Hi R.S. and welcome!
I am sorry to hear of your returning anxiety, symptoms, and subsequent health realted fears.:( We understand how all of this feels, and can completely relate!
It is good that you have explored some of your treatment options, and had some previous success with them. This is indicative that you can once again get back to a good place of rebcovery.:)
If you are looking to not start back on an Rx, there are plenty of good options to still explore.
What did you find helpful as far as the tools you learned in therapy? Did you work specifically on CBT, or work towards recovering from the health anxiety? If not, these may be things you want to look into now.
We have some great self-help tools here in our Resources! In the link below, you will find relaxation exercises, and coping skills to lower your overall anxiety levels.
In addition, I have pulled from these Resources some specific links I think would be helpful for you at this time.
These are for daily use to keep your stress managed. Practicing everyday should bring good results.
Self Help sites with breathing/relaxation exercises instructions
Panic attack relief exercises:
These next links are for working through health related anxiety. Often we fear that we are having a physical issue due to the severity of our anxiety symptoms. This is a common issue, and therefore, we have these helpful tools available right here! Taking the time to go through these and do the work is well worth the effort.
Health Anxiety - A Self Help Guide:
Helping health Anxiety
Health Anxiety- The Super Scanner
Keep talking with us...we understand, care...and support is key!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 2/11/2015 11:19:01 PM (GMT-7)