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Dizziness & abdomenal paincould it be the bladder/kidneys of anxiety?

Dizziness & abdomenal paincould it be the bladder/kidneys of anxiety?

Difficult to tell: It would be good to have more information on what other symptoms you are experiencing. If you suspect urinary problems usually those are characterized with urine burning sensation, urgency, hesitancy, frequency when urinating. If you have flank pain especially with fever, nausea, vomiting the kidneys might have infection. If you are having these type of symptoms get an appointment to see your doctor. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause kidney pain?

Stress & kidneys?: stress and anxiety can increase the perception of pain & amt of pain experienced. So, these may contribute 2 pain. Anxiety, by itself, doesn't cause "kidney" pain. Nerve endings that terminate near the kidney will be irritated if the the kidney is inflamed (Bc of infection, for ex) or a stone may cause pain passing thru another structure. C ur doc ASAP if u have kidney pain 2 find cause & treat! ...Read more

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My BP was 151/80. I had a kidney UTI and anxiety. Can that cause a high reading?

My BP was 151/80. I had a kidney UTI and anxiety. Can that cause a high reading?

Bp: For your age and with normal diastolic bp, no worries. The systolic BP (top reading) is slightly elevated but that could relate to anxiety or tension. Hope u are physically well and taking care of yourself. ...Read more

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Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Can kidney stones make my anxiety worse?

Yes: If you already have an anxiety disorder then physical illness can certainly increase your anxiety level, especially a disease like kidney stones where the attacks are unpredictable. ...Read more

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Can severe anxiety and stress cause kidney or lowr back pain?

Marked anxiety: Can be held as tension in neck and back muscle which can lead to spasm and pain. ...Read more

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I have a kidney disease that effects me more mentally than physically I cant deal with the anxiety and constant stress of my everyday tasks.

Anxiety: Such chronic anxiety and stress is harmful and requires attention. A psychologist (can't prescribe medication) or a psychiatrist (can prescribe medication) can offer help in the form of stress management. Temporary antianxiety medication may also be used. Discuss this with your primary care physician or nephrologist. ...Read more

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Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Hi. Can a person loose their qualifications for a kidney transplant if they are diagnosed with a mental illness such as depression and anxiety?

Kidney transplant: Yes. If you are not able to care for yourself well after the transplant they will prob want to give life to another person. But would have to be a very severe problem I would think. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety and a uti. I'm scared its going to turn into or has already become a kidney infections what are the signs?

UTI: This is almost always lower tract infection in women. Acute pyelonephritis is often heralded by shaking chills, high fevers, rapid pulse (>90) and respirations (>20) and back pain in the region of the kidney. The spleen may become enlarged (50%) and there may be changes in the urine. All unlikely in you and your anxiety should be dealt with, with the help of a mental health professional. Best, . ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia?

Precautions: The marijuana may relax you, but may also exacerbate your problems significantly, so could be deleterious. If not legal where you live, there is another aspect of concern. Would explore further with your doctor, as there are many better approaches to treating anxiety and sleep disorder. ...Read more

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Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Can I smoke marijuana after kidney transplant to treat my anxiety and insomnia? Couple times a week usage.

Marijuana: Marijuana has been shown to reduce anxiety and insomnia but you must also be careful because some types of marijuana in some people can actually increase anxiety. Talk to your doctor and of course work with your state dispensary to know you are getting a pure and medically reliable strain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Taking hydrocodone/acetaminophen for kidney stone pain. Having lithotripsy in 5 days. Much anxiety. May I take one of my ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg as well?

Taking hydrocodone/acetaminophen for kidney stone pain. Having lithotripsy in 5 days. Much anxiety. May I take one of my ativan (lorazepam) 0.5mg as well?

Yes you can: Yes you can but have to be aware that there will be added sedation and do not drive and be careful in your activities. ...Read more

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Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

Chances of kidney disease at 16? See bubbles in pee, less when sitting. Have bad health anxiety. Possible swelling between thumb and index mostlyright

HEALTH WORRIES: Nothing that you have said makes me overly concerned about any acute or emergent medical issues. You should discuss this anxiety with your parents and with your doctor. I think that both sources can help greatly in reducing your anxiety. ...Read more

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I've felt nausea about 2 days. Just got off my period, I don't feel like I have the urge to pee. Not a kidney infection? Do have anxiety. What is it

Nausea: Your symptoms are so non-specific that it is impossible to know what is going on. Yes this may be due to anxiety, but why are you taking amoxicillin? See a doctor and get this evaluated face to face. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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Mid basilr hypokensis, sob, marks on lungs, eyes dry, skin infects, had h1n1 vaccination, everything got worse, kidneys, all docs said anxiety. Sarcoidosis?

Mid basilr hypokensis, sob, marks on lungs, eyes dry, skin infects, had h1n1 vaccination, everything got worse, kidneys, all docs said anxiety. Sarcoidosis?

