Hospitalisation for anxiety...what will happen to me?

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rachel80
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   Posted 8/28/2009 4:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I am suffering from severe anxiety and currently restarting medication to bring it under control. Some days are horrid and I just cannot cope with the fear I'm experiencing. I have heard you can be admitted to hospital , but i'm terrified of what the treatments are? Can someone tell me their experiences with it?

stkitt
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  I am sorry to hear your anxiety is taking over your life.
 
Please remember you have anxiety, it does not have you. 
 
I am not sure what happens when you are admitted to the hospital for anxiety.  I would suspect some therapy would be part of the treatment.  Hopefully someone that has been hospitalized will come forward and post in your thread.
 
Please know we are here for you and keep on talking to us.

Breathing exercises are a wonderful way to learn how to control anxiety, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. Studies have shown that anxiety sufferers tend to breath shallowly and from their chest. Learning to breathe deeply and from the belly can bring great relief and control anxiety.  Remember to slow down your breathing when you are feeling anxious.
 
Gentle Hugs to you,
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phixgrrrl
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   Posted 8/28/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I am struggling with fear too...its almost unbearable. Fear of the symptom, fear of it coming back, fear of never finding out what's causing the symptom, fear of never getting better...
Though I have never been admittied. I have gone to the ER for it though.

rachel80
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   Posted 8/28/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
yes, the fear of it happening again scares me, and I have it constantly in the back of my mind. DO you use any strategies to cope through it as it happens?
Never take any moment in life for granted, you never know how much longer you have to experience anything.


nanas4
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   Posted 8/28/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
i was hospitalized 9 years ago when this first acute attack of anxiety and panic hit .i could not believe it was anxiety i thought i was dying. however they knew it was put me on the pysch ward. it really made me worse at first with fear as it is not like you get one n one care they give you a room and make sure you take your meds monitor that you eat make you get up and go to talk therapy with the other pts as a group have you attend exercise class and diversion activity classes you see your pysch md every dayfor 10 min if your lucky .after begging to be out and they wouldnt let me ,i ended up afraid to leave and go back in the real world 2 weeks later .but i got lucky and did ok then now 9 yrs later it has hit again and im in horrible shape cant seem to get relief has been 3 months now ,i may end up back in hosp just to give my family a break they are about losing their minds because of me.

Mazfire
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   Posted 8/29/2009 12:10 AM (GMT -7)   

Ive been hospitalised for anxiety twice-i admitted myself and stayed a month each time. the first time i was only 20, the second i was 23. I changed my meds in hospital- a private pysch facility that my health insurance paid for.

I had to go to group therapy where we would share our triggers and bad experiences that may have caused our anxiety. We exercised as a group every day, we had lots of time to chill by ourselves if we wanted- (sitting infront of the tv, or playing cards, having a cigarette, getting to know everyone etc)

They had meditation programs at night as well as yoga- they encouraged us to journal and we were given homework after group.

We ate at the same time every day, and pretty much there is a strict, structured routine. They would get me out of bed at 7am to get my meds and i would yell at them cos who gets up at 7am if they dont have to?!!!

We did individual therapy, we had access to art therapy- it was nothing like 'one flew over the cuckoos nest'. it was helpful, encouraging and great to meet others who shared the same fears. no one judged anyone.

Thats my experience, and I feel blessed that i found a place that can treat me without making me feel like a freak.

Maz XX

 


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   Posted 9/3/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -7)   
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