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how can calm my nerves?

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Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 13 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 17 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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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.
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Can i get something to calm my nerves before my op?

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See a therapist: Everyone has some anxiety before any operation. I have worked with people who are extremely anxious before operations and been able to teach them relaxation techniques and/or hypnosis to prepare them for the procedure. They will give you medication on the day of, but this will help you be calmer before you go and before the sedation.
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How to calm my nerves before a big exam?

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Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Does biral actually work to calm the nerves?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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Yes it can.: It contains valerian and passiflorae, both derived from plants which have sedative and calming effect. Check out these links. Take care! http://home.intekom.com/pharm/byk/biral.html. http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/managing-anxiety/tips.
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Dr. B, I like your first link!
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how i can calm my nerves?

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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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