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Dr. Dipika Ganvir

MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine

Psychiatrist, Thane

27 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic
Dr. Dipika Ganvir MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine Psychiatrist, Thane
27 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Dipika Ganvir is a popular Psychiatrist in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. She has been a successful Psychiatrist for the last 27 years. She is a MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine . She is currently associated with Meera Hospital in Kaushalya Medical Foundation Trust Hospital, Thane. Book an appointment online with Dr. Dipika Ganvir on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kasturba Medical College - Mangalore - 1990
Diploma in Psychological Medicine - Seth G.S. Medical College - 1991

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I am 25 year old female have a stress problem. As I have lots of tension I get nerves when any body behave wrong with me. What to do?

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Ayurveda, Satara
I am 25 year old female have a stress problem. As I have lots of tension I get nerves when any body behave wrong with...
HI A) eat 30-40 black currants and 1 tsf of jaggery during meals… B) take 250 ml of fresh butter milk with pinch of black salt during meals. C) instill 3-4 drops of brahmi taila in each nostril at the time of Sleeping, do all these things for 15 days gives you excellent result, thanks.
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Hello sir my aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) but it is not good how to control sleep and concentration only studies help me sir.

B.A. Psychology, M.A. Psychology, Ph. D - Psychology
Psychologist, Delhi
Hello sir my  aged 18 I prepare for competitive exams but nowadays many hours I fall sleeping (approximately 9-10 h) ...
Eat a light diet - eat more of fruits and salads, avoid fried and oily foods. Drink a lot of water and exercise daily for 45mins-1hr. This will make you more active, alert and help you concentrate. Write your GOAL on a sheet of paper and put it where it is always visible. Memory is related to understanding -Therefore, 1. Always emphasize comprehension (understanding the topic) rather than cramming. 2. Divide task into smaller chunks - make points - ask your self the basic questions - What was there in the topic, Who did what , When, Where, Why and How? If you are able to answer these questions , you will generally remember it for long. 3. Revise the points orally before sleeping. 4. Keep yourself well hydrated- have water before sitting down to study. 5. Stop studying if you feel you can't understand- Take a short break for 10 mins, have a glass of water, stretch and get back to studying Set your targets for the next day before sleeping - and give yourself a suggestion that you are fresh after 6 hours of sleep.
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What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?

Doctor of Naturopathy & Natural Medicines, DM - Clinical Haematology
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Agra
What should I do if I know someone who appears to have all of the symptoms of a serious mental disorder?
It depends what mental disorder the person is suffering from, sometimes a counseling by a psychiatrist is ok to bring the patient back to normal and sometimes special attention and various tests are required to know the exact situation of the disorder, in meanwhile you can start putting 2 drops of cow ghee in each nostril of the patient, everyday. Cow ghee is the best natural medicine for not just brain patients but for everyone, and it has no side effects or expiry dates. Cow ghee reaches such places in brains where allopathic & even homeopathic medicines fails to reach. for best result make sure the cow ghee is natural. The older the ghee the best it is.
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Always feel tiered n Can't concentrate on studies. On evng many times I feel soo low.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
You could be in a mild depression and must seek help for that. If you have depression then there are some major ramifications to take into account. I believe there may be some genetic predisposition or there has been some childhood issue, related to anger, that needs urgent attention. You must go and meet with a counselor immediately and if that person advises that you meet with a doctor you must do so and cooperate to your utmost. Please visit these professionals along with your parents. In the meantime please do the following sincerely because you could resolve the problem better with good cooperation: 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 scorching 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 every day and learn to be contented 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. As regards the concentration you are sure to have hormonal imbalances which may impact your memory because of the chemical but also the distractions that come with it; together with depression I can imagine your problems. 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, 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 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.
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Hi sir. I am 26 year old. I don't know how I will share my personal problems with others. Sir. With the age I am more attracted towards men then female after broke up relationship with my girlfriend. I don't want to be gay. But sometimes I can't stop myself. I don't know what happening with me. I am very depressed for my life and I hv problem related to early discharge. Please give me a correct suggestions. Thank you sir.

