Anxiety management methods

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Avatar f tn type church I was raised in and was emotionally abused by, that I just can't go without a lot of anxiety. All the abuse stuff rushes over me and I can't really hear what they say, or respond. I'd like to commit to posting every day on this and make this my "meeting" of sorts. Anyone else want to join my "Program?" There is only one step: Choose not to drink. Every day. That's it. Simple huh? Let's talk about why it is hard to do.
Avatar n tn I apologize for my late night answers. This is one of the methods I use to compensate for and minimize exposure for my wife to EM fields and it also gives me quiet time to get my work done.
Avatar f tn The pharmacist said that one pill only lasts about 6 I'm concerned about the w/d's on all three of those methods...I guess I'm looking for the lesser way of suffering, of the three. Can someone tell me which method to use? or another that is better? Also, at what mg is it safe to take at the last dose and exactly how should I do this? I've heard that I should taper at 10% or 1/8th at a time....but I've been tapering by as much as 25%....
199177 tn?1490502134 Please welcome TooManyAdvil she is one of the community leaders of the pain management forum . She will be answering questions today and tomorrow about Alternative Pain Management and Medicines . She will be here for the next two days so we should all have time to ask our questions........... I am very happy to give any new suggestions or ideas in treating pain without the use of opioids or narcotics that I can. I'm definitely not a certified herbalist, homeopathic or DR.
Avatar f tn I know it's difficult but if you can make it work then do so. You can actually perform some anxiety coping methods while at work. If you learn some self-help approaches in dealing with your anxiety then you can have a better working life.
Avatar m tn My sis is a devout Buddhist and i find their teachings 2b some of the best stress/anger management that is centuries old.U should try to find some Rational Recovery meetings in ur state!Keep us posted!Thanks for this thread!
1458799 tn?1328761128 Pain can definitely add to our anxiety in my experience with it. In my opinion, uncomfortable situations be it social or physical can tend to play an important factor in how we feel. Are you in any pain management for it?
Avatar f tn Any tips on how to relax and what should i definitely expect? I will be having an all natural birth with no medical pain management systems and I am about 30 weeks in... I am really freaking out and want to have a great birth experience. Not so sure if my pain threshold will let me..
Avatar n tn There should be a stress management clinic at your local large hospital - there are many methods - progressive muscle relaxation method, autogenic training, mindfulness based stress reduction - they work if you work them... hope this helps.
Avatar n tn Horvath, I hear horror stories of relapse and want to do everything I can to avoid this. Can you share any successful techniques or proven methods for us to utilize to avoid relapse?
Avatar f tn The doc put me on Zoloft a week ago for my IBS, depression and anxiety and as of today (6 days into it) i've started to become very anxious and jittery. I was just wondering if this is normal or anyone else has experienced this? I'm 20 years old and am used to being very happy and carefree before I got the IBS which induced the depression and anxiety which is a vicious cycle.
3060903 tn?1398568723 But it’s a simple, easy technique to learn, and it can make a drastic difference in your anxiety symptoms. The best methods for self-soothing incorporate one or more of the physical senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. Try the following sensory-based, self-soothing suggestions when your generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) symptoms are acting up: Sight – Take in a beautiful view. Go to an art museum. Walk around a pretty neighborhood.
Avatar n tn I have suffered with anxiety since my teens, I am 31 now. I take .25 mg. of xanax twice daily, but it doesn't seem to help much. My question concerns whether the symptoms I'm expierencing is due to extreme anxiety or something else. Frequently, I feel like I'm not really here (sounds crazy I know) and I also feel like everything I do happened a long time ago even though it might have just been 30 minutes ago. I don't have these feelings all the time, but like I said they are frequent.
1688502 tn?1305699762 I'm not a fan at all of eastern medicine, but I do believe that you need to find the treatment that best works for you, and treatment with medication is often a band-aid approach that only fixes the problem if it's of a chemical nature- otherwise, it's just a management tool.
Avatar m tn The last few days, I have felt anxious, not really having a specific reason why. It is to be expected. I was running high for awhile, now I am running low. I have tried not to obsess on my feelings, yet I still feel tight in my heart that is bordering on palpitations. Yesterday, I decided it was time to try and think about why I feel this. I think it is lots of things. Not having a mother or mother-in-law on Mother's Day is part of it. I also signed up for jail yesterday, I go in October.
