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Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.

See a psychiatrist: This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you. ...Read more

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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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Alcoholism or withdrawal related to anxiety attacks?

Alcoholism  or withdrawal related to anxiety attacks?

Both?: Symptoms of anxiety attacks can be cause by alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Usually, shakiness from a panic attack will get better in a short while, whereas tremors from alcohol withdrawal may get worse until a person may actually have a withdrawal seizure. Panic attacks do not cause seizures. A seizure is a medical emergency as a person could stop breathing and die. ...Read more

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Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Could COPD cause anxiety attacks

Yes: Not being able to breathe is one of those things that can lead to panic. It becomes hard to tell which is the worse problem. So you could have fairly mild COPD but making you feel short of breath out of proportion to the lung problem. Then again, if the lung problem is severe, panic could make the symptoms even worse. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks cause blackout?

Agree w Dr. Passer: Dissociation isn't a black out but may someone might perceive it this way. This could occur during a panic attack. ...Read more

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What causes panic attacks with hyperventilation?

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Panic: Usually there are no clear triggers for panic attacks. Finding good therapist that works with cognitive behavior therapy will help u explore the dynamics underlying your anxiety, and eventually concur the attacks. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Can dehydration cause anxiety (from generalized anxiety disorder) to get worse?

Sure: It just gives you another thing to worry about. Being weak and dizzy causes lots of people to worry. Drink lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Is sugar cravings related to depression, anxiety disorders? why

Sugar creates spikes: in insulin which impacts mood and health. High fructose corn syrup is a type of sugar that is in many products. Please read labels to avoid it. High rates of diabetes, even among children today. Here's a link to one book, but there are many.http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Blues-William-Dufty/dp/0446343129 Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

What triggers anxiety and anxiety attacks?

Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can kleptomania be related to anxiety or panic attack disorders?

Can kleptomania be related to anxiety or panic attack disorders?

Anxiety related: In my clinical experience, kleptomania seems to be loosely connected with obsessive compulsive disorder in that the individual feels a strong compulsion to acquire something and forcing themselves to not follow thru leads to discomfort and anxiousness. The ind also struggles with the obsessive thoughts. Ocd is a type of anxiety disorder. Not heard of ppl experimcing panic, but it is certainly poss. ...Read more

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Can panic disorder cause heart problems?

Can panic disorder cause heart problems?

Not any time soon: Yes, a long lifetime of stress, anxiety and panic can damage all of your bodily systems and the cardiovascular one is a major risk - but it takes a long time. The panic attack 'feels' like a heart attack and many ER visits for suspected HA turn out to be false alarms. At your age panic is much more likely. But you can learn skills in CBT therapy on how to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Try it! ...Read more

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Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Can anxiety, depression and OCD cause a racing mind simular to bipolar disorder?

Sometimes.: Anxious ruminations & agitated depression can certainly present with racing thoughts. I can't think of any reason why ocd might not somtimes present similarly. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

Can anxiety and hypochondria cause vertigo?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Substance abuse caused by anxiety depression panic attacks anxiety attacks my past and others?

Clarify question: For the complex problems listed on your chart, limited assistance can be expected p with a simple answer. You may benefit with a virtual consult with more details. Feel better:) ...Read more

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Can anxiety / panic disorder cause hand trembling on one side?

Can anxiety / panic disorder cause hand trembling on one side?

Not generally: In anxiety-related tremors, the trembling is usually bilateral (on both sides). However, unilateral hand trembling could be an early sign of parkinson's disease. A neurologist is the specialist best suited to evaluate and/or treat you for this. Your family physician can also help you. ...Read more

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Can hormonal imbalance cause anxiety? Not normal anxiety but clinical anxiety?

Can hormonal imbalance cause anxiety? Not normal anxiety but clinical anxiety?

Yes.: Dear ktwill, hormone imbalances can cause anxiety for some people. Low levels of Progesterone in women can cause insomnia, anxiety/depression, and postpartum depression as well. If you are experiencing significant anxiety, especially around your period, you may want to have your doctor check your hormone levels. ...Read more

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Anxiety depression anxiety disorder can cause 24/7 confusion, blurry vision s?

