Question by renee: Trying to deal with bipolar and panic disorder but my dr seems to be making me worse?
I was recently diagnosed with bipolar and panic disorder. I was started On lamictal which was fine. For the anxiety i was
previously self medicating with vicodin, ativan or anything i could get so i was given 50 mg vistaril 5x daily. The first time i took it i was asleep for 20 hours like nothing ive experienced before. I was dizzy could barely see and felt like i was hit by a bus. The next time i took it i was asleep fOr the entire day. I called the dr. I felt like i was being accused of lying about the sleeping to get benzos. The dr said i could only take the vistaril or another daily anti anxiety that would help over time. I didnt want the gradual one because i needes something to take for relief during panic attacks. I understand they dont want to give me benzos for risk of addiction but it was the only thing that helped. They prescribed me a lower dose of vistaril even though all it does is make me exhausted and not help with the anxiety. I now feel so tired all the time i feel like im sleeping and i always feel nauseous. I feel like 100x worse than before i sought help. I cried hysterically when i left the office the other day because i desperately need something that will get rid of these overwhelming feelings and let me lead a normal life but the vistaril just makes it worse. I dont know what to do!

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How can I deal with my beliefs about women?

Question by poiuytrewq: How can I deal with my beliefs about women?
I have the belief that ‘women are controlled by subconscious forces that neither they nor others can understand, and about which they deceive both themselves and others’. This belief causes problems in my relationship because I cannot trust my partner.
I’ve been doing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which says you should look for evidence that challenges your unhelpful beliefs – but the nature of this belief makes it unfalsifiable – nothing a woman could do and say could prove it wrong!
Therefore I don’t know how I can overcome it. Any ideas?

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Question by Jake: Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and how to deal with it?
What are the some symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and how to deal with it?

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Answer by Adjeak I
The general answer is there are lots of symptoms and most are pretty unpleasant: trouble sleeping, trouble staying asleep, over-reactive responses to noises or unexpected things around you, irritability and stress, physical problems that don’t seem to make sense (you’re not sick, but you have chronic digestive problems; your heart is OK but you have palpitations and weird beats), obsessive thinking, crying, exhaustion despite getting rest, sleepwalking, bad dreams, night terrors, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, paranoia, picking huge fights for reasons you can’t figure out, depression, aggression, inability to concentrate, hopelessness, and other things.
For an individual person, it depends on what the trauma is/was that sets up this reaction. If it was childhood abuse, for example, you make have one set of symptoms; if rape, another set; if you were in the military, you will probably have another set of symptoms related to things you saw or experienced.
Lots of things help to treat it, but you need to have some expert guidance.
Good therapy by someone who knows how to treat PTSD is hugely valuable. If you are near a VA hospital for instance, you might ask their psych department if they can recommend a therapist in the community who can specifically evaluate you and offer treatment.
Some medications are excellent (especially for relief from anxiety or trouble sleeping). Sometimes meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, tai-chi will give you techniques to help manage symptoms, when they arise, that aren’t particularly severe. Sometimes learning self-defense is helpful, if you felt powerless or victimized. Under some circumstances, bio-feedback has helped patients; sometimes actively imagining and working through the traumatic situation (only with the help of a therapist) – working out mentally what would be a better outcome – will help.
There is some research that suggests that if you take a painkiller very soon after the traumatic event, it becomes less psychologically stressful to you in the long run ( experiments have been done with both mrophine and tylenol).
PTSD can be very, very painful to yourself and people around you. The best answer is get some expert advice!

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How to Deal With Anxiety Attacks & Get Rid of Your General Anxiety

Article by John Cielo

Folks all over are trying to figure out how to deal with anxiety attacks and eliminate their anxiety for good. Here, we’ll look at who suffers from anxiety attacks, the symptoms, why they happen and how they are treated. And we’ll also look at a critical element in how do deal with anxiety attacks. If this is ignored, it can make a cure very difficult to achieve.

First off, anyone can have an attack, man, woman, teenager or child. But research suggests that more women than men suffer anxiety attacks. But, whoever has one, it can be the most frightening experience of their lives. The symptoms of an anxiety attack are so overwhelming, and can come on so suddenly, that the sufferer gets totally caught up in the moment. The symptoms are such that they can truly believe they are having a heart attack and even about to die.

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How to Deal With Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Article by Gerry Restrivera

A person suffering from GAD has exaggerated worries in everyday life even though there is little of nothing to get worried about. If the anxiety is severe, sufferers may have difficulty performing even the simplest daily activities. It is important to know how to deal with generalized anxiety disorder to get your life back on track and experience the daily joy of life.

