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Hi Doctor, My wife has intrusive thoughts since her college days and after taking citalin tablets for 2 years she never had it and after our marriage(2021 July) also she didn't have any thoughts. After pregnancy(from Sep 2021) we planned to stop it and from Dec last week she again had those intrusive thoughts with more intensity. Initially she is not able to sleep and eat well. When consulted with doctor they prescribed sertraline 25 mg initially and after 2 weeks she is taking 50mg. After taking the tablets the fear and anxiety reduced gradually till Jan 15 and after that till now she is having more fear about the thoughts. Can we try increasing her dosage of sertraline taken ? We will be thankful for Any therapies or suggestions given.
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1.Use Deep Breathing Deep breathing is another effective way to relieve stress and anxiety. It helps you with physical symptoms such as shallow breathing and rapid heart rate, and it also helps with controlling your thoughts. When you practice deep breathing, you're forced to take your thoughts off of whatever is causing you anxiety and to focus on the breathing technique that you are using. 2.Keep A Journal Journaling can be an effective way to deal with your anxiety and to find relief. It helps you to take all of the things that are rolling around in your head and get them out of your head and down on paper. Sometimes seeing the things that we're worried about on paper can help us to see that they're not as big of a deal as we thought they were. It can also help us to find solutions that we have been overlooking. 3.Hang Out With Friends If you're struggling with anxiety, sometimes the last thing that you want to do is go hang out with your friends. Even if it's an activity that you enjoy with people that you like, the thought of it can be stressful. Your brain already feels overwhelmed with things that you feel you need to figure out, and it can seem like a bad use of time to do something fun. 4. Exercise, Find What Works For You : You might be tired of hearing about how great exercise is for your health. But, the reason you hear about it so much is that there's no way around it. Exercise it's good for both your physical body and for your mind.Getting regular exercise has been proven to help you sleep better at night, clear your head, and boost your mood. It's a great way to use up all that pent-up energy that you have in a way that's going to benefit you in multiple areas of your life.
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Do Yoga and meditation, Go for counselling session
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Please don’t self medicate yourself as you already stopped the medicine she has relapsed and everytime with relapse the intensity will be more severe ! So its recommended to be in regular follow ups and also psychotherapy can be beneficial along with the pharmacotherapy
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Never self medicate in case of mental illnesses
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Along with medicine regular counseling and therapy is imperative. She needs to understand what these thoughts are and why she bothered by it. By learning techniques from cbt to change and adress it She will be able to overcome it easily Consider it Consult with me or any psychologist for therapy and counseling online Happy to help All the best
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Can adjust dosage by consulting Psychiatrist
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