Anxiety 2 Calm

Archive for April, 2006

A reader’s experience of Xanax

An Anxiety 2 Calm reader sent me this personal experience of what it’s like to use Xanax. “I have been battling agoraphobia for several months now, and after  doing all the exercise, CBT, dietary changes etc.. they helped, but I  was still stuck and scared to death of panic.  I recently started  using xanax – […]

Being Happier

We all want more. Perhaps that is due to modern societies pressure, or perhaps it has always been this way. More importantly this constant desire and striving for more is both a cause of anxiety and a symptom of the deep insecurity which is often behind anxiety and panic. Often, we strive for what we […]

Motivation to over come anxiety

Making changes at a subconscious level is one key to overcoming anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. One way to do this is to think about what you actually think you can achieve. There is little point in trying to achieve something that you don’t think is possible. If you try to do that you are […]

Buteyko Shallow Breathing for Anxiety and Panic

The Buteyko method was developed by a Russian of the same name primarily for lung disorders. But retraining your manner of breathing can have a major effect on your anxiety and panic attack levels. Many people with Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia) orGeneralized Anxiety Disorder have very bad breathing habits, which can be changed […]

Anxiety and Panic – Correct Breathing

Anxiety and panic attack sufferers always seem to be given the same advice when it comes to breathing: take long deep breaths from the diaphragm. But does this actually work? Well, in times of high anxiety or panic anything which slows down the rate of breathing is bound to be beneficial. That said, therapists and […]

Existential Anxiety

Existential Anxiety Have you ever felt a strange kind of unreal anxiety that just made you think how weird life was? Have you ever felt that you were part of some gigantic board game? Have you ever gone dizzy wondering what was there before the universe was created in the big bang or made by […]

Effexor XR – A Personal Experience

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is often treated with Effexor XR, which is also commonly prescribed for depression and social anxiety. Also called Venlafaxine HCl, Effexor XR is thought work on two neurotransmitters (as opposed to the more modern SSRIs which only work on one). Both Serotonin and Norepinephrine levels should be stabilised by this drug, […]