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Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Bingeing for 27 yrs always in therapy incl cbt, ret, group, analysis, oa, ssris, bupropion, diaphr.Breathing, yoga, meditation, exercise...Is there still hope?

Yes!: Bingeing and eating disorders are like other addictive conditions where one can nevertheless develop strategies to live a full and contented life. There is always the possibility of a "flare-up". The key sometimes is to be consistent with these strategies no matter what and to make the goal to binge less whatever frequency that turns out to be. ...Read more

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Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

Gad, bingeed. W/ therap, realized binge to deaden unbearable adrenaline, when breathing, medita. Not work. Other non-med ways to subdue adrenaline?

What to do:: There are a # of ways to address your adrenailine release/ anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation. Have you been checked to rule out medical causes for adrenaline release? ...Read more

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Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

Is it safe to have untrained employees doing 'fitness' exercises with assisted living residents?

No: Patients in assisted living are there due to medical conditions and fitness experts who are trained in what to do in case something should happen would be a much safer choice medically and legally. ...Read more

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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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Will practicing ashtanga help me stay relaxed more easily?

Will practicing ashtanga help me stay relaxed more easily?

Most likely.: Ashtanga yoga combines synchronizing breathing with yoga body postures. Benefits include improved circulation, detoxification and relaxation/ calm. ...Read more

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What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

What's the proper breathing technique for Bikram yoga?

Bikram Yoga: Working with a bikram-certified yoga teacher in the moment is the best way to learn the breathing techniques needed. S/he should give proper instructions. In some poses you are breathing normally, but keeping your lungs 80% full at all times; in others like forward bends you are exhaling completely. Pairing the breath with the pose being done is key. http://tinyurl.com/nfc6aqg. ...Read more

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Agoraphobic. Tried zoloft (sertraline). Mind raced & couldn't sleep. 0.5mg klonopin/day works wonderfully. Don't need it everyday. Adequate long term solution?

Agoraphobic.  Tried zoloft (sertraline).  Mind raced & couldn't sleep.  0.5mg klonopin/day works wonderfully.  Don't need it everyday. Adequate long term solution?

Depends: on how often you take it. 0.5 mg is a very low dose but tolerance is a major problem with benzodiazepines especially if take frequently. If sertraline is the only other Ned you have tried there are many other options which may help with depression and insomnia as well. I would be happy to see you on my concierge practice through email, or live audio or visual consultation if you wish ...Read more

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24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?

Psychiatrist: I would suggest that you need to be referred to a Psychiatrist..Standard Psychotherapy sound like the right direction now...simple "fixes" and particularly BENZOs are NOT THE ANSWER! Get help now! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Is Bikram yoga an effective alternative to running?

Is Bikram yoga an effective alternative to running?

See below: It is like comparing apples to oranges. Running is a high impact aerobic exercise, whereas bikram yoga is a low impact form of exercise preformed for 90 minutes at 105 degrees not typically thought of as aerobic. I don't think you can think of one as a substitute for the other, but having both incorporated onto your weekly workout routine is an excellent idea. ...Read more

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Rct failed tooth #32-active infection, put on keflex 500mg-1 tab 3x daily. Dentist started retreatment...How likely to be successful?

Rct failed tooth #32-active infection, put on keflex 500mg-1 tab 3x daily. Dentist started retreatment...How likely to be successful?

Depends: Depends on the reason for failure and if a top endodontist did the original endo. We have done root canals on many wisdom teeth and they can be tricky due to there amorphous root forms. That being said, if they are done originally by a top microscopic endodontist, it can be done successfully. Often times the first root canan may miss canals or ledge curved canals making retreatment difficult. Have. ...Read more

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How can I overcome from insomnia occured after 10 days vipassana(mindfulness) meditation retreat?

How can I overcome from insomnia occured after 10 days vipassana(mindfulness) meditation retreat?