MBBS, MD Psychiatry, DNB Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Nagpur
Hi sir.  I am 26 year old. I don't know how I will share my personal problems with others. Sir. With the age I am mor...
If getting attracted "sexually" towards men is just a thought that keeps you haunting that does not mean that you are gay or becoming gay. It could be just an expression of your inner anxieties or preoccupied thoughts about your break up recently. Homosexuality is just an alternative though unnatural way of having sexual relations. It would be definitely wrong to make any assumptions about your status at present. You may visit a psychiatrist personally, share your thoughts in detail and then go for any therapy if needed. As far as early discharge is concerned it is a sexual problem related much again with anxiety, which is treatable. For further queries or assistance online you may consult me.
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I am alisha. 22 years old past one week I have some fear, and any time I am thing about my past problems. Why should I do?

M.B.B.S., F.I.C.A. (USA), P.G.D.I.H, F.C.G.P., D.C.A.H
Psychiatrist, Vadodara
I am alisha. 22 years old past one week I have some fear, and any time I am thing about my past problems. Why should ...
This is all stress and worries of life. May be issues of love/future/marriage, you are having insecurities and fear. Just relax. Ask yourself what bothers you? have a positive self-talk, and learn what are those things you don't like. You need to accept your self and move on. You need to take care of your lifestyle and learn to be happy. If you cant do it yourself, meet a life coach/ stress management super-specialist like me. Once you open your heart out, you will feel free and begin to fly in life.
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How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving lecture. How to come out this problem?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
How to increase confidence level? My confidence level is to low to do any work like talking to ladies, while giving l...
One powerful way to build confidence is by practicing self-compassion. “Self-compassion means we have our own best interests at heart,” Welford said. “We learn to support ourselves in the same way that we would support a friend or relative.” But this might sound utterly impossible to you, especially if you’re more used to beating yourself up. Many of us treat ourselves like the enemy. We regularly judge, criticize and condemn ourselves. Fortunately, self-compassion can be learned. Here’s how. Self-Compassionate Techniques There are many exercises for practicing self-compassion. “We are all different and what is important is to find something that works for you,” Welford said. Here are several techniques to try. 1. Write a compassionate letter to yourself. When doing this exercise, Welford shares several guidelines in her book, including: Validate your feelings and the reasons you’re struggling; remember that millions of people struggle with their self-confidence; remember that everyone struggles, in general (it simply means being human); and try to be understanding, accepting and nonjudgmental. Write a supportive letter to yourself from the perspective of a compassionate person (someone who has your best interests and well-being at heart). You can start the letter with this sentence: “I am sorry that you are having a difficult time at the moment and are struggling to build your self-confidence.” Another option is to “write a letter to yourself from an older, wiser, compassionate you. What would you say to yourself now, and what would a compassionate future look like?” Welford writes. 2. Focus on your well-being. For Welford this exercise is most helpful. First, she engages in “soothing breathing,” an exercise that “aims to bring calmness and a sense of inner warmth and well-being to the mind and body.” According to Welford, it involves: finding a place that’s distraction-free; sitting in a relaxed “yet alert posture;” and closing your eyes or lowering your gaze. “Rather than counting your inhalations and exhalations, let your body find a breathing rhythm that is soothing for it.” When your mind naturally wanders, gently bring it back to your practice. Then Welford asks herself: “What can I do for myself today that will make tomorrow a better day?” For instance, instead of mindlessly watching TV, she might go for a walk or call a friend. 3. Take action. As you build your self-confidence, what are your goals? What would you like to work on? Welford has worked with individuals who’ve set such goals as: meeting new people, speaking in public, asking for help, stopping needless apologizing, expressing their emotions to others and saying yes (or no). Once you have your goals, break them down into small, specific steps in increasing difficulty. Next, brainstorm how you can prepare for the situation, such as practicing soothing breathing and writing a compassionate letter to yourself; the obstacles that might come up; and how you’ll navigate those obstacles.
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I am not sleeping for two days with severe headache and body pains what should I do.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I am not sleeping for two days with severe headache and body pains what should I do.
Hi there ~ vague body aches and head pains should not be ignored. If treated you may be able to sleep well. Here are some of the causes of your symptoms. Lack of exercise lack of exercise is a common cause of fatigue, weight gain, and muscle weakness. Take paracetamol
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Hello I have strange issue that I am so much sentimental person. I used to cry on normal normal things since childhood. But last few months its become so much critical that when I am talking with some body about any situation like, somebody hurt them, while talking on that automatically tears come in my eyes. I tried to lot to control but not able to do so. On each and every situation tears are coming. Since last 3 to 4 days laterally was crying while talking to my daughter. Do not know why? Just was share my childhood difficult days. It was so embracing. My both the daughters was in shock. While watching TV, Movie anything tears are coming out from eyes. Since I wanted share this with some body. But do not know why I feeling shy. Please am I psycho now. Please help me. I'm 34 years old.

