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HELP: Very frequent nervous cough is limiting me from doing things

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    Sometimes it has a barking sound. I sometimes gag and feel sick. It happens at school, work, everywhere!

    I have CBT appointments in a few weeks but I booked them in July and have had no response. Any short term solutions?

    Advice is much appreciated.
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    Sometimes it has a barking sound. I sometimes gag and feel sick. It happens at school, work, everywhere!

    I have CBT appointments in a few weeks but I booked them in July and have had no response. Any short term solutions?

    Advice is much appreciated.
    You can look on mind.org for some advice on helping anxiety and other conditions. You can also look at a site called moodgym which does a kinda rudamental CBT (I thought it was kinda naff but to be fair I didn't give it much of a chance). Things like that may help you in the meantime or help you prepare for your sessions.

    My general advice would be not to push yourself and to try to think about anything that helps calm you down. My issues are more ocd and general depression related so I don't really have any specific ideas for you, but I found that I get triggered by sound (like that messy mixed up noise you get from everyone in public) so listening to music helped me to calm down a bit. I also found with my ocd that it was less stressful once I told a couple of friends cos then when I was with them I didn't have to hide it so much and I didn't get more stressed from trying to hide it.
    Breathing is a popular one too- like if you feel the anxiety coming take a deep breath in for 3 seconds and then out again. Mindfullness is one i've heard a lot too- bit like meditation I think- I couldn't explain that myself so google it if you're interested.

    You migt want to call up the place and just check everything is fine and you kow all you need to if you're nervous about it. No harm in it.

    Good luck with your CBT. Therapy really helped me eventhough it was stressful at times so hopefully it will help you too.
 
 
 
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