track the occurrence and intensity of attacks, related symptoms, any treatments you may be taking, and you will be able to write journal entries to record additional details. Follow this link to start tracking today: http://www.medhelp.org/user_trackers/new?
1049259 tn?1295092078 but the reason I pointed it out is b/c you are experiencing some pretty severe anxiety along with health phobias, and while this forum is a wonderful resource, it is by no means a substitute for real, in PERSON professional help. Hey, it's your decision of course...but I sincerely think you need to start addressing your symptoms with a professional in addition to utilizing this forum as a means for support.
Avatar m tn Second, continual panic is called GAD. It's something different different than phobias, it's constant intense anxiety. The latter sounds like what you describe. Treatment without medication is still basically CBT, which can include exposure therapy but goes beyond just that -- the first step is to teach how a person's way of thinking is causing the continued problem (though nobody seems to know how it starts in the first place) and tries to decondition that thinking process.
Avatar f tn And not all anxiety diseases are panic attacks -- there's a condition called GAD, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, that is pretty much ever-present anxiety. Lots of fish in the anxiety sea. Make sure if you do see a psychologist they specialize in treating anxiety -- most don't. Good luck.
Avatar m tn Phobias come on as a way of dealing with more general anxiety -- believe it or not, it is easier to be fearful of a phobic thing than to be generally fearful, no matter how inconvenient the phobia is. When you get to a counselor, see about getting a prescription to an anti-anxiety medicine like Zoloft or Paxil. It could be the simple thing that makes 100% difference. Good luck.
Avatar m tn It sounds like your anxiety left you with depression. It's difficult to beat this on your own, and I would meet with a psychiatrist to decide the best course of treatment for you....therapy and/or medication. Therapy would be very beneficial with helping you to overcome your phobias and coping better in general. Often depression and/or anxiety can have a root cause and therapy can help determine if you have one, what it is and help you to deal with it so you can move on.