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
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I have strange issue that I am so much sentimental person. I used to cry on normal normal things since childhoo...
You are not psycho. You are very sensitive type of person. From child hood onwards you have some internal frustrated thoughts. That you have unable to express in a proper manner. You are suffering from emotional instability. Emotions are not expressed in a proper manner. You need emotional therapy. Emotions are also fluctuated from time to time. So better to consult psychologist for emotion relaxation therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy. Some sessions after you feel normal. Do not think I am psycho etc. It is simple behavioural disorder it can be cured is some days. Better to consult good psychologist. Ok best of luck.
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Main 1 year se bhut chid chid kr ra hu na kisi ki sunta hu. Aur koi bhi decision jldi se le leta hu bina uske bare me soche.

MA IN PSYCHOLOGY, PGDVGCC
Psychologist, Pune
Main  1 year se bhut chid chid kr ra hu na kisi ki sunta hu. Aur koi bhi decision  jldi se le leta hu bina uske bare ...
Hello Lybrate user, chid chid Krna, kisiki na Sunna, bina sochke decision lena, ye sabhi aapke behavior ki instability ko show krta hai. Aap nishchit hi kisi particular vishay ko lekr bahot jyada disturb hai, jo aapke behavior se show ho raha hai. Pareshaan hone ki koi baat nhi hai. Every problem comes with its solution. We always need to think about the solution. You need to spend some quality time with yourself. Kuch samay shant hoke bathiye and think about your problem. Ek samay main ek hi problem ko lekr sochiye. Then you will get some solutions. Jindagi bahot hi khubsurat hai, enjoy the journey of the life. My good wishes are always with you. All the best.
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I want to loose my health because I face many problems of this like I lose my stamina and I don't concentrate in any work. Thats why please guide me.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I want to loose my health because I face many problems of this like I lose my stamina and I don't concentrate in any ...
Change food habites. Avoid carbohydrates rich proteins eggs nonveg coldrinks sweets do not sleep in noon will help to reduce weight. Do arobic excersices go for fast walking morning or evening. After dinner go for slowely walk 1 to 2 km. daily. For medicinal advice ask privet ly. Dr. Tare
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My son is suffering with bipolar mood disorder has been ob volporic acid but suffered with acute pancreatitis due to its high dose. But since last one year he is on oxcarbazpine so called oxitrol but he is facing concentration problem and not getting proper sleep. please advice.?

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I am 20 years old I have avert pain in head and leg this a very important to get my body but nothing is the result for seng breakfast.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 20 years old I have avert pain in head and leg this a very important to get my body but nothing is the result fo...
You can take bio. Lat. 200 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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How to increase my presence of mind? As my mind got attracted with various number of conversation and images at one time and I unable to concentrate on one. As us result my presence of mind weaken.

