Stress and anxiety management techniques

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1844300 tn?1318869731 Psychotherapy (talking things out), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (controlling your spontaneous thoughts), and stress management techniques are available- you can pick and choose what you want to try, based on experimentation... basically whatever works for you. All of these, however, require the experience and guidance of a professional. It's a pretty easy and very helpful process. Success is based on how hard you work at it.
Avatar f tn I've had some months where I was getting closer to 6,000 per day. Up and down. I'm 47 now and still in great health. I've also had to deal with anxiety disorder. I cope with meditation, relaxation techniques, controlling stress, exercise, keeping my weight low...and the passing of time because the condition will keep changing.
Avatar n tn I quit my high-ranking job because stress would exacerbate my medical condition AND because I didn't want to be on all of my prescriptions and fall asleep during a meeting or some other embarrassing thing. I was going to run for local public office, until my neurologist said that he wouldn't recommend it....... shot down. So, I'm 55 and a bump on the log of life. My GP is good, but she is not a chemist.
199177 tn?1490502134 Massage is being increasingly used by people suffering from pain, mostly to manage chronic back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment also can reduce the presence of substances that may generate and sustain pain. Available data suggest that massage therapy, like chiropractic manipulations, holds considerable promise for managing back pain.
970140 tn?1247690779 IBS may be triggered by the immune system, which is affected by stress. Coping With Stress and Anxiety There's proof that stress management can help prevent or ease IBS symptoms. Some people use relaxation techniques such a deep breathing or visualization, where they image a peaceful scene. Others reduce stress by doing something enjoyable, such as talking to a friend, reading, listening to music, or shopping.
Avatar f tn Well, this is certainly the season for stress and strain. I don't know if you have ADHD and thats why you posted here or if you are wondering about it. You certainly have some of the symptoms. First, you mentioned anger. Check out this link for some anger management techniques - http://www.additudemag.com/adhd/article/5249.html Then you might want to go to the top of the page and check out their link on ADHD symptoms. If you feel like you have a lot of the symptoms.
1335749 tn?1277373021 Deanne Repich, founder and director of the National Institute of Anxiety and Stress, Inc., is an internationally known anxiety educator, teacher, author, and former sufferer. Tens of thousands of anxiety sufferers have sought her expertise to help them reclaim their lives from anxiety, stress, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, anxiety attacks and social anxiety.
Avatar n tn ) My main symptoms were extreme shortness of breath with physical exercise and racing heart and daily diarrhea (lovely). I have no family history so this was likely brought on by stress. Looking back, this probably started about 5 months ago? I have a million questions, but the two that are at the forefront now are: 1)Is RAI as dangerous as I have been reading?? My GP made it sound like a quick fix and is sending me to an endocrinologist on Monday to discuss it.
Avatar m tn My daughter is a teacher and swears that it saved her life by helping her with her anxiety. She does not take meds and never has and she struggled until yoga.
Avatar f tn IF indeed this is anxiety induced, and you don't address the anxiety, the symptoms will likely persist, and even possibly worsen. Good luck, please let us know how you're doing! If the symptoms do not improve.
1138687 tn?1548647578 There are several ways to help your situation ranging from relaxation techniques to counseling. Stress management is essential and at least your know you are stressed so work on stress management.
Avatar n tn I can completely relate to this situation. I was going through a lot of stress (and apparently unaware of it) and started believing that there was something wrong with my heart. I would have anxiety attacks and truely believe it was a heart attack. At one point I ended up at the emergency room where they essentially laughed at me and told me to calm down (they were really busy that afternoon).
Avatar m tn Yes thanks but any psychologist or psychiatrist will tell you dwelling on the worst possible outcomes creates an unhappy life filled with stress and anxiety and actually increases the risk of disease such as heart problems.
Avatar f tn I'm not sure if I was clear above, but if you do everything you can to minimize your anxiety...and still suffer stress, anxiety, and dread about work...then you really should look at the job options available to you. Best Wishes!
