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A 27-year-old male asked:

can anxiety cause every muscle in your body to be tight constantly? never had this issue before anxiety. every muscle including face and fingers are tight. been to pcp and hospitals with panic attacks/symptoms. what can i do?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Possibly: Time to see a doctor. From what you say your lifestyle is being affected. See doctor and get help before it gets worse
Dr. Philip Miller
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Progressive: relaxation techniques and CBT with a certified psychotherapist. Also. exercise, sports, prayer, mediation , music, massage therapy and aroma therapy,just for starters.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Panic Attacks: If you have already been cleared for good physical health by your PCP then it would be good to consult with a Clinical Psychologist to sort out what is causing the anxiety and to get relief.l Medication can also be added to help.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
PANIC: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what panic means to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; no just one or the other.

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