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How Can I Deal With Embarrassment Over My Fibrofog
Fibrofog: I would work more on the exercise treatment of the fibromyalgia. This will get the blood flow to the brain and help you sleep better. It is also natures antidepressant. As the pain decreases i bet the fog lifts. My personal opinion, is this deals with the lack of sleep that is one of the biggest problems with fibromyalgia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You need to stop: Getting hungover. Your body is giving you a strong message &it is very important to listen to. Addressing the problem is needed - not masking symptoms after the fact. Take care. ...Read more
There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I win the battle with severe ocd? Medications and counseling doesn't help. It's affecting my relationship with my partner big time
Some thoughts..: Sometimes a 2nd or 3rd opinion to reassess your diagnosis and treatments tried is very helpful. It's easy to miss part of a person's complicated problem. Be sure all medical and neurological factors have been thoroughly examined. Look at your nutrition, exercise, all aspects of your health. Join a support group for anxiety disorders, listen to what's helped others. Stay connected. See: http://www.nami.org/ ...Read more
Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night &good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. Seek med eval. ...Read more
This is tough : since I dont know you or what you have going on medically or what stressors you face. Writing down a list of compliments and good things in your life/people is helpful. Try to draw out how you want your life to be and remember you can do anything. you need to try and get some help and education about what needs to be done and how to go about it. Dont give up, you are worth it. ...Read more
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night &good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Take care. ...Read more
I have extreme insecurities and depressive issues due to bullying etc. And it's taking over my life. How do I gain confidence back?
Bullying: Bullying can happen at any time in life, but when it occurs in adulthood you have more choices about what to do. I don't know whether your age is truly 48, or if you're actually a minor. If you're an adult, you can seek out psychotherapeutic care to recover your confidence and strength. If you're a minor, you need help from your parents to get this care, and also in dealing with the bullies. ...Read more
Ideally, your are in: Treatment for the major depression and the anxiety. And you are correct, it can be very hard to deal with anxiety calmly when you are depressed. Talk with your doctor about your anxiety as well as the depression. There are medications that can help with both! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek counseling: Low self-esteem is often a chronic problem and becomes a way of vieiwing and interacting with the world that literally gets acted out. Establishing better coping mechanisms, habits to accomplish goals and different ways of thinking about oneself are common goals in psychotherapy. Seeking out a good clinical psychologists or other good mental health professional and following through can help. ...Read more
Domestic violence: If there is threat of personal harm, i would get out of the house. You need some backup and a place to go, though. The national resource center on domestic violence ( http://www.Nrcdv.Org/ ) has information that can help. If you're talking only of conflict (but not violence as above) in your relationship, there is more time. Couple's counseling with an experienced therapist may help. ...Read more
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