Anxiety therapy plans

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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.........
1699107 tn?1307310296 The last time I had a drink was November 22cnd 2001. I also have a anxiety disorder caused by my experience in an earthquake. I am always very anxious and I get panic attacks, several times a week. For years I was admitted to a psych ward 3 or 4 times a year. I once was addicted to xanax but managed to quit.
1151955 tn?1262647133 It is always a personal choice...but it is something to think about. How anout therapy? have you tried therapy at all? Lastly, the Norco you are taking may be part of the culprit here. It may not be the direct cause, but it could very well be attributing to the anxiety. How long have you been on it? As you probably know...all narcotics have an issue with tolerance..where your body needs a higher and higher dose to obtain the same effect.
Avatar f tn i have been diagnosed to have mixed anxiety & depression and undergoining behavioral therapy , my problem is that i excessivly think of death i cant stop this thinking , all the time imagine some thing bad will happen to me or one of my family ( eg : i ill die or my mother will die) , after that i start to cry i dont no what to do, it disrubt me alot i cant stop it is this normal presentation of anxiety or i have something alse???
Avatar m tn And my memory use to be as sharp as a tack and now I can't remember something that happened 5 minutes ago. I have been to therapy and the doctor there tried putting me on a antidepressant and I had such a bad reaction I thought I was going to die. So he tried every antidepressant from A to Z and I had even worse reactions on some of the others that he tried.
808293 tn?1238605783 My whole life I watched my father and older brother deal with anxiety issues and panic attacks... I was always afraid that someday that it would happen to me, but was grateful that I was free of such traumas... The biggest fear my whole life, worse than thoughts of death, were thoughts of losing my mental capabilities...for several years now I have worked in a neighborhood with a lot of mentally ill people, and the tragedy of their situation really affected me...
531005 tn?1286519132 Keep in mind that most psychiatrists, especially those seen through health plans, don't do therapy, they just dispense drugs (and they often know very little about those). If they do therapy, they're quite expensive, so it's cheaper to get therapy from a psychologist, and then you have to find one whose expertise is hypnosis. And it isn't going to work like magic, it's still you they're working with.
5872359 tn?1375824359 I would think he could recommend someone for you to see. Not all people need meds to help with their anxiety. Many do well with therapy alone.
Avatar f tn This is what anxiety is like -- if you avoid doing things you stop doing things and if you do things you get nervous about it. I'd suggest getting into therapy with a psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety (most don't) and learn some relaxation techniques in the meantime until you figure out if you can learn to think differently, such as exercise and meditation.
Avatar f tn I am 39 and started with unexplained anxiety and depression starting in nov of last year. No history of it. Tried zoloft and didn't work well with side effects now have been on lexapro 10 mg for almost 8 weeks and feeling worse. I am also taking klonopin .25 bid Symptoms had gotten worse around period and I am going to naturopath. Had hormones tested and on natural progesterone, but nothing is helping. My primary md keeps wanting me to up my klonopin but I am resistant to that.
Avatar f tn I don't know how debilitating your symptoms are, but if they're bad, I would think it's reasonable to try a med to help get the symptoms under control, while you work in therapy. How often do you go to therapy? You may need more frequent sessions. You've only had a few appts, so yes, it's premature to judge how the therapy will help. I would recommend trying the medication, and seeing if it will help, while you do the therapy as well.
Avatar f tn Though again, before your light-headedness and other symptoms are attributed to anxiety, further evaluation is indicated. It sounds like you're on the right track with plans for evaluation by a physician. Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar f tn I've been diagnosed - by a psychiatrist - with Social Anxiety Disorder. I've been taking Lexapro for almost 2 months - started on 10 mg and the dosage was up to 20 mg two weeks ago. Also, for the last 3 months I've been speaking every week or two with a licensed professional counselor. My main problem is associating with people that are close to my age range, I'm 26.
Avatar f tn I remember that left turn! Really. Story of my life. Been there, done that. Started at age 6, went on for 40+ years. But now, turning 60 this August, I've been FREE of this stuff (<---you know the real word) for 8 years and counting. Believe it or not, it was THERAPY that did the trick. But my therapy had an element of "analysis" to it in addition to the CBT part.
6539069 tn?1383243807 Is there really such thing as anxiety attack relapse? and is it really necessary for me to take the therapy again since i'm kinda reluctant into taking anti-depressant medicine and sleeping pills cause i don't want to be drug dependent, all i want is to be back into my normal self again free from anxiety. Thanks..
