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Anxiety MS: Can Anything

Help Reduce

 Multiple Sclerosis Anxiety?

Have you had a problem with anxiety MS can include as a possible symptom?

Can anything be done to help reduce Multiple Sclerosis anxiety?

Well, I myself have had periods of time where I have had a very difficult time with anxiety related to my case of Multiple Sclerosis.

This can be a very difficult MS symptom to get under control, if you really have no idea what can contribute or even trigger anxiety with Multiple Sclerosis.

The more you can find out about what can trigger anxiety in Multiple Sclerosis, the more likely you are to be able to avoid the triggers, where possible.

Can the way that we choose to react to the events that occur in our daily lives contribute to the amount of anxiety that we are feeling most days?

From my point of view, I think so.  I think that there are things that we can change that help us with reducing MS anxiety, that are more life style changes than anything else.

Is there anything that we can change that can help to reduce how anxious we are feeling after we have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis?

Again -- I think the answer is yes...there are things that we can do or not do that can help those of us with Multiple Sclerosis.

Things we can control include changing how we focus our minds and changing what we put in our bodies. We can change the way we think and how we go about focusing our thoughts on different things.  We can also change what we eat or drink.  Medical science and doctors have verified that eating the right foods supports the body in healing. These are 2 big areas that can help reduce Multiple Sclerosis anxiety.

Possible triggers for anxiety MS can bring with it can include:

*  Worrying -- this doesn't help anything when it comes to the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on our bodies.  Worrying can actually trigger us to stress out, which can trigger more MS relapses or MS exacerbations, that can actually add to our MS symptoms by increasing the number of MS symptoms that can actually appear, increase the amount of demyelination or scarring to the spine and the brain or possibly even contribute to how disabled we can become.

* Panic -- panic attacks and the like.  This is as bad as stress, as far as the effects of MS on the body.

* Poor Diet -- this can actually add to how anxious we can become, especially if we tend to eat as an emotional cushion (like when we are too hungry, angry, lonely or tired -- this is when we have more of a tendency to eat more sugar and "junk foods" that don't really supply the body with any of the valuable nutrients that our bodies need most days to function better.

* Any Traumatic event - stress triggers all kinds of problems with Multiple Sclerosis, since MS over stimulates the central nervous system already.  Our reactions to traumatic events can vary, but more often than not anxiety or depression are included in the whole range of emotions that can result from anything traumatic (ex: accidents, death in the family, a major change in our lives that was sudden and unexpected, etc.).

* Over reacting to Prescription Drugs or over the counter medicines - although over reactions to prescription drugs can vary, anxiety, depression and insomnia are 3 of the side effects to medications that can trigger relapses in the majority of cases of Multiple Sclerosis or these side effects can over stress our bodies that are over taxed already.

* taking illegal drugs, drinking alcohol while taking prescription medications -  this can contribute to over reactions, side effects and possible anxiety or depression or other effects that can trigger relapses in Multiple Sclerosis.

* drinking or eating too many things with caffeine in it -- coffee is the main culprit for this type of anxiety, since coffee can stress out the adrenal glands, which regulate energy levels in the body as well as regulate the production of chemicals in the brain that help to calm down the brain to reduce anxiety and depression.

* being upset about things in your life most of the time -- this can cause the adrenal glands to be under a constant state of stress, which results in the levels of adrenal (the fight or flight hormone) being too high most of the time, which can set up the body for a vicious cycle of increasing the amount of anxiety that is being experienced.

What can be done to reduce anxiety MS can include with its other symptoms?

There are a few things we can change, in spite of having to deal with living with Multiple Sclerosis each day.

Things that we can do, to reduce how anxious we can feel because of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis can include:

* Finding ways to Relax or de-Stress - this can play a major role in how anxious we can feel after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

This can help by itself to calm down anxiety, related to Multiple Sclerosis.

(Okay -- this isn't as easy as it sounds...I tend to have a more difficult time with this too, but mindset has a lot to do with being able to relax.)

I do have a tough time with the anxiety ms can cause at times.  Some days are worse than others.

The tougher times that I have had with my physical health, my financial well being or other parts of my ability to survive or even thrive has affected me off and on where my anxiety levels because of all of the pressures that I feel like Multiple Sclerosis has added to my life at times has greatly contributed to how anxious I can feel.

What have I found that has helped me with reducing the anxiety that I can feel many days because of Multiple Sclerosis?

Ways to Relax for Multiple Sclerosis, that have help me in the past, include the following:

=>   meditation

=>   breathe therapy or yoga breathing

=>   music therapy (playing relaxing Music)

=>   tone therapy     

The method that I find that has helped me the most with reducing and sometimes even stopping the anxiety in its tracks is the tone therapy.

This is a CD that uses tones that have been found to help "push the reset button" in the brain that helps to redefine how our brains can interpret things that happen to us each day as stress.

Listening to this CD, while wearing head phones doesn't take away the things in our lives that can cause us to feel stressed and anxious, but it works because it helps us to redefine what we consider to be stress and what we consider not to be stress.

I wouldn't even think of mentioning this to you at all, but because I have found that this has helped me with reducing stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia (all of these things are related to how stressed we can feel, after Multiple Sclerosis enters our lives) -- this is the only reason I am describing this to you, because I have found that it really works for me and that I really think that this can help you too to find relief.

I have found that unlike other forms of meditation, you don't have to stop what you are doing to do this and get the benefits from doing this.  I find that I can just pop the CD in my computer and play it while I am working on  my computer most days and it makes all of the difference in the world by helping me to de-stress and to calm down the anxiousness that all too often that I struggle with because of the effects of Multiple Sclerosis on my life.

There is a FREE demo CD that you can get to test it out too.  This means that you can test this technology out to see if it really works for you without any cost to you.

You don't have to take my word for it.  To find out more about this type of therapy that helps to relax the mind and the body, click on the link below to find out more --  reduce ms anxiety 

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