What is Prayer/meditation/relaxation?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Prayer is an active effort to communicate with a deity, religious entity or spirit. Meditation is a discipline in which the mind is focused on an object of thought or awareness.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Moderate
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Calming 2

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Prayer/meditation/relaxation)
Dosage Patients
30 min daily 13
20 min daily 6
1 hr daily 5
2 hr daily 5
10 min daily 5
15 min daily 4
5minutes as needed 3
10minutes as needed 2
15minutes as needed 2
2 min daily 2
Why Patients Stopped Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Change in health plan coverage 1
Not indicated 1
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Duration

Currently Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 6
Stopped Using Prayer/meditation/relaxation
Duration Patients
0-1 month 1
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 0
2 years or more 0
Adherence
Always
4 33%
Usually
4 33%
Sometimes
4 33%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
0 0%
Somewhat
1 8%
A little
2 17%
Not at all
9 75%
Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
8 100%
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3 patient evaluations for Prayer/meditation/relaxation

Echo Mountain
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Echo Mountain
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M41y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:8y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

See Echo Mountain's full Prayer/meditation/relaxation history

Jan 16, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stress: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 20 min Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer and specifically the psychological and spiritual act of giving God my anxiety, fears, stress, and pain is my primary tool in stress management. Belief in that Higher Power and His intimate concerns about my life and challenges changes the entire ball game for my mental state. Not only do I have a benevolent and omnipotent Creator, but I have One to Whom I can bring my deepest, darkest fears and even the most insignificant mundanities that cross my mind. I also can trust this God to deliver me from my financial woes and my health problems because I've seen His work in these areas time and again in response to my prayers. Prayer is the most central part of my recovery mindset. I will see my God's goodness in the land of the living (Psalm 27).
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
59 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar I

See zoomer's full Prayer/meditation/relaxation history

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: ability to function increased. ditto eval. from last year
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Praying, meditating and relaxing are important to my mental health...like any med. It improves my mood by calming, restoring peace and tranqulity...sometimes pure Joy!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1970)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 30 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Prayer, meditation and relaxation are as important to me as any one other of my meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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grasshoppa
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grasshoppa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: none
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 24, 2009 (Started Oct 01, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 3 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: You will get better at it as you go.

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