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Dr. Soma Shekar

Psychiatrist, Bangalore

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Dr. Soma Shekar is a popular Psychiatrist in HAL, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Cloud 7 Healthcare Multi Speciality and Diagonstics in HAL, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Soma Shekar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have pain in my body? Is drinking. Alcohol causes more pain in head. Legs arms?

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
I have pain in my body? Is drinking. Alcohol causes more pain in head. Legs arms?
Hi Yes alcohol is very bad for health It eats away your nerves in the long run You will be addicted Your decision making impairs You feel weak and energy less Taper your alcohol drinking Thank u.
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From the last one year I am facing a situation, I can control my dreams. In my dreams I pinch myself and get to know its a dream. When I feel no pain I start enjoying dream. I do whatever I want to do, I fly in dreams, kill people, hav sex, use magical powers, buy things, visit places so, every night is a excitement for me and as a result I like dreams more than reality. But during day I am all right. I do my daily tasks job, study and family responsibilities. Why this? I am afraid some day I might become a psycho? please explain.

M.Phil clinical Psychology, MS Psychotherapy and Counseling, PGDGC, MSc Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
From the last one year I am facing a situation, I can control my dreams. In my dreams I pinch myself and get to know ...
Dreams is one of the automatic defense mechanism that helps in ventilating our unfulfilled desires in our unconscious mind thereby acting as a stress buster. Do not worry about its effects till you feel that you have confusion between dreams and real life.
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I always feel fear when I go to public place. I have been living alone since childhood. I feel dizziness and can't stand at public place for 2 minutes. L feel fear that I will die. please help me. Even I get hesitation in speaking. You will always find tears in my eyes.Please tell.

M. S. in Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychologist, Jaipur
I always feel fear when I go to public place. I have been living alone since childhood. I feel dizziness and can't st...
hi, See yourself to a good psychiatrist. He will give you some mild medicines so that u will get relaxed. Along with medication take some counseling also to overcome your emotions.
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I am 45 year old Male, for sometime I going through professional rough time, I mean having tough time (as for sometime there is market recession), also some financial crunch (Money got stuck with business associates), cause of these two setbacks I am thinking a lot and not able to get it off my mind, may be I am thinking a lot cause of that I often get tightness in my stomach and incase I get up in the middle of the night then sleeping again becomes problem, I keep thinking and thinking that something will happen to me, my stomach often stays upset gas gets trapped and then more tension, I have noticed that when this gas gets released I intact gets relief, now I don't know it's this problem is cause of tension I am taking or because of stomach upset. Please help me to overcome this problem. Regards.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 45 year old Male, for sometime I going through professional rough time, I mean having tough time (as for sometim...
Your stomach upset is definitely related to the anxiety attacks you are experiencing. You may be troubling yourself unnecessarily and too caught up with excessive thinking. You must now act on these problems and only then will a solution appear. Anxiety has all to do with fear and your inability (or so you would tend to think) to handle the same. Fear is based on looking too much into the future and imagining things that usually do not tend to happen (usually 90% of your fears will not happen). You need to change your perception of the fearful stimulus then you can change your response to the fear. The first one is the best and will preempt the need for the second. If you are already far gone into the reaction mode, then you need both responses to counter the attack. The way we see things in life (like half empty or half full glass) is very dependent on our attitude. Attitude may have developed over many years but fortunately can change in a matter of sustained choices made and acted up on now. Accordingly you choose to see things as either threatening or as an opportunity. The opportunist will be positive and work with the situation to make good out of it. The individual who sees it as threatening, will, out of fear, try to avoid/run away from the situation or react with anxiety. Yes, self-belief does impact it too, but you can see that prior to that, perception will tarnish the belief system too. Here, you can see that all the resolution lies in just changing your perception/attitude, even if it is against odds. Changing your response, despite the perception, is building up of your reserves and resources to handle any contingency that life throws up at you. And life throws up situations quite regularly and heavily. For this you need to develop a fit mind and body: The former, by meditation and mind exercises; and the later, by exercises and proper diet. You need good sleep too. Included in the development of the mind is the handling of emotions, in your case, fear. These changes will give you a handle on life and your perceptions and responses. Prayer is really powerful, if you are a spiritual person. Repeat some personally framed affirmations that are geared to calming you down and building confidence. Do a personality course too. Anything that develops you personally will be of great assistance in building resilience.
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I am preparing for iit jee 2018. I was ill for many days and my preparation was paused for 4 months. Now, I want to start it from beginning but I am getting depressed by thinking that I can not crack jee. What should I do to remotivate myself and learn without any tension?

