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I sometimes feel lost, frustrated, unhappy, sad, negative for no reason. My life is becoming aimless though I have everything still I feel sad, unhappy, dissatisfied. My life is blank I don't feel any excitement about anything. I feel like quiting my job. I feel helpless as I am nt able to solve my problems. I feel that their is something wrong with me that I am nt able to cope up with situations. There is lot of negativity. I don't feel like making friends going out.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
I sometimes feel lost, frustrated, unhappy, sad, negative for no reason. My life is becoming aimless though I have ev...
Suffering unwanted anxiety is very much prevalent nowadays! It is common complaint that" I Suffer from anxiety. Please help me" Anxiety is a very normal emotion, which gives rise to feelings of nervousness every now and then. An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition in which people experience a high degree of distress and mental trauma, which hinders a normal life. People suffering from this medical condition experience high levels of anxiety and nervousness almost all the time. Here are the cardinal symptoms that indicate you're suffering from anxiety disorder. 1. Troublesome & Excess worry - This condition prevails if you worry about the day to day activities too much on a regular basis. It is identified when you start taking too much stress about very common and routine things, related to life or work which tends to affect you in an adverse way. A noticeable sign of excessive worry can be too much fatigue. 2. Lack of Sleep/irregular, disturbed sleep - Problems in falling asleep at the right time and problems in maintaining an uninterrupted sleep are two signs that indicate you have an anxiety disorder. 3. Baseless / Irrational fears - This symptom is not generalized; instead, it is specific and subjective in relation to a particular thing or situation. The fears that are experienced under this category are sudden and unexpected in nature and there is no fixed rationale behind these fears. One may ear of death or accident or fall from a plane and so on. 4. Muscle pain - Muscle discomfort and pain is one of the leading physiological causes of an anxiety disorder. The pain felt is chronic and pervasive, and is very common among people facing situations of anxiety. If you are exposed to constant periods of anxiety, you will experience fatigue, muscle pains and lethargy or unwillingness to work. 5. Unexplained indigestion - Problems related to the digestive system are also a sign of anxiety disorder. In this case, you may face constant digestive problems accompanied by a common disorder called IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). IBS refers to an anxiety situation in the digestive tract, which is characterized by sudden urge to defecate on eating, stomach aches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhoea. Apart from the above-mentioned symptoms, other symptoms of an anxiety disorder include stage fright, self- consciousness, panic attacks, memory flashbacks, perfectionism, compulsive behaviours, self- doubt, and such others. Symptoms vary depending on the type of anxiety disorder, but general symptoms include: • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness. • Problems sleeping. • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet. • Shortness of breath. • Heart palpitations. • An inability to be still and calm. • Dry mouth. • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet. Anxiety is a normal, predictable part of life. However, people with an anxiety disorder are essentially phobic about anxiety feeling. And they’ll go to any lengths to avoid it. Some people experience generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), excessive anxiety about real-life concerns, such as money, relationships, health and academics, Others struggle with social anxiety, and worry about being evaluated or embarrassing themselves. People with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) might become preoccupied with symmetry or potential contamination. The bottom line is that people can experience anxiety, and anxiety disorders, related to just about anything. Most of these steps contribute to a healthy and fulfilling life, overall. To sum up, making some basic lifestyle changes can do wonders for someone coping with elevated anxiety. Take these steps from today. 1. Take a deep breath. Deep diaphragmatic breathing triggers our relaxation response, switching from our fight-or-flight response of the sympathetic nervous system, to the relaxed, balanced response of our parasympathetic nervous system, according to, clinical psychologists, who have suggested the following exercise, which you can repeat several times: #Inhale slowly to a count of four, starting at your belly and then moving into your chest. Gently hold your breath for four counts. Then slowly exhale to four counts. 2 Be active. One of the most important things one can do to cope with anxiety] is to get regular cardiovascular exercise,” For instance, a brisk 30- to 60-minute walk “releases endorphins that lead to a reduction in anxiety.” You can start today by taking a walk. Or create a list of physical activities that you enjoy, and put them on your schedule for the week. Other options include: running, rowing, rollerblading, hiking, biking, dancing, swimming, surfing, step aerobics, kickboxing and sports such as soccer, tennis and basketball, in short just anything you can do to be physically active 3. Sleep well. Not getting enough sleep can trigger anxiety. If you’re having trouble sleeping, tonight, engage in a relaxing activity before bedtime, such as taking a warm bath, listening to soothing music or taking several deep breaths and meditation is excellent .If you’re like many people with anxiety whose brains start buzzing right before bed, jot down your worries earlier in the day for 10 to 15 minutes, or try a mental exercise like thinking of fruits with the same letter. 