Avatar f tn A traumatic event will very often bring on anxiety and I'm sorry that you not only had to experience that but are, once again, suffering with the anxiety. (Are you exercising, using relaxation techniques and looking at life with a positive attitude?) All of the symptoms you've described sound to me like a possible sinus or inner ear infection. I would suggest a visit to your doctor, more specifically an EENT. While there, you can discuss the possibility of thyroid problems.
Avatar n tn More likely that my fears are wrong. And yours, too. The best way to combat this is exercise and stress management techniques. Read. Walk. Remain socially active. MAKE yourself confront what frightens you. And don't expect overnight results. My palpitations are terrible when I'm anxious. When I was pregnant last July, I went to the ER beause they got so frequent.
Avatar n tn rex, you are in my prayers, man I don't know if I could have pills in the house and not devolop some injury and with my vast experiance in pain management would diagnos and write a mental script to self medicate. What ever you do, you your posts to this board has been an angel on my shoulder.
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.
199177 tn?1490502134 Massage is being increasingly used by people suffering from pain, mostly to manage chronic back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment also can reduce the presence of substances that may generate and sustain pain. Available data suggest that massage therapy, like chiropractic manipulations, holds considerable promise for managing back pain.
Avatar m tn Everyone hates this man, for a reason. My thoughts are consumed with the stress and anxiety this man causes me. I cant seem find anything better as my field of work has shrunk. So I look and wait everyday. People say I am lucky to be employed, since I seem to be a victim of company downsizing every three years. OK. But I feel like I'm on the edge of going crazy. Dont see much to look forward to anymore.
Avatar f tn What is Anxiety? Anxiety, fear and stress are normal human feelings. However, it is important to understand the difference. Fear is a rational emotional response to a real threat. However, anxiety is an irrational emotional response to an imagined threat. For example, imagine you are walking down a dark alley in an unfamiliar city, and a stranger approaches you with a drawn gun. You experience fear, a normal reaction given this situation.
3060903 tn?1398568723 As you strengthen your ability to relax, your nervous system will become less reactive and you’ll be less vulnerable to anxiety and stress. Over time, the relaxation response will come easier and easier, until it feels natural. Progressive muscle relaxation. When anxiety takes hold, progressive muscle relaxation can help you release muscle tension and take a “time out” from your worries. The technique involves systematically tensing and then releasing different muscle groups in your body.
Avatar m tn My heart goes back to normal and the pain goes away after rest. Could this all be anxiety and stress? Or should I schedule another appointment. I am an 18 year old male. Healthy weight. Grandfather had heart attack due to heavy smoking, but no other family history of heart problems.
Avatar n tn Discussion of non-pharmacologic therapies for tics (such as habit reversal therapy) could be explored as well, as well as psychological counseling to help cope with the stress and anxiety (stress management techniques etc). Thank you for this opportunity to answer your questions, I hope you find the information I have provided useful, good luck.
Avatar m tn Again the most frightening times are when I have to enter high profile meetings with investors or top management. In these meetings the anxiety some times pops up, just out of nowhere, and affects my performance. Are there solutions or medications that can help me entering before those meetings? So I could in the mean time try to fight the anxiety by changing lifestyle with exercising and eating habits? Or is the Lexapro and following a similar few months like I did before my best shot?
Avatar m tn I have been 655 days clean and I personally think sleep is the last thing to get sorted out. Anxiety, heart, and thoughts racing are a very tough part of it. It took me about 8 months post withdrawal for sleep to begin returning to normal, but anxiety faded much sooner.
Avatar n tn Notice how it goes away when you are exercising...you are releasing anxiety and stress when you do that and it isn't building up inside. You do not need to be overstressed or over anxious to have anxiety symptoms...as a matter of fact, I get more symptoms when my life seems the calmest! The more you dwell on it...the more it will be that....and I can attest to that!!
Avatar m tn it feels like it's dying... I've had an echocardiogram stress test and a CT scan of the heart done and the docs (2 different cardiologists) say nothing appears to be wrong.
Avatar f tn 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 n tn BP being checked out, could be explained by stress and anxiety. Panic from stress, great fatigue can happen from stress, feeling light headed can happen with stress, and muscular tension headaches or even migraines can be triggered with stress. But if you haven't gotten them checked out, you should make an appt.