B.A.(H)Psychology, M.A.Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Noida
I am preparing for iit jee 2018. I was ill for many days and my preparation was paused for 4 months. Now, I want to s...
Dear lybrate-user, there is no need for medication, as it might hamper your energy level. It's very common, we catch up towards the end. So plan and organize your time and syllabus accordingly. Effective planning and good time management will give you better results.
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I am 28 years old male and i am having body paining from last few days. Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Kolar
I am 28 years old male and i am having body paining from last few days. Please help me.
You can take tablet paracetamol 650mg atleast thrice a day for couple of days.... Get your complete blood count done to rule out any infections or anemia.. Do your vitamin B12 & vitamin D.. Follow up with physician with reports If it is accompanied by high grade fever,, you need to be evaluated for dengue fever
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I am a 37 old man. Last 5 years I am suffered from hypertension, now I am feeling that I may suffer short term memory fail means I forgot some work what I had done 15 minutes before. What may be the solution.

BHMS
Homeopath, Thane
Hi, For hypertension and short term memory fail ,do yoga exercises regularly and walk for atleast 30 mins.Your problem will be solved
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When I drink alcohol After 5 hours my body is infected and swelling my stomach in both side What is the solution of it?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
When I drink alcohol After 5 hours my body is infected and swelling my stomach in both side What is the solution of it?
Your constitution is not made to process alcohol. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol, and is caused by an acetaldehyde dehydrogenase deficiency. You are advised not to indulge in alcohol consumption for your own good.
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I want to do suicide because of what happened and happening to me. I am experiencing frequent urination problem and problem in my urethra and penis. I have weak and thin flow of urine. Am very depressed. Do not wanna live.Please tell sir .

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I want to do suicide because of what happened and happening to me. I am experiencing frequent urination problem and p...
Take shilajithu tab 2morning 2 night with warm milk. Consume good quantity of cow ghee with your food, 4-5 spoons daily. Brahmi vati tablet 1-0-1 consume dishes with urad dal like idli dosa vada chakkli etc, kheer made of soji is good for you. Avoid sex and ejaculation for another one month. Avoid chilly, and spicy food. This treatment you have to take for atleast one month wiyhout break. Result guaranteed.
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I am 20 years old. I Feel extremely restless and lot of anxiety. Is there any need of going to a psychytrist

Master Of Science In Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is better to consult a psychiatrist which will help to reduce the symptoms. Meanwhile you should go for counseling also which will help to solve your root cause problem. Few relaxation techniques, yoga, positive affirmations etc will help you to come out of these for ever.
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I think I have anxiety, depression, phobia etc since long. Every now and then I decide to see a psychiatrist but never show up. I am always in this confused state of find. This is pulling me back and my consistency, confidence, performance as lowered vis-a-vis the potential I acquire. Kindly assist.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I think I have anxiety, depression, phobia etc since long. Every now and then I decide to see a psychiatrist but neve...
You need to go for a proper systematic homeopathic treatment for at least 3 months. If possible, please try to consult me for that. Take care. :)
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Hi. I ws a hipertension pt.Earliear ii used medicins. Now i am not using medicins/Pl tell me am i correct

