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Vitamins That Help With Racing Thoughts
Yes, it is difficult: To concentrate or focus when our thoughts race. Please get an exam by your doc to rule out thyroid condition, medication side effects, etc. After that, a mental health professional can help w/stress management. Peace and good health.
See below: What's the emotional feel of it all? Are u worries about stuff? Any specific themes to ur racing thoughts? Or is ur mind just racing meaninglessly? Try deep breathing, mindfulness relaxation, tapping (the free 2012 tapping world summit is up & running now; google it... U'll be glad u did!) why not talk to therapist; they'll help u r/o some important diagnoses and think of individualized options. Gl.
Racing thoughts: Racing thoughts are when your mind jumps quickly from idea to idea -- sometimes faster than you can follow them. If you're talking this way also, others may not understand you well, and you could feel impatient. When thoughts speed up this way, it can definitely interfere with concentration. This situation can happen with mania, hypomania, abuse of stimulants, anxiety, and other causes too.See 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes.See 1 more doctor answer
Racing thoughts: In some people, closing your eyes prior to a period of rest is something that requires focus. Likely a function of an issue related to separation anxiety, once one tries to calm themselves and prepare for sleep, thoughts typical become under control. In some people, this might take a few minutes.
Sleep hygiene: When getting ready for bed, try turning down lights, the dark environment helps the production of melatonin in the body to make you sleepy. Try journaling or making a list of the things you are thinking about, but you have to reassure yourself that you will pick up these things in the morning. Try deep breathing and meditation to calm your mind. Try visualization of somewhere calm. Also prayer.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Benzodiazepines are effective for anxiety disorders, but are not meant to treat obsessive and racing thoughts. You should seek out a psychiatrist to get an accurate diagnosis. You could have obsessive-compulsive disoder, anxiety, a combination of these, or something else. The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as fluoxetine, sertraline, citalopram, etc. May be very effective for you.See 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety, etc.: Please have a consult with your physician. It sounds like you have several issues which need addressing by speaking with a psychiatrist and beginning therapy with a psychologist. You might also give some thought to beginning an aa program in your area.See 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I'm tapering off luvox (fluvoxamine) and now have racing thoughts that I haven't had since before I started taking it?
Relapsing sx: You answered your own question. The med was helping, your reduced it below its therapeutic dose and your sx are returning. Either go back up on dose or ask for substitute medication to treat sx.
I can get an erection when I masterbate but don't when I'm with my girlfriend. I get nervous and have racing thoughts. How can I fix this?
Your doc: Or a natural doc can test your hormone levels and rule out circulatory issues. Also, a clinical psychologist can teach you skills to keep from focusing on your "performance" which interferes also. Peace and good health.
What do you advise if I'm tapering off luvox (fluvoxamine) and now have racing thoughts that I haven't had since before I started taking it?
Taper more slowly: Are you tapering in order to begin a new medication or just to be drug free? People are often advised to taper at a pace that is too quick, leading to symptoms that may be due to rapid withdrawal. While Imwould discuss this plan with your doc pyou might take twice as long to. Taper or even longer. In this way you can taper without such disruptive, symptoms.
Can 60 mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) make you fidgety. And add to racing thoughts...Would the next logical step be to cut it to 30 or 40 with dr's approval of course?
Paradoxic effects: Some of the medicines we give for depression or anxiety can have opposite effects. Some feel better from depression and now can't sleep as they feel too good and some can sleep better as they are calmer. It is best to talk to your doctor for next step of therapy. You just presented options or even to change them it is another. You have best rapport with your doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: On severity and how long you've been having them... Meditation & relaxation training are very important across the board... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore the underlying issues as well as your options. Good luck!
First listen...: Mindfulness meditation & relaxation training. .. Quietly pay attention to your thoughts & listen for any specific theme that may be communicated to you... Listen for any emotional feel of it all... If severe, consult with your doctor, a psychiatrist or psychologist and they'll help you explore any underlying issues as well as options. Good luck!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Seek help.: If you have racing thoughts that you believe are scary or demonic, you should seek mental health help asap. Sometimes people who have psychosis may have scary delusions or thoughts. People w/ obsessive-compulsive d/o can have scary, disturbing, intrusive thoughts. Regardless, if you are fearful you may harm yourself or someone else, you should seek professional help asap.