Cannot diagnose: Besides the possibility that your doctor is correct, if you are not satisfied with their opinions you should definitely seek a second opinion. It sounds as if you have undergone a fairly detailed work-up, but a different doctor may have new approaches. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should I start antidepressants or get any tests?

Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should I start antidepressants or get any tests?

Reduce inflammation: Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, vitamin D3 10k IU/day and a good probiotic daily help to reduce inflammation and boost immunity.
Diet modification is very effective for depression and anxiety: avoid all grains, lentils, milk based foods (only butter is good). Consume plenty of flesh foods, vegetables, olive oil, butter. Following this diligently takes ~ 4 weeks to show effect. ...Read more

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I have reocurring uti's it makes symptoms of depression/anxiety worse. Nausea, migraine, dizziness, tiredness. I've had kidney stones removed yearsago?

I have reocurring uti's it makes symptoms of depression/anxiety worse. Nausea, migraine, dizziness, tiredness. I've had kidney stones removed yearsago?

Recurrent UTI's: Any chronic recurrent illness can cause depression/anxiety. Have your cultures been positive lately to rule out interstitial cystitis? Perhaps it is time to follow up with your urologist to discuss it. Drink water until your urine is light yellow. Recurrent infections often happen from sexual intercourse or wiping back to front. Exercise and fish oil omega 3 and antidepressants can help, too. ...Read more

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I suffer from anxiety and I will travel, I feel a burning sensation in the lower back, can be anxiety?! Just keep thinking about it, I can not relax.

I suffer from anxiety and I will travel, I feel a burning sensation in the lower back, can be anxiety?! Just keep thinking about it, I can not relax.

Definitely yes: High anxiety or travel anxiety can contribute or trigger lower back pain or burning sensation, specially if you have a previous history of lubmar spine degenerative process or disc herniation (discopathy)
For longer travel, over 8 hrs I recommend Triazolam. 0, 25 it will help relax lumbar muscles and allows good 3-4 hrs nap. ...Read more

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What kind of bath water helps with anxiety/lower back problems?

What kind of bath water helps with anxiety/lower back problems?

Warm water: Warmth can help. It will aid in your ability to relax. The real issue is why do you have anxiety and why do you have back pain. This needs to be evaluated in order to help you the most. ...Read more

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I will travel and suffer from high anxiety. Yesterday began a burning pain in the lower back like sunburn after thinking about it. May be my anxiety?!

Could be anxiety: That can produce panic attacks and make you feel overwhelmed, and reduce your productivity. Hope you feel better soon! If it still lingers, see your doctor to get it looked into ...Read more

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Hello I am taking remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg for anxiety from 16 days, but I start feeling pain in my lower back right and left. Is it dangerous? Should I stop it?

Hello I am taking remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg for anxiety from 16 days, but I start feeling pain in my lower back right and left. Is it dangerous? Should I stop it?

Not likely the med: This does not sound like any typical side effect of remeron (mirtazapine). The most common effects are sedation and weight gain. I would treat it like any other problem; if it continues or is severe call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache?

Can stress and anxiety cause lower back ache?

Yes: "stress" can definitely increase tension in muscles all over your body, including those in your lower back. Increased muscle tension can lead to pain & aching. Dr. John sarno (healing back pain -- the mind-body connection) is well known for his work in this area. Chronic anger especially can evoke these kinds of results. Therapeutic writing can be very helpful in alleviating stress & pain. ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause these lower back pain?

Can stress and anxiety cause these lower back pain?

Maybe: Although it is generally accepted there is an association between increased stress/anxiety and lower back pain, there are no good studies to explain why and how. Most attribute the pain to muscle tension, but there are theories of unconscious anger & rage. I would 1st suggest that you see your pcp to see if there is another source of your pain that can be identified & treated. Then try yoga. ...Read more

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Would any injury be caused if my lower back cracked by someone hugging me? Nothing else hurts but I'm quite paranoid. I have health anxiety.

Back cracking: The sound of back cracking especially if you did not experience pain was probably noise from your zygapophyseal joints and not dangerous. Cavitation if joint fluids causes gas to be released in the joint capsules and it is non pathological. Also, if you have problems with anxiety or undue worry, you can retrain yourself with cognitive behavioral therapy please read about it and see an MD. ...Read more

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Suffering from anxiety but also feeling a tightness in the right side of my lower back and slight pain in my inner right thigh.

Suffering from anxiety but also feeling a tightness in the right side of my lower back and slight pain in my inner right thigh.

Probably not related: The lower back pain and pain in right inner thigh may simply be muscle strain, but could also be neuropathic pain ("a pinched nerve causing skin sensations"). Regardless, they do not sound worrisome, but the only way to reassure you completely would be to have an exam in person. ...Read more

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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