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Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla

Psychiatrist, Mumbai

Dr. Shamsha Sonawalla Psychiatrist, Mumbai
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I am a house wife. I often suffer from muscle pain and body and pain. Neither I don't do any hard work nor I walk so much. That pain start at night. I can't sleep because of that. Can you please help me with that?

MBBS, Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology
Pathologist, Raichur
I am a house wife. I often suffer from muscle pain and body and pain. Neither I don't do any hard work nor I walk so ...
Start morning walk avoid sugar take adequate water daily take multivitamins & vitamin-e daily for 15 days.
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I am 27 year old now. I don' t hava a proper job nor good friends. I always feel lonely and frustrated in my life and it' s effecting very much in my small family. I' m controlling all my negativity things of my life. Please suggest me to live a normal life.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Controlling the negativity is not the solution: go and face the world. Find a better job, make new friends, and socialize a lot. These things will get you out of your state, of what seems like, a depression. You need to lead an active life anyway and strengthen yourself to face the difficulties that life shoves on you, regularly. Negativity is there all the time for all the people. You have not been specially chosen to be troubled by it. If others can cope, you can too. Don? T believe in the negative: be positive. In fact I suggest the following to you always: be respectful, be responsible, and be functional.
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I feel depressed most of time coz my family never support me so dats why I don't like my family either what should I do my parents keep on lowering my confidence all d time I dnt want to talk to them .how to handle this situation . I feel very alone most of tym. please tell thanks.

L L. B..,, M.Sc psychy,, N L P, P.G.D.G.C, M.S psychotherapy,, M.A child care, M A, clinical psy, M.A,social psychiatry,, M.Phil., psychology., Ph.D .,psychology
Psychologist, Vijayawada
I feel depressed most of time coz my family never support me so dats why I don't like my family either what should I ...
You feel yourself family not support to time. Some times it happen because communication gap between your parents and you. You better to talk to them and convince them on your side. It takes time. It is better to take the some one help in the family. Do not talking with them. It increases the severity of the problem. You have no choice. Only solution better to talk to them in a pleasing manner. Better to talk who close to you take the help of him. Avoiding conversation it is not good. Do not be alone. Share your personal feelings and problems to friends and family members. Better to maintain good relations with other family members. They will help to you in these type of situation. Take the help of some one who close to your parents. Do not escape. Do not think in a negative manner. Be positive and be friendly all the time. Best of luck.
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Hello! I am KaIam my age is 17 only or I had wet dreams from last 2 years I want to rid off it. It take me too much tension please suggest me that. Th.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello! I am KaIam my age is 17 only or I had wet dreams from last 2 years I want to rid off it. It take me too much t...
That is very normal especially at your age. When the sperm collects and is not discharged in time you will experience nocturnal emissions. Do not stress yourself unnecessarily and just relax. In time, these will stop and you will feel fine.
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My friend is a weak minded he loves girls very fast and when they reject he get hurt and again he says never love another but again he loves and he gets rejected and he will be in depression he can't study he was a topper and he is unable to concentrate so how can I get I get out him and how can I make stop him fallen love.

M.S. Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychologist, Bangalore
My friend is a weak minded he loves girls very fast and when they reject he get hurt and again he says never love ano...
Dear lybrate user, your friend is not falling in" love" it appears more like infatuation. He is getting distracted easily. Probably there is some trouble at his home. As a friend you can motivate him to have a dream and ask him to make a realistic and concrete plan to achieve his dream. Try to give him a lot of love and appreciation. He probably has low self esteem. Try to boost his confidence by showing him his strengths. At the same time please remember, that it is his life and he needs to take responsibility for his actions. You cannot make him love someone or you cannot stop him from loving someone. Understand your own limits. Take care.
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Hello doctors, I'm a science student in 12th now. I had a gf, but unfortunately she is no more. But I am suffering from a strange problem, my mind is not listening me. My mind always will To have sex, even to the girls I respect and don't wanna lose from a good relationship. What should I do?

