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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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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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Can pvcs induce anxiety / panic attacks?

Can pvcs induce anxiety / panic attacks?

Yes: Pvcs can be benign or cause for concern. Best to get medically evaluated. However when you can feel them, it can induce anxiety and panic that can exacerbate them further. ...Read more

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Anxiety, stress, worry, panic attacks. Are they a continuum.?

Anxiety, stress, worry, panic attacks. Are they a continuum.?

More like a mix.: The first three often are used interchangably, though they differ. One can feel "stressed, " which usually means worried and anxious, but stress also makes people worried and anxious. One could be worried without necessarily being anxious. Panic attacks, though, are a different level. They are a specific reaction to anxiety to which some people are vulnerable and others are not. ...Read more

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What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Will mild anxiety cause heart papolation?

Will mild anxiety cause heart papolation?

Anxiety: Will activate a part of your nervous system that can increase your heart rate, but there are other important causes that should be evaluated like circulation or heart or hormonal reasons. See your physician. ...Read more

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Does Hydroxyzine help with stress, anxiety, and panic attacks?

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Yes and also therapy: Yes this can help in the short run but some counseling around anxiety management would be best for long term treatment ...Read more

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I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

I'm suffering with frequent panic attacks. Are symptoms restlessness, rising hr, palpitation, uneasiness?

Yes,: As well as other symptoms. Make an appointment with a psychiatrist to help you with this. You do not need to live with this. ...Read more

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Whats normal with anxiety and panic attacks?

Question to vague: If you are looking for symptoms that can differentiate the two disorders i suggest going on epocrates or webmd which will help. Their is not enough space to fully answer this question here. Both can be stand alone diagnoses or part of some larger diagnosis. I would suggest seeing your family dr. And go over the symptoms. Their are many rating scales that can be found on the web. ...Read more

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Different heart symptoms with anxiety?

Different heart symptoms with anxiety?

Anxiety & Panic: Many people experience physical symptoms with anxiety. These include heart pounding, rapid heart rate, a feeling of chest oppression & difficulty getting breath, dizziness, etc. They go to the er fearing a heart attack. Usually heart exams and diagnostic studies do not reveal cardiac disease, and anxiety is diagnosed. It's good to check out physical concerns, and also to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Anxiety and racing thoughts--treatment?

Diagnose cause first: Anxiety and racing thoughts can be psychological or physical in origin. The symptoms could be part of hyperthyroidism or other medical issues. If you have no history of anxiety or depression, include your primary care physician in the evaluation to rule out medical causes. ...Read more

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Is a panic attack anxiety dangerous?

Is a panic attack  anxiety dangerous?

Physically, no, even: though the symptoms can be frightening. Many people have only one or two panic attacks in their lifetimes. If yours recur & you worry about having another one, you may have Panic Disorder. Panic attacks also occur within the context of other psychiatric disorders. If yours recur & you do not seek treatment, you can develop specific phobis that cause harmful impact to your daily functioning. ...Read more

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35M with good EKG. Doc prescribed 10mg citalopram for anxiety and cardio phobia. Heard can cause heart attack&death. Scared. Echo stress lipids good.

35M with good EKG. Doc prescribed 10mg citalopram for anxiety and cardio phobia. Heard can cause heart attack&death. Scared. Echo stress lipids good.

Very rare: Citalopram can cause death under very rare circumstances such as when a heart is sensitive to QT interval prolongation. QT interval is a part of the heart beat cycle. The incidence of this is very infrequent. ...Read more

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R claustraphobia, agoraphobia and anxiety all related?

R claustraphobia, agoraphobia and anxiety all related?

Yes: These are all various anxiety disorders, all have quite a bit of overlap. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Best med for anxiety - stress -- panic attacks?

Best med for anxiety - stress -- panic attacks?

Apart from Meds...: Suggest finding clinical psychologist who is anxiety specialist - someone who (a) uses behavioral & cognitive-behavioral techniques, esp. To help u build skills to gain control of anxiety/panic; (b) uses experiential & mindfulness techniques to help u identify & experience ur emotions as u're feeling them; & (c) uses techniques that trace roots of ur feelings & explore patterns in ur relationships. ...Read more

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cn nightmares cause heart attack? 22, no history of heart probs, frequent anxiety panic attacks, insomnia, BP normal, blood glucose normal, ECG irreg

cn nightmares cause heart attack? 22, no history of heart probs, frequent anxiety panic attacks, insomnia,
BP normal, blood glucose normal, ECG irreg

Nightmares: At age 22- I would try to be less fearful regarding your health. Your nightmares will not kill you. However, if your health anxiety and your panic continue to be a problem - that can cause suffering in your life. Have your considered cognitive behavioral therapy? ...Read more

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Dizziness pulmonary embolism??? Exstreme anxiety just started propananol

Dizziness pulmonary embolism??? Exstreme anxiety just started propananol

Possible side effect: If the dizziness is new to you, stays or worsens or has new additions tell your prescribing Dr ASAP. No cause to think of embolism here. Consider Tx for the anxiety if it is freq or chronic. Here's signs of the concern you have: http://www.medicinenet.com/pulmonary_embolism/page3.htm#what_are_the_signs_and_symptoms_of_pulmonary_embolism Don't fret - it will make it worse. Ask your Dr for answers. ...Read more

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Heart palpatations, occasional chest pain, mild panic attacks, irritable, overeating and lack of concentration/motivation. Why?

Heart palpatations, occasional chest pain, mild panic attacks, irritable, overeating and lack of concentration/motivation. Why?

Stress: Life is full of stress. You have symptoms that are all attributable to stress. Relaxation techniques, transcendental mediation, yoga, self-hypnosis, spiritual counseling, psychotherapy - all can help. Sometimes meds are useful. As a starter, look at this site: http://www.dawnbuse.com/relaxation.htm Good luck, Lucy. ...Read more