Anxiety disorder therapy

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Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with panic disorder about 3 and a half years ago. I want to get back into therapy and NOT be on medication again. Just wondering if a Psychologist or Psychiatrist would be better.
Avatar f tn Im 18 years old and i was somewhat diagnosed with anxiety disorder. i am still trying to get used to dealing with it. I feel the following: lightheadedness, brain fog,small headaches and dizziness, occasional trouble with breathing,things such as my body feeling like its going to shut off when i fall asleep and i wont wake up ... My question is, is thinking you are going to die normal regarding anxiety disorders ? And if so, how can i over come it?
Avatar m tn I've developed an anxiety disorder, from a big panic attack about a year ago on weed. I never had any anxiety before this and am starting counseling tomorrow at my school. You think there's a chance I can recover from this without any medication? I have been getting lots of head shaking/nervousness/edgyness in social situations. Thanks.
Avatar f tn For a case as bad as his, usually medication is used to ease the anxiety and then therapy is used to help solve the type of thinking that caused it, but there's never a guarantee anything will work and medication can be problematic as well. The only thing anyone can offer you is to get him to keep trying knowing it may lead to a lot of failure but is also the only way to success.
Avatar n tn I suffer from anxiety disorder and started taking cipralex (lexapro) low dose 2.5 mg and clonozapram low dose 0.25 mg . I also have high blood pressure because of the anxiety disorder. Any suggestions from people who take medication for anxiety.
Avatar f tn Oh, wait, I see on your other post you meant Xanax. Don't know the answer, but I"d say either seek anxiety therapy to learn how to get over it or, if you do need medication, probably time to investigate antidepressants.
Avatar n tn Taking out your adrenals would leave you with many more problems then you have now. Talk therapy helps some people, reading about anxiety may help you to figure out ways to help yourself or it may be a chemical imbalance that you need to talk to a psy doc with. I have had terrible anxiety since I was a child and I know how terrible it can be. Please talk to a professional.
Avatar f tn I have been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder. I have been on four different medications; the first one was Lexapro, which made me extremely tired, then Cymbalta which made me extremely paranoid, a generic version of Zoloft, I can't remember the name which I gained 15 to 20 pounds before I realized it was the medicine, and the latest one is fluoxetine(? generic Prozac) which doesn't appear to be helping, I'm still anxious (crabby) so I went off that one as well.
1441051 tn?1284105150 There are different treatments for anxiety disorder. For some therapy helps, others medication, some a combination of the two. Everyone is different but treatment is effective and don't be afraid to what's offerred.
Avatar n tn Whether you have generalized anxiety or social anxiety or garden variety anxiety can only be diagnosed by a doctor.........and at the young age of 13, (even tho it's obvious you are mature for your age) your hormones are kicking into high gear and that can sometimes bring on anxiety. I would urge you to talk to your parents about these feelings and I believe a talk with your doctor is in order. You do not have to feel this way. You'll be fine as long as you reach out for the help you need.
Avatar f tn I don't know wat it is but I feel like I have an anxiety disorder. I feel like I have broken relationships with ppl which leads to probs in school. I worry a lot and it takes me about four hhours to ccomplete homework. Idk if that's normal. I barely take time off. I get mad over everything and have mood swings. Nd I don't want to seek therapy unless I really have to.. I don't my parents would want to take care of two therapies now. I'm not interested in the things I used to love. I need help.
1936640 tn?1323579810 My kids have some of the same inclinations. therapy does help, my daughter uses yoga as her tool and she feels it has lessened her anxiety. I used therapy. I no longer do any of these things. I feel that being on the other side of menopause has helped as well. I had PMS and do not anymore. I agree with JGF. Get help.
1842266 tn?1318864059 well i am presently in therapy for panic disorder and I take meds and do therapy it depends on the individual. Depends on how severe your anxiety may in fact be. Some people have to use both meds and therapy-like myself. But don't think about anyone else situation besides yours. You are different and your triggers are different. Go to it and if you realise that it is not working I am certain your therapist will realise it and then probably choose another course of treatment.