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hello doctors, I'm a science student in 12th now. I had a gf, but unfortunately she is no more. But I am suffering fr...
Hi lybrate-user, You need to control your mind and not let your thoughts disturb you. Practice Mindful Breathing The primary goal of mindful breathing is simply a calm, non judging awareness, allowing thoughts and feelings to come and go without getting caught up in them. Sit comfortably, with your eyes closed and your spine reasonably straight. Bring your attention to your breathing. Imagine that you have a balloon in your tummy. Every time you breathe in, the balloon inflates. Each time you breathe out, the balloon deflates. Notice the sensations in your abdomen as the balloon inflates and deflates. Your abdomen rising with the in-breath, and falling with the out-breath. Thoughts will come into your mind, and that’s okay, because that’s just what the human mind does. Simply notice those thoughts, then bring your attention back to your breathing. Likewise, you can notice sounds, physical feelings, and emotions, and again, just bring your attention back to your breathing. You don’t have to follow those thoughts or feelings, don’t judge yourself for having them, or analyse them in any way. It’s okay for the thoughts to be there. Just notice those thoughts, and let them drift on by, bringing your attention back to your breathing. Whenever you notice that your attention has drifted off and is becoming caught up in thoughts or feelings, simply note that the attention has drifted, and then gently bring the attention back to your breathing. It's okay and natural for thoughts to enter into your awareness, and for your attention to follow them. No matter how many times this happens, just keep bringing your attention back to your breathing.
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I have heard that ketogenic diet helps patients suffering from epilepsy. Please suggest me a good healthy ketogenic diet?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate-protein, low-carbohydrate diet few example of ketogenic diet Butter Ghee coconut oil olive oil Lime/ olive/ strawberry legume Yogurts Cashews/ Walnut
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hello doctor. Some one in my circle is very much addicted toward alcohol. He is about 30 years old, he consumed alcohol in large amount. And and perform unacceptable activities. After drunk he can't able to take a step. He also abuse family member. please suggest what step taken to get rid off. Is it right to admit him in any hospital like (nisha mukti kendra).