Avatar n tn Although it may be true, I am having a tough tough time believing that all these chronic physical symptoms are as a result of anxiety alone. If I am treated for anxiety, I am wondering if they will improve or if the physical symptoms will linger and if so for how long? Would love to here some experiences on this from the forum.
Avatar n tn Does anyone else have head issues and have been told that it is anxiety? I am about tired of this constant head pressure/pain that I keep getting. Its very weird. I will wake up in the morning and feel ok, then about 1/2 hour later this pressure/pain will start on the left side of my head near the top. It will seem to intensify and then lessen itself throughout the day with no real rhyme or reason to when it is worse or better.
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Avatar f tn I have really major anxiety problems. Pretty regular panic attacks, irrational fear, OCD-like tendancies. I am scared of medication and I am scared of psychiatrists. How can anxiety be treated? Do you have to see a doctor or are there reliable self treatable methods? I am getting so desperate I don't know what to do anymore.
Avatar f tn Don't know what's going on, but I get those kinds of symptoms from my anxiety. Did even before I started getting anxiety attacks. Pressure in my head, my eyes. Annoying.
Avatar m tn That's really the KEY to effective, long term management of anxiety, changing the way we think, and changing the way we react to that thinking. If you aren't in therapy, ask your doc for a referral to a therapist, preferably one with experience with CBT. Please let us know how you're doing, we're here for you!
Avatar m tn It didn't seem to stop anytime soon, so I decided to call an ambulance, because I really had no experience with anxiety before and I didn't know what to do. They did a few tests to see what was going out and told me I was having a panic attack and that there was nothing wrong with my physical health. The doctors gave me a few calming pills and kept me there until I felt better. A few hours later I felt completely fine and went home.
Avatar n tn Yes, it is common for these symptoms even with anxiety. Common methods of establishing cause include stress testing and angiography. If you've had a workup and risk stratification of your symptoms, pursue other causes.
Avatar f tn Someone with an anxiety disorder often has chronic anxiety (example, panic disorder, social anxiety) in the absence of an identifiable trigger/reason. Of course the symptoms and suffering that anxiety brings along is still the same, but I think there are a few approaches that you may benefit from that wouldn't be applicable to the person with an anxiety disorder without a primary "cause". Therapy is a biggie that I think you would truly benefit from.
Avatar f tn I have, however, spoken FIRMLY with the Psychiatrist (after 2 calls to the manager and my counselor, with extreme anxiety, confusion and memory issues- all connected to the increased anxiety apparently) and the Psychiatrist has changed my prescription to Xanax 0.5 mg, 3 X/day. I'm taking 1 pill, at bedtime only, and sleep 10 1/2 hours. My anxiety is nil. I've been using Xanax for 4 days now, with no side effects. I will try 1/2 pill starting this evening, to see if that is sufficient.
Avatar f tn Hello and welcome! I'm sorry you're going through this, but I can assure you, if anything, you're FAR from alone. SO many of us have lived through the same thing, and could have written your story, word for word. Anxiety is a terrible thing to live with, and it's a horrible feeling. Basically, it's a big vicious cycle. You begin feeling anxious, for whatever reason, then your mind runs off on its own, "what iffing"....."what if I'm having a stroke?"....
Avatar n tn Feel like a pin cushion from all the blood work - again all within normal ranges. My psychologist insists anxiety is the culprit. Though I have been under a fair amount of stress with work and family, can these pains linger around for this long just from anxiety? They come and go throughout the day and are very disruptive to my thinking of 'what's going on with me? - which I'm guessing only breeds more anxiety. The only other med I'm on is Lipitor for cholestorol.
Avatar n tn So I have had pretty serious anxiety and depression issues for as long as I can remember. I am 22 years old, and I have spent everyday of those 22 years obsessing over things that are completely out of my control. I have been diagnosed/misdiagnosed as having multiple disorders; GAD, agoraphobia, borderline personality disorder, and finally as manic depressive, which I think is the most accurate.
Avatar m tn This isn't really a question, it's more or less a walkthrough of what I am going through with anxiety problems and alcoholism in hopes that it might help someone out there. Had I read online about how common anxiety attacks after a night of drinking are, maybe I could have started my road to recovery sooner, and maybe some of you can.
Avatar n tn I had the worst anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, intrusive thoughts you name it, I thought I was going to end up in a straight jacket! I had PTSD from an accident that happened 2.5 years ago. I tried the meds but they didn't suit me so I just took Xanax when I needed it. I tried herbal supplements, hypnotherapy, trauma therapy, psychotherapy, hands on healing......nothing 'really' made a difference.