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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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Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

Will anxiety and nervous condition cause skin crawling feeling under skin?

Possibly: The symptoms of anxiety often cause a person to feel unusual sensory experiences especially on or under the skin. However, there may also be some additional medical issues at work here as well and an evaluation from your primary doctor is generally a good idea, particularly if taking medications. ...Read more

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Can stress/anxiety be what is causing my leg pain. Muscle pain, burning and crawling skin?

Can stress/anxiety be what is causing my leg pain. Muscle pain, burning and crawling skin?

Probably not: Stress on its own can cause a myriad of symptoms. Some of the symptoms you described sound like you may have a nerve issue. Most of the time the constellation of symptoms you have is due to an inflamed or irritated nerve in the lower back. A thorough evaluation by a physician would be justified at this time. ...Read more

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I am going through withdrawals from Norco and butrans. Is there anything that can help ease the skin crawling feeling? I was taken off of these by pain management because they believed I had no pain. I am on anxiety meds and antidepressants.

I am going through withdrawals from Norco and butrans. Is there anything that can help ease the skin crawling feeling? I was taken off of these by pain management because they believed I had no pain. I am on anxiety meds and antidepressants.

You're due help!: The doctors who have both prescribed and discontinued the Rx (s) are responsible to you for helping with any difficulties you face. You might talk w/ the one you trust most to get through this period of w/drawal. Your responsibility is to be honest and cooperative about all this. It's too hard for folk w/ any mentalhealth issues to do this alone. Best! ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious and crawling sensation on head. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed, Fatigue, Confusion, Headache, and Difficulty concentrating. What should I do?

I am experiencing feeling anxious and crawling sensation on head. The following also describe me: Feeling depressed, Fatigue, Confusion, Headache, and Difficulty concentrating. What should I do?

Anxiety&Depression: Please start on your road back to health by seeing your doctor for an exam. Then see a clinical psychologist or other mental health pro to learn ways to manage your anxiety and depression. They can be two sides of one coin. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make ur head feel funny kinda weird?

What is anxiety?: Yes, anxiety can lead to perceptual changes. It is part of our natural "fight or flight" response which is very primitive. When we feel anxious, our veins constrict, our pupils dilate which can alter our perception of reality. Your experience is quite common. ...Read more

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What can anxiety make your head feel like over time?

What can anxiety make your head feel like over time?

Overthinking: In chinese medicine, when your head feels like it's working overtime, we call it "over-thinking." some of this comes from the huge amount of information we deal with daily in our digital age and it may also be from your biochemistry. Check with a clinical psychologist to learn some stress management techniques. There's lots of reason to hope. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make u feel off balance but more in the head?

Can anxiety make u feel off balance but more in the head?

ANXIETY/DIZZY: Absolutely–anxiety often presents with somatic complaints including heart racing or palpitations, shortness of breath, sweatiness, abdominal discomfort, diarrhea and dizziness just to name a few! However, it is best to have this checked out by your physician before to anxiety ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Psych tests & treat: Interviews miss 54% while physical exams 51% so sensitively specifically identifying your challenge is the first step which should be the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second or Adolescent Edition computerized report. Next depending upon the objective diagnosis cognitive behavior therapy, imagery, meditation, yoga, exercise, diet and schedule are crucial to begin stress reduction. ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Possibly: Some people develop tension in the muscles of the scalp and neck when stressed or anxious. This can lead to pain & tenderness. Recommend learning breathing techniques to progressive muscle relaxation/ meditation to help deal with this. Take care. ...Read more

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Can anxiety give u a weird head rush n feel like u pass out n make head real weird for a few sec or is this serious?

Can anxiety give u a weird head rush n feel like u pass out n make head real weird for a few sec or is this serious?

Oh yes: anxiety can precipitate about every type of symptom one can think up. Continue to develop strategies to cope with these feelings. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause a feeling felt in head like your sinking or dropping into ground? Been to dr and says it's anxiety???

Don't you believe it: What makes you doubt that it's anxiety? If the doctor examined you and/or did tests and found no problems w/ your physical condition - that's good. If there are no circulation issues or congestion in your ears, sinuses, etc. Anxiety is a usual suspect. Learning proper breathing patterns - avoid shallow breathing by FULL (blow out) exhales and complete inhales may help. Consider CBT therapy - best! ...Read more

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Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

Can anxiety give you a really weird head sensation n kinda like you pass out or lose ur self really worried it's serious I keep worrying bout it?

See your doctor: It is very common for anxiety to manifest as physical symptoms. These physical symptoms can be scary because they mimic serious medical conditions such as a heart attack. Go see your doctor for a physical exam. Once physical problems such as thyroid disease or heart disease are ruled out, your doctor can recommend treatment for your anxiety such as medication and therapy. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can anxiety suddenly make your skin and body hot? I thought some bad situation like I may have done something wrong then I got hot. Why? How to fix?