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
Dear lybrate-user. This is a wrong concept and you just feel it. You will listen only to what you want to listen in spite of there being so many voices or noises. That is called selective listening. If you don't want to listen anything, even there are many noises and voices, your mind will wander away. So observe and understand. Take care.
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Hi I am 32 year old female with a 7 years of kid I am suffering from leg pain above the ankle join. Dr. given nervijen capsules. Kindly suggest me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hi I am 32 year old female with a 7 years of kid I am suffering from leg pain above the ankle join. Dr. given nervije...
Hello, 1. You can apply volini gel 1% local application twice a day for 3-5 days 2. Hot fomentation twice a day for 3 days I am giving to some common reasons for leg pain 1. Generalized weakness 2. Anaemia 3. Physical exertion and any trauma 4. Lack of protein in diet 5. Any infection present on leg or foot 6. Muscle weakness 7. Abrupt start/ stop of physical exercise 8. Vit d and calcium deficiency kindly consult physician for further management.
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My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental stability also how should I stop frustration? how I make my mind strong?

Diploma in Family Medicine, M.Sc - Psychotherapy
Sexologist, Pune
My problem is how to overcome after heart brake? how to stop thinking process? because it affect on my mind, mental s...
Instead of moping around get yourself busy. Go for long trip, or dig out an old hobby or find your old novels. Avoid company of the common friends especially if they are likely to talk about the same episode or jeer at you. Best is to take up a gym membership or target an event like a 10 km run or a game of tennis. Remember change is a part of life.
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I am not good in study as my other friends. So I am depressed. What should I do ?

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling, MA In Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Pune
I am not good in study as my other friends. So I am depressed. What should I do ?
I can understand your feelings. No one has the same i. Q. You also know abt it so why r you depress? may be you have other talent like you can best in drawing, making painting, playing sports which your other friends doesn't have. So not to worry, do regular study as well as develop your hobby. If some comments disturb you then listen to one ear & let it go by other. Best luck.
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When I speak in front of audience I stammer, but when I personally converse with people I speak fluently. Is it due to fear of audience that exists inside me? I even read the newspaper loudly everyday. Will that help me solve my problem?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Reading the newspaper loudly does help with the stammering but not with regard public speaking and its fears. This is the number one fear of all people. Even the most successful speakers admit to this problem. In fact the first 90 seconds are most frightening. The heart beat races to doubles the normal: 144 times a minute. So you are advised to prepare a good opening sentence to launch you off to a good start. The fear is generally centered around rejection: am I good enough? Will people like me? Will people know more than me? Etc. A host of self-conscious comparisons that only make you feel inferior. When the whole world is in the same boat, take heart and learn some basic techniques to overcome this stage fright. Join a Toastmasters club in your town and develop your public speaking skills and experience. Also remember some little rules: look for some pleasant face in the audience, look over the audience, prepare yourself well, talk simply, understand that you can only talk on what you know not on some grand made-up design of yours, there are always others who are better than you, pray before you speak, and so on. Focus on the three areas of public speaking according to their importance: Presentation and appearance (20%), audience (30%), and content (50%). You probably have fear from childhood that has not been resolved and is tending to find an outlet in your mouth to make it stammer. You could meet with a counselor to settle this matter. There are a lot more points but space constraints do not permit me to be more elaborate.
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I Work for a MNC and my job is full of stress I exhaust it with a stick of cigarette every time I feel like, I smoke almost 15 - 18 cigarettes a day and I feel some pain in my lungs some times especially when I wake up in the morning, usually I cough coz of mucus, I've done my blood test and every other stuff and I found it to be normal but I don't know for how much long time as I'm just 24 I want to have smoke free life can anyone please help me out of it. I beg please.

