A 17-year-old female asked:
my anxiety is so bad that i can't even leave my house, which means i can't go to the doctor to get medicine for my anxiety. what do i do?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This needs to be: worked out between you, your parents and your pediatrician or your psychiatrist. Some people need to take medication for their anxiety before going to the doctors. If you are sedated from medication or have decreased reaction time - you should not drive yourself to an appointment.
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Agorophobia: You will need to see the dr. Sometimes you can try and relax yourself enough to have a friend and/or family member take you to the dr, but it is important to try and get there so the exam/diagnosis/ and healing process can start. Best wishes.
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Unfortunately : Unless you have a relationship with a doc who will treat you over the phone, you'll have to make an outing to doc. Have someone you trust and feel comfortable with take you after a good nights rest,a good meal. Try to think only of the help you will receive and how good it will make you feel. Maybe your doc will call in just enough medicine to get you to the office!!give it a try! You can do it!!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Can any kind of chocolate cause anxiety if a lot is eaten?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Sure: Since chocolate contains caffeine. But lower levels than coffe, tea or sodas. It might also be the sugar in the chocolate causing you to be hyper.
A 34-year-old member asked:
What are the symptoms of common anxiety?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Fear and concern: Anxiety is a feeling of fear or concern that has psychological and physical symptoms such as dread, worry, increased heart rate, sweating, etc.
A 48-year-old member asked:
How can you cure obessive compulsive disorder when you have an anxiety of homophobia?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Clinical Psychology 44 years experience
OCD & homophobia: Are not related except that they both involve irrational anxiety. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety.
A 59-year-old female asked:
How come my anxiety got bad after watching the debates on tv ?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Funny u mention that. I had few patients at office tell me same, and each one of them had different reason for getting more anxious.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Who should I speak to regarding anxiety treatments?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several options: Many family physicians and other primary care doctors are comfortable working with patients who have anxiety problems. Psychiatrists are the medical specialists who treat such patients. Psychotherapists are also essential members of your anti-anxiety team.
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