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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by edwardme
    We need something like this for panic and anxiety, that our primary health care professionals are required to attend and pass before being able to work with patients.

    I'm not holding my breath, though.
    Wouldn't that be great?? I'm not holding my breath either...
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    hey

    most doctors PRACTICE medications as well as treatment. what meds are your doctor trying to give you? You are right about not being able to stop being anxious but there are ways to prevent or lessen it. meditation is one. breathing techniques is another. therapy is another. you dont REALLY need medication. you can over come it without but it takes a long time. i have had anxiety and panic disorder for about 3 years and i refuse medication or driving. and a long list of other crazy things too but i have never been on something for it. i just started therapy and am working through a book called" the anxiety and panic workbook". you can find this on amazon and i have found it helpful. maybe you can too. therapy works just be patient there is no quick fix. hope alls well
    The only way round is through.

  3. #13
    It angers me so much to hear that anxiety sufferers get treated this way. I have had it first hand also, when in 1st year at university I began to feel extremely anxious and i couldn;t study as a result. So i went to the uni doctor and he just said stop making excuses for extensions and get on with your work. A year later i never went back and am still suffering

  4. #14
    Well if by anti-anxiety medications you mean tranquilizers I do understand why your doctor doesn`t want to prescribe them. These drugs do help you in the short term, but after a short while you will become tolerant to them, meaning you will need more and more to get the same effect. They are very addictive and coming off them is like hard drug withdrawal for some people. Doctors will get in trouble if they prescribe these drugs to often, because they are "tracked" in many countries.

    Anti-depressants could be a good idea along with coping strategies (not as a mono therapy!) as they not only lift your mood, but can also take the edge of your anxiety so you can start working on yourself. One day you will want to come off these anti-depressants as well, and you`ll probably also get withdrawal symptoms, but they aren`t comparable to detoxing from benzo`s.

    The fact that they are telling you that you should just stop being anxious is ridiculous though...

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    i thought it was just my doctor who was like this, no matter what is wrong with me he tells me its a symptom of anxiety and wont give me anything for it, that it will go away when the anxiety calms down, i get very bad bouts of exzema and he wont do anything for me, then if i beg him enough he might give me a cream for it. yet he referrs other people with exzema to skin specialists. at this stage i think if i went to him and my arm fell off he would say it was anxiety lol.

  6. #16
    I think medical professionals make some really rash judgements, never realising that what they say can be with a person forever. So if what they say isn't in any way constructive, it only serves to make the person they're seeing feel more marginalised.
    Why can't they see that avoiding situations is a coping strategy like any other. If there are other, better coping strategies, it's their job to point us in the right direction.

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    Dude-a-roo, you haven't taken Xanax.... My panic attacks laugh and flip off my "deep breathing", "positive affirmations" and any cognative behavior BS I can chunk at it... but when I threaten it with Xanax or Klonopin, it runs like step child... so yes... pills do help..ALOT

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    This makes me so angry, so many people seem to have this attitude that we just dont 'want' to do things or go out. It is a very small minded approach to supporting us and makes us feel even worse. I know myself, I hate living in my bedroom, and my mum has said to me once 'you would feel so much better if you got out more'. yes, of course i would, but thats the whole point, im too afraid to go out and i can not physically do it. I have slowly got rid of everyone who is not supportive out of my life and i am concentrating on the ones that are positive and helpful and keep going through each and every day, bit by bit, making a very very slow progress to recovery.

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    Because those people cannot relate. The only reason, they can see, that you are doing what you are doing is because you must be looking for attention or drugs.

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    If they could walk not even a day but a few moments in your shoes they would understand.

 

 

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