hypnosis for anxiety

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Kenny23
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   Posted 11/20/2008 2:24 AM (GMT 0)   
I've been thinking about getting hypnotized or learning relaxation techniques for some time. I have pretty bad anxiety on my bad days when I have to get into a car or find myself far from a bathroom. I begin to make myself sick and dwell on what could happen. It's one of the worst, most helpless feelings that I'm sure many of you have gone through. I don't want to take any pills for anxiety at this time.

I just read an article:

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/digestive-disorders/2008/11/19/try-hypnosis-and-counseling-for-ibs-and-crohns.html

Nothing new in the article but it motivates me to give this a try.

Does anyone know of any great hypnotists in the Philadelphia area that deal with chronic illess?
Or any books/CD's you could suggest?

Hope everyone is feeling Ok. Ken

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   Posted 11/19/2008 11:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I think it's great that you're planning on looking into this and I hope you find great success with it...for me I found exercising regularly to aid with my anxiety and depression, of course it also helps when severe symptoms ease up some too.

Good luck and be sure to share your experiance with this.

:)
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Nanners
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   Posted 11/20/2008 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Kenny I have had this disease for over 30 years and just developed really bad anticipatory anxiety in the past year or so. Anticipatory anxiety sounds like what you are suffering with. Its the what if I do that and what if that happens, the constant what if. When in the best times I literally get really nauseous, shaky, and have alot of D right away. I started going to see a therapist and I also started taking Xanax when needed. I have since learned to recognize the signs and am able to stop it in its tracks. I take the lowest dose of Xanax out there and only need to use it now maybe once a month or so.

I haven't tried the hypnosis, but I am sure it couldn't hurt.

Good luck!!
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.


karendee
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had problems with Anxiety and would love to hear the results you have if you try it. My anxiety is not just my CD I have it for everything, to the point  I can't sleep sometimes.
 
I hope it works for you!
Karen

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Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


Rider Fan
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Me too on the anxiety. Sounds like lots of us have it.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 25mg Methotrexate. Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


Betaine, digestive enzymes, Candicin (oil of oregano capsules), Beta Sitosterol.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


straydog
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I needed to have my gallbladder taken out back in 02. I was terribly stressed over the pending surgery, because I woke up from a previous surgery, very ill with NG tube. By the way, I woke up three days later in a different room with a dr at the foot of my bed that I did not recongnize. I knew of a hypnotist so I called her. I knew that an insurance company used her for stress for their employees. I went the day before my surgery and talk about relaxed, wow. Had my surgery with no problems and was so relaxed, it worked for me. Susie


Kenny23
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   Posted 11/21/2008 12:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your replies.

Does anyone know if hypnosis is covered under most insurances, or is it considered "alternative medicine"?

Nanners
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   Posted 11/21/2008 1:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I know with my insurance it would not be covered. Its considered "experimental".
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Currently my Crohns is in remission.

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