usmle stress/relaxation

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  1. buddindoc

    buddindoc Senior Member
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    does any one out there have any ideas how to relax .d day is looming.i have absoloutely no support..and its taking its toll (.i think)
    i have forgotten every thing...cant seem to remember even stuff i learnt yesterday..
    i am s>>86% bricks.tell me wht you guys did to feel better
    and calm down
    thanks
     
  2. lattimer13

    lattimer13 good boy!
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    if you study the day prior to the exam...only do it up until noon and then quit...go to the gym and get a good workout in...eat a good supper and get some good sleep the night before.

    if that doesn't work...try ambien>sonata>lunesta for problems sleeping...low dose alprazolam for anxiety during the test...maybe even propranolol i've heard works well.

    best of luck.
     
  3. Long Dong

    Long Dong My middle name is Duc.
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    The day before D-day I took the whole day off no study nada. Rented some samuri videos and animie watched them all day. At night gots some nookie from my girl and took a sublingual meletonin 10 hours before I had to wake up (still only got 4 hours of sleep do to nerves). If you got no girl to get some nookie from, tera patrick porn always worked for me.
     
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    DOCTORSAIB Ophtho or bust!
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    You always have those 2 girls named "Fist-tina" and "Rosie Palm." :laugh:
     
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    As above, i cant stress enough the need to relax and not study the day before the test, as counter intuative as it seems, there is no way that one extra day of studies will affect your score and the relaxation will be needed if you've put the time in.
    As far as relaxing now...for the last couple of days, even out your schedule if you havent allready. Wake up the same time you will on test day, study for set hours, get good sleep, you can try ambien if you got it but there are memory effects if you limit your sleep hours which I think most med students tend to do... I wouldnt take it.
    The WORST thing you can do is panic, if you are doing well on Q bank or other practice things, do those and let yourself know you're the ****. If you're not doing well STOP taking them now, again, no amount of information taken from 200 more questions will help your test score if your too freaked out to function. Confidence is a HUGE portion of this test and if you think you can't remember anything it will be a self fulfilling prophecy. Good luck.
     
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    Great advice, thanks. :thumbup:
     
  7. buddindoc

    buddindoc Senior Member
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    thanks a lot...for all the advice.really made my day better
     
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    With melatonin, do you find you get the same kind of rest compared to sleep without melatonin?
     
  9. Pollicis

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    I know someone who uses melatonin --> they say they get good restful sleep without feeling groggy the next day.

     
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