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anyone doing cbt for anxiety ?

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candyfluff Sun 19-Jul-09 16:00:00

ive had two sessions so far and my dr says i have hyperventilation syndrome ,for which i have to do some breathing exercises.
i have some homewrok to do also that includes doing thnigs that would normally make me anxious and i have to keep a dairy
im not sure its gonna help i have felt more anxious since starting ? why would that be ,do you think its coz im trying to tackle it headon ?

candyfluff Mon 20-Jul-09 08:40:51

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katster37 Thu 30-Jul-09 14:38:44

Hi Candyfluff I have been doing CBT for anxiety for several months now. I have found it, on the whole, to be really effective. You're right, a lot of the homework does involve 'testing' certain situations, but it can be really helpful in proving to yourself that the perceived threat/danger/source of worry is much less than you feel. I have read several times that CBT is the best way of tackling anxiety issues, and I am certainly inclined to agree from my own POV. Good luck, it is not easy but I hope you will find it helps you.

anchovies Thu 30-Jul-09 14:47:35

I had a problem swallowing due to anxiety and had the same thing when I started, it got much worse (probably because I was thinking about it all the time) but a couple of sessions in I started to see some improvements then a while later it just kind of clicked and got better almost instantly.

anchovies Thu 30-Jul-09 14:48:29

Oh and good luck and stick with it, it will all be worth it

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