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Suffering from trauma, anxiety, psychosomatic illness. Having rashes, hands red and burning. Treatment?

I have had a traumatic childhood and recently went through a family break up. My hands fee like they are red and burning, i get covered in a rash , my bowels are not working properly, my feet sometimes feel like im walking on hot needles. I hricave seen my great gp which said i was suffering from acute anxiety phychosomatic illness . Im off to a new Phychologist on Friday, my question is will I have to see a Phychiatrist ? and why are my hands so hot and ichy, will i have this forever?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Dear J**** Hello
thanks for your question
first of all I would like to tell you that I can understand your trauma and its very difficult to cope in such situation but its life and we have to walk continuously.
You have started experiencing burning sensation in hands and redness and altered bowels, needle like sensation. It is a part of Anxiety spectrum illness but you need not to worry as treatment is available.
there are two modality of treatment for anxiety disorders and if its in beginning state then response is also very good.
- first is non medicinal treatment which include Relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, biofeed back etc. In these modalities individual is taught to relax himself by own. Individual is made learn to control his involuntary system which is responsible for anxiety. Once individual become receptive he is progressed to other modalities as Behavior Therapy etc.
- second is medicinal treatment in which anti anxiety medicines are used to bring individual to level that he can start practicing first modality of treatment. drugs such as SSRIs, SNRIs etc are used which not only cover anxiety part but also improves mood. Mild levels of sedatives are used to relax individual in special circumstances. These are used for short period of time.
Dear friend as per my opinion combination of both modalities is best for you, and be assured that you will be all right in very less time.
thanks, hope I solved your query.
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Answered: Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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