Yes. One night during my therapy session the therapist asked if I had ever considered hypnotherapy, not as some kind of weird tool to take me back to my childhood or anything, but just as a relaxation technique. I told him my husband was a fellow in medical and clinical hypnosis and I could NEVER be hypnotized as I am too reluctant to lose control. Okay, he says and starts to talk, and there I am on the ole leather sofa just listening to his voice...the next thing I knew I was laying down with my head on a throw pillow and he is saying 'Do you think you can drive home?" An entire hour had passed.
Anyway, I felt great, the most relaxed I had felt in many years...until I got home. Then, I had the worst panic attack I had had in ten years. I called the therapist immediately. His explanation was that my body was rebelling against those few panic few moments and was insistant upon throwing me back into the mode I had been living in for most of my life. I don't know...maybe if I knew that attack was coming I might have been able to control it. But it just showed me how persistant and determined anxiety can be. And for those who do not believe it is some kind of chemical imbalance I am living proof that it is.
Don't know what it is like to live without it, and didn't know what to do when I was free of it for just an hour!
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ Meds: Lexapro and valium