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Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 13, 2017, at 7:36:55

?

 

Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?

Posted by Hugh on September 13, 2017, at 12:01:42

In reply to Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?, posted by Lamdage22 on September 13, 2017, at 7:36:55

I did 40 neurofeedback sessions with a clinician. Most of the sessions involved increasing beta brainwaves (15-18 hertz) on the left side of my brain, and reducing high beta (20 hertz and above) on the right side of my brain. I also had too much slow brainwave activity on both sides of my brain, and these brainwaves were inhibited during my sessions. After a few early sessions, I felt agitated for a day or two. I would tell this to my clinician, and he would make adjustments in my protocol. I didn't suffer any more agitation after he finished making these adjustments.

 

Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?

Posted by Markwell on September 13, 2017, at 12:35:33

In reply to Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?, posted by Hugh on September 13, 2017, at 12:01:42

Was neurofeedack helpful? The neurofeedack clinic in my town charges 100.00 a session. She said I would probably need 40. If it worked it would be worth it.
Mark

 

Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback? Markwell

Posted by Hugh on September 14, 2017, at 10:33:33

In reply to Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?, posted by Markwell on September 13, 2017, at 12:35:33

When I started doing neurofeedback, I'd been ruminating about a former girlfriend many times a day for over a year. After about ten sessions of neurofeedback, I was surprised to realize that I was rarely thinking about my former girlfriend anymore.

Neurofeedback helped to lessen my anxiety. For years, whenever I went to a restaurant or bar, I would tear up my paper napkin into little bits. I hated this habit, and tried many times to stop it, but I couldn't. I haven't done this since neurofeedback.

I used to feel extremely self-conscious whenever I was in a public place -- the mall, the grocery store, Walmart, walking down a busy street. Neurofeedback wiped this out.

Since you've only been taking lithium and Lamictal for a short time, and you're still adjusting your dosages, and since you think that Lamictal might be making your racing thoughts worse, I'd suggest waiting until you've figured out your ideal dosages and you're feeling more stable before you try neurofeedback.

 

Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 14, 2017, at 10:56:59

In reply to Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback? Markwell, posted by Hugh on September 14, 2017, at 10:33:33

> I used to feel extremely self-conscious whenever I was in a public place -- the mall, the grocery store, Walmart, walking down a busy street. Neurofeedback wiped this out.

That sounds awesome.

> Since you've only been taking lithium and Lamictal for a short time, and you're still adjusting your dosages, and since you think that Lamictal might be making your racing thoughts worse, I'd suggest waiting until you've figured out your ideal dosages and you're feeling more stable before you try neurofeedback.

I know that people here have a habit of recommending medication but you bite on granite here as to that... i dont like them and i am in the process of getting off of them.

 

Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 14, 2017, at 10:57:25

In reply to Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?, posted by Lamdage22 on September 14, 2017, at 10:56:59

There is no more "figuring out meds" here.

 

I am on the waiting list for 6months

Posted by Lamdage22 on September 18, 2017, at 8:04:32

In reply to Re: Can anything go wrong with trying Neurofeedback?, posted by Lamdage22 on September 14, 2017, at 10:57:25

So this is a dr who does the therapy herself. I have to wait for 6 months.

 

Re: I am on the waiting list for 6months

Posted by Hugh on October 11, 2017, at 9:59:15

In reply to I am on the waiting list for 6months, posted by Lamdage22 on September 18, 2017, at 8:04:32

Good luck. Let us know how it goes, and what protocol you're receiving.

 

Re: I am on the waiting list for 6months

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 12, 2017, at 14:33:54

In reply to Re: I am on the waiting list for 6months, posted by Hugh on October 11, 2017, at 9:59:15

> Good luck. Let us know how it goes, and what protocol you're receiving.

Thanks. I could use a wipeout of my social anxiety, too, so i can finally speak to my crush.

 

Re: I am on the waiting list for 6months Lamdage22

Posted by Hugh on November 12, 2017, at 19:12:56

In reply to Re: I am on the waiting list for 6months, posted by Lamdage22 on October 12, 2017, at 14:33:54

Since you'll have to wait for several months before you can begin neurofeedback, you might want to try heart rate variability (HRV) biofeedback in the meantime. This is used as an adjunctive therapy by some neurofeedback clinicians.

I doubt that you would find it as effective as neurofeedback, but it might help you somewhat. And it would be a good way to prepare for neurofeedback. HRV biofeedback teaches you how to improve your focus, and neurofeedback is all about improving your focus.

This company sells HRV biofeedback devices that can be used at home:

https://www.heartmath.com/

This site describes HRV biofeedback:

http://www.drmueller-healthpsychology.com/heart_rate_variability.html


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