I'm just wondering if there is a way of increasing noradrenaline levels in your brain apart from the obvious anti-depressants?
Also I get highly anxious about work to the point I feel like giving up. This has happened for a few years now so I know there's something going on as I've not had this before. I do genuinely believe it's an imbalance and have had counselling around 5 times which has done nothing for me. Is this the right hormone as I was reading up on it and it sounds like noradrenaline is the same thing as adrenaline and it's not adrenaline I need, it's the opposite!
Thanks for any advice
- Thread Starter
- 12-12-2010 02:14
- 12-12-2010 03:55
Have you considered the prospect that the counselling didn't work because you were convinced your problems were to do with this imbalance and that alone? Anti-depressants aren't really a great idea for anxiety because they can have unwanted side-effects. GPs can prescribe beta blockers for the symptoms of anxiety, but this is not working against the cause.
- Thread Starter
- 12-12-2010 11:11
No, counselling didn't help because I wasn't anxious when I went to my sessions so couldn't explain what I felt like and how to calm me down. Night time is the worst time for me as this is when I get very worked up over things- counselling doesn't take place at night :/
I have researched about anxiety quite a bit, I pretty much know my reasons behind getting anxious but it's the physiological aspects I need help with. I wish I could change my thought process behaviourally but I can't.
- 12-12-2010 16:51
Make an appointment with your GP. Anti-depressants can be useful for anxiety, or if its only at night sleeping pills might help.