Oh the seperation anxiety. To me, it might be something else deeper to make her worry so much for this long. I don't know, that's up to your psychologists to come up with that.
Yes, I am on medication. I am on Zoloft. I didn't start mine until I was 16. It has done a lot for me, which is great because it was the first med. I tried and usually it takes some people to try a few out to find the right one for them.
I understand completely about you being against medication, especially with her being so young. Unless there's a less harmfull medication for youth, I don't recemmond it either. The only reason why I was put on medication was because I was housebound and had panic attacks in my own backyard.
I think with her being so young you might have a better chance of her over coming it. I'm not sure, i'm not a doctor so it's my own random opinion.
the things that helps me sometimes when I go through anxiety and I have to go to work or go do something, i try and think about what I'm going to do afterwards, like if there's a good show on, or if I want to read, or something good is made for dinner.
I know my parents also rewarded me when I did something good like go to the store for them, or make it through school they would let me see my boyfriend or in your daughters case you can tell her she'll get some ice cream.
I also used to walk around in the park during the day when the others were in school, but I don't suggest that a 9 year old walk around by herself...haha.
This actually made me cry. I was like that starting 4th grade. In and out of the nurses office, constantly missing school, crying and begging my mom to let me stay home. And the main reason was because I thought I was gonna be sick also, which I have pinpointed my anxiety to emetephobia (Fear of vomit/vomiting) If I hear, see or even think about it, I panic. It's great that she has a mother that is being supportive and that she's open to tell you how she's feeling. (Note my family is very supportive, I just never knew exactly what I was scared of so i never told my parents). Having her start her anxiety at such a young age is devastating, and I truely feel for her. I'm wondering, around kindagarten has she gotten a bad flu? had a bad experience with sickness? My anxiety developed after I was rushed to the emergency room after taking the wrong medicine for poison ivy and was forced to throw it up.View Thread
hi heather! I'm actually on zoloft and the only symptoms I had was gaining weight...but when i started taking the medicine I actually started eating, and when they tried putting me on 150 mgs i was too sleepy and sluggish so I went back to 100mg. There is relief. You just need to find the right medicine and the right attitude even though 99% of the time when you're anxious...why have a good attitude? It'll be hard but it's important because that always helps. I hope you tell your doctor about the side effects before it becomes more serious or other serious ones start up. I also help everything gets better
What always helped me was going to the park on a really nice day. I dont know about your park but we have a little petting zoo. Maybe you can take your daughter to feed some ducks View Thread
So I have had anxiety and emetephobia (Fear of sick) since i was about 6 or 7. Last week I had a great week, I felt great and didn't worry about anything! Then 5 days ago I ended up getting sick all night. Im going back to work today, and I'm scared to death. I know it's been 3 or 4 days since I got sick, but I'm scared that it's going to happen again at work, and I have a half hour drive. In my mind, since last week I wasnt worrying about it, I wasn't being "cautious" enough. Which scares me. I really don't want to go back to square one. It feels like just because I got sick I had 30 steps forward then 50000 steps back.
I just need some reassurance. Please. Thank you.View Thread
I've been told numerous times medication is to help with a little push, the rest is on you. The doc is righttherapy is very very very helpful, I highly suggest it. But I am on zoloft, and i've always been on zoloft,I have never taken any other kind of medication. 100 mil. which I'm gonna be doing 125 mil. soon. But different medications helpdifferent people but hopefully it'll work for you! and it's a lot safer than xanax. I get panic attacks at work too, in retail. It usually only happenswhen I work in the mornings because I haven't had time to clear my head. Most of the time as soon as I get there about a half hour later it goes away if it's busy. When I feel an attack is coming, I ball my fists up as tight and as hard as I can,then I relax them, and so on.(If I had a stress ballthat would help even more! but i don't:( ). It helps ease my anxiety and it calms me, and it beats running in a corner crying and scratching androcking, so no one would know!View Thread
It could be. From what i've heard from my aunt and my mom they have totally different feelings when they have a panic attack. My mom gets scared she's having a heartattack and my aunt actually thought she was having strokes with hers. I'm not a doctor. I would personally talk to the doctors and see ifthey know any good counslers in the area. They can usually pick up on stuff like that. Just to be on the safe side keep sticking with the doctors just in case. You never know. I hope things get better View Thread
This kind of reminds me of when I first dealt with my panic. I didn't think I had seizure though, I actually thought I had the flu and that whole summer I stayed home. I had tests done and x rays and nothing showed up. I was actually almost misdiagnosed as an anorexic because since I never felt well, I hardly ate andwent from weighing a healthy 130 to 104 in 2 months.
It is hard finding medication that is right for you and i'mhappy you know the depression is only from the anxiety and that you have a good back up medicine that you know wont turn you into a zombie View Thread
I actually did see a counsler for 5 years, but since money has been so tight lately I had to stop going to her. It did help me a lot just to talk to someone that I knew couldn't judge me because she has heard way worse stories haha. And just recently after years and years I have finally figured out what does trigger my anxiety and it turns out im emetophic! Now I just need to figure out how to get over that one and hopefully it will reduce my anxiety.View Thread
thank you so much! I did actually watch some of your breathing techniques, which at first I was really hesitant because I've been told to do the whole breath deep with nose and out with mouth after five seconds. But once you said "Think of a body part and say it in your head" really really helped alot. I also told myself today to "stop it" with the anxiety. I also did about ten minutes of yoga along with the breathing, and today I felt so much better, I wasn't stressed out or anything. And it is genetic in my family (my mom's side). My brother has it too but not as bad as me. I have a huge fear of being sick, so when I work about a half hour away from my home it tends to stress me out. But again thank you so much for the link as well, i'll have to send it to him.View Thread