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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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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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