true the worst thing you can do ,is take a ds meds if not deppresed//it would work against you not for you// im curious of you illness as in your threads you live the life of a loner /but your agraphobia lets you go to a bar or shopping ect/// you have tried theropy an benzo,s for anxierty //an nothing works//i have acute anxierty an depression ,when anxierty is bad depression near always follows /how you have escaped this is uncanny// do all benzo,s make you depressed .. i am addicted to ativan it dosnt bother me that i am,they still work an without them i would have been like you hidden away with no life//before benzo,s i used to get acute symtoms like hair loss,excema// acute gut pains,anxierty attacks , panick attacks ect ect// ativan worked an i took an ad with a anxierty agent in it// i have a full head of hair an most the symtoms are gone//you have to change ssri,s if they poop but tappering is simple an painless// i have many friends an live a not perfect but a life all the same// the down side is side effects like weight gain an libido loss but still have good sex life// its a lot better than the stick thin shadow of a man i was//what do you see in the future if you have aborted all the med side treatments an theropy //except hypnotheropy do you think that is the answer to all you probs// funny thing i watched a programe last night ,,peter andre the singer had hypnosis to cure his fear of rollercoster rides//after a few sessions he was took by the theropist to thorpe park to ride the famouse saw ride//the managed to get him on the ride because of pure pressuse by friends, an the theropist//he screamed like a baby on the ride an actually had a panick attack there an then//he got of the ride terrified an left the park even more scared than before???????????????????????????????
yer i live the life of a hermit and loner , ive had avoidant personality disorder since i was 5. i occasionally go to a bar or a football match with family.
i frequently go shopping for food , and get my hair cut and things like that. my agoraphobia is bad but not as bad as it could be as i can still do things that others cant. my agoraphobia is not a fear of having a panic attack per say, its more a fear of physical safety therefroe i can manage to go places were i dont think my safety is threatend
ive tried about 5 different meds, cant remember their names though. only one of them worked, it made me feel calm and relaxed but i decided to stop taking it cos i didnt beleive it would treat me at the root casue. later on i decided to give meds another go for some reason but i became suicidal from them. only one of the meds made me depressed but all of the others had their own side effects like insomnia, dry mouth, extremely sore testicals etc...
even though i have a lot of anxiety i am not depressed. im extremely optimistic and look forward to my future and have a deep appreciation for being alive, and i accept myself and my place in the world. i do get a bit fed up sometimes cos im stuck at home , but never depressed
ive tried all kinds of counselling and psychiatric help but it was all useless.
ive had tremendous results with exposure therapy, cbt, hypnosis (both hypnosis self help cds and also going to see an actaul therapist), nlp and also kabbalah (which is a spiritual tool for overcoming problems)
however the problem i have is with taking consistent action because im extremely lazy and undisciplined and i must be the worlds biggest procrastinator. when ive had results in the past ive never been able to build on them amd continue recovering cos i always stop and say ''ill do it another time cos right now i just want to stay comfortable instead of going through the discomfort of change ''
what do you see in the future if you have aborted all the med side treatments an theropy //except hypnotheropy do you think that is the answer to all you probs
well i know exactly how to cure myself at the root i just have to find the motivation and discipline to take action consistently. i have met somebody who has made a full recovery and i intend to follow in his foot steps as soon as i stop procrastinating. my future is extremely bright.
i see the answer as having a few hypnosis/nlp sessions to stop my mind from producing the phobic response in social situation . from there i can use a hypnosis cd every day combined with cbt and some nlp techniques to manifest my new habits, thoughts, feelings and actions
and then a step by step exposure plan to change my behaviour is the only it can be done
and kabbalah is the biggest shining light in regards to beating my social anxiety. this treats the root cause on a spiritual level , the deepest level of all
peter andre the singer had hypnosis to cure his fear of rollercoster rides//after a few sessions he was took by the theropist to thorpe park to ride the famouse saw ride//the managed to get him on the ride because of pure pressuse by friends, an the theropist//he screamed like a baby on the ride an actually had a panick attack there an then//he got of the ride terrified an left the park even more scared than before???????????????????????????????[/QUOTE]
thats one example. hypnosis doesnt have a 100% cure rate. there could have been many factors that conbtributed to this , maybe the hypnotist that treated him was just quite simply a bad hypnotist. ive been to see about 5 hypnotists. one was brilliant and i got results, the other 4 were useless and i wasted my money
for every storie like the peter andre one i can tell you a miracoulous storie were somebodys fear has vanished in 30 minutes
the amount of bad stories out there for meds is shocking