Sleep ; meditation: It's possible for the extended silence of a 10 day vipassana retreat to allow many things to come up for review -- things that your normal day-to-day busyness might suppress. After all, mindfulness is about waking up -- rather than going through our lives asleep. A psychotherapist familiar with meditation may be helpful to you now, in exploring your own individual experience. Many do this work. ...Read more

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I've tried exercise, eat healthier, meds, psychologist, meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks! help?

I've tried exercise,  eat healthier, meds, psychologist,  meditation, still have bad anxiety attacks!  help?

Something missing: Are you drinking caffeinated beverages like colas or coffee? Using other stimulants or alcohol? Also, Cymbalta (duloxetine) is not particularly known for helping anxiety attacks, and other options may help you more. You might benefit from consulting a psychiatrist to more closely review your situation and medications, considering possible changes or additions. Be well. ...Read more

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Could you regress in vipassana meditation?

Perhaps: Vipassana retreats are silent for several days or more. Unless absolutely necessary, communicating through writing or eye contact is discouraged -- so that you can be with yourself during the meditation periods. Others usually provide food, but you might be assigned to some work duties. It's possible to regress during this time. Depending on your emotional health, you normalize afterwards. ...Read more

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How to perform mindfulness meditation?

How to perform mindfulness meditation?

Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more

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Im in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep. I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax. Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?

Im in menopause, take lamictal &wake up at 4, can't get back to sleep.  I've practiced sleep hygiene, natural remedies &xanax.  Would Ambien (zolpidem) work?

Bioidentical hormone: Menopause symptoms are caused by Estradiol and Progesterone deficiency. The best and most natural way to treat menopausal symptoms is by replacing those actual hormones. Bioidentical Estradiol and Progesterone are identical in molecular structure to hormones the body (the ovaries) used to produce before menopause. ...Read more

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Will practicing ashtanga help me stay relaxed more easily?

Most likely.: Ashtanga yoga combines synchronizing breathing with yoga body postures. Benefits include improved circulation, detoxification and relaxation/ calm. ...Read more

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Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Which is easier on the body: hatha or ashtanga yoga?

Hatha: Hatha yoga is probably easier on the body. Here is an article about the differences: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/356672-difference-between-hatha-yoga-ashtanga-yoga/ as with any yoga class, you should only do what is comfortable for you. Don't compete with others in the class. ...Read more

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Is it beneficial to practice ashtanga yoga twice a day?

Is it beneficial to practice ashtanga yoga twice a day?

Possibly: It depends on your practice and what you mean by "beneficial." physically, spiritually it may be but you also have to be mindful of your body and your boundaries. If your goal is increased awareness of mind, body and their connection, 2x per day may be right for you. If you are feeling pain or strain from this intensity, be cautious. ...Read more

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Is it always neccesary to follow a series or can you do random asanas for ashtanga yoga?

Ashtanga: Ashtanga yoga is designed as a progressive series of postures used with synchronized breathing. So random posture changes may not yield the same benefits. ...Read more

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I hear ashtanga yoga is very good, but what else is there?

For what?: I dont understand what you are asking. Yoga is good in many ways. You ask "what else is there?" for what? ...Read more

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How will it take me to complete the first series from ashtanga yoga with out teacher?

Yoga: This depends on how frequently your class meets. Simply ask your teacher. Above all, approach yoga w/a peaceful heart and have fun. If you turn it into too much of a task you will defeat the purpose. Shanti. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which type of yoga would better help me relieve stress: ashtanga, vinyassa, hatha or iyengar?

Hatha/Ashtanga: All are helpful but hatha & ashtanga are particularly good for relieving stress. ...Read more

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How can I lose weight in a week and a half for a retreat?

How can I lose weight in a week and a half for a retreat?

Don't rush it. : Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Calories burned must > calories consumed if you desire to lose weight. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site can help you determine calories burned for over 100 activities: http://www.Prohealth.Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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I lived in Dubai for 18 years I was never afraid to drive but sin I moved to Canada 3 years ago even just thinking of driving makes me scared I promise myself that I am going to do that but as soon as I wake up in the morning I retreat ?

