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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?
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
24 months psychology therapy, occupational therapy,meditation,SSRI,yoga,group therapy,benzos,Not working ! Can't get rid of anxiety! What do?
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Anxiety: Please refer to the post on breathing exercises. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Panic attacks 6 yrs.Been hospitalized, therapy, psychiatry, nothing works.Took myself off of citalopram, coping wont work.Am I cursed?Can anything be done
Do practices based in positive psychology (gratitude, mindfulness, compassion, etc.) really help to boost my mental well-being?
Mindbody: Yes, there are many studies that show mindbody medicinal practices improve outcomes. ...Read more
Debilitating hypochondriasis, tried psychotherapy,occupational therapy,meditation,anti depressants,yoga,benzodiazpanes ,nothing works ?!what do I do?
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
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
I do: Not think so. Depends on intensity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have cystitis and it won't go away! lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a therapy center/retreat that focuses on food addiction? How can someone get funding to afford treatment?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer