... Several years ago I was watching a late TV show. Claire Weekes was being interviewed about depression and anxiety. ... (10 replies)
... For me, Dr. Claire Weekes is an angel. I have been dealing with anxiety and panick for most of my life. ... (6 replies)
... hi sorry to hear your not well i have suffered with it too only to realise the more you try to rid it the worse it gets i started to say so what if im dizzy when i leave house or if i sweat in a que float with it never fight it also read claire weekes bo0oks she is fantastic x (6 replies)
... One book that has helped immensely is "Hope and Help For Your Nerves" by Claire Weekes. It was written in the 60s, by an Australian, so the terminology is a little funny and outdated, but her words still ring true. Fantastic book! ... (1 replies)
... Hi, this little book was a life saver for me and is in the library or book stores here. It's called"Hope and Help for your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. Also"The Panic Attack Recovery Book" by Shirley Swede and Seymour Sheppard Jaffe, M.D. ... (5 replies)
... Claire Weekes fully supported facing and accepting. ... (6 replies)
... Hi ~ mvhrt gave you some very good advise.
Have you heard the expression Fight or Flight.
That is two things you DO NOT want to do when you feel a panic attack starting. Don't try to fight it (or stop it) and don't try to flee it.
There are 2 phases to an attack.
The trick is not to get to phase 2. (16 replies)
... e. Jete23, use your xanax, don't be ashamed to use it. Nobody knows what goes on in other people's homes. It brings you normality. You'll get over it. As Dr. Claire Weekes says Let time pass and be patient. The Xanax were and are my lifesaver. For me it was compared with Diabetics needing insulin. ... (6 replies)
... In addition to ditching the lexapro and upping your xanax get that book "Hope and Help For Your Nerves" by Dr. Claire Weekes. She describes you to a tee in that book. You'll love it because she understands perfectly and tells you how to approach your condition and overcome it. ... (6 replies)
... It happens whether I take anything or not. I started Lexapro a week ago--took it at bedtime the first day, had panic and palpitations all nite. So I waited a day then took it first thing in the AM--had dizziness, dissociation and dilated pupils all day (I usually have pinpoint pupils most of the time prior to this).
Last nite I jolted awake 5 times--completely out of... (13 replies)
... lly nervous about starting the Paxil, but I felt so bad from all the panic and anxiety I had to give it a try. For me, a combination of taking Paxil and reading Claire Weekes books and the book from Panic to Power, lots of prayer, and thinking positive thoughts really helped. ... (6 replies)
... se I need it, but in two years have only taken it 3 separate occasions. I found the books Peace from Nervous Suffering, and Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes to be very helpful too. ... (10 replies)
... Did you read the book from cover to cover? You have to really WANT to find help for your panic. I know what you mean about feeling like you are smothering. Its from overbreathing and hyperventilating. You have to breathe slow and deep, not shallow. Learn to breathe so your stomach goes up, not your chest. By float, I take it that Claire Weekes (the author) means you... (5 replies)
... There are a few books out there written by Dr. Claire Weekes which can be very beneficial, especially if you keep reading them over and over. ... (5 replies)
... The late Dr. Claire Weekes has written a few books on how to deal with panic attacks. Except when the books were written, it was called nervous suffering or nervous breakdowns. ... (6 replies)
... JustMe333 - My experience with panic attacks is similar to yours. When I reached the point of being afraid of leaving the house, I immediately made an appointment with my doctor. He gave me Ativan - I took 0.5 mg once in the morning and once at night. I also started on PaxilCR 12.5 mg. The Paxil made me nauseous but I stuck with it and in a few days it stopped. Within 5... (4 replies)
... Its Claire Weekes and her books are useful although written many years ago now, she was a poineer in treating anxiety and panic attacks by explanation and offering advice
she also did audio tapes which may still be around (5 replies)
... But I think Claire Weekes clearly described this help in her books! And I feel the Linden Method is a rehash of what she already stated. ... (20 replies)
... and the second was Hope and Help for your nerves by Dr. Claire Weekes. It actually explains all these symptoms in her book. ... (13 replies)
... difficult to answer, depends on where you are as some books are only sold in 1 country, also these books dont stay in print for long often
any self help book for agoraphobia or panic disorder will be a help, see what they have at your local library
you can say you are trying to help a friend who has it :rolleyes:
there are also recovery courses
many of the books and... (1 replies)