I am a wreck. I can’t sleep at night without calling my Mom at least once and saying, “I love you” a million times. I’m afraid something will happen to me or my family and I not there to say good-bye. I always look out my bedroom window at night to see if anything unusual is in the sky. My mom can’t be out more than two hours without me having to call her (when I stay home alone). I hate this experince! It is very frightening and I have even considered taking prescribtion medicine to wave away those types of thoughts. I have talked numerously to the school counselour, but my mind is no where near ease. I never had this anxiety (disorder) last year. It came from no where! What can I do to clear away my anxiety? (P.S. Last night, I had a dream my Dad got shot and this man walked up and said he died, but then I practically jumped awake).
The good news is that anxiety generally responds VERY well to treatment.
There are a number of ways to go about it, but first – I would suggest you speak with your doctor to work out a plan.
You can do biofeedback, meditation (sounds true has a CD called anxiety relief that is terrific), yoga.
You can work with a cognitive-behavioral therapist who can help you get your thinking on track.
And then, there are a LOT of different meds. Some anti-depressants can be if you’re a teen this may not be the best course. There are anti-anxiety meds and then there is propranalol which inhibits the body from having anxiety reactions – so you may start to feel anxious but when your heart doesn’t race and you don’t get a stomach ache, it stops the chain of anxiety and you’re fine.
Or…you might wind up doing a combination of things. just speak with your doctor. This is totally workable!
by: Shrieking Panda
on: 17th April 07