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Had an encounter with someone unknown HIV/HEP c, briefly made out for 2 seconds, 2 n 6 week tests negative. should i still be worried? i have anxiety?

Had an encounter with someone unknown HIV/HEP c, briefly made out for 2 seconds, 2 n 6 week tests negative. should i still be worried? i have anxiety?

Saliva X-change low: Risks from what was called making out in my day are quite low for transmission. Perhaps not zero - but close. So, don't worry too much - your test results should reassure you. But even w/out serious health risks, you may want to consider the emotional meaning of getting that close to a person you don't know. I'm not at all prudish, but self worth makes me enjoy being physical w/ folk I like. ...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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Can a visit to e.R. Be traumatic? Had some anxiety problems ever since. Working with counselor and do not want meds. Can scary event trigger anxiety?

Can a visit to e.R. Be traumatic? Had some anxiety problems ever since. Working with counselor and do not want meds. Can scary event trigger anxiety?

YES, trigger anxiety: ... For most ppl! terrifying events get the attention of our most primitive brain centers -ones programmed 2protect us from danger. If u had frightening experience in er or started thinking about bad things that could have happened/did happen 2 or others, those centers took notice ; r alerting u 2 stay clear of ers. Learn about how "exposure therapy" could help: http://bit.Ly/iabn8y. ...Read more

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Does Valium work on anxiety at going to a dental visit?

Does Valium work on anxiety at going to a dental visit?

Yes: But, keep in mind that the half life of valium is about 10 hours, which means if you take it an hour before going to the dentist you likely will still feel the effects after the procedure. You also want to be careful about combing xanax (alprazolam) with pain medication the dentist might give you. The combination could impair your driving ability and other motor skills. ...Read more

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When I go to see doc to find out if I really have social anxiety or not, how much does it cost for the initial visit?

Ask ahead about fees: Charges vary by a very wide rage. You need to clarify that before you make the appointment. More important though, you'll be disappointed if you expect a litmus test for social anxiety. It will be based on your description, so it can be wrong. Consider a good Psych Eval and CBT TX by a Clinical Psychologist. If meds are needed they'll refer for Rx and tend to be less $ ...Read more

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Which type of doctor to visit for depression, anxiety, add?

Which type of doctor to visit for depression, anxiety, add?

Reply : First you should discuss your symptoms with your primary care doctor and they will refer you to a psychiatrist if further help is needed. ...Read more

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If paying cash, about how much does it cost per visit for therapy for anxiety cbt. Just looking for ballpark.

If paying cash, about how much does it cost per visit for therapy for anxiety cbt. Just looking for ballpark.

CBT: Fees vary according to state and discipline. Therapists charge by disicpline usually, social workers one fee, psychologists another etc. Also if you are using insurance and your therapist is in your provider network your insurance sets the rate regardless of her or she charges. Ask your insurer for a profile of fees. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do about dental anxiety I also have 9 cavities and I'm 16 . I also cried and screamed at my last visit im terrified to retun ?

What can I do about dental anxiety I also have 9 cavities and I'm 16 . I also cried and screamed at my last visit im terrified to retun ?

Conscious Sedation: There are ways to alter your conscious state with medications, versed, valium, nitrous oxide that are very helpful. Many times I find out the patient takes longer to achieve profound numbness, you may need more anesthetic and more time for the drug to work. seeking help from a qualified mental health expert(hypnotism, analysis) may help. ...Read more

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I also note twitching all over my body which was the reason for my neuro visit.She said it is anxiety&that an emg could be done but wasnt necessary?

I also note twitching all over my body which was the reason for my neuro visit.She said it is anxiety&that an emg could be done but wasnt necessary?

Dr. can usually tell: An experienced neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor can usually tell the reason for twitching (based on talking to the patient, examining the patient, and seeing what other signs and symptoms are either present or absent). If the patient is still worried about her symptoms, getting a second opinion is fine to do. ...Read more

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Age 26 c/o chest pressure w/ slight SOB for the past 2 wks. O2 sats 94% - 96% consistently. Not sure if serious enough to visit dr or may be anxiety?

Serious enough? : It sounds like the symptoms you describe could result from anything incl mild URI 2 anxiety disorder. It sounds like sxs R quite distressing to you , and have been going on for 2 weeks now. What makes you feel that anxiety is not a serious medical concern? Get into your doc ASAP to establish diagnosis and begin treatment , whatever the diagnosis. If it is anxiety, that's a real medical problem too ...Read more

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