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
You are risking your health, in my opinion. You should get yourself measured for hypertension every month. If your reading is below 130/85 mmgg exercises and good diet should be maintained without medicines. If it is above 130/85 mmgg, you should continue take minimum dose of hypertension medicine. Hypertension is called a silent killer. It will never create a problem for you in the short period. But in long term, continuous hypertension can cause kidney, heart related problems. Consult a physician immediately.
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. Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in life, by then I had seen a life which very few people have experienced that include globe-trotting, affiliation with power circles and pinnacle of luxury. I was highly successful in business and was blessed with money and full of joy. It all began in the year 2004 by losing money, assets, friends, relatives, business and contacts. I was descending faster than one can imagine. I was jobless and gradually I accepted that no one treats me the way as they used. I found it difficult to live without any source of income, I have had exhausted all my savings around 2006 and began to sell my properties which also included my home. I lived with the money which I gathered through sales of my assets. I could not sustain for long and then with great difficulty I found a job which too did not last more than 18 months. I had entered into the political system (to which I had access during my shiny patch) and had contested two major elections (parliamentary and legislative assembly) as nominee of one of the largest political parties in India and lost. The experience rendered an access to power coteries, even with which I could not continue beyond 6 years. After having exhausted all means, today I work as a sports facility manager at an isolated location as an administrator for a salary which is equivalent to my monthly phone bill 20 years ago. I am cut-off from all my contacts, relatives, friends except my immediate family. Some information which may be vital in your assessment: I have quit non-vegetarian diet 20 years ago, I am very concerned about animal welfare – especially the stray and uncared. I cannot tolerate loud music and noise. I do not watch television. I would like mention that in 2011 I did not take medication for Bipolar disorder. I had discontinued the same within 3 days as that made me sleepy for the whole day. I do not see any hope to recover as nothing seems to work in my favor, in any minutest way. Today I have nothing with me, home or any asset. The present work does not give me to save even a penny, I see no meaning to stick to it and have been considering the option to seek isolation in ashrams or spiritual centers in the hills. I am really clueless as to what I should be doing next. I would like to know whether the diagnosis was right and do I need medical help? If so, can I expect some changes and hope to live again? I will appreciate some advice and help. Thank you.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
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Hello, I am a 51-year-old male, I was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 2011. This is when I was nose-diving in li...
You certainly need medical help but along with counseling, which I think you have not resorted to at all till now. Under no circumstances are you to discontinue medication without consulting your doctor because bipolar medicines take time to work and there are always side-effects to contend with. Bipolar used to be only a late-onset disease in the past but now it seems to come up earlier. In that connection, you seem like one along with all the other symptoms you have described. You can use the manic phase to become successful if someone professional monitors you during that phase and helps you out of the dumps during the depressive phase. There is a long-term effort involved and perhaps a lot of expense. So you do have a problem financially and also psychologically. Whatever happens, you should never become dysfunctional: it will ruin you. If you do not trust the doctor’s diagnosis, you should seek a second opinion. It can be a crippling disease if not treated and if treated early the prognosis is good. So quickly visit a psychiatrist and seek his/her opinion and you must then follow the medication prescribed. Comply with all the medical prescriptions and work in tandem with a counselor for a long time and learn coping skills and techniques to handle the daily challenges you will face. There are certain adaptations that will suit you during the elation phase and there are certain behaviors that are required during the depressed phases. In the meantime, you can do certain things that will give you benefits anyway. Emotional therapy will alleviate a lot of the problems faced in this condition because it is a mood disorder. You need to particularly look at your levels of anger both for its reasonableness and to express it in an appropriate manner. I suspect that much of this anger may have origins in early childhood that you may never be aware of now. Talk to your parents and explore that angle. This information will help the counselor too. Also, you will need to check whether there is any genetic factor involved. You must exercise regularly, eat healthily and sleep normally too. If your motivation and cooperation is good much can be achieved. You must have a time-structured schedule filled with interesting and reasonable activities and it must be monitored for compliance and delivery. The reason I say this is that many times you will be inclined to have grandiose notions and confidently believe that you can do without the medication. This will set you back many months in the treatment and delay and sabotage the recovery: forewarned you are forearmed. If this combination of medication with therapy is maintained for at least three years without any episodes or breakdowns, it is possible to taper the medication in consonance with the doctor. Bipolar is characterized by two extreme poles i.e. Feeling very high (mania) and suddenly feeling very low (depression). You can ask the doctor for the symptoms he noticed in you for a personal understanding.
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Sometimes I tried to remember but I can't remember properly while I am putting concentrate on subject it just wipe away soon.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Research-based strategies to boost your memory and keep it strong 7 Strategies for Remembering 1. Become interested in what you're learning. We're all better remembering what interests us. Few people, for example, have a difficult time remembering the names of people they find attractive. If you're not intrinsically interested in what you're learning or trying to remember, you must find a way to become so. 2. Find a way to leverage your visual memory. You'll be surprised by how much more this will enable you to remember. For example, imagine you're at a party and are introduced to five people in quick succession. How can you quickly memorize their names? Pick out a single defining visual characteristic of each person and connect it to a visual representation of their name, preferably through an action of some kind. Remember: Memory is predominantly visual. 3. Create a mental memory tree. If you're trying to memorize a large number of facts, find a way to relate them in your mind visually with a memory tree. Construct big branches first, then leaves. Branches and leaves should carry labels that are personally meaningful to you in some way, and the organization of the facts ("leaves") should be logical.. 4. Associate what you're trying to learn with what you already know. It seems the more mental connections we have to a piece of information, the more successful we'll be in remembering it. This is why using mnemonics. Write out the items to be memorized over and over and over. 5. When reading for retention, summarize each paragraph in the margin. This requires you to think about what you're reading, recycle it, and teach it to yourself again. Even take the concepts you're learning and reason forward with them; apply them to imagined novel situations, which creates more neural connections to reinforce the memory. 6. Do most of your studying in the afternoon. Though you may identify yourself as a "morning person" or "evening person" at least one Study. suggests your ability to memorize isn't influenced as much by what time of day you perceive yourself to be most alert but by the time of day you actually study—afternoon appearing to be the best. 7. Get adequate sleep to consolidate and retain memories. Not just at night after you've studied but the day, you study as well. Far better to do this than to stay up cramming all night for an exam.
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I am 50 years old. MBA. Was involved in the Corporate World last 24 years in MNC's with good pay. Last 2 years I had to quit job since I was transferred out and due to aged parents I had to quit. I started my own business in towers construction thru some contacts. But it is taking time to settle. my expenses which I can not curtail. The reason for my sudden depressions is this. How do I over come this? I am working hard day and night. I go to sleep at 2.00 pm since I work. But I need to develop it faster. Please advise.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 50 years old. MBA. Was involved in the Corporate World last 24 years in MNC's with good pay. Last 2 years I had ...
Business takes time to establish. You have to be patient and make sure that whatever has to be done, is done and in good measure. Initial investment too will be high without timely returns. If you are not handling your business well, then you need some consultancy from a person with the acumen. Talk with someone who has the knowhow and see what you are doing wrong. Collections are also something that will cause a lot of delays and you will need surplus investment to meet the running costs. Perhaps your business plan was not well thought out. Here too there are consultants with whom it will be wise to discuss your business​.
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I can not concentrate in my study, to get better concentration what should I do? Pls help.

