Anyone here actually cured of Anxiety Attacks???

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judy-m
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   Posted 6/25/2007 7:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm the husband of JudyM. I just finished reading a post from "Howlyncat" and was so moved, it brought tears, literally. The response to her situation was equally moving. I wonder why their is so much mizzery for Good people???
Moving on...judym has just about everything listed on this site. Nearly all the anxiety related problems and all the Med. rejections. For two years we've struggled trying to find a med that will work without adverse side affects....Has anyone found a non chemical cure for their anxiety/panic attacts?
I personally believe the chemicals are the cause, but I'm no authority. Are there no "Natural Cures" for all of these problems?? Am I stepping "Out of bounds" by asking about Non Chemical relief??? God bless you all....jm

stkitt
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   Posted 6/25/2007 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   

Good Morning,

I am Kitt and welcome.  What a great husband you are to advocate for your wife.

I do not have a lot of experience with the Natural cures but I know that we have members that do and they will be glad to share.

I wish you peace and hope that you find some sound advice here.

Stay with us.

Gentle Hugs


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freezinginAK
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   Posted 6/25/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   

   I'll get back to you on this one judy-m

  For I know that the chemicals did cause me to have A/P and I now haven't had an Attack or high Anxiety for months now

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damon39
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   Posted 6/25/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Judy-m,
I used to have daily panic attacks for years. I dont know why they started but i did find a way to control them. I only have them once every few months now. Iam fearful of meds so I opted for cognitive therapy. I also ordered one of those anxiety programs that I saw on an infomercial. That helped alot. Meds do wonders for some people but for me it just did not agree. I still have anxiety but not to the point of panic attacks. I still suffer from
dp/dr sometimes but Im working on that also. Its hard sometimes to stop those ruminating thoughts that cause us fear. But I believe there is hope for all sufferers. This website HW is wonderful. Lots of compassion is found here. Your husband is a good man to be concerned enough to post here. I have had to handle anxiety pretty much alone. I found help thru Lucinda Bassett. Great info there. Plus the info here is what truly helped me. Good luck and I hope I was able to Help.....Miles

debaser
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   Posted 6/25/2007 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Chemicals got me kick started, but I believe the real answer (if there is one) is in your own mind. My personal theory is that anxiety is caused not only by ruminating on bad things and whatever else, but also by people neglecting their creativity. The human desire to build, innovate, solve problems, etc. is a strong one, and if that part of the brain idles it can really turn against a person. That's my theory, anyway.
My Brain: My friend, My enemy: A blog to chronicle my attempt to recover from anxiety/panic disorder
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judy-m
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   Posted 6/26/2007 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for the response's.
Freezinginak, I'm also sorry about your forest fires and hope you come out unscathed. The envioramental loss is devistating to all of you, I know. (My spelling is awful today, sorry :() I would like to hear more about your success in overcoming anxiety without chemicals, however, I know the fire hazard is foremost in your thoughts, and rightfully so. Thanks again jm

freezinginAK
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   Posted 6/26/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   

  Sorry not to get back to you to soon Judy-m

  But chemicals started me to have P/A's as I was a Autobody painter and got way overexposed to them and keep ending up in the ER from any chemicals (perfumes, cleaning products and so on) as they would put me into an attack. You would really be surprised how many chemical that do cause anxiety in ppl

  You should look up on the net on some of the house hold cleaners and even make-up for women, it's all around us (look under MSDS on chemicals) that wife uses, you will find that a lot of these chemicals do cause anxiety with in ppl but at the same time they can help but for natural cures I really don't know of any and my wife works at a heath food store.

  But for me I found Lexapro helped but but I had to really put my mind to doing something for myself to help get over it by pure fighting it and not letting it win me over any more so I pushed myself to the limits even with this fire coming I'm still calm and still in control.

  Sometimes ppl look for years on end for what triggers them to happen and it can be right in front of you but the hard part is within the mind to fight back the fear that has developed and learn from it.

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H.I.P.
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   Posted 6/27/2007 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy and Hubby,
There are many many ways to overcome anxiety w/o drugs. The drugs make the symptoms either tolerable or disappear, however, they do not cure you. Once you are off the meds, here come the symptoms again. I learned that first hand. My symptoms were 10 times what they were before I ever went on them! But they did do great while I was on them.
I am in recovery, drug free.
If you are looking at doing this w/o meds, there are a number of things to start with. One is diet. Get a good multivitamin (liquid preferably). I take a really good Omega 3-6-9 supplement and calcium/magnesium complex, and B vitamin as well. This helps A LOT. Exercise is another one. It helps burn off excess adrenaline and is a great stress reducer.
Understand that this will NOT hurt you or harm you. I had my first panic attack in 6 months yesterday - out of the blue. I actually told it --- "OH there you are, I was beginning to wonder where you went." I no longer fear panic attacks so they will come less and less and less and eventually go away. Should I ever have another one down the road due to stress, or something, I know what it is, and just to take some time off for myself.
Take some time for yourself everyday. Something you want to do, not have to do or need to do. Hobby, etc... Hope this helps!

judy-m
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   Posted 6/27/2007 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the info...freezinginAK and also from H.I.P. This is from jim(hubby). I'm pretty well read on chemical free life styles, however, I'm the healthy, never sick, one. I don't have anything to compare to. I really do appreciate your input though. Good luck to both....jim

CBTgirl
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   Posted 6/28/2007 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy M /hubby,

I don't know if cured is the right word for me because I have only been feeling well for a short period of time but I would say I am currently in complete remission. I have not had a panic/anxiety attack in over four months and I was having them almost everyday before I learned the CBT coping skills and started using them. I have not been on meds for the past three months and was on them for several years without interruption prior.

Judy you are fortunate to have such an involved and caring husband in your life.
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