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  •  I listen to Enya. (8+ / 0-)

    close my eyes and use a technique called guided imagery to end a panic attack. It works most of the time. The klonopin is for panic attacks I can't control.

    •  I use Enya when I have a house full of anxious (5+ / 0-)
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      blueyedace2, nchristine, 2liberal, JeffW, crose

      dogs. Well, and some get valium as well.

      I have friends who had a very anxious dog and when they played Ani DeFranco in the car the dog tried to jump out the window.

      They had to listen to George Winston for 7 hours on a long drive to keep her calm! Hard music to stay alert to.

      Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature.

      by ZenTrainer on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 06:58:02 PM PST

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      JeffW, nchristine, FloridaSNMOM

      to Enya for many years for that calming effect she has...I can barely listen to music at all any more however, because of the near PTSD-like memories that music brings. I have to confine my memories to those made within about the last year or life becomes unbearable.

      A friend takes valium every day for anxiety--a very small dose--and it really makes a difference for her. Is that a possibility for you?

      I know what you mean about the fear of Ralph. I had it for a long time--not nearly as severe as you're describing--but eventually I did get Norwalk and had to perform the ablutionary activity, and you know what? Since I felt so much better afterwards I have not been fearful of it since. I have a Lapband and it is not a successful implant. I have to occasionally clear the pipe and I have learned to control the muscles involved in such a way as to protect the implant and port.

      A friend's mom says: "life is great if you don't weaken." Stay strong, rexy.

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