First of all, you have to decide that you don't want to have HA anymore
. Always saying stuff like "it's because of my HA", "I have HA so it's like that", "my HA is acting up" is like saying "I am used to having HA and that's ok". It is a state of mind, and the mind is a powerful thing. You know this because all of our stressing is simply anxiety and has nothing to do with reality. When you feel a twitch, you should say to yourself that it's nothing. We all get twitches once in a while. I read today a question about a shaking thumb. The one who asked was like "OMG it's the beginning of MS" and some online doctor confirmed that it can be a symtpom of MS. However, he then revealed that he is constantly on typing on his mobile. It was an iritated nerve because of the thumb position on the mobile phone. But right away there was panic! Don't let your mind even start with that! Because you know, your brain is "plastic"
. It constantnly creates new neural connections and destroys some old ones. When you create a pattern of behaviour (such as panicking at the smallest symptom), a connection is made and is strenghtened if these thoughts are repeated. This process is reversible. Decide you don't want to panic over smallest symptoms and with time, these neural connections will dissapear. You change your way of thinking by deciding that you want to think differently.
Here's a video of someone's mind changing => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NA_o1jOjsQ Being aware of yourself is the key.
Since my discovery of the concept of neuroplasticity, my life has improved significantly. But I can imagine a bunch of you giving up when anxiety doesn't go away after a day, a week a month. Be patient and tenacious! Persistance! Also, it makes me really sad when I read that some of you just take medication as a temporary measure instead in the way it is supposed to be used - as a therapy. Taking happy pills whenever you feel anxious is not the way to go. They should be used for a period of time and after that, you have to continue without them. And the worst part is that they can sometimes cause physical symptoms which make you think you have a disease and again the HA flares up.
Read my signature and repeat it whenever necessary. I have taken it from the movie Dune. It's a great quote! So there you have it - the key is in your mind
! I have another quote for you - He who wants finds a way. He who doesn't want finds an excuse.