Generalized anxiety techniques

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Avatar f tn Thinking about trying Lexapro for generalized anxiety. Any advice or experiences? I have previously tried Buspar (had no effect) and Zoloft which made me constantly nauseous.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
3060903 tn?1398568723 Time management and problem-solving skills are also effective behavioral techniques for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). MEDICATION FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER Medication can be effective for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). However, it is generally recommended only as a temporary measure to relieve symptoms at the beginning of the treatment process, with therapy the key to long-term success.
Avatar n tn Although marketed as an antidepressant, is has also been shown to be effective in anxiety disorders (e.g. panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social phobia). Ask your doctor about which of these is best for you. Hope this helps!
Avatar f tn The two are quite different, and if the stress of your job is more than you can handle and it's not a generalized irrational anxiety problem the only solution is to develop ways to lessen the stress or realize this might not be the right job for you. It's tough, I know, drugs are easier to turn to, but they're not magic pills and they don't alter the reality of your life.
10743983 tn?1440213810 Before I got pregnant I took hydroxyzne when needed for panic attacks. I have PTSD, OCD, generalized and social anxiety.
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 2) If this is anxiety, are there any good books about anxiety and health that you know of or would reccommend? I have one about generalized anxiety/panic, but it does not help much, because my worries are not about symptoms experienced during a panic attack. I know that the increased heart rate and dizziness associated w/anxiety is normal, and am not concerned about that. Distraction techniques do not work. I am not anxious about anything but my health. Thankyou for any help.
4341997 tn?1514592288 Hey Tooth! I'm So sorry about the anxiety! You've been given some great advice. About the only thing I can add is maybe try some soothing hot tea! Decaff of course, and not Sleepy Time, but maybe something that is calming. Plus, I agree about the deep breaths, for me, that really helps! Take care, you are doing awesome!!
Avatar f tn Generalized anxiety can last 24/7.. Meditation (deep breathing techniques) will help relieve this as long as you stick with it and practice everyday (I do it before going to bed).
Avatar f tn They took two more EKGs and some blood work and both came back great. Thats where they diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder. Went back to my doctor about two weeks after that, and she prescibed the zoloft and xantax. Took zoloft for a day and couldnt take it again. Now im on my third day of celexa. Im going in for a heart monitor on wednesday so im very relieved to get that checked out, but im so worried about my brain because I feel fake all the time and dizzy.
Avatar n tn The caller was a female, who had been trying to get her teacher's certificate, but suffered from some form of exam anxiety/phobia ( she also had some generalized anxiety but nothing too deabilitating) and had failed the exam for 2 consecutive years. her mind would just go blanc, despite the fact that she could answer all the questions correctly, in any setting away from the formal exam. The host immediately mentioned to her to look into EFT (emotional freedom techniques).
Avatar n tn anxiety can definitely cause all sorts of different body symptoms, including the tingling in your head and sharp pains you are experiencing. i was just recently diagnosed as having generalized anxiety disorder, but before being diagnosed, i went to a neurologist to make sure it was nothing else more life threatening. it's okay to go see your doctor and request to be checked out by a neurologist for your peace of mind.
358304 tn?1409713092 I have this Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I want to tell you how I got this. When I was young, I've never worried about anything at all. I lived like any other normal children. One day, when I was on 5th grade, I went on a vacation to London. I never had a phobia before (of heights), but when I was on that airplane, I started to feel very anxious. I couldn't sleep for 20 hours when I was on that plane. I felt like I was going to die. I was young so I didn't know what GAD or a phobia was.
Avatar f tn But if your problem is confined to public speaking anxiety, the most common kind, and it's not a generalized problem, I'd probably start by seeing a therapist or other professional who specializes in treating this problem, or maybe taking a public speaking course and practicing until you lose your fear of it. Or learning some CBT type techniques of relaxation and demystifying the situation.
