U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Las Vegas, NV
A 27-year-old male asked:

Random bad taste in mouth. got worried it was a symptom of something bad (health anxiety). after, i developed really bad dry mouth and began shuddering like i was freezing for about 10 minutes - was able to stop it briefly by tensing up. anxiety?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Provided original answer
Wish you good health!
Jan 2, 2018
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Anxiety focused on: health issues suggests a POSSIBLE phobia or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Please see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment. Please don't use medication only. Therapy can be more long-lasting and empowering. See doctor first. Peace and good health.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jan 2, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.