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This is for Shadow, and I, and all those who are looking for something to help calm them down. When I first started with this disorder, I was real big on two things: fear and thinking to the point where it was obsessive compulsive. Working with a biofeedback person and being taught how to breathe and calm myself down was a tremendous start for my beginning to get a grasp on this monster. For those that don't know, you are hooked up to a machine that shows your "anxiety waves" on a screen. You then start working with how you psyche yourself up with anxiety and how you can calm yourself down. The gal I worked with was also a counselor so that really helped add to the mix.

Why I mention this again is that I was watching a show yesterday and they are working with kids with ADD/ADHD and biofeedback. They hook the electrodes on the head and get the kids to watch their brain waves and then educate them on how they themselves can retrain their brainwaves. Retrain your brainwaves??? This to me was a big WoW.

Biofeedback does not work for everyone, as I have learned on this site. Some will poo-poo cbt, medication, and pretty much anything as it has not worked for them. To those of you reaching out for anything that may bring you back to some form of reality, I hope you never give up or count things out because they did not work for someone else.

We are a very special and unique people. Don't give up on yourself. Keep on getting up to do battle. Maybe you can't get up and do it today, but at least lay in the bed or work on the computer with positive thoughts about how ,some day soon, you are going to work on kicking this monster's ass!

Thinking of everyone.
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This is for Shadow, and I, and all those who are looking for something to help calm them down. When I first started with this disorder, I was real big on two things: fear and thinking to the point where it was obsessive compulsive. Working with a biofeedback person and being taught how to breathe and calm myself down was a tremendous start for my beginning to get a grasp on this monster. For those that don't know, you are hooked up to a machine that shows your "anxiety waves" on a screen. You then start working with how you psyche yourself up with anxiety and how you can calm yourself down. The gal I worked with was also a counselor so that really helped add to the mix.

Why I mention this again is that I was watching a show yesterday and they are working with kids with ADD/ADHD and biofeedback. They hook the electrodes on the head and get the kids to watch their brain waves and then educate them on how they themselves can retrain their brainwaves. Retrain your brainwaves??? This to me was a big WoW.

Biofeedback does not work for everyone, as I have learned on this site. Some will poo-poo cbt, medication, and pretty much anything as it has not worked for them. To those of you reaching out for anything that may bring you back to some form of reality, I hope you never give up or count things out because they did not work for someone else.

We are a very special and unique people. Don't give up on yourself. Keep on getting up to do battle. Maybe you can't get up and do it today, but at least lay in the bed or work on the computer with positive thoughts about how ,some day soon, you are going to work on kicking this monster's ass!

Thinking of everyone.
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thank you so much terri*...:)

wonderful post...

very interesting...

i have not heard of biofeedback before...

but everything is worth a try :)

i see my therapist next week and i am going with my mother to sort things out once and for all!

i am going to try different therapies....and will see if they work or not...

if they do...YAYNESS! :D

if they do not...then i will try something else....and then something else again...until things work out!

i refuse to waste my life worrying about things i cannot control and cannot understand!

i need to take a stand...

we need to take a stand...

something will work for us all...you just have to find it...

so get out there people!

woohoo!

*starts dancing*

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thank you so much terri*...:)

wonderful post...

very interesting...

i have not heard of biofeedback before...

but everything is worth a try :)

i see my therapist next week and i am going with my mother to sort things out once and for all!

i am going to try different therapies....and will see if they work or not...

if they do...YAYNESS! :D

if they do not...then i will try something else....and then something else again...until things work out!

i refuse to waste my life worrying about things i cannot control and cannot understand!

i need to take a stand...

we need to take a stand...

something will work for us all...you just have to find it...

so get out there people!

woohoo!

*starts dancing*

;)
 
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I think some selection procedure is kind of the best attempt to get an answer on how to get better.

This is how scientists work in an experimental setting. It is like you try everything out and select particular findings afterwards. It is like you take an objective stand on any possible form of treatment first and put yourself into it once you have tried it all.

I did that some time ago when I took the yellow pages and wrote down every number that sounded worth a shot.

I have to admit that, well, I never called any of em cause I would have had to check the insurance stuff first but I was too worn out to deal with all that.
But now that my meds seem to work in the sense of more energy and lifted mood I could begin once again with the selection procedure.

Anyway, terri, thanks for your post.
 
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I think some selection procedure is kind of the best attempt to get an answer on how to get better.

This is how scientists work in an experimental setting. It is like you try everything out and select particular findings afterwards. It is like you take an objective stand on any possible form of treatment first and put yourself into it once you have tried it all.

I did that some time ago when I took the yellow pages and wrote down every number that sounded worth a shot.

I have to admit that, well, I never called any of em cause I would have had to check the insurance stuff first but I was too worn out to deal with all that.
But now that my meds seem to work in the sense of more energy and lifted mood I could begin once again with the selection procedure.

Anyway, terri, thanks for your post.
 
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