4. Fight an anxious thought. We all have moments wherein we unintentionally increase or maintain our own worry by thinking unhelpful thoughts. These thoughts are often unrealistic, inaccurate, or, to some extent, unreasonable. Thankfully, we can change these thoughts. The first step is to identify them. Consider how a specific thought affects your feelings and behaviours. Is it helpful or unhelpful? These are the types of thoughts you want to challenge. Therefore it is suggested asking yourself: “Is this worry real?” “Is this going to happen?” “If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?” “Could I handle that?” “What might I do?” “If something bad happens, what might that mean to me?” “Is this really true or does it just seem so. Then, reframe or correct that thought to make it more accurate, realistic and more adaptive. For example: “I would feel embarrassed if I tripped on the stage, but that’s just a feeling; and it won't last forever, and I would get through it.” 5. Say an encouraging statement. Positive, accurate statements can help to put things into perspective. See these examples: “Anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling.” and “This feels bad, but I can use some strategies to cope with it.” 6. Stay connected to others. Social support is vital to managing stress, Today, call a loved one, schedule to go to lunch with a close friend. Talking with others can do a world of good. Another option is to get together and engage in an activity that improves your anxiety, such as taking a walk, sitting on the beach or going to a yoga class. 7. Avoid Alcohol and caffeine. Managing anxiety is as much about what you do as what you don’t do. And there are some substances that exacerbate anxiety. Caffeine/alcohol is one of those substances. The last thing people with anxiety need is a substance that makes them feel more turned on, which is exactly what caffeine/alcohol does. 8. Avoid mood changing drugs. “While drugs and alcohol might help to reduce anxiety in the short term, they often do just the opposite in the long term,” Even the short-term effect can be harmful. Experts have treated countless clients whose first panic attack occurred while they were taking drugs such as marijuana, ecstasy or LSD. “Panic attacks are bad enough if you are straight and sober, so imagine how bad they are if you are high, and can’t get untied until the drug wears off.” 9. Do something you enjoy. Engaging in enjoyable activities helps to soothe your anxiety. For instance, today, you might take a walk, listen to music or read a book, 10. Take a break. It’s also helpful to build breaks into your day. As it is said, this might be a “simple change of pace or scenery, enjoying a hobby, or switching ‘to-do’ tasks.” “Breaking from concerted effort can be refreshing.” 11. Solve Problem It is suggested considering how you can address the stressors that are causing your anxiety. Today, make a list of these stressors and next to each one, jot down one or two solutions. 12. Read a book. There are many valuable resources on anxiety, which teach you effective coping skills. Some recommended are Dying of Embarrassment for people with social anxiety; The BDD Workbook for body dysmorphic disorder; The Imp of the Mindand The OCD Workbook for obsessive-compulsive disorder. And It is suggested "Stop Obsessing" for adults with OCD (and Up and Down the Worry Hill for kids with OCD). For people with panic attacks, it is suggested Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. For a general overview of cognitive-behavioural therapy for anxiety, 13. Engage in calming practices. “Meditation, yoga, or other calming practices can help minimize anxiety in both the short and long term.” Sign up for a yoga class or watch a yoga video online. Meditate right now for just three minutes and do for yoga 14. Consult a therapist. Sometimes anxiety can be difficult to manage without professional help, Many organizations include databases of providers who specialize in anxiety (along with helpful information). 15. Accept your anxiety. If you really want to effectively manage your anxiety, the key is to accept it, “This might sound strange. But anxiety, “in and of itself,” isn’t the real problem. Instead, it’s our attempts at controlling and eliminating it, not accepting these unwanted inner experiences is the actual source of self-induced suffering.” Accepting anxiety doesn’t mean “resigning" ourselves to a life of anxious misery. It simply means that we are better off recognizing and fully accepting the existence of anxiety and other uncomfortable emotional states that are inevitable, but transitory. So if you experience anxiety today, simply observe it. “Think of it like a wave of the ocean; allow it to come in, experience it, and ride it out.” Anxiety can feel overwhelming. It can feel like chains around your feet, weighing you down. But by taking small steps – like the ones above – you can minimize your anxiety and cope effectively. Have A peaceful life ahead YOu read by blog virtualdr/blogspot.in.
