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Control Anxiety Naturally
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
Probably not: It is unlikely that your pills would be causing your svt. Talk to your doctor about whether your arrhythmia increases your risk for blood clots. If it does, you should make sure you are not using a contraceptive method which contains estrogen. You can consider the iud, condoms, progesterone-only pill, or injectable (depo-provera), none of which contain estrogen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears? Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).
Time for support: I suggest on this upcoming anniversary that you not be alone. Hoping you're in talk therapy as well as using Lexapro (escitalopram) -- this is extremely important in recovering from ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy and emdr can be very helpful to you especially at this time. You may need practices for grounding in the present, where you are safe rather than threatened -- therapy can provide these too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise first: You might want to concentrate on other methods. Getting enough sleep, regular exercise on a daily basis and learning relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or yoga may go a long way to helping both depression and anxiety. Exercise has been shown to be very powerful in treating both anxiety and depression. ...Read more
Difficult problem: Since impulsivity often involves acting before thinking, using cognitive (thinking) skills can be difficult. Some possibilities are lowering stress level, removing caffeine from your diet, getting adequate sleep, meditation. Other things i've seen help my patients include slowly counting to ten before responding and waiting to talk it through with a trusted person before responding, reacting, etc. ...Read more
Lose the control...: Fear of loss of control underlies all phobias, most anxiety or panic attacks, and limits one's potential as an ever-evolving human being. Learn relaxation technique that works for you that blocks the primitive 'flight respon'', then let rational win over irrational. Flying: the pilot will get u there. Bridges: it will hold up your car. Talking in front of audience: picture them naked. Lose & live. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more
Caution: I agree with drs. Bey and passer. Medications such as Phentermine that stimulate CNS activity can precipitate mania, and what goes up comes back down. Occasionally birth control products, especially those higher in Progesterone can contribute to depression, though this is rarely an issue. Many mood stabilizers are less then friendly for weight, speak to your psychiatrist about options to help. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
First: BREATHE: When anxious, the first thing to do is BREATHE slowly and fully -- allowing your belly to expand with your in-breath, and go back down when you exhale. You can breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath for 7 counts, and breathe out to the count of 8. Do this 4-6 times for 1 round. You might practice multiple times/day. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for eval & treatment can help also. ...Read more
No reports: No - there should not be a problem. Antibiotics can weaken birth control effectiveness and while taking them, additional protection is recommended, but not your medication. If you worry - take them a few hours apart in case a nausea reaction causes you to vomit. Don't worry, you should be safe. ...Read more
PE is "Natural": Premature ejaculation (pe) may effect more men than even erectile dysfunction. The normal time from penetration to ejaculation is around 2 minutes. Some men cannot delay ejaculation but for a few seconds after penetration and some cannot even penetrate first. Numbing creams and "distraction" methods work, but not always. Kegels (pc squeeze) is unreliable. Using ssri meds off-label for pe works. ...Read more
Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some of the symptoms related to peri menopause . There are other helpful remedies that your obgyn can discuss with you. I would not assume that "sadness" is solely the result of peri menopause , there could be other reasons. ...Read more
Who told: You that you have "fluctuations" in hormones, and which of your body's thousands of hormones are out of order? There are medications which can help pms; see your doctor. Don't assume it's due to "hormones". ...Read more
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But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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