I dont what its like in other parts of the world but here in Scotland it strikes me that for a problem that is so huge as anxiety and there are so many of us suffering from it that very little is known about
it, There is a nine month waiting list to see a psychologist on the NHS. It makes me angry that i went to my GP was given beta blockers and Fluoxetine and no counselling or cbt or any such thing was even mentioned, its like take your meds and go away. This anxiety is so hard to live with. Its about
time that poor mental health was treated the same as physical illness.
I wanted to let everyone know that suffers from anxiety/panic attacks about
a great app that i found for my phone through the play store its called Excell at life. Its really good has some really good audios on it including one that you can listen to when your actually experiencing an attack. I hope some people find it as useful as i do. I have also written on my mirror in my bedroom the cycle of anxiety- Unconcious/ concious negative thoughts - anxiety- physical symptoms - fight or flight - panic and back to negative thoughts and the cycle of fear of fear continues. I have written i need to break the cycle and dont be scared its not your heart. i know this sounds silly but it helps calm me i can see it in bed and i have taken a pic of it and have it as my screen saver.
Does anyone else have any tips with what has helped them.
I have managed to get out of bed today, but still cant go outside and am terrified to go in a bath.