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How quit drinking alcohol periodically. I can't control the feeling to stop drinking. Any easy way to stop the habit.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Only strong will power, determination, attending AA meetings and diverting mind when tempted will help you stop alcohol or may need professional help from a psychiatrist or de addiction centre. Try to do meditation and yoga. Read good books and listen to music and if you are believer attend Bhajans Alcohol causes 7 types of cancer, including breast, mouth and bowel cancers. When you drink alcohol, cancer-causing chemicals are formed. Alcohol also affects hormone levels and makes cells even more likely to be damaged by smoking. The less alcohol you drink, the lower the risk of cancer. No type of alcohol is better or worse than another, it is the alcohol itself that leads to the damage, regardless of whether it is in wine, beer or spirits. And drinking and smoking together are even worse for you. Not everyone who drinks alcohol will develop cancer. But on the whole, scientists have found that some cancers are more common in people who drink more alcohol than others. Every year, alcohol causes 4% of cancers .Tips to cut down on alcohol. There are lots of simple ways to cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink. It can help to work out if there are particular times or situations when you tend to have a drink, whether that’s a bad day at work or a weekly pub quiz tradition, and plan what you’ll say and do differently next time. Have more alcohol-free days a week. For liver health it’s best to have at least 2 days off alcohol in a row each week. Try agreeing on certain days with your partner or a friend and help each some wi other and stick to it. If you are planning to drink alcohol, decide on a limit in advance and make sure you don’t go over it. Swap every other alcoholic drink for a soft one – starting with your first drink. Try shandy instead of a pint of beer, or swap ne for soda and have a spritzer. Don’t stock up on beer, wine or spirits at home. Finish one drink before pouring another, because topping up drinks makes it harder to keep track of how much you’ve had and when you planned to stop. Avoid buying drinks in rounds, that way you don’t have to keep pace with anyone. Tell a friend or partner that you’re cutting down on alcohol, they can support you – or even join you.
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My case may take your time but I request you to pay attention now we are a family of five as I just got married. My parents relationship were not healthier since starting. But they do love both of us. I left my home in 2006 for college and then job and it impacts my mother mind hard. Since 6-7 years I am noticing she lost her confidence. She keep standing in the kitchen for 3-4 hours and doing nothing. Starts looking the roof and start laughing and she never eat food with anyone. It' s not that my father is a bad guy. We all tried to understand her mindset but not possible. Now my sister also moved out of karnal for job and now just my parents are left at home. Now when I see my mom, I want to help her. I don' t know what exactly is going in her mind and she never shared her feelings. She just keep calling me and ask for my health and food. I do worry for her and she is not in good state of mind. I saw her sometime talking to wall or something. My father also tries to help her but we don' t know how to handle or do? i' m ready to do anything just to bring her back to normal. Please help!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Your mother had gone through a very stressful and hard life after marriage, I think. She had her desires suppressed. She could not express herself, openly and this led to her present state of mind. For her treatment proper counselling is required and certain psychotic drugs to be recommended after counselling.
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How to detect that a person is smoking cigerates. And what are the counter measures for smoking cigerate. Is a cigerate a day is harmful.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Initially it can be only detected by smell of his breath while talking to him but later on the effects of smoking starts showing on body---------------myself is a homoeopath and consult me for complete details regharding how to quit this habit--------1 cigratte a day is surely very harmful in long term---------------
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I am 58 years male. I am suffering from Agora phobia for the past 30 years. I tried many medicine as per doctors advice. Recently one doctor prescribed. Nexito 10 mg (acetolopram) and Clonazep. 5 mg (clonazepam). Earlier I could not able to go even half a km from my house without accompanying some known person. Now after taking nexito and clonazrp I could able to go 10 km lonely, but stil I am afraid to travel lonely in trains or buses to long distances. Could you please help me doctor.

B.Sc(Hons) Mumbai Univ., ND, MD - Alternate Medicine, Aroma Therap., Bach Flower Rem, Mental Health Cert.
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
I am 58 years male. I am suffering from Agora phobia for the past 30 years.
I tried many medicine as per doctors advi...
Hi I will prescribe some harmless but effective flower remedy available in homoeopathy shops. Try to buy original medicines. Mix 4 drops of Mimulus + 4 drops of Rock Rose + 3 drops of Aspen . Mix these with 100 ml water and drink it every night once before sleeping. If any problems consult me online.
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I am 21 years old boy . I sometimes feel sad & I am oversensitive sometimes. I also have problem of over thinking and doubting at all things . Please suggest some tips to cure these problems and to cure Anxiety and fear.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 21 years old boy . I sometimes feel sad & I am oversensitive sometimes. I also have problem of over thinking and...
You should eat simple foods like vegetables and cow's milk, avoid tobacco products and reduce common tea and coffee which can cause vaso-constriction leading to headache. Anxiety and fear is due to disconnection from god, so re-connect with god by chanting, reading and hearing nice stories in your free time, thus avoid unnecessary thoughts, doubts and negative feelings by replacing negative feelings with higher taste of transcendental meditation.