Avatar f tn I feel like I am in a fog. I guess if it is anxiety, then I will do what it takes to cure it, medication or any other means of controlling it. But if it is an underlying physical condition, like something in my brain or a nerve disorder, I want to get to the bottom of it. I am at a loss of what to do and I guess I just have to wait and see what the doctor says in almost a month:( Any suggestions?
Avatar n tn Your doctors would have given you treatment plans though, wouldn't they? For your neck and for your anxiety?
Avatar m tn The desire to take the picture over-rides the anxiety and related thought patterns. Although I still work my plans around where the restrooms are. Thank-you ever so much for the discussion here. Just in talking about it all, helps a lot. Takes the frustration out of all of it, and provides quite a bit of comfort in speaking to others that really do understand .
Avatar f tn I am 15 years old and believe that I have been struggling with anxiety symptoms since I was a child. However, I have learned to be able to channel out everything until this year especially. I'm currently in my sophomore year of highschool and have began to withdraw a lot from activities I normally enjoy and all of my friends other than one.
Avatar m tn In the recent year or so, I have noticed that I have had a lot of anxiety episodes. For awhile I thought it was too much caffeine or nervousness, but it seem to get worse when I drank. It made for a lot of worry. I obsess about everything. Diease, health, dying, ect. I'm newly married and my wife thinks I am a big worrier and overly obsessed with negative things. I Have had ups and downs with alcohol in the last year and a half.
Avatar f tn It sounds more like you don't handle stress well, as opposed to having chronic anxiety for no apparent reason, and if that's so therapy is where you want to be if you can find a good therapist. There are millions of self-help programs out there as well, if you're very self-motivated, but nobody can objectively judge the quality of them. You just have to try and see. Good luck.
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 f tn Hi there; I also suffer with anxiety and depression, so i can totally understand how you feel. I was not prescribed Prozac, I am on Cipramil, but it takes 2 weeks according to my doctor for the drug to start working and can make anxiety temporarily increase when you first start taking it. Try not to think about if it is working or not because that will also increase your anxiety as well.
Avatar f tn Hi! Just wanted to know which vitamin you were referring to when you said this: "but i heard this really really helps with anxiety as well you should try it too," Are you referring to the 5-htp or the B-Complex? Just wanted to make sure because I'm looking into vitamins as well. Thanks!
Avatar n tn Boninclyde, I'm glad you set the date. You will make it through the surgery I have no doubt. I'm praying for your anxiety and Ziggy's rapid heartbeat. I don't want to make you more anxious by bringing it up all the time, so please let us know when you want to talk about it. Or, let us know if it's ok if we keep asking you about it. I know you want this and have thoroughly research your options to make sure you're doing the right thing. It is going to be ok! My mammo is scheduled for Oct. 18.
Avatar f tn How long have you been experiencing anxiety? Have you tried any other treatment methods, like therapy? Zoloft is a very commonly Rx'ed antidepressant for anxiety disorders, because of its success rate and ease of tolerating it for most people. It's actually the most commonly prescribed antidepressant for anxiety. I personally have taken Zoloft and have had great results. I'm back on it again after going years without medication, and I've done very well.
Avatar m tn yeah i understand. i agree about the sex stuff it does relieve my anxiety, i know it upsets her sometimes deepdown, she has some social anxiety but i try my best for her we have been out over a year now. well i know what doctor im seeing but one or two dont understand much about mental health. yeah i understand bout christmas.
Avatar f tn Did your doctor(s) mention to you that you could be suffering from anxiety? Certainly you've been dealing with a lot, and anxiety is a perfectly normal response to loss, stress, and life changes (all of which you've experienced in a short amount of time). It would not be surprising to experience a good bit of anxiety after going through so much. Also, you probably helped to trigger or intensify the anxiety a bit with the weed smoking.
Avatar f tn I have been treated for anxiety and depression. My son who is 20 is depressed with some anxiety and is taking Zoloft but doesn't seem to be getting any better after several years. He can sleep for 18 hours, get up for a few hours and then back to bed again. He can sleep all day, and sometimes be up all night. We can't seem to get him into a routine. Sometimes he eats properly, if he's up, and sometimes he eats very little. No rhyme or reason to his life.