What Triggers Anxiety & What Medicine Can Be Taken For It

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   Posted 10/24/2006 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   

What Triggers Anxiety & What Medicine Can Be Taken For It?

ive never really understood what triggers the anxiety. or what medicine is good for it. and how do i explaine it to my doctor without sounding nuts lol.
and can the medicine be bought or does it have to be prescribed.

thanks. - Spenty

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   Posted 10/24/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   

it can help to take a note to doc and ask him to read it, docs have heard everyting before and cant be shocked

searching for causes or triggers of anxiety or panic attacks is old fashioned and seldom helped much but took lots of  time and expense

the modern approach is to accept that anxiety and panic attacks will happen, often when not expected, and to learn in advance how to cope and work your way thru them this is called CBT

valium and perhaps an antidepressant often help, an ordinary doc should prescribe them, IMO seeing a psychiatrist isnt worthwile

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 10/24/2006 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I know the root cause that triggers them trying to come on. The root cause is always fear. Fear, like worry always exagerates and blows things out of proportion. Least that's the case for me. I'm not on meds.Did(and still do) alot of self-encouragemnet and prayer.

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   Posted 10/24/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi spenty

I don't seem to have tiggers, anxiety just seems to be a part of me, I don't get panic attacks anymore, but I sure haven't forgot how they feel.

I think learning to cope with your with your A/P, and maybe medication to help you to cope is your best bet. I am on Zolft and Klonopin, which is really helping me. Medications have to be prescribed by your doctor, and don't worry s/he won't think your nuts, A/P is a real illnes, not a nutty thing. IMO I don't much care for phsyciatrists, but a therapist could be very helpful in teaching you how to cope.

I hope this helps somewhat, and you get some help soon.

Hugs Judy smurf

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   Posted 10/25/2006 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, i just wanted to let you know, if you go through the archives, there are so many diff threads on this, and you could find out some good info! Just a suggestion ;) I learn something everytime i go back and read again lol take care and best to ya
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   Posted 10/25/2006 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree I do have triggers that set me off and I am well aware of them and I can most times stop them .......with breathing, meditation , going for a lond drive walking in nature ect....
As harry said write down all you are feeling and then present it to your doc they wont be shocked believe me..hold NOTHING BACK
No matter how small it may seem still put it down :all of it every last little thing: this way is the only way you will and can be properly DX with the A/P
There are so many different meds out there only your doctor can prescribe and find you the right one for you
There will no doubt be many trial and errors but that is the norm doe meds for theis Illness so it seems
what works for ons doenst necessarily work for another
Please keep us posted on what you are doing and how things are doing and hey "stick with us " we are a great group of peeps really
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