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[QUOTE=bwalden30;4637968]I am glad that i read this.....I too have been having the same fears. My dad was just diagnosed with ALS and now I have the fear that I am going to have it as well. Last week, after reading up on ALS, I started feeling as I was having muscle twitches (that were not constant) and my tongue started feeling heavy (which I assume could be from all of the tension in my face). I automatically freaked out and chalked it up to ALS. I knew that it was most likely my anxiety playing with me. I have got to learn to relax more and put the ALS theory to rest and move on.[/QUOTE]

Have you ever tried CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)?
First make sure they are a "certified" "cognitive behavioral therapist". I had one therapist that was pretty much a talk therapist who claimed to also do CBT and it was 100% crap. Anyway, since going to CBT I was able to get 95% of my anxiety out of my life, I don't feel it anymore and was able to get 100% of my panic attacks out of my life.

It's been a couple years now and the results are staying with me. One book to read is called "Neural Path Therapy". It tells you how you got to having anxiety in the first place, the actual "physical & chemical" aspect of it and how to undo it. It all comes down to "neural paths". The 2nd one is called "S.O.S. for the emotions", in CBT, my therapist gave it to me to go along with my therapy and it REALLY solved my issues with anxiety and everything. CBT + those 2 books.

Before this, I tried anti anxiety meds, antidepressants, talk therapy, hypnotherapy, avoiding my triggers, meditation, yoga, you name it. None of those worked. Since CBT, aside from not having anxiety (except for that small 5% of the time which I can manage and is few and far between) and not having panic at all, I have been so much better able to handle stress, people, relationships, MYSELF, etc., soooooooooooo much better and things don't stress me out like they used to.

CBT really teaches you how to let it all roll off you and not be bothered by big and small things. I paid for extra visits because I wanted to rush my therapy so I did 2x a week for 2 months. If you're a cash payer, you have the money up front for all your visits, you can negotiate a much smalled per-session fee from them. If you want to do extra visits and have insurance, you can use insurance for as many as they will pay for in a month and pay they rest yourself and still negotiate the cash price.

Even if someone is not having anxiety or panic, and are just having trouble with relationships, family, etc... or have anger, stress, or are hurt easily... Pretty much any emotional reaction you have to anything, you can change and be a better person and best of all FEEL better in any situation. I'm not a therapist, so I'm not trying to sell anyone on anything but CBT is a great thing to try if you have any issues. It's one of the only things that works for PTSD as well... I think the success rate from what I read on the cbt site was about 75% for that.
[QUOTE=t_411;4638038]Have you ever tried CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)?
First make sure they are a "certified" "cognitive behavioral therapist". I had one therapist that was pretty much a talk therapist who claimed to also do CBT and it was 100% crap. Anyway, since going to CBT I was able to get 95% of my anxiety out of my life, I don't feel it anymore and was able to get 100% of my panic attacks out of my life.

It's been a couple years now and the results are staying with me. One book to read is called "Neural Path Therapy". It tells you how you got to having anxiety in the first place, the actual "physical & chemical" aspect of it and how to undo it. It all comes down to "neural paths". The 2nd one is called "S.O.S. for the emotions", in CBT, my therapist gave it to me to go along with my therapy and it REALLY solved my issues with anxiety and everything. CBT + those 2 books.

Before this, I tried anti anxiety meds, antidepressants, talk therapy, hypnotherapy, avoiding my triggers, meditation, yoga, you name it. None of those worked. Since CBT, aside from not having anxiety (except for that small 5% of the time which I can manage and is few and far between) and not having panic at all, I have been so much better able to handle stress, people, relationships, MYSELF, etc., soooooooooooo much better and things don't stress me out like they used to.

CBT really teaches you how to let it all roll off you and not be bothered by big and small things. I paid for extra visits because I wanted to rush my therapy so I did 2x a week for 2 months. If you're a cash payer, you have the money up front for all your visits, you can negotiate a much smalled per-session fee from them. If you want to do extra visits and have insurance, you can use insurance for as many as they will pay for in a month and pay they rest yourself and still negotiate the cash price.

Even if someone is not having anxiety or panic, and are just having trouble with relationships, family, etc... or have anger, stress, or are hurt easily... Pretty much any emotional reaction you have to anything, you can change and be a better person and best of all FEEL better in any situation. I'm not a therapist, so I'm not trying to sell anyone on anything but CBT is a great thing to try if you have any issues. It's one of the only things that works for PTSD as well... I think the success rate from what I read on the cbt site was about 75% for that.[/QUOTE]


t_411

Thanks for the reply....No, I have never tried CBT. I have always had anxiety problems, although don't really have panic attacks per se, but it has gotten much worse lately. But this is something that I will definitely look into. I don't want to live the rest of my life battling this.
[QUOTE=bwalden30;4638049]t_411

Thanks for the reply....No, I have never tried CBT. I have always had anxiety problems, although don't really have panic attacks per se, but it has gotten much worse lately. But this is something that I will definitely look into. I don't want to live the rest of my life battling this.[/QUOTE]

You're welcome.. :-)
I thought it was something I was going to have to live the rest of my life with too before CBT cause I tried so many things so I know what you go through with it. You can get your life back to what it was before anxiety... It just takes some time and effort to follow through with the CBT.
I made my user name here years ago back when I was having panic attacks and I hate it now. I wrote to admin just this week to see if I can change it to get the word panic out of it.

Take care.....





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