Anxiety Disorders/anxiety due to medication

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I am a 33yr old male. I have been on methadone for tha last1.5yrs.  When I am on the methadone it is very easy for me to become to anxious and sometimes the anxiety becomes almost more than I can bear, like I am having an anxiety attack or I am going to have a heart attack. It is a very strong feeling of distress. But sometimes I can just meditate on calming myself down ans I can conteoll it. It seems like anytime I become anxious it just will get completely out of control and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I cannot.  I really need to figure out why this is happening and what I can do to help to get it under control.

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HI jeremy,

Having and suffering from anxiety attacks is usually the forerunner of drugs addiction. Methadone aims at reducing anxiety, but this is only a palliative. It does not treat the cause of addiction. Drug addicts usually resort to drugs to dampen down excess stress hormones that usually result from an inner metabolic imbalance, that forces them to resort to drugs for relief. Most addicts tend to over-produce stress hormeosn because of hypoglycemia (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/).

This can be treated by adopting the hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/).
Please read: Drug Addiction is a Nutritional Disorder at:
   http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/drug-addiction-is-a-nutritional-disorder/

If anxiety attack persist whilst you are on the hypo diet, please use glycerine (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/research-evidence-for-hypoglycemia/#GLYCERIN) as a temporary relief from anxiety.

If any more questions please come back.

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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.
Hon. Editor of
The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia.
http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/
Author of "Getting off the Hook"
Freely available at Google Book Search
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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

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The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

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My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA(Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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