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A 49-year-old member asked:

How can calm my nerves?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: First, be sure you are minimally physically active every day. Then, look up "mindfulness-based stress reduction". Try to do at least five minutes twice a day. Then, if you still have symptoms, find a "cognitive behavioral therapist" to help you learn coping skills. Each of these actions have been proven to help anxiety. At last resort, there are meds which work best with therapy and exercise.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Stay active: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders.

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What can I do to relax and calm my nerves?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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A lot !: Look into your total life situation. Anything from rest, sporting activities, reading, listening to music, regular meals, avoiding stressful situations (or people!) may work as a last resort medications can and do work.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can calm my nerves?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
See a therapist: Everyone has some anxiety. Therapists can teach you relaxation techniques and/or hypnosis to prepare calm you nerves.

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