An occasional bout of anxiety probably isn’t anything to worry about. But if persistent episodes of anxiety are starting to impact your quality of life, it’s time to see Chelsey Lahr, PMHNP-BC, at Intrepid Mental Wellness. Chelsey tailors your comprehensive anxiety treatment plan at her Englewood, Colorado practice. She even offers telemedicine sessions, so you can get treated from the privacy of your own home. Schedule your anxiety evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler, or by calling the clinic.
When you have an anxiety disorder, your episodes become so intense and excessive, anxiousness is overwhelming. This sudden onset of panic, terror, and fear can impact your quality of life and can even affect your job. During an anxiety attack, which is related to panic disorder, it’s common to:
Anxiety can become so overwhelming, it starts affecting your gastrointestinal tract. This can lead to unexplained stomach cramps, diarrhea, or constipation.
Some men and women even experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which can lead to:
With GAD, you might even struggle with maintaining steady sleep habits and have difficulty staying asleep (insomnia). This usually occurs as a secondary symptom from not being able to turn off constant worrying.
It’s important to see a qualified medical professional, like psychiatric specialist Chelsey at Intrepid Mental Wellness, if your anxiety and panic attacks are affecting your daily activities. You should book an evaluation for anxiety if:
It’s also important to get help if you’re starting to avoid certain places or activities that you once enjoyed for fear of having an anxiety episode.
One of the best ways to treat anxiety is through modern medications and/or natural suppments. Chelsey works with you to find the best possible type of treatment to ease your anxiety symptoms, without causing severe side effects. In many cases, anxiety sufferers find relief by taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. If you experience insomnia due to anxiety, you may also want to consider taking sleep aids.
To further help minimize issues related to anxiety, Chelsey can help you with lifestyle changes. With anxiety, it’s important to:
In some cases, anxiety stems from an underlying health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, or asthma. In these cases, treating the underlying issue often resolves or minimizes issues with anxiety. If you continue struggling with anxiety or if episodes worsen, Chelsey can get you started on psychotherapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing).
Get started on your anxiety treatment plan today at Intrepid Mental Wellness. Book your visit either online or over the phone.