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4yrs anxiety.Gp suspects ocd&bipolar.Returning to therapy w/a new psychologist.Very anxious about dealing with these issues&seeing someone new? Help?
New start: I agree with dr. Cohen, it is very important that you get on the right medication if you have ocd and bipolar. It is normal to be anxious about starting with someone new, especially if you have tried with someone who missed your diagnosis in the past. If you do get on the right medication you have a much better chance of dealing with these issues and having a better life. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caregiver for family with serious issues. Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue in myself.Having troublecopin. Don't like psych med but need help copiing?
Could ease when: You feel better? Lyrica (pregabalin) can decrease the pain associated with fibro-tried it? Sometimes treating pain before the stress helps and other times--any measure to decrease the amount of anxiety. Great that you are reaching for help. Have any way to decrease the daily stress? Yoga, meditation, warm baths, acupuncture? New osteopathic school in pikesville, KY may have clinic for osteopathic treatment. ...Read more
Needing some good advice. Having fibro, OCD from pts, social phobia and anxiety, how do I cope with work beeing HS teacher and hyper sensible person?
Local groups: Many communities have support agencies available. You should seek resources nearby. ...Read more
See details: Are you under the care of a rheumatologist? If the flares are frequent, medication adjustments can be helpful. The major thing is that no therapy is 100% effective so there will be periods of increased pain and fatigue. Speak with the doctor treating your fibro and see if any changes in meds are indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect. ...Read more
Afraid to lose job but looking for support to deal with a boss who has narcissistic personality disorder?
Difficult Situation: If your boss is truly narcissistic, and if you have to deal with him/her on a frequent basis, then there is a high probablity that this is becoming an unhealthy work environment for you. It may be helpful for you to see out support through counseling. You will also want to look for healthy outlets to relieve stress. Ultimately you may want to consider a healthier work setting. ...Read more
Holidays can be : challenging. Expectations R high and disappointments R common. If U have problematic relationships w' family members, plan shorter visits, meet a friend 4 coffee or lunch over the holiday vacation, take walks on your own, play w' the kids 2 avoid adult tensions, help w' cooking or clean up, avoid alcohol which lowers inhibitions and could lead 2 saying or doing things U may regret later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Self care: In times of stress try to engage in good self care- it is not always easy but helps with issues like caregiver burnout. Tips include good rest and sleep, healthy eating, finding some time for preferred and pleasurable activities, and taking short breaks if possible. If feeling very overwhelmed it may be with talking to a professional such as your doctor or a therapist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you caring : For your parents? Between your job, taking care of your parents and your children - it is essential that you somehow find a way to care for yourself. To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi >. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hallucinations: Its best to find out the accurate diagnosis and if necessary get multiple opinions as it will be a life changing event. Atypical antipsychotics are usually the first line of treatment in hallucinations but please clarify the cause and treat the cause for example if drug induced, medication induced etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) 4 managing & even overcoming social anx: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment 4 social anx will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones u fear only a little 2 others u fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! WATCH: http://youtu.be/gmEJEfy5f50 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Social anxiety disorder - are there treatments to get better without medication? Having SAD affects to employment?
Social Anxiety: Anxiety always started somewhere with a true threat, and the best long-term solution is to work with a Psychologist expert in treating anxiety disorders. I highly recommend EMDR Therapy as a faster and more tolerable therapy. www.emdria.org can help you find an EMDR trained therapist in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The lupus book: a guide for patients and their families by daniel j. Wallace. ...Read more
Lifelong history depression &gad, diagnosed ptsd 2007, worsened depression. Tried so many drugs, different therapies, ready to give up. Suggestions?
Skilled therapist: That sounds really difficult. It might be a good idea to find a psychologist whose specialty is trauma and ptsd. Emdr and other body based therapies with a skilled practitioner could also help. Psychologytoday.Com is a good resource to find someone who will be a good fit. All the best and I do hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety ruining life! I've tried groups, forums, counselling and breathing exercises nothing works please help. Its general anxiety its making me ill?
You don't say....: ....That you have tried any kind of medication. Please, see your md and ask about meds for anxiety. Unless you have bipolar disorder, which would be a contraindication to taking an antidepressant alone, the ssri's are the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Don't let it ruin your life. Get help! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers