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11 Mar 2004

Stressed
Hallo Daar,

Ek is totaal en al opgestres, my vrou kraam oor twee weke en ek het eweskielik 'n hoe bloeddruk wat nog nooit teenwoordig was nie. My skouerspiere het heeltemal in 'n spasma getrek. Ek is 'n programmeerder wat baie verantwoordelikheid by die werk het en dit kon seker finansieel beter gegaan het. Ek probeer die laaste week of so om bietjie oefening in te kry maar ek voel ek het meer as dit nou nodig. Ek sal enige hulp baie waardeer, ek is oor die algemeen 'n gesonde mense, maar ek weet nie nou meer nie.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Etienne,
sounds like you have stressful work to start with, and maybe facing the new added responsibilities of fatherhood, has just pushed you to the point of suffering from the degree of stress, including the raised BP and the muscle spasms. A GP could help, to start with, to assess the extent to which the raised BP is a chronic and severe level needing treatment in it's own right, or whether it, like the muscle spasms, might respond to a mild sedative tranquilizer for a few weeks. And yes, getting more exercise is not merely healthy in its own right, but often helps us to handle stress better.
Most people recognize that pregnancy and childbirth, etc., are obviously stressful for the woman ; they forget that it can be pretty stressful for the man, as well. Especially because something so important in his life is happening, without any refined role for him to play.
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