Can anxiety suddenly make your skin and body hot? I thought some bad situation like I may have done something wrong then I got hot. Why? How to fix?

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.See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for self-help. ...Read more

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I feel out of it a lot like my head is floating & I always think there is something wrong with me. I think its anxiety. What can I do to alleviate it?

Lots of things: Talk with the doctor treating your ocd about the new symptom. Find a relaxation technique that appeals to you - mindfulness meditation, exercise routines - there are many roads to the destination of stress relief and anxiety control or reduction. Prozac (fluoxetine) may not be the best way to handle your condition, so ask if a change might help. Also, have a doctor look into non-psychological conditions too. ...Read more

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Don't know how to explain it but sometimes I get like a ticklish/ buzz feeling in my head that last's like 1 sec, but it comes and goes, anxiety mayb?

Don't know how to explain it but sometimes I get like a ticklish/ buzz feeling in my head that last's like 1 sec, but it comes and goes, anxiety mayb?

Research yourself: Sometimes when a person is having a strange, transient sensation, the best thing to do is carry around a little notebook or use your cell phone and whenever you experience that sensation make a note of things like day, time, where you are and what you are doing, etc, looking for clues that might indicate a cause. What may not be obvious in the moment may become more clear with data over time. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause disturbing thoughts or images in your head and nightmares?

That is possible.: This may be especially common with an anxiety disorder called post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety keep giving me head pain?

Why does anxiety keep giving me head pain?

Get an evaluation: Your doctor can properly evaluate this. But, there are thin muscles all over your head. These muscles are connected to and influenced by the muscles in your shoulders and neck. Often, when people are anxious they tense their shoulder and neck muscles (unconsciously bracing themselves against an imagined threat). This tensing spreads to the head muscles causing head pain or headache. Relax! ...Read more

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Tingleing in my head could this b anxiety or stress?

Yes: It very likely could be a symptom of anxiety, since this frequently causes rapid shallow breathing with numbness and tingling sensations in the body. Please see your physician for an evaluation of this problem and your health. . . And very possibly a therapist to help with anxiety if this turns out to be the most clear explanation. Your doctor can help with that referral also. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Tingling top of head. Could this be from anxiety?

Anxiety: Possibly but you should check with your doctor to rule out any medical concerns. Best. ...Read more

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Wat type of sensations can anxiety cause to your head?

Wat type of sensations can anxiety cause to your head?

Many: Anxiety is a poser. It can effect any body system and can mimic many physical disorders. Always get checked out and make sure not medical issue. Keep a log of your anxiety and bring to professional for evil. ...Read more

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Can maturbating cause weird head feelings if you have anxiety?

Anxiety alone: Can cause weird feelings. I doubt masturbating has much to do with it. ...Read more

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Why does my head moves slightly involuntary? Is it due to anxiety?

Why does my head moves slightly involuntary? Is it due to anxiety?

Essential tremor?: You may have a benign essential tremor, which can intensify with anxiety. To determine the cause, you could consult a neurologist first -- and then possibly a psychiatrist as needed. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make your head feel funny like head tingle inside n buzz?

Can anxiety make your head feel funny like head tingle inside n buzz?

Anxiety: Anxiety is an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. Many feelings can accompany high heart rate chest pains and many others. You should seek medical attention as it can be serious. ...Read more

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I can't stop hearing songs I heard in my head. Feels like anxiety bad?

Hearing songs: Yup! Can be annoying. This may be symptom of obsessive cumpulsive disorder. ...Read more

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Does anxiety give any symptoms to the head, like any physical feelings in head. Like a electric buzz?

Yes: During anxiety due to hyperventilation someone will blow out more carbon-di-oxide and will develop respiratory alkalosis and a feeling of dizziness, electric buzz especially in the form of tingling and numbness in whole body including head. ...Read more

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I have acute health anxiety. How can I determine between something seriously being wrong or it just being in my head?

Anxiety: Well, if you do have symptoms other than those of anxiety, you will need to see a doc to get history and exam done. He may choose to do additional work up to rule out certain things. If nothing has been found, then anxiety can be blamed for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello can you tell me why I rock my head side to side I've done so for many years I'm 41 male I do have chronic anxiety?

Barring neurological: Disorders which a neurologist can examine you for, it may be a symptom of your anxiety disorder. We sometimes associate comfort or security w/certain places or behaviors. A therapist may help you move that rocking from your head into your much less obvious fingers through hypnosis or other strategies. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I sometimes get these fuzzy feelings in my head only realy happens when I'm stressed and sticks around for a few days is it anxiety?

It may well be - but: You would need to have any medical causes ruled out before that conclusion can be made. ...Read more