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What can I do with my fear of delivery pain?

What can I do with my fear of delivery pain?

Mental prep: If you can, attend classes offered for delivery preparation. They help you mentally anticipate and prepare.Find comfort in knowing that a lot of safe options are available to control pain during delivery and your delivery can be quite comfortable with adequate preparation. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What to do if I have a really low pain tolerance. How can I cope with the pain of labor?

What to do if I have a really low pain tolerance. How can I cope with the pain of labor?

Many ways: First, remember the fantastic reward at the end - that gorgeous new baby. All kidding aside, try meditation with mental images of that special place, a sunrise, a great moment in your life. Then ask for pain medication and/or an epidural. In this day and age there is no reason to feel uncomfortable during labor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fear of going crazy and odd pain in my head can I take ventab-dx and petrival-beta?

What to do if I have fear of going crazy and odd pain in my head can I take ventab-dx and petrival-beta?

Not D.I.Y. job: Those are not reliable medications and would be VERY risky. If a component of the ventab-dx is albuterol, it could even increase your described symptoms. Other than doing a pleasant, calming activity like non-violent music, reading, film or time in nature or w/ good trusted friends/family this is not a good self-help project. Get to a professional mental health provider ASAP for eval/treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my fear of injection?

What can I do to ease my fear of injection?

Can be treated: You've shown courage in writing to healthtap and that's a big plus. Get with your physician and see about a referral for a short course of cognitive-behavioral or desensitization therapy. It's like minor surgery on your thought patterns and your triumph is likely to carry over in other areas of your life. In the meantime, think why am i having the injection -- the good things it makes possible. ...Read more

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What can I do to cope with my unbelievable amount of anxiety?

What can I do to cope with my unbelievable amount of anxiety?

Anxiety: Depends on the severity of the anxiety mild forms can be easily addressed with therpay at times meds are needed to control anxiety .Eating healthy , sleeping well and avoiding extreme responses to stress does help.Get a consultation with psychiatrist for better assesment to proceed with appropriate treatmnet in time.Living with disabling anxiety is not fun get help and be happy good luck. ...Read more

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What should I do about pain in the back of my eyes, nausea? Does this have to do with lack of sleep?

What should I do about pain in the back of my eyes, nausea? Does this have to do with lack of sleep?

No: pain in the back of your eyes could mean a problem with your eyes nausea is non specific but bioth conditions not related to a lack of sleep ...Read more

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I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

Keep well lubricated: Moisturizing creams such as aveeno (oatmeal) or udder cream meds such as Neurontin may help of course, usual pain pills may also help. ...Read more

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What can I expect with getting the leep procedure? And what can I do to manage pain afterwards(im a breastfeeding mom)

What can I expect with getting the leep procedure? And what can I do to manage pain afterwards(im a breastfeeding mom)

Mild cramps: A local anesthetic is usually used for a leep to numb the cervix. The main pain comes from the doctor grasping the cervix with a clamp in order to keep it in place. You may have some cramping pain for a day or two (similar to a period), but it can usually be managed with Ibuprofen or a prescription pain med. Rest, drink plenty of fluids and follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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What does it mean abnormal signal within the right side of the cord c4-5 I have lots of pain and burning back pain for a very long time can't get any help from my doctor, what do I do please help if you can thank you

When : When the spinal cord appears more white on t2 sequence MRI this is called abnormal signal change. There are many causes of abnormal signal change from swelling and/or damage from compression of the spinal cord, multiple sclerosis, tumor, stroke, inflammation/infection, etc. I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon and/or neurologist to determine cause and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate my fear of getting an IV for my hip arthroscopy?

What can I do to alleviate my fear of getting an IV for my hip arthroscopy?

Medicines: Will help. Usually the anesthesiologist can give a patient a sedative or valium prior to help with any anxiety from peri-operative issues. You typically need to sign the consent for surgery first so you are of right mind. You can also get some cream to help numb the skin. ...Read more

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I'm a nurse and i stand a lot my but the pain in my legs are killing me sometimes i feel like crying what can I do to stop the main help please

I'm a nurse and i stand a lot my but the pain in my legs are killing me sometimes i feel like crying what can I do to stop the main help please

Depends on cause: Is the pain from arthritis? Bad shoes? Heel spurs? Claudication? Myositis? Fatigue because of the rigors of your job combined with obesity? Start with a basic exam from your pcp. When the cause has been narrowed down, s/he can either take care of the problem or direct you to the specialist/treatment that you need. Good luck. No one should have to deal with constant pain. ...Read more

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Any reason why am i having fits of terror in my sleep and how can I deal with this?

Any reason why am i having fits of terror in my sleep and how can I deal with this?

Seek Help: These conditions can be best addressed by professional help of either a sleep specialist or neurologist. I urge you to get help as these problems can be life shortening. ...Read more

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Have a stent for almost 8 weeks. All of a sudden I have pain in my vagina and nothing helping,Pain meds or azo. What can I do to help the pain. ?

Have a stent for almost 8 weeks. All of a sudden I have pain in my vagina and nothing helping,Pain meds or azo. What can I do to help the pain. ?

