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Transcendental Meditation And Alcohol
I have a problem staying asleep. i tried meditation, exercise, anti psychotic. should i peruse benzodiazepam? weed or alcohol? im exhausted!
NO!: Benzodiazepines are addictive and will worsen your sleep pattern in the long run. Weed will not help you sleep and could absolutely worsen your OCD. Alcohol disrupts sleep as well. (After that initial period that you "pass out" which is not restful sleep anyway) One natural sleep aid is to eat foods with tryptophan. Turkey and milk before bed. Melatonin is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maharishi: Transcendental meditation (tm) is a form of meditation derived from yoga practice and popularized in the western world in the 1960s and 1970s by maharishi mahesh yogi. The maharishi was the beatles' guru for a time. Their song "sexy sadie" was originally titled "maharishi.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are physicians and psychiatrists aware of how much patients self meditate, swap meds with friends and drink alcohol? Since i got out of the air force I have watched fellow veterans and other people as well exchange medicines. Drink with the medicines and
Sometimes :-): No human can possibly know what others intend or are doing, unless the person tells it. Or, sometimes they may be seen by others who report it. I'm thinking you mean "self-medicate" rather than "self-meditate." I really hope my patients are meditating -- and they're welcome to do it without telling me. :-) It's very sad when they're uninvested enough in their health to swap meds. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there anything wrong with a young adult using a pacifier instead of drugs or alcohol as coping with problem?
Yes: For one thing, it's socially unacceptable. Would you hire someone sucking a pacifier? Would you take food from a drooly, pacifier sucking waiter? Would you trust a banker as he sucks his pacifier? Some suggestions appropriate for adults: exercise. Chewing gum. Meditation. Yoga. Talk therapy. Knitting. Sports. The list goes on, and depends on what ever works for the individual. ...Read more
Whats the naturally alternative of cannibas and hash , for changing mind mode or calming down and not alcohol?
I've stopped drinking alcohol on my own for five weeks now .Am i still in danger of going back to it?
Ongoing support: Without ongoing support from a community who knows the ropes of alcoholism and alcohol abuse, you could be in danger of a relapse. This is different from being in alcohol withdrawal. Sustaining behavioral change can be difficult, and you'll need to develop other ways of coping with life than drinking if you want to be "out of danger." aa is there for you if you're willing. http://www.aa.org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Manic episodes: The obvious way is to use "speed" (amphetamines) but this is illegal and ill-advised. In general, directly targeting "your manic side" is not a good idea because it puts you out of control. A healthy way to induce vibrance, vitality, energy is meditation. Much safer. No adverse side-effects. And it helps you to be who you really are and were meant to be. ...Read more
Absolutely not: Why drink alcohol if it makes you anxious? That is my first question for you. Your history of pancreatitis suggests that it is not good for. Alcohol and benzos (which includes Ativan) can be a lethal combination. You can do one or the other at any given window of time. Also, talk with your doc about anxiety management. Meditation and relaxation training can help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there other ways to affect GABA (to reduce anxiety) besides benzos, aeds like depakote, or alcohol?
Not the only pathway: There are gaba supplements, but these have variable effects and may or may not be helpful for you. Gaba is also not the only pathway to anxiety relief. Please consider working with a psychologist or other mental health professional on your anxiety. Self-initiated practices such as meditation, yoga, tai chi, and breathing exercises are also very helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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