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Sometimes when i have episodes of anxiety or body aches, eating food helps me feel back to normal. Could it be sugar problem or other metabolic issue?

Sometimes when i have episodes of anxiety or body aches, eating food helps me feel back to normal. Could it be sugar problem or other metabolic issue?

Probably not: Anxiety and extreme stress causes people to seek immediate satisfaction. For some it is food others could be sex and others drugs. Seek help for your anxiety attacks instead of relying on food ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Does extreme stress/anxiety cause body aches and pain in your feet, chest, and back?

Does extreme stress/anxiety cause body aches and pain in your feet, chest, and back?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and body aches. arms and legs hurt and r tired. I have been checked 4 ms and clots. Neither r it. Fibromyalgia? Suggestions? No fever

I have anxiety and body aches. arms and legs  hurt and r tired. I have been checked 4 ms and clots. Neither r it. Fibromyalgia? Suggestions? No fever

Further workup: Not sure what else you have been evaluated for but panels such as EBV and Lyme may be helpful. The symptoms may be consistent with fibromyalgia and there are treatment options available for which I recommend seeing your PCP or neurologist. Yoga, stretching, walking, acupuncture, nutritionally dense diet may also be helpful as would correcting any vitamin deficiencies you may have. ...Read more

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What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

Lousy diet: Oxidation (combustion) of food substances provides cellular energy. Too many empty calories, especially all the man made sweet stuff, creates a relative vitamin deficiency like a car with bad spark plugs. Try eating god made food and leave all the sweets alone. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds, anxiety attacks, sore throat, body aches.. What are these symptoms of?

Nose bleeds, anxiety attacks, sore throat, body aches.. What are these symptoms of?

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause all of these symptoms. Nosebleeds can be an indirect effect of anxiety when it also causes an increase in blood pressure. Bodyaches may be related to poor sleep and muscle tension from anxiety. Anxiety can make your throat feel tight and sore. Other medical causes include hyperthyroidism, night time acid reflux, and some rare types of high blood pressure conditions. ...Read more

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I have been sick for 3 days-low grade fever, fatigue, body aches, inability to sleep due to anxiety and delusions, fatigue, body aches, sore throat?

I have been sick for 3 days-low grade fever, fatigue, body aches, inability to sleep due to anxiety and delusions, fatigue, body aches, sore throat?

?Influenza: Although this is an unusual time of year to to have influenza, or a flu-like viral infection, this is possible. What is of concern are the anxiety, delusions and insomnia. You are in an area of the U.S. In which lyme disease is prevalent. Strongly suggest you see your doctor and get diagnosed one way or another. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Re anxiety/costochron..Had lots of body aches, started 5-htp,now better.Also had fine EKG.Lastsymptom is pressure/tightness in arms, possible anxiety?

Anxiety Disorder: Maybe, but to conclude that all symptoms are due to anxiety would require that other medical conditions be ruled out. Take care. ...Read more

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Can extreme anxiety cause your body to ache all over, stiff hands and feet, tingles onextremities, headaches, fatigue, cold feeling, no concentration?

Can extreme anxiety cause your body to ache all over, stiff hands and feet, tingles onextremities, headaches, fatigue, cold feeling, no concentration?

Yes: Anxiety can cause all those symptoms. It tenses muscles, which after awhile can get sore & ache all over. Please see your physician and have a good going-over for general health. You will probably benefit from treatment for your anxiety -- psychotherapy can be very helpful, and there are medications which can be used if needed also. First task is to understand the nature of your symptoms, tho'. ...Read more

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Stressful period last 3 months. Now i'm unable to feel how i once felt with body aches and anxiety. Help?

Stressful period last 3 months. Now i'm unable to feel how i once felt with body aches and anxiety. Help?

Here are some things: You can do to help yourself. Start w a med eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ;. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Can severe anxiety and stress cause chronic chest pain and body aches ?

Possibly: Our minds deal with stress and anxiety in different ways, one of which is somatization, or converting mental issues into physical ones. The difficulty here is in making sure there is no obvious primary cause. See a good internist or family practitioner and be evaluated. Then, if necessary, a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Body aches, no chill, no cold symptoms, eating well but sleep is disturbed. I suffer from anxiety, could it be linked? Ps. The aches go away at times

Body aches, no chill, no cold symptoms, eating well but sleep is disturbed. I suffer from anxiety, could it be linked? Ps. The aches go away at times

Probably linked but: There are many possible ways these could be linked. Anxiety tends to make any symptom worse but usually alone does not cause aches. Poor sleep can aggravate anxiety & cause aches- as dr. Krauser said, these symptoms are often seen in fibromyalgia, but this could be caused by lyme disease, magnesium deficiency, thyroid imbalances, food allergies etc. I advise seeing a holistic doctor- search abihm. ...Read more

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Had medical abortion 2-3 months ago, ever since i've been feeling weird. Body aches, depression, high heart rate, anxiety blood tests fine what's wron?

Emotions: After having any type of miscarriage, whether intended or unintended, there are a lot of emotions a woman goes through. Depression and body aches would be normal reaction. I doubt anything is physically wrong with your body as medical abortion is very safe. Are you exercising? Sleeping 7-8 hours a night? How have you addressed feelings of loss and relationship with boyfriend? Maybe see a therapist. ...Read more

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Think I have the flu body aches chills lightheaded little fever now worried get Bell's palsy or labrythtist or anxiety cause lightheaded?

Think I have the flu body aches chills lightheaded little fever now worried get Bell's palsy or labrythtist or anxiety cause lightheaded?

Flu: Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment. If you have the flu this will help prevent further complications. You MAY have an anxiety disorder as well. Please see a mental health pro to learn strategies to manage stress and anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Could I have fms my body aches all over no motivation eye floaters chest pain gland swelling headaches joint pain dry eyes major anxiety .... Help?

Possibly: Your description sounds like your anxiety is manifesting as multiple physical complaints. You should see a mental health professional to get your anxiety under control. If you symptoms worsen, you may need to see a regular doctor as well. ...Read more

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Took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS twice a day for two weeks. Two weeks later side effects of brain fog, body aches and anxiet continue. How long can these effects last?

Took Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) DS twice a day for two weeks. Two weeks later side effects of brain fog, body aches and anxiet continue. How long can these effects last?

Doubtful from meds: Your history of anxiety may be provoking your ongoing feelings of "brain fog" more than the residual effects of the antibiotic. If that had anything to do with things in the first place it should've easily cleared by now. See your doctor for more evaluation if necessary. ...Read more

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Why body aches after sittting?

Why body aches after sittting?

Vague question: Depends what part of the body "aches". Prolonged sitting, especially with poor posture and ergonomics in place, imposes a large degree of pressure on the disc, which in turn can lead to back pain or "ache". Sitting on ones tuchus for prolonged periods is not advisable. ...Read more

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Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Does sinusitis cause body aches?

Sinusitis: If inflammation is confined to the paranasal sinuses the answer is no, but whatever the infection is may have extended beyond the sinuses and even into the bloodstream and this can produce fever, chills, aches and so on. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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