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Anxiety Problem Or Something More Serious
Psychiatrist: A well trained, experienced psychiatrist is the short answer. Since the range of symptoms from discomfort to paralyzing anxiety in general to specific interaction or even severe avoidance, a skilled & thorough evaluation should clarify what is experienced as well as the underlying cause. So the difficulty may range from incidental or relatively contained to initial sx. Of schizophrenia. Serious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Some people do: Have trouble swallowing pills, despite being able to swallow a large piece of steak. So yes, in some cases it is anxiety related. For others, they forget to take a swallow of water before talking the pill--which really helps if you have dry mouth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could sleep deprivation cause an 8 minute long seizure, or is it more likely something medically undiagnosed?
Not sure: You need to specify where is the strain and what lead to it. ...Read more
Can a face feeling hot mean anything serious or just anxiety and stress? Or heart or something else?
Anxiety: Stress is part of journey of our life. It can cause Anxiety or physical symptoms, more so “when feeling hot mean anything serious” • Believe in Healing Powers of Your Body. • Feel Peace in a State Park. • Release your upsetting feelings • Feel Blessings of 3 Million Air Sacs in your lungs due to which you have Breath of Life every 4 seconds. Have Therapy for stresses and for coping skills. ...Read more
If I have a real problem studying due to extreme anxiety, colorectal problems, causing incapability. Can this be solved?
Can lower back pain be a symptom of a serious health issue or something more than just a poor matress.
Could be serious: The link between back pain and mattresses is somewhat dubious, but there is at least one study showing that a majority of patients did better with a medium firm mattress. Certainly if you have a completely worn out mattress, a new mattress would be advised. Any pain has the potential to be something serious, which is why we always recommend evaluation with a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Need Consultation: Migraines are the brain telling you that you are not getting enough blood to feed the brain tissue. This can lead to strokes and other serious conditions. Have a neurologist and a dentist that is extremely good with treating TMJ do an evaluation on you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can be: Vertigo is either peripheral due to problems in the ear or central due to problems in the back part of the brain or brainstem. Infections or pressure in the ear can cause attacks of vertigo. Tumors of the nerve to the ear may cause vertigo. Disorders of the brain are more complex. Dysfunction of brain may occur due to blood pressure problems, vascular disease, tumors, medications, etc. ...Read more
Do you think that these "trolls" on the internet are symptomatic of a more serious or potentially dangerous underlying issue like an antisocial personality or a violent paranoid schizophrenic?
Hard to really say: It would very difficult to answer this question in any meaningful way without a mental health professional either conducting a study, or formally evaluating the individual doing the trolling. ...Read more
Can extra stress and anxiety lead to nausea, other stomach problems, headache, muscle twitching and hypersensitivity? Or is this something else?
Possibly: With symptoms lasting this long you need to be seen by your doctor who will examine and test you to see what's wrong. ...Read more
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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