Anxiety disorder hypnosis

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Avatar f tn Has anybody out there ever tried hypnosis for the treatment of health anxiety/panic disorder? At this point I'm willing to try anything that is NOT medication, God know I feel sedated enough on the clonazepam. Thank you in advance.
Avatar f tn I don't advocate a medicine-only approach to psychiatry, but in the case of GAD, or any acute anxiety disorder I do try to impress by any means the necessity of getting treatment as quickly as possible. Untreated anxiety can lead to syndromes related to post-traumatic stress disorder. In my experience, acute anxiety does not get better on its own. You will have some good days and some very bad days; you may try to figure out why your good days were good and the bad days were bad.
Avatar f tn After that, began to have problems with anxiety and panic attacks. It took me a long time to figure out it was anxiety. I have often wondered if my anxiety could be a result of the under-production of hormones. Through the years I have noticed my anxiety is always worse the days before the first 2 days of my period. That makes me even more sure that the two may be related. I want my life back!
Avatar f tn Does anyone know how to heal anxiety/ panic disorder without medication? I'm on mirtazapine and xanax as needed. I hate it. Tired of feeling like a zombie.
2198057 tn?1338534805 My panic returned with a vengeance within 6 months. Zoloft is actually the most prescribed SSRI for anxiety disorders, specifically panic disorder, and it has a great success rate. You are always going to hear horror stories with any med. As with any med, people will have varying experiences. Your best bet is to go into this with an open mind and not any preconceived notions based on other people's stories. Allow yourself to have your OWN unique experience.
696755 tn?1236019912 I recently saw a neurologist due to my severe symptoms that I have been having for over 2 months. He said it may be conversion disorder? Is this rare, does anyone have any further info on it, because I have not had anything traumatic going on lately so I don't see how I could have this? Not to mention I don't think the symptoms fit. Also if I do have this, will these symptoms come back if something stressful happens later in life???
572651 tn?1531002957 And major depression is often accompanied by chronic somatic pain (ie, somatic pain disorder). But somatic pain disorder is just one type of somatoform disorder. Conversion disorder is another type. And there are other types, as well, and each type is very different from each other. Moreover, it is important to remember that the term, "somatoform disorder," is not equivalent to "dissociative disorder." I hope this was clear.
Avatar n tn Hi, i've never asked any questions regarding my mental health on an online forum before so bear with me if i'm repetitive. I'd appreciate some advice, so i'll give a run down of my symptoms, therapy etc. I'm 28 & i've been suffering from anxiety disorder for about 4 years, the 1st couple of years it was totally manageable & i had only experienced the 1 panic attack. I've also been seeing a psychiatrist for about 3 years, Since then i was prescribed xanax .
Avatar f tn and doctors will prescribe them to phobics, people who are prone to panic, anxiety attack, etc...I also have found hypnosis, thought process exercises and breathing techniques helpful in dealing with these types of things, at least for me. Also, many people who suffer from these might be helping matters by eating more frequently, healthy, smaller meals (which is a healthier thing to do anyway) to help keep your blood sugar level.
784382 tn?1376934640 My GP and therapist are thinking some anti anxiety meds and anto depression meds are a good thing for me.i dont really know, would love to know if your taking meds? if so which ones and are they working? side effects? will i have to take them for the rest of my life? i will see the therapist a few more times and he is going to do some hypnotherapy.
Avatar n tn Paxil is a medication that has several uses such as anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive/compulsive disorder. I have been on many types of medications for my anxiety, including Xanax which I only take once a day if necessary. Paxil has made me a different person. I had all the signs and symptoms also, such as heart pounding, dizziness, nausea, feeling like I was going to have a heart attack. Since being on Paxil for several years, I am symptom free of those awful feelings.
Avatar f tn By comparison, physical symptoms provoke anxiety in true anxiety states, or anxiety induces physical symptoms which further fuels the anxiety. Not so in conversion hysteria. Two more severe manifestations of conversion hysteria that were mentioned above are: (1) Anterograde Amnesia - Complete loss of memory for all past events spanning a period of several hours (or more severely, several weeks).
Avatar f tn Hi, I have had MS for 5 years now and over the last 2 years have started to have panic attacks and get depressed very easily. I have been told I have panic Disorder and have been put on Nortryptiline Tablets. I am wondering if there is anyone else out there with MS that also suffers from Panic Disorder as a result. I have been told that the reason for my panics is due to the lesions on my brain stopping messages getting through to let me know everything is ok.
15695260 tn?1549596713 He though there might be something, but nothing changed, so we moved on to hypnosis. Unfortunately, at that point he died quite young of a rare blood disorder, and I've never found another therapist who cared that much to learn so many different ways to try to help. He also used a sliding scale, which is rare these days.
Avatar m tn I over-analyze everything such as my pulse, funny feelings in my arms, my eyesight blurring, etc. I went to a few doctors and they told me I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. They prescribed me pills to take but I quit them all because they all cause horrible sexual side effects that just create more problems.
Avatar m tn it was more of a social anxiety before taking above medicines but after quitting it has increased a lot and my social anxiety disorder has turned to generalised Anxiety Disorder. Please suggest solution to the above problems.Do you think Cognitive behavioral therapy or any other therapy could help because i don't want to start those medicines again,they used to cause a lot of headache and drowsiness throughout the day.Please help.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. As the name suggests, this involves two main components: Cognitive therapy examines how negative thoughts, or cognitions, contribute to anxiety.
