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I have anxiety and i always worry about my health. How can I stop thinking the worst of problems?

Quieting Obsessions: Many young kids are afraid of monsters. We know it's pointless 2try 2convince them that monsters exist only in their imaginations. In ur case, it's like u've got a child next 2u living in perpetual fear of u getting sick & repeatedly telling u that something's wrong w/u. A psychologist specializing in treatment of obsessive thoughts/ocd can evaluate u & teach u how 2quiet this child, so 2speak. ...Read more

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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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Would anxiety and insomnia today lead to mental health problems in future years?

Would anxiety and insomnia today lead to mental health problems in future years?

Yes: If you are anxious and having trouble sleeping, your physical and emotional helath can get worse. It is better to reach out for help and reduce the anxiety and start sleeping as soon as possible to prevent this from happening. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Can a physical health problem cause anxiety?

Can a physical health problem cause anxiety?

Yes, but...: Most of the time, anxiety is just what it appears to be--a psychological problem that should be treated psychologically (i.e., with psychotherapy). Some medical conditions can cause similar symptoms. If your doc has ruled out likely medical causes, see a psychologist/psychiatrist. Don't keep searching for ever-more obscure ; unlikely medical explanations. If it looks like anxiety, it probably is. ...Read more

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Could i develope health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

Could i develope health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

NO: This is not likely to cause problems, but psychotherapy to help deal with the causes of anxiety is really more to the point than trying to control things "as needed". ...Read more

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Cold sensation through entire body? Like my blood is cold?! I have an anxiety disorder and no other health problems.

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Cold sensation through entire body? Like my blood is cold?! I have an anxiety disorder and no other health problems.

Take your temp: I would take your temperature. A fever may paradoxically make you feel colder. If your temperature is normal and you have no other symptoms, i would chalk it up to anxiety for now; if other symptoms manifest, the plan will change. ...Read more

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Am I likely to develop health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

Am I likely to develop health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

No: If taken for anxiety on an infrequent, as needed basis under the close monitoring of a physician you would not be likely to develop health problems related to ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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Are all these symptoms normal for a 19year old, male (no major health problems) i'd like to state that i'm extremely stressed out and my anxiety is the main thing i need help on. So i'll go into detail about that; i feel kind of on auto-pilot a lot. Like

Are all these symptoms normal for a 19year old, male (no major health problems) i'd like to state that i'm extremely stressed out and my anxiety is the main thing i need help on. So i'll go into detail about that;
i feel kind of on auto-pilot a lot. Like

Hello. : Hello. This is a great question. It doesn't sound "normal" but you certainly don't sound crazy either. Your description makes me wonder if your anxiety is some what out of control. It doesn't sound like a comfortable place to be. Have you considered talking to a therapist or possibly seeing a psychiatrist? There many types of treatments (with and without medications) that might really help improve your quality of life. Think about getting some help. Take care. ...Read more

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Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Can health problems and marijuana cause anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety can be triggered in susceptible individuals by illness, stress, medications and drugs including marijuana, alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, opiates and others. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a certain health problem other than regular anxiety to take beta blockers?

Common medication: Beta blockers are most often used to treat cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure, cardiac conditions such as disturbances in heart rhythm and heart failure, protection of heart complications in patients who had previous heart attacks, etc. They are also used to reduce tremors and .Prevent migraine headaches. Beta blockers are not commonly used for anxiety due to potential side effect. ...Read more

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Scared to exercise or do anything cause of dying...no health problems ever. Is it safe to take lexapro (escitalopram). Is this anxiety?

Scared to exercise or do anything cause of dying...no health problems ever. Is it safe to take lexapro (escitalopram). Is this anxiety?

Scared to exercise: Talk to your doctor. Patients who are physically healthy but afraid to exercise, even minimally, for fear of dying may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. You mention that you're afraid to "do anything". When a patients anxiety interferes with their work, health, or relationships, docs then consider it to be a disorder. Talk with your doc about anxiety disorders and the safest treatments for u. ...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