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Posted by: Retha | 2012/05/08

Paniekaanvalle

Ek neem nou vir 6 weke lank lexamil 10mg maar kry nog steeds erge paniekaanvalle - hoe lank neem dit voordat ek enige resultate sal ondervind? Voel nogsteeds of ek ''''n hartaanval wil kry, asook koue gloede, ens.

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All significant psych conditions, such as Panic Disorder, should best be assesse and diagnsed by a psychiatrist rather than a GP, and a psychiatrist should suggest the range of treatments to use ( which may well include medications and CBT style counselling, probably from a psychologist ) - though continuing the medication provision and monitoring progress can be well done by a good GP.
Fears that one will have a heart attack or otherwise drop dead, or go mad, or similar catastrophes, are absolutely typical of Panic Disorder. Fortunately none of these things actually happen - they're how one feels when flooded internally with panic-inducing chemicals.
Usually 6 weeks should be long enough to decide whether this particular med will be useful, and in your situation, apparently this isn't the right one for you. Fortunately, there are many alternatives.
Liza's experienced comments are wise and worthy attending to

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Posted by: Wilfried | 2012/06/03

i was very interested to read your isernt on the UK and the evidence of effective and economical way to ensure that its citizens are receiving treatment which is actually helping. Mental health treatment waiting lists in this country are quite long i live in Northern Ireland where unfortunately many of the people on waiting lists have also disabilities which will incapacitate them for life along with their mental health issues. We here are still waiting for the better care to come our way and many of the serving soldiers who are now living on the mainland are getting no services at all. Many of the service records of these soldiers have been covered up. within communities in Noertern Ireland local commnuity groups from both sides of the divide are have been dealing with these mental health problems for years without funding or resources and i fear it is coming to the boil.

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Posted by: Rose | 2012/05/09

Ek dink ek kry paniek aanvalle en was by my GP hy het toe vir my LEXAMIL 10MG 1 TABLET SAANS en URBANOL 10MG 1 TABLET SOGGENS voorgeskryf maar ek is nou skrikkerig om dit te drink. kan dit verslawend wees want my apteker het gese as ek wil ophou moet dit geleidelik gedoen word.

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Posted by: Liza | 2012/05/08

Jy se nie of ''n GP of ''n psigiater die lexamil voorgeskryf het nie. As dit na 6 weke nog nie werk nie, beteken dit gewoonlik dat dit nie gaan werk nie en dat jy miskien iets anders moet probeer. Gaan terug na die dokter wie die lexamil voorgeskryf het en vra vir hom/haar of jy nie iets anders kan probeer nie.

Dis ook miskien ''n goeie idee om ''n sielkundige te gaan sien wie CBT aanbied. CBT(Cognitive Behavior Therapy) leer mens om die vroee tekens van paniek te herken en hoe om dit self te hanteer sodat die paniek nie heeltemal hand uit ruk nie. Dis soos ''n slegte gewoonte wat gebreek moet word. Waar ek in die verlede medikasie vir my paniek aanvalle en angs moes gebruik, kan ek vandag my paniek vinnig stop sit met die metodes wat ek in CBT geleer het.

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2012/05/08

All significant psych conditions, such as Panic Disorder, should best be assesse and diagnsed by a psychiatrist rather than a GP, and a psychiatrist should suggest the range of treatments to use ( which may well include medications and CBT style counselling, probably from a psychologist ) - though continuing the medication provision and monitoring progress can be well done by a good GP.
Fears that one will have a heart attack or otherwise drop dead, or go mad, or similar catastrophes, are absolutely typical of Panic Disorder. Fortunately none of these things actually happen - they're how one feels when flooded internally with panic-inducing chemicals.
Usually 6 weeks should be long enough to decide whether this particular med will be useful, and in your situation, apparently this isn't the right one for you. Fortunately, there are many alternatives.
Liza's experienced comments are wise and worthy attending to

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