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Hi everyone I'm a newbie to this forum, I've suffered anxiety and panic attacks since I was 17 and I'm now 35. I'm on medication and it helps a little , I have tried everything from CBT ,reiki ,hypnosis, self help books etc and nothing works. I'm sick and tiered of this controlling me and having no life. There isn't the one thing that sets me off it's everything and anything I fear the fear and I'm constantly anxious I just wanna beat this but I'm so scared of the panic please what can I do

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    CBT is commonly not very effective, reiki - thats not proven to do anything for anyone, same with self help books.  Have you tried proper therapy instead of these unproven things?  Psychotherapy is one of the most successful ways to deal with anxiety and depression
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    So sorry you are going through this.

    It sounds like you have been undertreated. If medication was the right one for you or the dosage was right you should have seen massive improvement within the first year of treatment already. You are now under chronic tension from this and likely have  ups and downs over even minor stresses. Too long anyway. We don't know your background or the severity of your condition, but it should not take this long to get well with proper treatment.

    How long have you been on medication and which one/s?

    And as jmcg2014 pointed out - can you go into proper therapy while you are on medication?

    To get back in control it is important to feel that you are in control of your treatment. If your case is undermanaged (e.g. followed by a GP since you were 17...this would be inadequate) then you can demand proper attention (i.e. psychiatric consultation). You can also benefit from psychotherapy to get to the roots of the problem, your subconscious drives and responses etc.

    Trying different approaches is great. In your case however you have been undermanaging your condition and probably did not realize and your doctor obviously did not tell you that you can and in fact should, feel muuuch better by now. 

    Have a word with your doctor, see if you can get a referral to a psychiatrist and/or psychotherapist and let us know how it goes either way.

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    Hello. Just wanted to say I can relate to your distress, I'm in the same boat. Obviously you“ve tried a bunch of different things for years, same here. But no one ever told me they were guaranteed to work - and just my luck, they didn't! I got totally triggered today just trying to 'enjoy' a wälk. Happens a lot. Was aweful for hours. I don't know what to do anymore either. My doctor has nothing. So, you're not alone in this (as you most probaby know). 

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     My anxiety started in my 20s and I am now in my 50s but I have much better control of it. I had every symptom from A-Z and I know how distressing it can be!  One thing I found that really really helps is exercise and I am now doing it on an almost daily basis. I could be suffering from anxiety but after I work out, it is just lifted from me.  It releases endorphins in the brain that combat the anxiety. Another thing that really helps me is ongoing regular counseling.   It always helps to vent to someone who can help and who has the tools to help you overcome this. I continue to go even when I'm feeling better and it's such a great support. Find someone you feel comfortable with    This is hard to overcome on our own. Negative thinking on a chronic basis can actually make negative changes in the brain.  I decided I wasn't going to let anxiety ruin the rest of my life. We have to be relentless.  There is a saying "don't believe everything you think "which is very true. Remember this, FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing  Real.  For years I thought I was going to get MS because my aunt had it and I had all these weird symptoms which turned out to be anxiety symptoms. I wasted years of my life worrying about that and I never developed that condition.  I wasted years of my life worrying about all sorts of things that never happened. Now my thinking is if something happens I will deal with it at that time but I'm not wasting my life with fear anymore. If you can get some exercise  like 20 to 30 minutes either every day or several times a week I really believe you'll notice a difference in how you feel. There are also other things you can do such as the counseling, socialize, eat healthy.  The worst thing we can do is be alone too much and think and think and think which is very destructive. Don't Torture your mind anymore!You deserve a good life and to feel at peace and healthy. Remember the saying there's nothing to fear but fear itself. Enjoy each day and it  helps to do things for other people because it takes the focus off of yourself. Stay active! Stay active! Stay active! 

     

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