Yes: Anxiety can trigger a variety of physical symptoms - speak with your doc - ask about ssri's or snri's and cbt/hypnosis ...Read more

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Acute anxiety and panic attacks bringing on severe phobias, is this normal ?

Acute anxiety and panic attacks bringing on severe phobias, is this normal ?

Therapy: In addition to medication, I would suggest finding a local psychotherapist who is very reputable, and specializes in dealing with anxiety. Panic attacks and anxiety are very common phenomena that are encountered in psychology practices. Psychotherapy can benefit you greatlyin controlling anxiety. This would also apply to panic attacks. Medications by themselves usually are not optimal for anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I cure my anxiety hyperventilation problems?

Benzodiazepines/CBT: If you are hyperventilating due to anxiety, it leads me to think you suffer from panic episodes. Many panic episodes are not triggered by a situation or thought, and in such cases, people usually respond well to treatment with fast-acting benzodiazepines such as alprazolam. If panic is brought about by a situation or thought(s), then cbt may help in lieu of (or addition to) medication. ...Read more

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How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

How much do you have to breathe to cause problems from oxygen toxicity? Is it possible to breathe enough, by yourself, to cause an issue? Maybe through hyperventilation as a result of anxiety?

No Oxygen Toxicity: You can not get Oxygen Toxicity by regular breathing in room air or even by Hyperventilation.However in Hyperventilation you breath in oxygen and breath out carbon dioxide,and all symptoms are due to low carbon dioxide and we correct it by making the person breath in a brown bag and that makes them breath their own co2. Oxygen Toxicity happens when O2 is high concentration like in divers&babies ...Read more

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Can hyperventilation from anxiety ever cause death?

Can hyperventilation from anxiety ever cause death?

Hyperventilation/dea: No it is too far fetched and is not possible if there is only hypervetilation from anxiety. ...Read more

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How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.

How hard is it to reverse chronic hyperventilation syndome? Years of over breathing from anxiety have altered my breathing pattern and i'm suffering.

Hard but achievable!: Although chronic hvs is difficult to correctly diagnose and treat, stress reduction therapy, administration of beta blockers, ssris, benzodizepines and breathing retraining have all proved effective in reducing the intensity and the frequency of episodes of hyperventilation. Acupuncture and yoga have also been shown to reduce stress and thus the frequency of hvs. ...Read more

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Could chronic hyperventilation syndrome caused by anxiety cause faint whistling sound with exhalation? The whistle is heard when I'm trying to do it.

Yes, but: it is more a question of a slight blockage in air flow. THis can be from a deviated septum or exercise induced constriction of part of the respiratory tract. Practically any asthma medication works on that. Regular strenuous exercise changes the tone of the respiratory tract to eliminate it (eventually). ...Read more

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Im on inderal (propranolol) 40mg twice a day for anxiety and hyperventilation is this a good drug for such use at this dose?

Excellent!: This is the best beta blocker because it crosses the blood brain barrier better than any other. The dose is, if anything, on the high side. Many folks feel well on just 10 or 20 mg before a stressful event (but that would be 40-80 mg daily if taken twice a day, so it's not unreasonable.) Another option is Buspirone. ...Read more

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My doctor suspects chronic hyperventilation due to my anxiety history and my symptoms. How can this be cured? It's making me feel off all the time

If this is anxiety,: find a mental health provider and treat it. Hyperventilation is one of 33 possible symptoms of anxiety, of which there are about seven categories...Here's a beginning reference: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Can scintillating scotoma a symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation? I read panic causes flashing vision?

Panic not a cause: Scintillating scotomas are most commonly caused by cortical spreading depression, a pattern of changes in the behavior of nerves in the brain during a migraine. Panic is not on the list of causes on any source i found. The first sentence is from the wikipedia article on scintillating scotomata. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I know scintillating scotoma be a symptom of migraine but can it be symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation or elevated blood pressure?

I know scintillating scotoma be a symptom of migraine but can it be symptom of panic, anxiety or hyperventilation or elevated blood pressure?