BHMS
Homeopath,
Dear lybrate user, before taking him to any rehabilitation centre kindly try the following therapy at home:- mix 30 drops of homoeopathic mother tincture acid sulph q in a bottle of 2litres of water. Keep that medicine mixed bottle isolated. Whenever the patient asks for water to drink give him that medicine mixed water to drink. Since the medicine is colourless, odourless & tasteless, the patient would not be able to identify the medicine present in water. He will easily drink 2 litres of water in a day. Thus he will intake the medicine along with water without even knowing it. Repeat the same process everyday. This medicine shows effective result by decreasing the craving for alcohol within just 2 weeks.
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I have been smoking since last few days. After that I have a pain in the chest what could be reasons.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I have been smoking since last few days. After that I have a pain in the chest what could be reasons.
There could be very many reasons. I suggest you meet with a doctor to determine the exact problem and the cause. You have to quit cold turkey because the body and mind will torture you endlessly while attempting reduction in smoking. The tobacco tar in cigarette smoke lines your lung with huge patches that make that portion dysfunctional. Your oxygen carrying capacity is jeopardized, and breathing is impinged. But don’t be discouraged because it is not too late even now to reverse all the ill-effects of smoking. I don’t know what other organs could be damaged but do go for a thorough medical check up to assess the effects of your abuse. Regarding improving your lungs, do a lot of aerobic exercise breathing through your nostrils only. Then there are a lot of deep breathing exercises in Yoga which you can learn too. Deep breathing cleanses your system and lungs and restores it to good health. Deep breathing uses the 80% of the lungs which are not normally used in normal breathing and even when exerting yourself. The greatest effect is in the lungs because this substance is processed through the respiratory system directly through the lung surface. When quitting, you must take one day at a time; though you must give up all smoking at once, and promptly. If you look too far ahead you will get discouraged and will give up. If you sit and count the number of days you have given up, that will also focus too much on achievement. You must focus on the here and now, on that day to be precise. After all quitting is not that easy due to many factors. So even if you fail one day, you must try and try again. Very few people succeed in their first attempt. Your persistence will eventually pay off. The urge to discontinue is hampered by many factors but the worst of them is the conditioning. In fact these conditions can exist all through the day unlike other addictions. But your desire to want to stop is the most important factor. It is important to find out about the ill-effects of smoking to have a reason that alarms you about continuing in the habit. The information is really scary but true and you must remind yourself about this every day. The nicotine in tobacco smoke stimulates the heart beat to raise the blood pressure in no time at all. So you must avoid it like the plague: it is just very bad medicine for you. In fact it is highly toxic too. You will need to stop smoking or consuming any tobacco related items with immediate effect. You should start vigorous exercises, gradually increasing it over a period of time. Do deep breathing exercises every time you feel like smoking (try Yoga), and replace the oral urge with some healthy food substitute to satiate the need. You may also take hard candy or chewing gum. If the urge is too strong, then use nicotine gums and nicotine patches, for a little while until the smoking drive reduces, substantially. You may also join Smokers Anonymous in your city where the support is really extraordinary for like-minded people who are also in the same situation. Keep yourself occupied or engaged with interesting activities during the times when it is most tempting. Keep the company of non-smokers for some time i. E. At least for the first 21 days. Above all announce it to everyone that you have quit smoking. Here’s a piece of very good advice: even if you accidentally/willfully take a cigarette, it is not the end of the world – you can start the cessation all over again. You must persevere with the best support until you defeat this addiction. Counseling is very useful in the initial stages and when temptations are at their highest.
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Hie, M a girl N I smoke cigarette twice a day, is it okay or it will effect me badly?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Your lungs can be very badly affected by smoking. Coughs, colds, wheezing and asthma are just the start. Smoking can cause fatal diseases such as pneumonia, emphysema and lung cancer. Smoking causes 84% of deaths from lung cancer and 83% of deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease, including bronchitis. To leave that habit: sauna bath for 5 days which helps you to drain out nicotine from the sweat produced over skin. This will reduce your craving for smoking. Then revert me back with follow-up.
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How to overcome depression and anxiety in 23 year old girl. Who is with good job, intelligent and good parents. But anxious about future and not able to decide whether to study further or continue job. How to overcome her Negative thoughts?

