question to those who go to therapy....

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   Posted 9/25/2006 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey everyone!!! I just have a few questions... When I was in the ER they gave me some info on counsling, I was just wondering if it really helps??? I think I should look into it, I just dont feel like Im normal...I have always had stupid fears since I was little, but sometimes I just laugh at myself, One time I was in the tub shaving and I cut myself, and I was seriously afraid that I would get some of the body wash that I used in the cut and what if it got into my blood or something, so I like hurry up and jump outta the tub!!!!! Does anyone else have these irrational fears, I mean its not really normal right to worry about stupid stuff like this??? Also today my mom and I were out driving and I felt a little lightheaded kinda like I was out of it or something, I dont know, and we had to go to walmart and I was soooo scared thinking that I couldnt go into the store cause I was feeling like that... is that just anxiety????

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   Posted 9/25/2006 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Angela counseling and medication can be lifesavers. I have depression anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress, and I do extremely well at this time due to medication and counseling. You did not say how old you were but counseling is helpful for youe disorder and obsessive thought patterns. I hope that you do seek counseling soon so that you can feel better and more in control of your actions and emotions. Hoping the best for you angela Phoelona

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   Posted 9/25/2006 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   

I do find therapy helpful even if sometimes its just like having someone to talk to. For me i find it gives me somewhere to "check myself" (reassure im not out in left field somewhere) I have not been going too long at this point but I do find it to be helpful and I am sure others will be along to share aswell.

Good luck

"...I dont want the world to see me
'cause I dont think that they'd understand
When everythings made to be broken
I just want you to know who I am..."
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   Posted 9/25/2006 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   

unwanted fears are associated with OCD, an anxiety related condition

lightheadedness is common from anxiety and stress

counselling can help if the person believes in giving you advice and teaching you how to cope, some dont eyes

all the recovery info you need is in the various self help books for anxiety and agoraphobia, these are much cheaper, but some need to see someone and cant absprb info from the books

a counsellor who just sits there and listens wont help much

recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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   Posted 9/26/2006 7:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Thats so true Harry, my normal therapist is out having twins and she was great about teaching me CBT, breathing, guided imagery ect. The therapist I have while waiting does not do more than I ask for and well it really doesn't do much.

Therapy has done amazing things for me, but it's very important that you find someone you are truly comfortable with and that will teach you coping methods.

Plus, knowledge is power as long as its positive. The self help books have also helped me alot!!!!!

I believe any active steps you take towards getting better will make you better. That make sence?

I have faith that you can completely recover as long as you put all of yourself into recovery!
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