No: It cannot be a symptom of these other conditions.Read the list:bartschi-rochaix syndrome - scotoma chorioretinitis eales disease - scotoma glaucoma macular degeneration migraine headache optic neuritis retinal pigmentary degeneration source:www.Rightdiagnosis.Com/medical/scintillating_scotoma.Htm. ...Read more

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My symptoms are very random. Head pain, tingling, hyperventilation, dizziness. Doc says anxiety symptoms. Why do they keep happenin if im not stressed?

My symptoms are very random. Head pain, tingling, hyperventilation, dizziness. Doc says anxiety symptoms. Why do they keep happenin if im not stressed?

Migraine: The body has a set of reactions. For some this includes each symptom you describe. Why the body does this is not always clear. Some triggers may be obvious, others subtle or uncertain. Try to understand your triggers. Practice good health with good sleep, good nutrition, good exercise. Learn to appreciate and to manage your body reactions. ...Read more

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Distended stomach from asthma? I'm trying to do belly breathing, but i think constant hyperventilation from untreated anxiety has affected my stomach.

Distended stomach from asthma? I'm trying to do belly breathing, but i think constant hyperventilation from untreated anxiety has affected my stomach.

See your doctor: If you have asthma, you should see a doctor to find what treatments would benefit you most. Asthma can be life-threatening if not properly controlled with the right medications. ...Read more

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How to know if I have hyperventilation problems?

Fast breathing +: When you breathe, you breathe in oxygen & breathe out carbon dioxide. Excessive breathing creates low levels of carbon dioxide in your blood. This causes many of the symptoms of hyperventilation. Feeling very anxious or having a panic attack are the usual reasons for hyperventiilating. However, rapid breathing may be a symptom of a disease, such as:Bleeding, Heart/ lung disorder, or infection. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i would like to be triathlete. Problem of hyperventilation i can not swim or float in water.?

Good for you!: I'm a sometime swim instructor. Get with somebody who's current and does a lot of this. It's easy enough to overcome if you have a trainer who's patient and skilled. I hope that you fulfill your dream. ...Read more

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Hyperventilation problem in pregnancy. What can I take?

Slow deep breaths: Hyperventilation in pregnancy is quite common and usually due to the elevated Progesterone levels normal in pregnancy. This is called "air hunger of pregnancy", and can lead to anxiety and eventually to hyperventilation. You should see your OB doctor to be certain that there is no other problem involved. If the symptoms are due only to air hunger of pregnancy - you have to control it yourself. ...Read more

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What would be a normal co2 level when a capnography is done? Which levels would indicate a problem? (hyperventilation or other, mine was 30)

35-36: is normal. With hyperventilation it will decrease. Nevertheless, you may want to visit your friendly lung doc to have it checked out. Why did you have an ETCO2 to start with? There must have been a reason to get the test in the first place. Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Is hyperventilation due to lung problem or neurological problem?

Could be either: Your body is set to breath only as much as you need oxygen or have to rid carbon dioxide. If the lungs become diseased and cannot perform its normal function, the body will respond by causing a higher respiratory minute volume(both rate and depth of breathing). Certain central nervous system problems may cause increased minute volume also, such as heavy alcohol intoxication, high fever. ...Read more

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I have rib cage restriction, breathing problems, hyperventilation syndrome?, forward head posture, tingling hands, rib cage won't expand... Why? Tos?

Considerations: You describe a likely explanation for your breathing problems associated with your medications and history, but there may be additional issues that remain to be solved, and i cannot say you do not have tos associated with hand tingling, but again, other problems may be more likely, such as hyperventilation causing the tingling. Your doctor should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read more

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Is rapid heart beat, hyperventillation and headache be due to anxiety? Very anxious since few months.(19 yrs male)

Is rapid heart beat, hyperventillation and headache be due to anxiety? Very anxious since few months.(19 yrs male)

The symptoms you: Mention can be from anxiety, or they can be from other things such as thyroid, heart issues, etc. Please see your doc to get a diagnosis and you can go from there. Anxiety can bee treated by a mental health professional. The relaxation response book by cardiologist herbert benson may also be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hyperventilation (Definition)

A clinical finding in which a person breathes at a faster rate than is normal. This can occur due to breathing conditions, ...Read more