Masters in Clinical Psychology
Psychologist, Lucknow
Hi, free smartphone and tablet apps may be another helpful way to plan your quit. Apps such as the national cancer institute's quitpal can help you set goals, track your progress, and share your struggles and successes with family and friends. Quitpal can also support you with text reminders. Here are some other ways to get ready to quit smoking: set your goals. To achieve a long-term goal like quitting smoking, you may find it helpful to break the task into smaller goals. Every time you reach a goal, you feel a sense of pride along the path to becoming tobacco-free. A personal action plan can help you reach your goals. Set your goals clearly. Write down your goals, or tell someone what you are trying to do. Goals should include" by when" or" how long" as well as" what. For example" I will track my smoking for 1 week, starting tomorrow. Or" I will cut back from 20 cigarettes a day to 15 by this time next week. Set a quit date, and stick to it. This is an important step. Choosing a good time to quit can greatly improve your chances of success. Avoid setting your quit date on high-stress days, such as holidays. Reward yourself for meeting your goals. Quitting smoking is a difficult process, and each small success deserves credit. If you don't meet a goal, don't punish yourself. Instead, hold back on a reward until you achieve your goal. For example, give yourself something special if you succeed. Pace yourself. You may want or need to quit slowly by reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke each day over the course of several weeks. Set a comfortable pace. Certain activities won't be temptation-free for many months after you quit. Be realistic. You may feel very excited and positive about your plan for change. Be sure to set realistic goals-including a timeline for quitting-that you can meet. For example, your goal could be to cut back from 20 cigarettes a day to 10. Make some changes. Get rid of all cigarettes, ashtrays, and lighters after your last cigarette. Throw away pipes or cans of snuff. Also, get rid of the smell of smoke and other reminders of smoking by cleaning your clothes and your house, including curtains, upholstery, and walls. Don't let people smoke in your home. Take the lighter out of your car. Try some methods to reduce smoking, such as gradually increasing the time between cigarettes, before your official quit date. A smoking tracker can help you keep track of what triggers urge you to use tobacco. This gives you important information on when it's toughest for you to resist. 2. Get support you will have a better chance of quitting successfully if you have help and support from your family, friends, and coworkers. Others sources of support include: your doctor. He or she can help you put together a plan of medicines and nicotine replacement therapy (nrt) that works for you. This could be chantix or the nicotine patch, or maybe the nicotine patch along with gum for those times you need something more. Phone support (1-800-quit now). Telephone counselors can help you with practical ideas. Often they are people who have quit smoking themselves. Social networking. Many smartphone or tablet quit-smoking apps allow you to share your progress with your friends and family. This is a way you can get the extra support and encouragement you need when you're having a hard time or when you want to celebrate a new smoke-free milestone. Talk to a friend who used to smoke, and ask him or her to be a support person you can call when the going gets rough. Try a quit smoking program on the internet. These often have chat rooms. People who use telephone, group, one-on-one, or internet counseling are much more likely to stop smoking than people who try to quit on their own. Actionset. Gif quitting smoking: getting support if a partner or friend is quitting, you can help. Actionset. Gif quitting smoking: helping someone quit 3. Learn new skills and behaviors since you won't be smoking, decide what you are going to do instead. Make a plan to: identify and think about ways you can avoid those things that make you reach for a cigarette (smoking triggers), at least at first. Try to change your smoking habits and rituals. Think about situations in which you will be at greatest risk for smoking. Make a plan for how you will deal with each situation. Change your daily routine. Take a different route to work, or eat a meal in a different place. Every day, do something that you enjoy. Cut down on stress. Calm yourself or release tension by reading a book, taking a hot bath, or digging in your garden. See the topic stress management for ways to reduce stress in your life. Spend time with nonsmokers and people who have stopped smoking. Start seeing yourself as a person who is making healthy choices. Try chewing gums knickwic or nicorette to get rid of smoking be prepared for relapse most people are not successful the first few times they try to quit smoking. If you start smoking again, don't feel bad about yourself. A slip or relapse is just a sign that you need to change your approach to quitting. If any signs of withdrawl consult a doctor. Do not worry you will be able to change.
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