From Edinburgh, Scotland:
I have had diabetes for almost four years, and while I have been told my management is very good, ever since I have been diagnosed I have had health anxiety problems. Every time I get ill, I get scared that it is something big bad and serious. I have seen the doctor loads of times and this has helped. I have been to anxiety groups and had a cognitive therapy course. This has helped, but I still get these anxieties.
The doctor was going to give me beta blockers but said these cannot be given to people with diabetes. Is there an alternative, or maybe a natural herbal solution?
I am not aware of any herbal preparation that would be beneficial with your anxiety. It sounds like you have had contact with health professionals from the social sciences that have worked with you. There are anxiety-preventing drugs available, but you would have to work with a physician if you were to use them.
Original posting 1 Feb 2003
Posted to Behavior
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:42
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.