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What can I do for my anxiety before surgery?

What can I do for my anxiety before surgery?

Talk to your Doctor: You didn't mention what type of surgery and whether this was elective or not. It is important that you communicate your concerns with your surgeon. He/she can then determine whether these are normal preoperative fears and concerns or whether this represents something more and recommend treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


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Is it uncommon to have anxiety attacks before surgery?

Is it uncommon to have anxiety attacks before surgery?

Common: Anxiety before surgery is to be expected. I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes. ...Read more

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6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery.Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

6yrsVicodin 4qday sciatica fromback surgery.Trying to figure out Y my anxiety keeps getting worse/daily. NEVER taken more than4qday! Can this b cause?

See below: Current stressors like your surgery, impaired sleep due to pain, possible reduced workload or other changes in your life can bring on anxiety. You may also have had a preexisting anxiety condition that has broken through with tolerance to the opioid med. You may try other tx like cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise, stretch or manual tx: chiropractic care. Check w/ your Dr. about the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the mohs micrographic surgery?

Possibly: Many physicians will prescribe anti-anxiety medication to take prior to a procedure. This should be discussed with your physician. ...Read more

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Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the refractive surgery?

Is there something they will give me for anxiety when i'm doing the refractive surgery?

Relax: Relax. Everybody gets anxious before undergoing any kind of eye surgery, especially elective refractive eye surgery. The best thing your surgeon can do to alleviate your fears is to explain to you fully what you will experience undergoing the procedure, and what steps are taken to keep you comfortable and pain-free. Beyond that, you can take an oral medication to take the edge off your anxiety. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment is available for anxiety due to long term prior ecstasy use? Is there a surgery available to reduce anxiety level?

What kind of treatment is available for anxiety due to long term prior ecstasy use? Is there a surgery available to reduce anxiety level?

Anxiety: Is sometimes at the root for people who use substances. Now that you have a clearer picture of what you want to work on, anxiety, please see a mental health professional who specializes in this. Please do not use medication alone but get treatment. Clinical Hypnosis can be helpful. See www.asch.net for a list. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can i do to ease anxiety about my surgery a week from today?i already know my mom can go in when im put out and waking up, its going to the OR that makes me nervous,not having surgery itself

What can i do to ease anxiety about my surgery a week from today?i already know my mom can go in when im put out and waking up, its going to the OR that makes me nervous,not having surgery itself

Breathe!: Try doing relaxation breathing before your surgery. Listen to music or meditate. Make sure you've had a chance to ask your doctor all of your questions. When you go to the hospital, ask any questions you need to, so you will feel more comfortable. Have your mom distract you with other topics, if you think it will help. Worrying won't help!! ...Read more

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How to deal with the anxiety and depression after surgery?

Get support: It is normal to experience anxiety and depression after surgery but not fun to cope with. Your body has undergone quite a bit of stress and it is trying to recover. Your emotional and physical energy comes from the same area so a drain on this energy from surgery affects how you feel. Talk with people in your support system and talk with your physician if it continues to worsen. ...Read more

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What's a good way to address the anxiety and depression after surgery?

Start w a medical: Eval. It may uncover medical issues that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Spend time with friends and stay active. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more