Anxiety (Page 4)

alpossmar82
alpossmar82: Personally looking for therapy the cheapest way out, even cheaper than subsidised prescription fees. I like the Dr Phil, he's always been the joker at work like the guy with a shaved head, or someone that takes time off to watch soaps in the afternoon. The episode on phobias, where a lady was too scared to shower held an arsenal of weapons in fear of attack. Weekly sessions of systematic desensitisation for phobia related stuff not cheap.
Five minutes of this on Dr Phil she was seriously coming around, I got get the DVD series on it for 50 bucks maybe?
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Hamzo_Hammy
Hamzo_Hammy: To Yuppie:

Ok, as a pharmacist; I have seen, been taught, self-taught, studied, experienced many prescription medications at an early age. However, the reason I take my anti-anxiety medication was cause they lead to episodes of grand-mal seizures since i was about 14 years old. now

11 years ago, doctors neglected to mention a million and one thing about the crap they prescribe to you.
That's right, I said crap to medication for anxiety though I am a pharmacist who HAS to take them. Again, HAVING to and feeling AND the need to take a medication are 2 different scenarios.

Let me tell you a story:
Now I am not saying don't take any benzodiazepine type drug or saying take em. I merely going ot tell you some fact, and then you; having a brain, can decide what to choose?
I am not your doctor, cool?
Ok, so I got a seizure now i am on Clonazepam 4 mg , 2 mg 2x a day. I was as high as 12 mg a day at one point.
Now they come in 0.5, 1.0., and 2.0 mg doses.
And Initial dose is set at 0.5 3 x a day.
Being arguably the most anxiolytic benzo on the LEGAL market (Xanax coming second to first). It doesn't matter, all "pam" and "lam" type family drugs are all ADDICTIVE when used regularly, and withdrawal both mental and horrible physical symptoms will manifest with many of these type medications.

Sure they help with the anxiety, but often majority of those patients treated with such medications develop a tolerance and the dose will have to keep increasing to manage anxiety. I mean does that make sense?
Going on a medication to decrease and/or removing your anxiety, but over time it just comes back and you just need more of the same "magic" pixie dust?

Overall, just thought it's worth mentioning that in the long-run, benzos are ineffective in managing anxiety. There are other great medications for that. Talk to your doctor about Zanaflex, clonidine, Cyclobenzaprine, Atarax...etc. These are all less to not addictive alternatives.

Also, don't be afraid to let your parents know, I know it must be hard for you, but I am sure they rather see this issue get resolved before it gets more on your nerves and hence adds to your current anxiety.

P.S, As a yoga instructor, I teach breathing exercises, try yoga as well. and breathe through your nose into your stomach first then let into your chest and out your mouth; then try another variation of breathing. It really helps you know.


Good luck.

~ H
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wavelll
wavelll: Just find a dealer get a hole shitload of acid drop that shit take a bucket load of vallium so ur not awake when ur tripping the fuck out then hopefully when u wake you would have fried ur brain into a different mindset.
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widespreadhead21
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eziskowski
eziskowski: Hi La la , I don't know u and i have read some of the coments that was posted and i would say taking any drugs are bad , jus that they cover the real problem which has to do with your work , maybe the stress of the job is causeing your anxiety ... I worked for forty years and i had anxiety and now that i am retired i have to say i don't have it any more , hope this helps
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Queenie The Poo
Queenie The Poo: I agree, eziskowski, that medication isn't for everyone, but sometimes it helps to balance what is 'imbalanced' in the brain.
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eziskowski
eziskowski: i could agree with u on that to some degree, but the main problem is all the stree thta is put on us by every day life , i think its to much, But i lost my daughter two years ago because she could not stop the meds and drugs to control her anxiety, I go to Na anon meeting and its all the same stuff , first come the Anxiety then the meds , then come more drugs and finally its gets so bad they can't handle it
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Queenie The Poo
Queenie The Poo: Im so sorry about your daughter, that is so tragic