Pain: It could be a bladder stone causing your pain. It will often cause pain in the bladder. I would start with the urologist who placed the stent. Hydrate in the hopes of passing it. ...Read more

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I am about to get my first cavity filled what can I expect and I am afraid of needles is there anything they can do to help with that?

I am about to get my first cavity filled what can I expect and I am afraid of needles is there anything they can do to help with that?

It would be: difficult to avoid needles altogether, but dentists and oral surgeons often encounter this issue. I suggest you call your dentist's office, tell them your concern and ask what they can do to help you through the process. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I have to have surgery on my foot soon. What are some things i can do to alleviate my worries of having surgery?

I have to have surgery on my foot soon. What are some things i can do to alleviate my worries of having surgery?

Many Ways: 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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What can I do with my fear of delivery pain?

Mental prep: If you can, attend classes offered for delivery preparation. They help you mentally anticipate and prepare.Find comfort in knowing that a lot of safe options are available to control pain during delivery and your delivery can be quite comfortable with adequate preparation. ...Read more

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Is it normal at sixteen weeks of pregnancy to start having fears over the labor and delivery, and what can I do to combat that?

Is it normal at sixteen weeks of pregnancy to start having fears over the labor and delivery, and what can I do to combat that?

Yes, it's common: Many women start to worry about labor and delivery in advance. This is normal. Talk to your doctor or cnm about your fears. Remember, women have been delivering babies for thousands of years. You can ask for pain medicine such as an epidural or fentanyl if you'd like. If ever you think that your anxiety is more than most women's, you can ask your doctor/midwife for a referal to a therapist. ...Read more

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Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more

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Can my parents divorce have anything to do with my fear of commitment?

Can my parents divorce have anything to do with my fear of commitment?

Possibly: I wouldn't want to blame your parent's divorce automatically for your fears of commitment. Us humans are very complex and many things factor into who we are, our fears and our behavior. I would be surprised if your parent's divorce didn't have a significant impact. If your fear of commitment if preventing you from moving forward - consider therapy. ...Read more

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Can you die from fear?

Can you die from fear?

Indirectly (rarely): Basically yes. Fear leads to high levels of epinephrine (adrenalin) and cortisol and in some people that could cause abnormal heart beats that could lead to a heart attack. Prolonged fear can also lead to reduced immune function leading to serious infections or increasing risk of cancer.
In most cases fear will not directly cause death but it can be a contributing factor. ...Read more

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Sir how to over come fear?

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Face it: Feel your fear and face it .Most neurotic fears can be overcome with cognitive behavioral therapy. This involves understanding and confronting your fears in a way that helps you overcome thematically. ...Read more

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What causes unexpected fear?

What causes unexpected fear?

Unique: The cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What causes fear of falling?

What causes fear of falling?

Unique: The cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Why do I have a fear of clowns?

Coulrophobia =: fear of clowns. I don't know you - so I have no way of knowing why you fear clowns. This could be explored in therapy. ...Read more

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How to control and manage fears?

Ans: Well first you must smdetermine why and what you are afraid of. You are best to see your doctor and have counseling. This will help you ...Read more

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What causes contamination fear?

What causes contamination fear?

Anxiety disorder: can be generalized, or become more of an obsessive-compulsive disorder where fear of contamination becomes an obsession. Trigger may be some traumatic event, but often is not recalled. It responds quite well to the type of cognitive behavioral treatment known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), shown to effectively relieve the symptoms of OCD or combined with SSRI medication. ...Read more

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How to get out of fear of illness?

Check up & talk: First step of course is to get a physical check up and find out if you have any illness. The next step would be to spend some time with a therapist who will work with you about your fears and other things that may be problematic. It is possible that some medication may be added to the mix in which case you would see a psychiatrist. (Many psychiatrists also do therapy ) ...Read more

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How can I conquor my fear of hills?

Consider CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is an excellent way to address irrationally fears or over-reactivity to fears. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get help for my fear of sex?

How can I get help for my fear of sex?

Depends: Need more info. Male vs female? History of abuse? Virgin vs experienced? Any activity can cause fear. Counseling can help. Sex can cause stds which can kill you, so some fear is reasonable. Precautions make it safer than driving a car. Talk to your family doctor. ...Read more

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What are your two biggest fears and why?

Rejection : Fear of rejection and fear of public speaking. I believe these have an evolutionary/hereditary basis. ...Read more

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What can I do to lessen a feeling of fear?

Face it: One needs to learn how to face his or her fears head on. Think of what makes you afraid until you become anxious and then, do not react or respond in anyway. Let the anxiety wash over your body. It will go away. Also, try the book stop obsessing bu edna foa and good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease my fear of injection?

Can be treated: You've shown courage in writing to healthtap and that's a big plus. Get with your physician and see about a referral for a short course of cognitive-behavioral or desensitization therapy. It's like minor surgery on your thought patterns and your triumph is likely to carry over in other areas of your life. In the meantime, think why am i having the injection -- the good things it makes possible. ...Read more

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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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