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I am convinced I have an artery problem which is undiagnosed.I am having serious anxiety to boot and pain 3in. Below left nipple when standing.Help?

I am convinced I have an artery problem which is undiagnosed.I am having serious anxiety to boot and pain 3in. Below left nipple when standing.Help?

Postural pain: Sometimes pain that is postural comes from a nerve in your back being pinched when you are in that position. The fact that it is positional and not exertional makes an arterial cause far less likely. See your family doctor and raise this possibility with him or her. If that is the case then physical therapy or pain management may help greatly. Psychiatrist/ psychologist team for your anxiety. ...Read more

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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What sort of problem is anxiety?

What sort of problem is anxiety?

Anxiety happens when: Your mind registers a threatening or intimidating future event and your body prepares for action (fight/flight). To manage anxiety, you can change your thoughts about the triggering situation, learn to calm your body's reaction, or deal with the situation to make it less threatening. If anxiety is a pattern or particularly distressing, talk to a psychologist, counselor or biofeedback therapist. ...Read more

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When does anxiety become a problem?

When does anxiety become a problem?

Depends: If you feel distressed by it in any way or if it interferes with your daily life, goals, etc. A small amount of anxiety can help us accomplish tasks and be motivated however anything more than this small amount can interfere with our life. Get a consult with a psychologist if you are unable to figure this out yourself. Be well! ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Could anxiety cause balance problem?

Anxiety: Possible, if accompanied by other anxiety symptoms & u have no medical problems to attribute to the balance problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an anxiety problem?

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. ...Read more

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What to do if I have problem with anxiety?

What to do if I have problem with anxiety?

See below: Talk to you physician to see if there's a physical basis for anxiety. Practice relaxation, meditation, guided imagery (you can google it); keep a diary of the events when you happen to be anxious -- what happened (the event), thoughts you had; things you've done to decrease anxiety; how you body responded (where did it feel in your body). Set up a routine, to make your environment more predictable ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have an anxiety problem?

Is it possible that I have an anxiety problem?

Possibly?: Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension (especially in neck, shoulders ; back), poor quality or minimal sleep, lack of concentration ; easy fatiguability. Lump in throat or butterfly in stomach sensation can occur. Sometimes the worst thing about anxiety is the just not being able to put your finger on the reason that you feel that way. ...Read more

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What to do if serious nerveous / anxiety problems?

What to do if serious nerveous / anxiety problems?

Start w a med: eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Could anyone help me out I am facing anxiety problem?

Try to figure our: What is making you anxious. If it is an external factor - then either learn how to approach it differently or address the issue head on. If it is an internal issue then seek therapy. 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 >>. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have anxiety problem. Advice?

Anxiety: Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be quite effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night &good nutrition with 5 servings of veggies &4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises &meditation. Don't isolate - spend time with friends and stay active. Consider med eval. ...Read more