A 30-year-old member asked:
Symptoms of weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress. viral or anxiety?
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Psychiatry 37 years experience
Virus vs anxiety: Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time ( days to a week max) and people recuperates rapidly thereafter even without treatment. Lasting anxiety needs long lasting treatment with psychotherapy or medications or both.
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Psychiatry 38 years experience
Could be both/none: So many conditions can present with those symptoms. Your best bet will be to get a thorough evaluation to find out.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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