I am suffering from chronic tension headaches from last seven years . i have some thinking problem some irrelavent things comes in mind doctor, will u please help me how i control on my thought process , calms my mind, and concentrate on my studies. i recenty consult a psychiatrist , he gives me stalopalm tablet . but problem is as usual as before consulting.
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Hi, I think along with the medication you need to resolve the issues due to which you developed a stress and reflects as headaches for all these years.
Do introspect the root cause of it and handle that.
You will definitely come out of this easily.
Maybe a professional Counsellor might help you to the above process.
Tension headache is common type of headache occurring usually in females. Stress , sleep disturbances, poor diet all can aggravate the condition. A stressed mind can always have problems in concentration and attention, which in turn can worsen your study performance.
My advice to you is stay relaxed. Focus on your goal. Try relaxation techniques and breathing exercises. Maintain a proper sleep pattern,take proper diet.Use stick notes and charts to study.
Avoid junk food and frozen items. Make small targets to achieve. Take breaks.Go for combined study for few hours.Be in family and friends.If you still feel distressed kindly consult your psychiatrist. Be relaxed stay healthy.
Escitalopram takes 3-4 wks to start working . Plus at times one needs to increase the dose. If it doesn't work then the medicine can be changed. So keep visiting your doctor.
Second, if you start going to the gym, you don't become fit immediately. It takes time. So see a counsellor for 2-3 months regularly.
Thoughts are like clouds in the sky. They come and go. Meditation teaches one to bring ones attention back to ones breathing. Keep a time of the day for negative or intrusive thoughts. Then tell them you will listen to them at that time. E.g. 8 pm. At that time write down the thoughts. After a week read out aloud all the thoughts you be written. Also discuss them with a counsellor who will teach you dustraction techniques or how to write alternative thoughts.
You need a proper diagnosis before suggesting treatment. Pl download YBOCS and see if you fit
Dr Saatiish Jhuntrraa
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