MD, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGDEMS, DNHE, DYA
Ayurveda, Mumbai
How to overcome depression and anxiety in 23 year old girl. Who is with good job, intelligent and good parents. But a...
Hello user, take her to a counselor and try to find out the cause of depression. Tell someone who is close to her to talk to her and know what exactly is wrong. Proper counselling will help her to stay away from her problem.
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How can focus to study please help me because I'm 12th class student. I scored 80% in exam so please help how can I do.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I suspect that the adolescent issues with regard to hormones may be affecting your ability to concentrate and remember. When the hormones play up, it lasts for a period of close to two years and during that time you could be influenced by three signs directly impacted by the chemical: you will tend to become aggressive and rebellious, you will become sexually active, and you will have acne and pimple problems. The hormonal imbalances may not only impact your memory because of the chemical but also bring some distractions that come with it. But you may work on the following even if the hormones kick in: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning at least five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: 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. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There are some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid junk food.
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I am a student of CA Final. I sit for long hours to study. What sort of food intake is required to have good brain health and avoid gastric problem I am facing these days. Kindly suggest a diet plan for the whole day specially for breakfast.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
I am a student of CA Final. I sit for long hours to study. What sort of food intake is required to have good brain he...
The gastric problem is related to stress. That is obviously causing the problem of lack of concentration. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food. You may also include these noted foods that are good for your brain health: Brain-Friendly Foods MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. But the MIND approach “specifically includes foods and nutrients that medical literature and data show to be good for the brain, such as berries,” says Martha Clare Morris, ScD, director of nutrition and nutritional epidemiology at Rush University Medical Center. You eat things from these 10 food groups: • Green leafy vegetables (like spinach and salad greens): At least six servings a week • Other vegetables: At least one a day • Nuts: Five servings a week • Berries: Two or more servings a week • Beans: At least three servings a week • Whole grains: Three or more servings a day • Fish: Once a week • Poultry (like chicken or turkey): Two times a week • Olive oil: Use it as your main cooking oil. • Wine: One glass a day You avoid: • Red meat: Less than four servings a week • Butter and margarine: Less than a tablespoon daily • Cheese: Less than one serving a week • Pastries and sweets: Less than five servings a week • Fried or fast food: Less than one serving a week.
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I feel stressed and sometimes when I was standing pure black colour in front of my eyes please I was do for that.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I feel stressed and sometimes when I was standing pure black colour in front of my eyes please I was do for that.
Hello 1. Black out on sudden standing is normal and it is due to postural hypotension 2. To beat the stress. Meditate.
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Hi I am very nervous while talking to strangers. How can I do everything in very confident. Please help me for that. Reply me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi I am very nervous while talking to strangers. How can I do everything in very confident. Please help me for that. ...
Hello, you should take Lycopodium 1M , 5 drops single dose. Withania Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Revert after 1 month.
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I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etirest. 5 in the morning, but recently I feel sadness along with fear without without any cause, the medicine prescribed doctor is not working at all, I have consult the doctor prescribed again the same medicine. I may kindly be give some medicine which relief the morning depression at least. Thanking you.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
I am suffering from chronic depression since 5 years and my medication is Potheadin75 x2 at night , floxin40 and etir...
Dear lybrate user...As per your details you are on prothiaden which is the class of antidepressant usually prescribed in depression when anxiety symptoms are significant, so I assume that along with the depressive illness you also have significant anxiety since the beginning of illness. Now again the anxiety features what you have stated as fear are increasing. Assuming that you have depression since a while which has been taken care of with prothiaden and fluoxetine, my suggestion would be to increase the dose of fluoxetine as its dose can be optimised till 60mg in depression. But still I would suggest you for a detailed interview before taking any step. Take care
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I am 20 years male. I am too attached to my family (specifically my mother). Last week, my father decided to go on a family tour. I had to stay back home since I have my exams going on. This was the first time I was living alone at home which made me depressed and I felt lonely. How to overcome this depression? How to get mentally strong to bear such situations? I need to prepare myself for my future coming situations.

BDS, Certification in hypnotherapy, Certification in N.L.P, Certification in Gene and behavior, Psychology at Work
Psychologist, Gurgaon
I am 20 years male. I am too attached to my family (specifically my mother). Last week, my father decided to go on a ...
This was a temporary phase, so do not do so much of self-analysis, esp for the first time. There are all kinds of feelings in entire life span, do not hold to one and dissect it they will come& go. Attachment may have a chained pschodynamics. Enjoy your relation with them without bieng fixated, because everything around is changing. You cannot assume anything to remain static including the relationships. Be less emotionally dependent and you will stay happier that way.
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Hello madam .good morning. At present am preparing for competitive exams. When I sit n study for half an hour, my body is getting heat heavily n am getting severe migraine n could not study n my skin complexion also becoming very dark day by day n acne pimples also coming on my face. Will you please suggest me with better solution. Am really feeling very bad for this .I could not study properly n my physical appearances also getting worse day by day.-(

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hello madam .good morning. At present am preparing for competitive exams. When I sit n study for half an hour, my bod...
Hello, Having a healthy diet with fresh fruits & avoiding junk food, getting 7-8 hours of adequate sleep, is essential while preparing for examinations. Also because of exam anxiety, you might be feeling difficult to concentrate. Often our body has physical reactions like aches & pains due to anxiety. So you can use some relaxation techniques like deep breathing.
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Sir give me the nutritious diet and exercise chart so that my brain start working, m feeling very dull and lazzy. Not even able to concentrate on anything and feels sleepy all day even after a long sleep. Please sir help me please.

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
Sir give me the nutritious diet and exercise chart so that my brain start working, m feeling very dull and lazzy. Not...
It seems that your symptoms might be due to your higher weight and bmi. There might be some underlying metabolic issue which needs to be first understood and diagnosed. If you are willing and interested do let me know. And I might be able to guide you. Your detailed history and few other things are necessary before taking any further actions. Hope this helps wishing you very best.
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