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Old 01-24-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
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Phobia treatments?

I was wondering what treatments are out there for someone with mainly 1 phobia.. i've got emetophobia & i'm desperate for some kind of control over my panic attacks. I have a strong family history of severe depression and anxiety problems. Fortunately I have not been hit as hard as the rest of my family..yet.. I hope lol. I don't like the idea of taking a daily medicatoin like Paxil or Effexor or Lexapro, out of the question. Have thought about Xanax but that kind of scares me I know it can be addictive & also have a family history of addiction. I hear it just makes you sleepy and sad. Also thought about trying biofeedback. Did anyone think this helped them? I hated desenstization therapy when I tried, left me scarred mentally & hated cognitive therapy.
What are my options? Anyone else on here what have you done that ans't a dail ymedication to control a panic attack or cure a phobia?

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Old 01-25-2005, 09:46 AM   #2
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I haven't found anything for phobia treatments here either. I am in the metro Detroit area. If you find anything on the web or otherwise pls let me know. My phobias are ruining my life.. I almost can't function on a daily basis and I need something! I'll let you know If I find something as well.. Good luck. [email protected]

Old 01-25-2005, 12:24 PM   #3
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Re: Phobia treatments?

to blondee
theres lots of info and boards about emetophobia on the net, also called FOV or fear of vomiting
xanax as needed would help to calm you
an antidepressant may help a lot, lots of people take them

sometimes we have to do things that we hate at first

Old 01-25-2005, 03:27 PM   #4
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Re: Phobia treatments?

You obviously didn;t have the right therapist for you, there is no way to get over a phobia without exposure therapy medecation can make you less stressed in times of exposure but will not fix the phobia itself

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