Avatar n tn Dear Marie, It must be difficult trying to cope with bipolar illnesses along with the increased anxiety. It is not uncommon for a person to complain of fluctuating anxiety. The anxiety may be triggered by an external event or simply due to an accumulation of unidentified stressors. Your anxiety appears to present in the form of worriness. I recommend you address your concerns with your psychiatrist. Best Wishes, HFHS M.D.
Avatar m tn The problem which i am talking about is strange for me because i have not heard anyone else talking about this. And I am also not sure that this is anxiety or what. I am feeling this since last 3 or 4 years. What happens to me is that, when I meet any person of the opposite gender (man) I really start feeling nervous and the foremost symptoms i feel is nausea and heart pondering. But i dont feel this for all the men.
484698 tn?1208823583 I've had Anxiety and Panic attacks for 20 years (since age 12). About 5 years ago I had an "episode" I get visual disturbances followed by numbness in face and extremities. When I speak I sound drunk. I'm "out of it" for hours and get extremely tired. As you can imagine I've had a million tests, first it was a stroke (TIA), Then M.S., then ocular migraines, then seizure disorder. After my last normal EEG. My neurologist suggested maybe this was a new anxiety symptom.
Avatar f tn I'm with JS 100%...logic is pointing towards an anxiety disorder. I think you will be surprised that once you start addressing the anxiety...the physical symptoms often start to dissipate. It takes time. It's VERY hard to be patient when it comes to feeling that way day in and day out...with life interrupted. But patience pays off, trust me. Reading about this is a GREAT place to start while you are getting hooked up with your physician.
Avatar n tn Hi Tomy7, I think your experience may be helpful to a number of us on this forum who have been told our symptoms are due to anxiety, somatoform, or conversion disorder. You mentioned some of the basic symptoms of anxiety, including lump in throat, muscle tightness, palpitations. I don't think anyone will argue with those being symptoms of anxiety. But what's your take when it comes to muscle weakness, tremor, dizzyness, brain fog, slurred speech, and other real neuro stuff.
1710279 tn?1314104529 Try some relaxation techniques and find a good therapist who uses hypnosis for teaching you ways to relax yourself with meds.. The same thing happened to me this summer and Thought I had an anxiety disorder.. Then you get the panic attacks and the constant worrying about will it happen at work, whats wrong with me, and it causes more of them.. Check at Andrew Johnson's website in Scotland, he has terrific relaxation mp3s if you like. They have been helping me.
Avatar f tn It was very traumatic for all of us. He recently found out he also has an anxiety disorder called selective mutism where he will not speak unless he is comfortable in his environment. My doctors think it could be autism but I just don't know.
394991 tn?1214259507 For anxiety I have tried -desentization (baby steps) -hypnosis -xanax -low dose of zoloft -beta blockers. None worked. I don't know what else to try or where to turn. None of my doctors have ever heard of anxiety manifesting itself in this way, without any of the other symptoms. For example, I don't have anxious thoughts, I don't fear having a panic attack, I don't dread going in the car, no racing heartbeat, no sweating, completely normal breathing.....
Avatar n tn I have a panic and anxiety disorder. I get all kings of head feelings..pressure, ear plugs, ringing, constant buzz, balance, no headaches though..but feel like in the clouds. I've been doing very well until the last couple of weeks and it all hit again. This time dizzy and vertigo. My doctor says I don't need a MRI but I asked for one anyways. Had it done today - with the panic attack. I shook like a wet dog and twitched, sweated, palpatations, got very dizzy.
Avatar m tn I tried hypnosis for my anxiety and was given a copy of the session to take home to listen to, but I found that it did nothing (just my personal experience). Have you ever tried Rescue Remedy? I know a lot of people who use it and say that it really helps. I found the Rescue Remedy to be hit and miss for me. Meditation and regular practice of deep breathing have been effective for me, along with regular exercise.
Avatar n tn I am a thirty-year-old female with a history of anxiety disorder, focusing on anxiety about my health. I am currently seeing a therapist and using a combination of hypnosis and EMDR, along with increased intake of B vitamins, Magnesium and Calcium. I am breast-feeding a five-month-old and want to avoid Rx drugs, if possible.
1401023 tn?1280784958 I've since found out that it's really uncommon, but for some reason, it made my blood pressure skyrocket and heart rate drop. I have a general Anxiety disorder, and I took flexeril on and off for a couple of years. I, personally, didn't have any serious anxiety attacks that I would consider related to it. I do understand how helpful a muscle relaxer is in the medication regimen when you need it. I am recently off Soma, my muscle relaxer, and I am really noticing the difference.
572651 tn?1531002957 I have also taken an anti-anxiety medication as needed. And I have utilized talk therapy and hypnosis for years. The hypnosis has been most helpful in abreactions. Previously, I was opposed to taking ant-depressants, as it represented failure and weakness and "crazy." But the choice became take it and live, or don't take it and don't live. I decided to live. Later, I unlearned my ignorant prejudices, on all counts. For example, depression is simply a medical illness.