I lived in Dubai for 18 years I was never afraid to drive but sin  I moved to Canada 3 years ago even just thinking of driving makes me scared I promise myself that I am going to do that but as soon as I wake up in the morning I retreat ?

Time for help: It sounds like you're having some adjustment problems coupled with a bit of phobic fear. Try calling a local psychologist who specializes in phobias, fears and traumas. This treatment may help you overcome your final acculturation issues. Good luck! ...Read more

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Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Before I qualify for a second ablation procedure to re-treat AF, do I need to be in a state of constant or persistant AF? How is persistant defined?

Depends: It depends in part on how far out from your first procedure you are, whether or not you are taking anti arrhythmic medications and whether or not you are symptomatic. Persistent AF is simply AF lasting more than 7 days. It is not uncommon to have recurrent AF in the first few months after ablation and still be arrhythmia free in the long term but you will need to be followed closely. ...Read more

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Why am I farting so much this past few days after company retreat?

Why am I farting so much this past few days after company retreat?

Diet changes: Excess flatulence is usually the result of dietary changes. Of course beans increase flatulence. But also consumption of lots of vegetables and starchy foods. Probiotics such as are found in yogurt may help reduce flatus. ...Read more

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Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Is there a fasting retreat that can help with stress and anxiety relief?

Tree of Life: Depending on your budget, the tree of life rejuvenation center in patagonia az is one such option. It's the only physician-led one that i know. Here's a link to the site: http://www.Treeoflife.Nu/. ...Read more

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After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

After a re-treat on a root canal only 3 months old-- will lthe crown be saved?

Yes: If the crown is good and cemented in the retx of root canal can be done thru the top of the crown and then filled with a tooth colored filling. ...Read more

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I have cystitis and it won't go away! lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

I have cystitis and it won't go away! lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

See urologist: If these are cath specimens, the you need a urologic workup to rule out stones, polyps, fistula etc. If these were "clean catch " specimens, it may be a contaminant and not truly a uti. In any case, you probably should see a urologist. ...Read more

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I have been getting styes. Can they be an allergic reaction to something? I got the first one while I was on a retreat

I have been getting styes. Can they be an allergic reaction to something? I got the first one while I was on a retreat

Not allergic in: origin but may be because of poor kid hygiene or blepharitis. Use warm compresses for 15 mins. 4 times a day, and have your kids checked by your eye doctor. The oil glands need attention! You may have a poor tear film and dry eyes if you don't take care of it. Treat it, and it'll go away! If not, get help soon. ...Read more

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How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

How often should I retreat lice with over-the-counter medication?

Just one retreatment: For head lice, treat every affected person on the same day. Remove all the bugs and nits from everybody's hair. Just using the medication (such as nix (permethrin)) is not enough . . . One must remove the bugs and nits. Each day, check everybody's hair for remaining nits to remove. After 7-10 days, treat with nix (permethrin) again, and do hair checks every day for one week after that. Then, do hair checks occasionally. ...Read more

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If both my partner and I were treated for gonareha our condom broke during sex 5 days later do we need too be re treated?

If both my partner and I were treated for gonareha our condom broke during sex 5 days later do we need too be re treated?

Here are some...: You may just wait and see as long as being free of STD-related symptoms. Besides empirical care for chlamydia at treating gonorrhea is advised because their coexistence is common. More on Life Reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health and happiness.... ...Read more

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I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

I want to go on an ayahuasca retreat but I am on 40 mg of citalopram a day . How long do I have to stop the medication before I can interact with it?

At least 2 weeks: Ayahuasca can have very profound psychospiritual benefits & can help some people to overcome depression. However, as a MAO inhibitor it can have serious interactions with many drugs & one must also avoid many foods before using. Combining ayahuasca with citalopram can cause serotonin syndrome. Experts advise stopping citalopram for at least 2 weeks prior. See http://ayahuascasafety.org/?page_id=13 ...Read more

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