MSC Human Development , Hypnotherapy , Special Educator , ms- counselling and physiotherapy, Applied psychology Hons
Psychologist, Faridabad
Don't panic the more you work out your brain the better you process and remember information. Try to do different activities what makes you happy. Learn to play any instrument, make art, drawing, pottery. Learn dance and another language which you don't know. Try to do brain exercise. Every single activity give your brain extra challenge and want extra effort from you. This will give you a healthy brain which can do anything. And for concentration point a dot on a blank white sheet pointed it on a wall just straight to your eyes while you sit on a chair. And you can try any other concentration exercise daily.
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I am not feeling comfortable to do something. Maybe Stress is the reason. Every work I do I fell like Lazy and Frustrated. I Sleep all day. But could’t find any resolving thing for this. What should I do?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am not feeling comfortable to do something. Maybe Stress is the reason. Every work I do I fell like Lazy and Frustr...
Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber, nuts, avocado, exercise regularly, eat dark chocolate, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. I suggest you do the opposite of what this depression makes you feel like doing (actually, not doing): you will need to fight this condition. You must become active; stay upright during the daylight time; meet people; never sleep during the day, wake up by 6 am every day, play some active games, especially contact games, do physical exercises, talk to people and join some social clubs, attend Yoga classes etc. Watch sitcoms on TV or comedies and cheer yourself up. Go for excursions in groups, for outings, camps, conferences, and religious conventions. Get a pet dog and spend time training it, exercising it and relating to it. Expose yourself to some sunlight every day, at least 30 minutes but not in the scotching heat. Whatever happens, please incorporate these three important adaptations in your life: always be responsible, be respectful, and be functional. If you did these three, lots of things will go well in life. Please pray and have faith in God to alleviate your sufferings. Don’t wait for others to help. Use your own motivation, which might be at its lowest, but persevere and win this battle. Above all to be really happy, you need to live in love and for love. Learn all about emotions and how to handle them and that will get you out of the depression rather easily and quickly. A counselor is there only to facilitate you, all the hard word must come from you, and your cooperation with that person is very critical for your success. Be positive everyday and learn to be contended with what you have. Do some left brain exercises: it is the happy brain. Here are a few suggestions: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. Whatever happens please cooperate with the therapy and do not discontinue until the condition is completely resolved.
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What to do to maintain our body? What should do to been smart health? What to do for heart patient? If poison goes on our body what to do to stop it? How to be well healthy ?

MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What to do to maintain our body?
What should do to been smart health?
What to do for heart patient?
If poison goes on...
taking a healthy diet ,workouts(jogging,running,exercises,games.swiming,cycling etc according to indiviisual choice),Aproper routine of sleep &wakeup etc..to protect ourself from heart diseases avoid junk food.
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I am 55 years old. Smoker smokes about 15 to 20 per day. In the night getting pain in the legs and little cough for the last two months.

(MRCPSYCH-UK), MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Hyderabad
You could be developing arterial/venous disease due to smoking of your legs and the cough could be because of chronic obstructive bronchitis or lung disease. Kindly consult a physician and or a pulmonologist for your problems. Then visit a psychiatrist for deaddiction of your smoking.
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