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Posted by: lala | 2011/01/20

Fear

Good day. I had a very stresful year last year but coped rather well. This year I have a lot of stres at work, I am acting as the boss and I have to do 3 people''s work plus I am busy with my honnores. I am getting panic attacks for a week now. I am drinking natural calm relievers but they are not working all the time. I am starting to sleep bad at night, getting night sweats. I am afraid as I have a heart condition where my heart beats too fast because of a valve malfunction and I am prone to high blood pressure. I feel exhausted halfway through the day because of the stress and attacks. I have takes anti-depressants before but stopped it 2 years ago. Should I visit my doctor to take medication until I feel more adapted at work and with the busy schedule or should I keep on taking natural remedies and hope the feeling will pass soon (although it already feels like I am in a routine to stres, I am constantly worrying) Please help, I feel like crying and my self-esteem is low because usually I am good at taking stresful situations but I feel lost now. IMy hands are constantly shaking and the fear of people seeing it stresses me even more. Help !!!!

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There are no natural calmers, only some sedaives available without prescription which sometimes help. Seeing a psychologist providing CBT ( Cognitive-behaviour Therapy ) can be a more useful approach, to work on better planning your work ( its not fair or sensible for you to do 3 or 4 jobs ) and to learn to deal better with such stresses as arise.
And don't leave this to a GP, see a proper specialist psychiatrist for a full assessment and advice on what medication might be most helpful, too.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011/01/20

There are no natural calmers, only some sedaives available without prescription which sometimes help. Seeing a psychologist providing CBT ( Cognitive-behaviour Therapy ) can be a more useful approach, to work on better planning your work ( its not fair or sensible for you to do 3 or 4 jobs ) and to learn to deal better with such stresses as arise.
And don't leave this to a GP, see a proper specialist psychiatrist for a full assessment and advice on what medication might be most helpful, too.

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