There are a lot of success stories also. I know a few people who have successfully come off the meds after many years.
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eziskowski
eziskowski: thank you for your concern, its has taken a large toll on my life , don;t think i will ever get over the loss, I wish i could help more ppl but right i am working with some vets helping them move on with there life , talking does help me get it out
byee
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alpossmar82
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Queenie The Poo
Queenie The Poo: Well good for you Keep your mind busy and helping others is a fantastic way of doing that.
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eziskowski
eziskowski: Thanks for answering back , I keep busy excercing and getting out with my four year old grand daughter , she is so much like my daughter it amasing , i just hope the drugs don;t ever catch up to her , my big worry, gosh i am tired big day , doing some spliting of a huge tree i cut down this past week , it does keep me busy, maybe tomorrow i will try my hand at fishing , one of the great stuff i enjoy , have geat night
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Klaeidoscopes Ghetto
Klaeidoscopes Ghetto: Yeah like all these good people said "See a Doctor right away".. I have suffered from Panic Attacks and Social Anxiety for years. The panic attacks were like no fear on this earth that can be explained and when and why they come at anytime..I just know or I use to think "well today is the day I die" It consumed my life and I became a recluse and that can lead into agoriphobic and self medicating..Anything to stop the fear...I finally found my miracle prescription "Klonopin" it is long active and it doesn't make you feel zoned and it is a seizure medicine with the fact that it is also in the clonazepam family..I think seizures and the panic are somehow linked and I believe somewhere down the road they will find the connection..Until then stay safe and don't go through all the wasted years I did
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owensbycarrie
owensbycarrie: i also suffer from anxiety , depression and panic attacks....there are a lot of self help programs out there , one being THE MIDWEST CENTER * ATTACKING ANXIETY * BY LUCINDA BASSETT ALSO ANOTHER ONE I JUST CAME ACROSS * PANIC AWAY*
WE ARE NOT ALONE.........WISHING EVERYONE THE BEST
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Klaeidoscopes Ghetto
Klaeidoscopes Ghetto: Thanx I know the world is catching up and I am so happy..It can be lonely when your clueless to what is happening to you..
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owensbycarrie
owensbycarrie: i just ordered the PANIC AWAY program today can't wait ti get it............beginning to brighter future, living life to the fullest ...check out website.panic away.com.u can't lose even if u can't buy the program there is a lot of useful skills and great stories..WISH EVERYBODY THE BEST
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Queenie The Poo
Queenie The Poo: Good Luck to you, owensbycarrie. Please keep us updated!!!
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owensbycarrie
owensbycarrie: thank you, Queenie and back @cha
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eziskowski
eziskowski: I have Grand daughter four years old and she has Anxity and what is called ticks , any thoughts about these problems , her mom was doing drugs when she was preg
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alpossmar82
alpossmar82: Trying to come off the anti-pychotics, doc wont prescribe me ADD drugs(increases my IQ) for potential of genetic carry on of disorders (only 3 generations ago I was yet to be colonised, cannibalism and slavery still runs rife in my genetic makeup). Yet to try ambiem.
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owensbycarrie
owensbycarrie: the panic away.com program is great...evem if u can't afford it, he will send u so many mini series to your email and u can read other peoples stories which make u realize you're not alone and short little videos.........U CAN'T LOSE !!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE ATLEAST LOOK IT UP,............LET ME KNOW IF ANY OF YOU DID AND WHAT YOU THINK.........PLEASE && THANK YOU,...............WISHING ALL OF YOU THE VERY BEST..
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owensbycarrie
owensbycarrie: IN REGARDS TO HAMZO_HAMMY........HE IS SO RIGHT ABOUT MEDS. YES THEY HELP TO NUMB THE ANXIETY BUT THEY DON'T SOLVE OUR PROBLEMS. ( ANXIETIES & PANIC ATTACKS ).........THIS IS SOMETHING JOE- FOUNDER OF PANICAWAY WILL TEACH YOU TO DO, THE NATURAL WAY AND HE WILL TEACH YOU SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES TO RID YOUR SELF FOR GOOD............HE IS A GOD SEND
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Queenie The Poo
Queenie The Poo: There are certain situations where medication works better, everybody is different. For me, medication was the answer.
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Klaeidoscopes Ghetto
Klaeidoscopes Ghetto: Queenie yes the world is all of diversity and I thank God for Klonopin just because I didn't have a clue on how to live with this unforgettable fear and when it would hit <3
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Klaeidoscopes Ghetto
Klaeidoscopes Ghetto: PS: and you can find natural ways to work with the "Mind Fucks" as I call them but dealing with this for 30 years almost did me in .. as no one had a clue to what was happening...They looked for tumors and all else...When that wasn't found they said "I was looking for attention"..They are lucky I didn't give them the attention they needed and went postal on their ass
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