Patient discussion about mind

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Q. Is there any other mind control system to reduce on her pain?

My wife has is living with fibromyalgia for nearly 7 years. She has frequent pain, very severe with some other symptoms like heavy tiredness. Life is very difficult for her. She has at times experienced minor and very temporary reduction of pain due to enhanced rest and massage. If rest can help reduce her pain, is there any other mind control system to reduce on her pain?
A1Yes, I went to yoga sessions once for my pain. I do yoga very regularly and have adequate sleep now. Massage therapy is a very good treatment to get relief from pain. Also make sure to bath in hot water which will expand the muscles and relieve the pain. You can try all these along with meds being prescribed by your doctor. All the best!
A2Alot of suffers use yoga as a source to releive pain. It is considered "mind and body' disipline.
I know you are interested in mind control systems but i would like to say relaxing in a warm bath( hot makes me feel worse), taking short naps when I need to, and meditating helps me. I have chronic fatigue(usual symptom) and sometimes find it hard to put one foot in front of the other. Sometimes short walks can give me a small energy build up too
best to you both,

Q. My mind is getting confused now and i am losing on my focus. why is this change happening in me?

I am a bipolar for the past 1 year. With the help of the medicines my episodes has come down. My mood is good and stable. Even my friends say that I am well as compared to previous years. But since last week I am not able to sleep well. My disrupted and reduced sleep is making me stressed. I just get 2-3 hours of sleep at night. After my lunch my tiredness starts again. My mind is getting confused now and I am losing on my focus. Why is this change happening in me?
AThere are some possibilities that you are not taking your diet in time or your diet may not be nutritious as per your requirements. This can cause you to have increased stress and you can lose your sleep. This may increase the tiredness. Check if you are taking your medicines in right time. This can also be due to your stress. You may have stress due to your lifestyle too, which needs to be well managed in a healthy way. You can meet your doctor, as any increase in stress due to sleep deprivation can raise the chances of episodes to return back.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdO5m_mfaTQ&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/vYdO5m%5EmfaTQ_bipolar_disorder_facts?q=bipolar%20disorder&feature=player_embedded

Q. My son who is a bipolar trying to follow his dad. what else we can do to make him have positive mind set?

My son who is a bipolar is 12 years old. He cries inside a locked room and is not acting to his age. He refuses to give any reasons for his behavior. He is emotional that he cries aloud while watching movies. During his episodes his behavior turns to a very negative and uncontrolled state. I get frustrated but my husband has no problem with his behavior and he keeps a very good patience on any of his odd behavior. Of late I have found that this has increased his positive thinking and he tries to follow his dad. What else we can do to make him have positive mind set?
AThese are very good signs and your husband is doing good to treat him. I call it as an Ideal healer and a dad’s role. You can also help him in finding his strength and skills and make him to bring them to a good level of expertise. This will help him to develop self confidence. This will make him more positive in his behavior.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMMDYZdJBeM&eurl=http://www.imedix.com/health_community/viMMDYZdJBeM_diagnosing_treating_bipolar_disorder_2?q=bipolar%20disorder&feature=player_embedded

Q. Why do I feel to eat sweet when I am not much hungry and I feel that it soothes my mind when I eat sweets….?

A1craving sweets can be a symptom to PMS...but it seems that it would be impossible for you :)
it can also be a symptom for "seasonal depression". sort of a mood swing during fall or winters. it's very common and has an ironic initials- SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder :)
here are other symptoms of SAD:
http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/seasonal-affective-disorder
A2I think you have got the habit of eating sweet when you are not having any hunger…..but having sweet as a habit is not at all a problem….and it soothes your mind also…………….what I think that as sugar increases the absorption of the amino acids which in turn is makes serotonin and this serotonin is known to calm mind and so you crave for sweet.

Q. Our child is on Adderall. He is 10 and ADD/ADHD .Does not mind and is not respectful. What Is A Solution??

He does good in school but as he gets older he is leaning in a direction of not minding. My wife and I don't know where to go before it is to late. He goes to a play counselor who helps him in doing better in his school work. He is our nephew and we have raised him from birth. If anyone can give us some direction we would appreciate it very much.
Ai think that in this stage he should be evaluated by a professional. he will see the child and give you a diagnose and recommended ways of treatment.

Q. i suffer for ma chronic ear infection ! every time i take a shower i need to pay my mind that water does not

go in and i'm tired of it ... every time a drop comes in i get an infection ! is there any thing out there that might help me ?
A1if ear plugs dos not help and you stile have an ear infection ,
try out the eardoc
www.eardoc.info
it is a non invasive device for reliving the ear pain by opening the ear tube.,
A2Have you tried to use ear plugs? The may seal the ears and prevent waters from coming in.

Depending on your age, there are several prevention methods (e.g. surgery in children). Consulting a doctor such as an otolaryngologist may also be wise.

Q. I want to improve my memory. I do a Sudoku every day and crossword puzzles. Do I need to do anything else?

A1I myself do believe that brain games (like sudoku, brain age, etc.) will help all of us to improve our brain function, and later in the future will help to DELAY the degenerative process of our brain.

Here I paste a link related to this topic :
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/opinion/08aamodt.html?_r=1

That is, practice can certainly make people better at sudoku puzzles or help them remember lists more accurately. The improvement can even last for years. Similarly, people tend to retain skills and knowledge they learned thoroughly when they were younger. Unless the activities span a broad spectrum of abilities, though, there seems to be no benefit to general mental fitness.

For people whose work is unstimulating, having mentally challenging hobbies, like learning a new language or playing bridge, can help maintain cognitive performance. But the belief that any single brain exercise program late in life can act as a quick fix for general mental function is almost entirely f
A2I often encounter this question, and I wanted to share it with you. These are very good activities that stimulate the brain. You want to engage in additional mental activities that require other types of thinking in order to engage more of your mental capacity. Most importantly, maintaining brain health also depends on other components of healthy life style, such as being physically active, keeping a healthy diet, and reducing stress levels.
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