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Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

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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Anxiety making me physically sick. Help please? What should I do?

Anxiety making me physically sick. Help please? What should I do?

Anxiety: Check with your md. He/she may give you medication or refer you to a mental health professional if all ok physically. ...Read more

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Why is anxiety making me so ill? Bp goes up over 100 for lower number.

BP and "anxiety": Your body is made to respond to challenges with BP increases and adjustments. Learn to do mindfulness meditation; google this or find any short book on it, and teach your body to relax. If your "lower number" is hitting 100, with or without "anxiety" then your blood pressure is not yet optimally controlled, so keep working with your doc. Allow any stressing over your BP numbers to disappear. ...Read more

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In your med opinion, how long do you think the horrible effects after anxiety attack last making you feel ill,weak,sob and etc? Thanks

In your med opinion, how long do you think the horrible effects after anxiety attack last making you feel ill,weak,sob and etc? Thanks

Until they stop: Usually, panic attacks are pretty time limited. Seconds to a peak and remit within about 30 minutes at the outside. In a severe panic attack, you might feel as you describe for a couple hours. Anything lasting longer probably needs re-evaluation for depression or other conditions not yet diagnosed. ...Read more

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Im not suicidal but my anxiety and depersonalization is really making me feel that way will it ever go away? Im really scares that ill loose it

Yes: with treatment from your psychiatrist, you will have the best chance of controlling the symptoms and get better. You need to do your best to let your psychiatrist know what you are experiencing. ...Read more

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Anxiety ruining life! I've tried groups, forums, counselling and breathing exercises nothing works please help. Its general anxiety its making me ill?

Anxiety ruining life! I've tried groups, forums, counselling and breathing exercises nothing works please help. Its general anxiety its making me ill?

You don't say....: ....That you have tried any kind of medication. Please, see your md and ask about meds for anxiety. Unless you have bipolar disorder, which would be a contraindication to taking an antidepressant alone, the ssri's are the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Don't let it ruin your life. Get help! ...Read more

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How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

Meds and CBT: Nocturnal ocd like nocturnal panic attacks can be especially tricky because you don't have any way to see it coming. Make we have it correctly identified and that he get educated on various treatment techniques. Meds and cbt can be helpful. ...Read more

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I feel anxious/ill a lot of the time..Anxiety, what can I do?

Anxiety: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. There are a # of ways. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more