Avatar n tn If some sort of combination therapy can be effective for anxiety, what are typical dosages? Times of Day? Thank you for taking the time to read through this insanely long e-mail. Also, thank you in advance for your advice.
1763947 tn?1334058919 I won't be seeing her for another month and so i thought I would ask if anyone knows of any natural therapy for anxiety? I am pretty sure mine is situational and will end soon but in the mean time it would be great to try something natural to help.Thanks in advance.
Avatar n tn My question is this the best type of therapy for Anxiety? A basic search turned up a site that claimed only a 50% success rate for Cognitive therapy for GAD which was his first impression of my condition. I do not feel normal then have spikes of anxiety, I haven't had a "normal" day since this started. I do have spikes from the already elevated level of physical symptoms of a adrenaline type feeling and headaches.
1704770 tn?1307712663 I was dignosed with Conversion Disorder, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder and Acute Anxiety Disorder. I am having stroke like symptoms; my left leg drags, my speach is well..not making light of it I sound like Forrest Gump, my left arm as little to no strength in it, I have migraine headaches on a daily basis, and the newest thing is I started having uncontrolable muscle spasms in my right side. I am unable to work, drive and doing daily activities is a struggle.
Avatar f tn i was wondering if anyone has been homeschooled because of there anxiety or panic disorder? i am getting homeschooled until i get more help with my disorder and i want to know how it helped you, or any thoughts and opinions yo have on it. i cannot handle going to school at the moment. my attacks are taking over everything and with school i have other options than to have to go and i until i get my anxiety and panic under control its what is going to be best for me.
Avatar f tn If the anxiety is being caused by an unresolved, traumatic experience from our past therapy can help us deal with this and ease our anxiety. You can also learn thru therapy relaxation techniques and how to think more positively. But for most, the anxiety is still there and must be controlled with medication. People who have never suffered with this rarely understand. You know how long you've suffered, and still are and if taking medications allows you to live a happy and fulfilling life......
1704770 tn?1307712663 I was dignosed with Conversion Disorder, PTSD, and Anxiety Disorder in March of this year. I started to see signs of improvement, my speach started getting better and my moblity seemed to get better. I am still having issues with weakness in my left side, my left leg still drags, my memory I still struggle with it. Most recent happening are uncontrolable muscle spasm "fits" and my right arm and hand are shaking.......
Avatar f tn Hi, I have been diagnosed with Anxiety Disorder in 2006. Back then, I was in a very stressful sales role and managing a really bad relationship where a third party was involved. I thought I was able to manage it very well by ending the relationship then. One night, I was trying to relax and had a mask on my face. I fell asleep but suddenly woke up feeling extremely breathless and I thought I was going to due from a heart attack!
Avatar m tn If you can't relax, then consider one on one therapy, because anxiety can waste a lot of your life so it is worth getting help.
Avatar n tn I had a quick question between distinguishing pretty much from panic disorder, anxiety and a phobia. In class 1 year ago I had a so called panic attack, about 10 minutes of constant fast heartbeat, followed by offcourse hyperventillation, then it somehow slowed down and then I was extremely shaky afterwards, and i felt like vomitting all day.
Avatar m tn By the way, panic disorder is anxiety times a hundred, so if you have panic disorder, it follows that you are anxious. I also take clonazepam for my disorder, and after a year of exposure therapy and that medicine, I could have gone off it, I do believe. But instead, since I am an older person, we all agreed why not take it. The drug also helps me with other problems I have from a car accident.
Avatar f tn I have been told I have general anxiety disorder for over 10 years and really have not done much. When I exercise alot I feel better so I assume that helps. I have read waht it says about it and I do not worry exessively, it does not interfere with my job, but lately in the last 3 years, I can tell i am changing.