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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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Why do so many people complain about their whole lives growing up with severe anxiety problems? How hard is it to get over it?

Why do so many people complain about their whole lives growing up with severe anxiety problems? How hard is it to get over it?

Hard to get over it: Anxiety is treated to a useful degree, but rarely cured.Chemical imbalance is managed but not changed.Anxiety in the unconscious derives from psychodynamic developments since early life.Anxiety from trauma(physical, sexual, emotional) compounds as traumas accumulate.Anxiety emerges from chronic stress(nonstop fight or flight)in a hard world when we are built for brief fight or flight responses only. ...Read more

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Age 24f,I have severe anxiety problem specially at work place and i cant get over it:-(what should i do,what could be the cause,plz give some brief?

Age 24f,I have severe anxiety problem specially at work place and i cant get over it:-(what should i do,what could be the cause,plz give some brief?

Assess options: Recommend assessing options - is there a doctor or therapist you can access? Providers on health tap are available for a consult if you do not feel as though you have access to necessary resources. It is important to identify triggers/source of anxiety and cope more effectively with these especially if worsened in certain situations (ie, at work). Effective treatment options are available. ...Read more

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Currently a medical student but struggling. Is medicine not for me if I have a severe anxiety disorder? Ever heard of doctors with similar problems?

Currently a medical student but struggling. Is medicine not for me if I have a severe anxiety disorder? Ever heard of doctors with similar problems?

See MD: Suggest you get help for your OCD and ADHD before making the big decision to stay or leave medicine. You're not the only med student to struggle this way. Find a psychiatrist asap you're comfortable with, perhaps also a therapist and let them help you figure out what's best for you. Too much going on with you personally plus the stress of med school to struggle alone. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi my problem is anxiety especially in crowded population.It has been generally severe when i speak.So i don't want to be social.What i will do.Tthanks?

Phobia/anxiety: Public speaking fears and fears of crowds are not uncommon there are medication and cognitive-behavioral therapies which can help. Social anxiety disorder is not unusual at your age. For some general information see: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. ...Read more

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Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

Can constant worry and stress(and anxiety) cause severe gastrointestinal problems? 35 male.Ty.

You betcha!: Anxiety may certainly cause gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea, constipation, gas, unexplained pain or discomfort. Depending on the type of anxiety, it may lead to disruption of the neural tone of the gut lining leading to erosion and inflammation, or cause excessive swallowing of air in cases of panic both leading to discomfor or pain. ...Read more

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Menapause an anxiety have the same symptoms. . cant take hormones or anxiety meds. what else is there . severe problems . ?

Menapause  an anxiety have the same symptoms. . cant take hormones or anxiety meds. what else is there . severe  problems . ?

Try Kava Kava: Kava Kava is an herb from the South Pacific that acts as an anti-anxiety, anti-depressant substance. It is similar to GHB in its multiple properties. Low doses can be energizing, higher doses produce euphoria and relaxation, and even higher doses can induce sleep. Available on line or in a health food store. Very safe, metabolized in the body into water and carbon dioxide. ...Read more

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I have severe anxiety and muscle tension as well and I had the SMG because of back problems and was.told nerves were fine?

If your: EMG is fine and your nerves are fine then theis cold tension is from stress and anxiety. You should consider exercise to relieve tension and also seeing a therapist for other coping mechanisms so you don't take everything out on your body. Talk to your prescriber of your Paxil (paroxetine) too. ...Read more

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I've find a new name of method "the linden method" does it remove severe panic attacks & anxiety problems? I don't want to take clonazepam anymore.

I've find a new name of method "the linden method" does it remove severe panic attacks  & anxiety problems? I don't want to take clonazepam anymore.

No Medication?: I am not familiar with the linden method but would recommend you find a good psychologist to help your with your question. An evidence based non medication method for ocd/anxiety is jeffrey m schwartz's 4 step solution but you need the help of a good psychologist/counselor for a cognitive behavioral approach. You should also have a good physical exam to make sure you are physically healthy. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression / anhedonia for about 3-4 years now. I have always had anxiety problems and maybe a low?

Hi, 
I have been suffering from severe anxiety and depression / anhedonia for about 3-4 years now. I have always had anxiety problems and maybe a low?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more