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   Posted 3/28/2009 5:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Every time I go in radiation I have a PA, yesterday it was so bad it went into an ashtma attack too.  I found a rememdy 4 adavants with a percocet (hey I popped the perc cuz I had a migraine lol).  Worked like a charm, and I fell asleep. Anyhow, they say I'm a danger to myself now....and insist of medicating me themselves and doing medications that have never worked in the past. They won't listen to me. I feel like kicking some ass. I know I need the radiation. How do I get them to listen and what else can I try to stop the PA attacks?
--Doomed smurf
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   Posted 3/28/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   


How about a hypnosis? Hypnosis finds its most common clinical utilization in the treatment of anxiety and its related states, not only because of anxiety's prevalence, but because hypnosis has such a clear role as a potent anti-anxiety agent.

It works for a lot of people.  Might want to look into it.



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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I think they will listen to you when they feel like you are listening to them. I'm not berating you here, I'm just saying that they have a professional and legal obligation to make sure you are safe, and not communicating that you "get" what they're saying makes them feel that you aren't listening and addressing their concerns. Battling against them sounds counter=productive. I mean, you are on the same team, which is working to get you better, right?

I know if I was in your position, I would be very angry, not only about this situation, but also because of your health and how it's changed your life. I don't know if you are doing any counseling, but I have never known of an instance in which that didn't help. It will also ease the fears and concerns of those treating you, and perhaps then you can reach a compromise with them. and get them to realize that the easing of your anxieties is as important to you as the radiation.

And by all means ASK them to give you a Valium or something to relax you before your radiation treatment. They WANT you to be as comfortable as possible, and I see absolutely nothing wrong with them fulfilling that request.

Please also know that we are all behind you here, and you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope this helps.


"Come to the edge," he said.
"We're afraid!" they replied.
"Come to the edge," he said.

He pushed them, and they flew...

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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I had to go for an MRI last spring, and found that meditation & visualization exercises really helped me to relax during the 45 mins I was 'in the tube'. I have also used hypnosis to help with anxiety and stressful situations, and really all of these methods are complementary....helping us to relax and focus on particular thoughts and images. Not saying meds don't have their place.....I just can't use many of them due to drug allergies, so I've had to look for alternative methods. Smurfy, I'm very sorry for your struggle. I can understand how frustrated you must feel. I hope the next experience is not so hard on you, and also hope some of the suggestions in this thread will help.

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   Posted 3/30/2009 4:00 AM (GMT -6)   

I can't add anything else - just want you to know that I hear you and am sending supportive hugs. It is so hard when you feel like your doctors aren't listening or believing you. I hope the lines of communication will open up better, so that you can concentrate on what's important: healing!



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   Posted 3/30/2009 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey, there! My goodness, but you're going through a lot. No wonder you're suffering from panic attacks. You need to be your own best friend right now. Positive words, sleep and good food are what you need. Practice meditation so when you're getting your radiation treatment you won't feel so badly. Meditation really does help. You are in my thoughts and prayers! Hang in there!
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