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I am having panic attacks and horrible anxiety and my family

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I am having panic attacks and horrible anxiety and my family Dr does not prescribe Xanax or anything else. What should I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Therapist Leslie replied 1 year ago.

Good evening and thank you for your message. I believe we have corresponded earlier in the evening but I wanted to pass along some direction on this.

You can do one of two things.....connect with a local psychiatrist who can do a full evaluation and prescribe psychotropic medication. Or, connect with a psychotherapist who can speak to your doctor directly, explaining you are in therapy and see if he/she will prescribe.

I am so sorry you are struggling and imagine everything feels a bit overwhelming right now. Thankfully there are some really amazing techniques and tools for managing anxiety. It would be incredibly helpful for you to learn these as a way of navigating your anxiety. A therapist can be incredibly helpful with this.

I would also recommend examining your diet and avoiding highly processed foods and caffeine. I would also recommend finding a way to incorporate some exercise into your life as well (if you aren't physically active currently). These will, of course, assist as well.

Have I answered your question? Is there anything else I can help you with? Please let me know how I can help further.

Take good care.

Warm regards,

Therapist Leslie