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A 42-year-old male asked:

Can anxiety symptoms last all day say like nausea breathlessness fatigue tight chest and mustles?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anita Prakash
Cardiology 30 years experience
Yes: Anxiety causes a revved up or heightened adrenergic state (or over active sympathetic system) which can cause, in turn, the gamut if symptoms you mention from GI tract (diarrhea) to chest pain to tingling sensation, sweatiness, etc etc
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sorry to say that: anxiety symptoms can wax and wane throughout the day. The more focused we are on hem, the more they appear. Please see doc to rule out medical conditions and then learn strategies to cope w/anxiety. A clinical psychologist can help, perhaps clinical hypnosis. How is your diet and exercise level? Peace be with you.

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