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Please tell me whether chest pain on and off for weeks is my anxiety or serious problem?

Please tell me whether chest pain on and off for weeks is my anxiety or serious problem?

You need check up.: Chest pain in someone your age should never be taken lightly. You teed a check up including a history, physical exam, and appropriate testing such as an EKG. It could be a serious problem and even if not, until you are checked, it will worsen 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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19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

19, pcos, general malaise with abdominal pain in different regions. Multiple normal test. Always stressed and nervous. Anxiety? Or serious problem?

PCOS: It is not uncommon to suffer from mental health related problems due to hormonal imbalances and PCOS. I would recommend that you seek guidance from your primary care physician or a qualified therapist with experience working with women diagnosed with PCOS. It is important to determine the correct diagnosis and establish treatment plans for both conditions. Good luck. ...Read more

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While lying on bed to sleep, I feel problem in throat & chest while inhaling air. It becomes harder to sleep. Is it due to anxiety or serious problem?

While lying on bed to sleep, I feel problem in throat & chest while inhaling air. It becomes harder to sleep. Is it due to anxiety or serious problem?

Breathing problem: The only way to know if you have a medical condition or if your breathing situation is due to anxiety is to see your doc. If medical is ruled out please see a mental health professional to learn strategies to manage anxiety. Breathing concerns often accompany anxiety disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Anxiety is becoming a serious problem. I feel really overwhelmed and i don't know what to do?

Anxiety is becoming a serious problem. I feel really overwhelmed and i don't know what to do?

Get to a therapist: Don't worry about the stigma. Anxiety treatment is very structured and coordinated. Treatment usually takes 6-12 sessions and techniques are practiced and rehearsed to give you more control over your anxiety. ...Read more

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I feel I have difficulty in breathing during my sleep. Anxiety related or a serious problem?

I feel I have difficulty in breathing during my sleep. Anxiety related or a serious problem?

Sleep medicine: I would highly suggest you find a sleep medicine physician as one of the most common causes of difficulty breathing during sleep is sleep apnea. Yet, you want to also speak to your pcp as you want to ensure it's not related to your heart. ...Read more

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Serious anxiety problem and so the relationship is in trouble; please help me?

Serious anxiety problem and so the relationship is in trouble; please help me?

Come clean: Disclose fully the nature and extent of your anxiety issues and how they are impacting on the relationship. Then ask for support and hope they will stick by you as you do everything you can to get help and work on it. ...Read more

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Can a person with bipolar disorder also have serious anxiety problem, how common is this?

certainly: People with one psychiatric disorder very often have co-occurring disorders like bipolar disorder and anxiety. Such combinations are quite common. ...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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Can anxiety cuse physical symptoms I have severe anxiety and there allway a problem i feel like its real and when i go to the dr nothings wrong?

Can anxiety cuse physical symptoms I have severe anxiety and there allway a problem i feel like its real and when i go to the dr nothings wrong?

Anxiety : Anxiety can surely cause physical symptoms. You may be cleared medically but that does not mean that your anxiety is not causing you physical discomfort. Consult with a mental health professional who specializes in the treatment of anxiety, most likely you can be helped. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause attention problems as severe as ADD and is venlafaxine suitable for such combination of Anxiety and ADD?

Could anxiety cause attention problems as severe as ADD and is venlafaxine suitable for such combination of Anxiety and ADD?

Yes possibly: its important to have a diagnostic evaluation by a psychologist or psychiatrist (that is good at differential diagnosis) to first evaluate what you have, before deciding on a treatment plan. Anxiety can cause problems in attention, focusing, concentration, etc. Depression can also come with these symptoms. ADD/ADHD can occur with anxiety and/or depression. Treatment follows the diagnosis. ...Read more

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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