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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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Every type of antidepressant i take for anxiety and depression makes my anxiety and breathing go wrong can anyone suggest something plz.

Every type of antidepressant i take for anxiety and depression makes my anxiety and breathing go wrong can anyone suggest something plz.

Depression: If antidepressants are making you more anxious, panicky, hyper, or more energized the diagnosis has to be revisited and some calming meds may have to be added. ...Read more

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When i said my anxiety and breathing goes wrong just after i've taken my antidepressant a doctor suggested i needed a calming med. What types ?.

Anxiety: I would suggest you talk to a mental health professional about this difficulty before you start another medication as you may be able to lessen your anxiety with increased awareness of what is causing your distress. My best. ...Read more

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Due to Anxiety, improper breathing is causing chest discomfort and buzzing pains in chest and stomach. Any medication to ease symptoms n avoid attack?

Due to Anxiety, improper breathing is causing chest discomfort and buzzing pains in chest and stomach. Any medication to ease symptoms n avoid attack?

Lots of meds: address this, but for those you'll need a psychiatrist. The usual ones are SSRI's or SSNRI's, and there's a long list. Have you also considered the CAUSE of your anxiety? Meds will help cope in the short run but won't address the underlying dynamics, other than adding a little confidence with symptom reduction. Here's a reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Does aspartame cause side effects like insomnia, anxiety, or breathing problems?

Apparently so: As dr. Howell says, there's controversy about this, as there's money in selling aspartame-sweetened diet drinks and more. However, cleansing your system of toxins when you have unusual symptoms makes sense. "non-nutritional" sweetener is what it's euphemistically called. http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/11/06/aspartame-most-dangerous-substance-added-to-food.aspx. ...Read more

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Can musculoskeletal tension, rhinitis, and anxiety cause breathing problems. I had pft which confirmed asthma. I don't take any medications. Should i?

Asthma: Yes but keep in mind people who are short of breath will also have increased muscle tension so difficult to tell cause and effect. Sounds like you would benefit from treatment-may be able to get by with treatment for rhinitis alone but for sure if you are symptomatic then you should be on therapy. ...Read more

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After taking shower BP was up 135/84 with anxiety sat down breathing went down 109/78 is this bad?

After taking shower BP was up 135/84 with anxiety sat down breathing went down 109/78 is this bad?

Bp: I don't think that either of these blood pressures are of concern in your age bracket unless monitoring shows sustained blood pressure of over 120/80. Your physician, who would know your bp history, is best qualified to advise you about this matter. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause under breathing instead of hyperventilating?

Can anxiety cause under breathing instead of hyperventilating?

Yes: Anxiety can do almost anything! Consider CBT therapy to learn skills for life! Don't just rely on pills. They are meant for short term and work best w/ therapy as a base! ...Read more

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I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

Behavioral mod.: Behavioral modification techniques help tremendously including deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation. See a therapist who specializes in this. You can also use self help anxiety books you can find on amazon. There is help available if you ask for it. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause trouble breathing and chest pains?

For sure: It's a common cause. Just be sure there's nothing more ominous going on as well. ...Read more

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How to controll a fast heart rate caused by anxiety? Breathing exercises don't work.

Beta blocker: Assuming medical problems like thyroid and heart disorders have been ruled out, a beta blocker like propranolol is effective at reducing extra heartbeats often seen in anxiety. But properly treating the anxiety is the most important thing to focus on. ...Read more

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Stomach distension causing discomfort breathing problems. What is cause? Anxiety, breathing too much, stress. Did not have before this year

Stomach distension causing discomfort breathing problems. What is cause? Anxiety, breathing too much, stress. Did not have before this year

Cramp of diaphragm: The primary muscle that helps us to breathe is the diaphragm and attaches along the ribs from the chest to the spine and lays over top of all organs in the abdomen. The diaphragm, like all muscles, can fatigue and cramp with over use or tension. When you become distressed either due to the pain or tension, this causes you to breathe harder. This adds more stress on the diaphragm. ...Read more

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Does geodon (ziprasidone) have a permanent affect on brain chem after stopped? Over the year, jaw, sleep, muscle, neck, anxiety, breathing all negatively affected

Does geodon (ziprasidone) have a permanent affect on brain chem after stopped? Over the year, jaw, sleep, muscle, neck, anxiety, breathing all negatively affected

Side effects: Geodon, ziprasidone, is a member of the "atypical neuroleptics", which does carry a low risk of movement disorder. There are too few data to assess the possible interaction with hydroquinone, which you also take. Usually, once Geodon is stopped, all side effects slowly resolve, although rarely it can take over a year & additional meds to help this process. Please see an md to help you address this. ...Read more

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17. Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Trouble breathing/can't breath well late at night. EKG and chest x ray were good. Saw a cardiologist. Anxiety??

17. Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Trouble breathing/can't breath well late at night. EKG and chest x ray were good. Saw a cardiologist. Anxiety??

First visit your: doc to rule out medical conditions. Then please see a mental health professional like a clinical psychologist. The conditions you mention are often anxiety related. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.

How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.

Hard but achievable!: Although chronic hvs is difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, stress reduction therapy, administration of beta blockers, ssris, benzodizepines and breathing retraining have all proved effective in reducing the intensity and the frequency of episodes of hyperventilation. Acupuncture and yoga have also been shown to reduce stress and thus the frequency of hvs. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more