People with GAD has intense and persistent worries about almost everything in everyday life, cannot relax, find it hard to concentrate, has trouble sleeping and their anxiety is unreasonable. Physical manifestation includes irritability, nausea, trembling, lightheadedness, headaches, muscle tension and profuse sweating. These symptoms are really disturbing and can interfere with school, work and everyday life. Here are some tips to help you deal with generalized anxiety disorder.

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Article by Aron Nolan

<img src=http://www.panicaway.com/images1/Book_small.jpg align=”left” width=”25%” height=”25%”>Panic attack symptoms – Introduction to panic attacksA lot of people are asking what are panic attack symptoms and what are the strategies to stop a panic attack s but first people must know a panic attack isn’t a panic attack is not a sickness it’s a condition and with the knowledge of your panic attack symptoms you may can assume command of your life and live way you want to. Here is a basic list of panic attack symptoms:* Do you ever fear you could stop breathing because your chest feels tight and you’re breathing erratic?* When you drive do you fear the idea of getting stuck in traffic, on a bridge or at red lights?* Have you wrestled with concerned thoughts which may not stop?Panic attack symptoms – Dealing with itIf you have four or more of the above symptoms then you’ll have a limited panic attack symptoms and that implies you want to see a doctor to get checked out. To damage some of the panic attack symptoms down you’ll see that panic attack symptoms can happen if you are under the right conditions. If you find yourself sweating all over or on your hands and feet then you might be suffering from the second panic attack symptoms and now you must start watching out for other symptoms. If you begin to feel like you are choking or you have trouble breathing and you have the other panic attack symptoms then that is four panic attack symptoms that you have and now you want to look out for yourself and see a doctor. You can be afflicted by chest pain followed by the feeling something heavy is laying on your chest and then you will feel lightheaded but customarily you will not pass out. As a result of all of that put together and your panic attack symptoms starting to mix you may feel like the world around you is fake and real or you will feel like you are in a dream or that you are outside your body looking in but still you aren’t so you remember that this is starting be a panic attack and you want to calm down. If you do not calm down then you can lose control and at this point you could have the fear of losing control of yourself in the situation and this is really perilous and cannot lead you to do anything good for yourself. Panic attack symptomsOther panic attack symptomsOther panic attack symptoms are insensibility or feeling the tingles in your fingers and toes or having hot and cold flashed throughout your body. You may also start to look flush or blush or even needing to use the lavatory. Whatever your panic attack symptoms are you’ll have to grasp them and then you’ll need to grasp to act upon your symptoms so you can minimize the damage of the panic attack. Panic attacks are not fun but they will not kill you so just stay calm and think positive because your panic will be over shortly. Panic Away helps thousands of folk around the world in working with panic attack symptoms to panic disorder. Almost all of the people they deal with have been wrestling with stress disorders for years and have often exhausted themselves looking for a solution in each book, course, or treatment program out there. By the time they were given to us, they are extremely doubtful ( as is natural) and have small religion in ever disposing of their condition.John Atkins is the Author of panic attack symptoms. As a panic attack subject, Panic Away helped working with panic attacks not only mentally but in physical and emotional aspect too. Get shot panic attacks! Take your life back! Make them go away! Click here now!.

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Well, anxiety may be a feeling of uneasiness. Everybody feels anxious when placed under traumatic things as an example an exam or an interview. On the other hand anxiety is only thought of to be a mental health problem when it’s long lasting, severe and is interfering with every day activities.

There are five major types of anxiety disorder:- Generalized anxiety disorder, Obsessive- Compulsive disorder, Panic disorder, Post Traumatic Pressure disorder, and Social Phobia. All the types come with very totally different anxiety disorder symptoms.

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Do they work or go out ever?

Earlier this year I was diagnosed with panic disorder. I’m constantly worried and having panic attacks over nothing. I have done so much to try and help get through this; I’ve spoken with psychologists, been put on anti-depressants (lexapro) talked with friends and nothings seems to be working. I had everything going for me before all of this started…I went university which I loved, I was captain of my schools track team, had an amazing girlfriend and once all of this started I lost all of that. Lately I’ve became extremely upset and depressed about all thats been happening; there’s some points during the day where I’ll just cry. I really don’t know how to deal with this anymore, I’ve done everything I can think of. Any advice on how I can cope with this and start feel better?

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