Avatar f tn It does sound like classic anxiety and panic attacks. What's funny about anxiety is that you really have no idea when it will strike and it is usually when you feel everything is fine. It sounds like you have had everything checked out thoroughly so have you thought about asking to speak to a therapist? I know it stinks being on meds, but if you need them now, it doesn't mean you will need them forever. My anxiety started after the birth of my 2nd daughter.
Avatar f tn ) Think of ways to relax your mind and body. I also had years of anxiety and panic attacks and have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and did these things for a long time (it took two years for me to feel "normal: again) but it helped and I took very few meds so try it and see.
Avatar n tn I also think the prozac created some suicidal thoughts and obsessive problems which are very low level. My doc's feel like I probably have always had generalized anxiety but a series of female medical problems reared the ugly monsters head. I am now thinking about going on Sinequan because it seems to be one of the TCA's that doesn't list anxiety as a side effect. Is this a good choice? But i would suggest to the person w/ the breathing problem to seek help before it turns into more...
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 n tn Hello and welcome to the forum. Muscle pains, backaches, body soreness are common in people with generalized anxiety disorders. Backache is commonly experienced after lifting heavy objects or strenuous activities. You should consult a doctor and consider starting some anxiolytics or tricyclic antidepressants. Cognitive behavior therapy, relaxation techniques like breathing exercises, yoga and acupuncture are other alternative modes of therapy.
1559289 tn?1294753213 hello i am 34 years old and suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. My problem started in 2005 with really bad panic attacks and got help for those *effexor xr and xanax* it started getting better and havent had a panic attack since 2005 but suffer from generalized anxiety disorder. it is getting progressively worse to the point that it is affecting my everyday life and my performance at my job.
Avatar n tn Hi Shelly, I have generalized anxiety disorder, and have been medicated, mostly on Prozac, for almost 15 years now. I have had chronic pain for 6 years. My medical provider is Kaiser (not sure if you have that where you live). I was finally referred from physical therapy to their chronic pain department, which is really a division of the psychiatric hospital. I was able to try acupuncture, relaxation techniques, guided imagery, etc. It was great, but in all honestly, I still had pain.
Avatar f tn Yes I have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety as well as OCD. I have seen several therapists and am currently seeing a new one. She focuses on behavorial therapy, so hopefully I should start to notice a decrease in my obsessive thinking.
Avatar n tn I was on Paxil for about 1yr., due to generalized anxiety/nervousness. I felt I was doing much better, so I slowly weaned off of it. However, coming off of it was terrible. I felt shooting(stabbing pains)in my eyes whenever I looked to the left or right. I just felt miserable all around. Anyway, my question is this: I am just now starting Celexa, prescribed by my doctor, since Paxil didn't work. He said that Celexa will help control my anxiety and nervousness.
1198633 tn?1341185988 I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder about 5 years ago. I've worried about every part of my body I think for the past 5+ years and have had all kinds of strange anxiety attacks. I constantly worry about dying at times, until I can get the will to convince myself that nothing is wrong with me. I also have GERD/IBS which I've known about for 2-3 years now. Over that span it has seemed to get progressively worse to the point now that I keep telling myself I'm having heart problems.
394991 tn?1214259507 I have tried anti-anxiety drugs, beta-blockers, relaxation techniques, desensitization, hypnosis and nothing has worked :-( I am going to a lady today to try EMDR. I have had people tell me this IS anxiety, I have had people tell me this is NOT anxiety and something else physically wrong with my, perhaps my eyes or something. How do I know if this IS anxiety or not?
Avatar m tn Strattera is actually primarily an ADHD medication and my sister (who has generalized anxiety disorder) found that it made her much more anxious and nearly incapable of sleeping. Although Zoloft is sometimes used to treat anxiety, it's actually not approved for it and is typically only used if nothing else works or if it is in addition to another medication.
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 m tn Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), to relieve anxiety. SSRIs are often the first type of medicine used to treat generalized social anxiety disorder.3 Benzodiazepines, to relieve anxiety. They are fast-acting. But they may be habit-forming and are not generally used in those who have substance abuse problems. Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), to relieve depression and anxiety.