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Anxiety relief... What do you do?

I have horrible anxiety attacks all the time. I try deep breathing but it hardly ever helps. I'll take a xanax now & then, but it always comes back! Any relaxation tips? Thanks.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Dec. 18, 2008 in Health

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  • Xanax is only a 4 hour pill.........which is why I use it. Anxiety is a lifelong thing until you find the deep seated cause of it, and start working on repairing it.

    Answer by EireLass at 1:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • I have the same problem and take Atavan, which I think is the same as xanax. I listen to relaxation music often and try to take "time outs" when I can. It also helps to talk to someone, even if you aren't looking for advice. It helps to just "vent".

    Answer by goinginsane1 at 1:22 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Exercise is also great because it releases endorphins that make you feel better.

    Answer by goinginsane1 at 1:23 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • Xanax. I had bad anxiety attacks after we lost our daughter.

    Answer by babycakes254 at 2:25 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • behavior therapy, and talking about my problems w friends just venting out! the more u talk the less anxious u get, also excersice and dancing!

    Answer by nellibatel at 3:27 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • I am taking prozac and wellbutrin and seeing a therapist. Since I have been put on meds no more attacks for me. When I would get an attack I would take deep breaths, remind myself this attack will pass. I had to go outside for fresh air & quite time. Having an attack is very scary. Good Luck.


    Answer by Anonymous at 3:52 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

  • I take Celexa. Nothing else worked and my anxiety was causing pretty severe chest pain.

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:57 PM on Dec. 18, 2008

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