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I am 28 years old male & I have been facing anxiety issues since last 2 years .I went through ecg, lipid, thyroid, and bp monitoring & all of them came to be normal .I get a feeling of fear /worry whenever I try to do things alone for ex travelling, driving, shopping and I think a lot about my body sensations like upper back pain, feeling sleepy, neck tightening, pain in the eyes all of them gets subsided as soon as I relax. I have been assured by more than 4 cardiologists, 3 physicians and couple of more highly qualified doctors that I do not have any problem .Its just the matter of thoughts .I am trying to reduce anxiety by socializing, brisk walking daily for 30 mins, avoiding junk food .Somehow I feel better than what I used 2 feel 1 year back & there are lot of positive changes. However, things do repeat sometimes. I want 2 get out of this which I sure I will but not sure how much more time it is going to take .I am sick of medications .Please suggest where I am going wrong!

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am 28 years old male & I have been facing anxiety issues since last 2 years .I went through ecg, lipid, thyroid, an...
All the doctors can give you is an assurance that nothing 'is yet' wrong. You could give yourself a host of trouble medically, if you continued to worry so much. Since all the tests have come negative, it only means that these are all psychosomatic in nature i.e. Caused by your anxiety. There is abnormal fear and it could do with some contribution from your upbringing. Perhaps you experienced strict parenting; or you were intimidated by dire consequences for failure; perhaps you were brought up believing that you were not as good as others; perhaps you were forced to show undue regard for elders and felt inferior around them, etc. You must immediately seek help from a counselor. In the meantime you must do certain things to build your constitution physically, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally. Mental stability can be achieved by learning a few skills in handling emotions in an appropriate manner. Stress management skills, which have a lot to do with expressing emotions, will need to be a major part of your recovery program. Emotionally you need the help of a counselor and that will help you tremendously to move from anxiety to normal fear. Please persevere and cooperate through all the support you need and you will come through successfully. Develop your body’s health by physical fitness through exercise, good rest (sleep), and a proper diet. Any way what you need to focus on is to do vigorous exercise of the aerobic kind for the heart’s fitness; meditation for the brain’s fitness; sleep for a well rested mind and body; a sound spiritual well being for good confidence and stability; and a diet with lots of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Vigorous exercise, especially of the callisthenic kind, will make your heart, which is a muscle, grow larger; and then your heart will need to beat less often and you will respond to the anxiety with a calmer disposition. If your mind, constitution, and your emotions are in check and fit, you will never be disturbed again. You need to attend personality development courses, personal grooming courses, conversational skills courses, and definitely a good education will empower you to boost self-confidence and by default self-image.
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I have a problem of delaying. everything at studies get delayed. No matter how hard I try, at the end I will be left thinking why this thing hasn't done yet. And I get depressed and stressed. A fear, increased heart rate. And a feeling of guilty.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I have a problem of delaying. everything at studies get delayed. No matter how hard I try, at the end I will be left ...
Procrastination is what it is called! you know the worst part of it is feeling guilty. That will hamper your performance more than procrastination. Be at peace & satisfied with yourself. Even if you delay! the division of naveen into one who wants to take it easy and one which feels bad and is desperate to change is causing t he conflict. You should be intelligent enough not to invite conflicts and even physical ailments by such attitude. Sit back and chill. Cheers.
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Sir I have a problem that I have any time much depression so how I can feel relax.

BAMS, MD Ayurveda
Sexologist, Lonavala
Sir I have a problem that I have any time much depression so how I can feel relax.
The best ayurveda herb for your case is Natural home remedy using cardamom seeds: 1. Crush 3-4 cardamom seeds to powder 2. Take ½ tsp of this cardamom powder 3. Add to 1 glass of water 4. Mix well 5. Sieve the mixture 6. Drink 1 glass every day Surely you will get results.

Hi, I am 30+,i was having a 1 yr 3 month baby ,previously i was working recently i quit for my child, but now a days i found myself becoming irritate if some one is saying me any thing.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
If it is connected to your taking care of your baby and you are very tired, you may be irritable. You must learn to be patient, and if necessary get some help in looking after the child. If the child has entered the terrible twos at an earlier age, s/he will give you quite a bit of trouble as part of her/his growing up. This is a very crucial time for the child, and you will tide over it as the child resolves this phase. If you are irritable because you are not working and could be doing something productive, rubbish that thought. You chose to have the baby and therefore you must do justice to taking good care of the child until 3 or 4 years, and then you could join duty. The investment in the child will pay off good dividends later on. Love the child, be there always, be patient, spend lots of time and help the child meet all developmental milestones with ease. Mothering is a difficult task especially if your heart is not in it. Don?t make it more difficult than it really is. You and the child wil have very fond memories of this time, if well spent.
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