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A 40-year-old male asked:

can anxiety last all day?

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Dr. L. Kevin Chapman
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Yes: Anxiety is a process involving thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and physiological arousal. It certainly can last all day. Add worry, which is a cognitive, verbal-linguistic attempt at problem solving upcoming events (usually ineffective), and you have an additional process that increases anxiety.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
That is possible.: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way.

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What could cause anxiety symptoms?

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A 32-year-old female asked:

Hello. I have been having what feels like waves of anxiety on and off for about a year now. This last one has been going on for a week and it's awful. I can barely concentrate. Ian usually fine in the mornings and then by mid day it's full blown. I have t

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress. First step is to rule out physical causes, thru workup by your PCP.
A 46-year-old female asked:

I took my last oxy 10 mg 4 hours ago I stretched them out throug the day to prolong the wd Ive been taking oxy for 7 years I'm getting anxiety just thinking of what's coming Should I go to the hospital upon symptoms? Will they help me in the ER?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Use the ED for acute condition. Your long term use of an opiod is a high risk issue and you may face resistance to getting the medication from an ER visit. It would be prudent to contact the doctor who prescribed the medication. Wish you good health!

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