Anxiety exposure therapy

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Avatar n tn 1-How many follow-up tests do you suggest for my situation? 2-And can my anxiety be relieved knowing my 6 week test was negative? I am a healthy male, no other health problems or drug abuse-all clear physical. I have not had any febrille illness, just a cough- I do smoke, no lymph node swelling at any location on my body, or any other further symptoms- which I remember both of you saying symptoms are a horrible indication of ARS. Again, thank you!
3060903 tn?1398568723 Anxiety therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy Exposure therapy Making therapy work for you Treating anxiety disorders with therapy When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy–unlike anxiety medication–treats more than just the symptoms of the problem.
Avatar m tn If you were assesed on our HIV Prevention Forum and told you had no risk, then you must accept that, move on, or seek therapy. If you're saying that you never HAD an exposure, and therefore, no risk, and yet cannot stop thinking about it, then you need to seek therapy. One of the best ways to help yourself overcome this fear is to become as educated about HIV/AIDS as possible.
Avatar n tn Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by a marked and persistent fear of one or more social or performance situations in which the person is exposed to unfamiliar people or to possible scrutiny by others and exposure to the situation may provoke anxiety. The person recognizes that the fear is excessive or unreasonable and avoids those situations. Often people assume this is shyness rather than a bonafide medical condition. The good news is that this is a treatable disorder.
Avatar n tn i got a neg test, but a week later i still have same physical symptoms. i've never had major anxiety before. this was first time and it was debititating panic for 3 months. anyone else experience similar physical symptoms as part of anxiety? how'd you get it to go away. or should i say besides medications how do you get it to go away. thanks for any help!
Avatar f tn I went through a really tough 12 weeks thinking that I could cought HIV from an exposure I recently had. It turned out after testing I didn't have anything. I always though that all my fears and anxiety would go away after getting a conclusive test result. Guess what???? I hasn't!!! The other day at my job (hospital) someone droped a vase that had flolwers on it.... The glass vase broke... I picked up a piece to help out and tiny glass the size of sand on my hand...
1683956 tn?1309308150 You will get a totally conclusive result at 12 weeks............where did you get the 17 week idea? Since I don't know what your exposure was, I can only go by what your doctor and the MH people told you. If you were told to "move on," then that tells me nobody, (except you) thinks you had a risk. You would know if your lymph nodes were swollen...........and if they are, it's probably from you poking at them constantly. So stop doing that, OK? You say you feel horrible.........
Avatar m tn I had an elisa done on the 19 of December and since then have been having panic attacks. My last exposure was in early to mid-August by vaginal sex. Should I feel this test is conclusive? How do you guys cope with stress? I've never had this much stress in my life before.
Avatar f tn I do try strategies like breathing, affirmation and exposure. But I have mostly generalized anxiety which is harder to get a handle on than scenario specific anxiety I think. It does seem to be improving with the sertraline and therapy, but I still have really, really low or anxious days. Working on it.
Avatar n tn After getting blood drawn(in the USA), I've had severed anxiety that a needle may have been re-used exposing me to a virus such as HIV. Moderators on that forum said I had no risk, however, I then read articles stating that a Palo Alto nurse re-used needles on patients over a 5 year period. Here's a link to that article: http://articles.sfgate.
15695260 tn?1549596713 Avoidance is a very common coping mechanism. With exposure therapy which is a form of Cognitive Behavior Therapy or CBT, a mental health professional will create a safe environment for their patient to begin to have brief encounters with their triggers.
Avatar m tn I'll post to the HIV Anxiety forum. I think the therapy is helping..I've only been in therapy for a month and a half. I know it's not a miracle cure and takes time.
Avatar m tn welcome to our Forum. Please do not let your anxiety get the best of you. the exposure you describe was very low risk for any STD and you have now been both tested on several occasions and examined by trained clinicians who see no signs of STD. It is time to believe both your tests and your doctors and move forward, knowing that you did not get an STD from the encoutner you describe. you do not need any further testing.
Avatar n tn I have recently been diagnosed with OCD and anxiety that is triggered by germs and the possibility of a herpes infection and have been put on medication for this. I believe a lot of my fear is based on my father being unfaithful and perhaps I am afraid that the same will happen to me.
Avatar n tn Has anyone gone though this anxiety caused by SSRI medication? I will start professional therapy soon with a psychologist.
Avatar m tn I don't think I have a UTI but should I take the dose of antibiotics (Cipro)? Also would I have had any symptoms with Chlamydia, Ghono, or herpes If I would have been infected from oral? I have read that if you get herpes you have it for life but your body's immune system eventually gets rid of chlamydia and ghono - is that correct?
29837 tn?1414538248 Just stay away from those brownies. You know the insulin resistance and all.
Avatar f tn If my levels are normal why do I feel like crap I also have some anxiety and body jolts @ times also my face gets red alot during the day and I sweat!!!!!
2135565 tn?1345948037 I am on 4 anti-depressants currently, and I have tried many others and dosages. I've done CBT DBT exposure therapy mindfulness meditation yoga. It is really interefering with my life. My therapists think I'm doing fine in my treatment progress, but I feel it's not good enough for me. I want to be normal... NOW. I just want to start living, not existing. Do I need shock therapy? Should I be looking into my past rather than just focusing on putting a bandaid on the present?
Avatar f tn Hi, It started 6months ago where i had protected sex and unprotected oral sex with escort girl. I had done three tests from exposure. 1st 3rd weeks of exposure, 2nd 15weeks and 20weeks and all non reactive. After 4months of exposure i felt muscle aches and after 6months i felt itchy over my body. And today i felt my nerves pain. I had done 3 test which shown all non-reactive. The Dr tolde the STD tests are conclusive. Does anxiety can make nerves pain?
Avatar f tn Then I'd try to overcome this by exposure. Many psychologists will use exposure therapy to help someone conquer a trigger for their anxiety. If you had a SAFE person that knew how you felt and you took baby steps, picking less intimidating new places and talking you through it and helping you, that might help. Looking at the menu online before hand might help so ordering is less anxious. And doing it more and more may help you overcome this.
Avatar f tn You really need not worry about any STDs related to this encounter. Most CSWs do not have STDs and when a person does a single, brief sexual exposure, even without a condom usually does not lead to infection. In your case the presence of a condom makes your risk still lower- condoms reduce the risk for all STDs, including HSV and HPV. Your risk for STDs from this exposure is immeasurably low.
Avatar m tn I also now have a rash on my chest and legs
Avatar f tn Hello. I am suffering from a great deal of anxiety right now and could use some support. A month ago I may have had an unprotected vaginal exposure, but not sure due to drinks being involved. I may have had something put in my drink- and while I do recall certain things, I can't recall all. While waiting to test I keep thinking the worst, prepare myself for a life that will be cut way short, and have a hard time functioning. I have a young son and am married.
Avatar f tn You had sex 6 years ago, you've been tested three times since then for HIV, all negative, but suddenly you've become paranoid because you've had some yeast infections and athletes feet? If you were tested at least three months post exposure, the tests would have been 100% conclusive that you were, and ARE, negative. Yeast infections can happen for a number of reasons. One of the most common is being on an antibiotc. Have you been on any?