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With anxiety problems should you just face your fears head on ?

With anxiety problems should you just face your fears head on ?

It is always : advisable to face your fears head on, but you don't have to do it alone. Consider reaching out to a psychologist to learn ways to reduce anxiety and cope with your fears. ...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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I have been taking 5mgbuspar 2x a day for approx. 5 days, can I quit taking them cold turkey? Im getting pressure in head and face, anxiety worse.

I have been taking 5mgbuspar 2x a day for approx. 5 days, can I quit taking them cold turkey? Im getting pressure in head and face, anxiety worse.

Yes, but always try: Consultation with the doctor who prescribed to advise them of your decision - it's always a good idea to discuss this since it provides the doctor w/ valuable information on you and the drug. But especially after such a short use you should be fine. Here's supportive info: http://www.Psychatlanta.Com/documents/buspar.Pdf best! ...Read more

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Strange shock like sensation through head, down left side of face, shoulder and arm. Not painful, just tingly. Could it be related to my anxiety?

Strange shock like sensation through head, down left side of face, shoulder and arm. Not painful, just tingly. Could it be related to my anxiety?

Vague: Impossible to say what you are experiencing without a history and exam. Has this happened before? Any trauma, illness, etc. lately? Could be a neurological issue or some type of pinched nerve. See a Dr. ...Read more

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Left side of head tingled (felt like the chills) for about a second or two. What was it? My face also tingles sometimes. I have anxiety and tension ha

Left side of head tingled (felt like the chills) for about a second or two. What was it? My face also tingles sometimes. I have anxiety and tension ha

This sounds: neuromuscular. Tension HA can have associated muscle tension in scalp muscles. Tingling is nerve related. With history of recurrent facial tingling,u should consult a Neurologist that also treats headaches. Let us know if u need a specific Referal or do a concierge apt with us. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a numb sensation on left side of face and head with anxiety. I can feel my finger touching face but still feels numb?

Is it normal to feel a numb sensation on left side of face and head with anxiety. I can feel my finger touching face but still feels numb?

Anxiety can: manifest in numbness but it is essential that you see your doc to rule out medical conditions. After that, consider the help of a mental health professional for stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

Cab anxiety make you feel spacey lightheaded and numbness in face head vision seems weird I'm panicky I've had lots of test go dr a lot?

A mental health: Can diagnose the type of anxiety you are dealing with. He/she can also teach you some strategies to manage it w, ell, e.g., self-hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback etc. A self help book you and add in addition is the relaxation response by cardiologist herbert benson. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest. I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety. Otherwise feel good.

I get annoying itchy spots on the head and face and top of chest.  I'm male , 64 and on medication for depression/anxiety.  Otherwise feel good.

Contact Dermatitis: For itchy rashes,( not due to poison ivy or chicken pox) that occur in a localized area, consider a contact dermatitis. Go fragrance free in shampoos, soaps and laundry detergents and see if that helps. Use soap like unscented Dove and detergents for sensitive skin. Avoid fabric softeners too: one more chemical that can be a possible problem. If no help with that, see doc. ...Read more

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Have had constant tension in head/neck/face for 4 years. Around ears, sides of neck, behind jaw, and under chin. Have anxiety, could this be related?

Have had constant tension in head/neck/face for 4 years. Around ears,  sides of neck, behind jaw, and under chin. Have anxiety, could this be related?

Chicken or egg?: It's hard to say which came first (as in the chicken or the story): did your anxiety cause your tension, or did your tension cause your anxiety. Head and neck muscle tension can certainly cause pain which can make you anxious. Talk to your doctor about physical therapy and/or exercises to help with the muscle tension. Controlling that may control your anxiety better. ...Read more

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Top of my head feels cold and my face is kind of numb. I feel that I can't think or speak. I had an episode of heartburn and anxiety. What is it?

Top of my head feels cold and my face is kind of numb. I feel that I can't think or speak. I had an episode of heartburn and anxiety. What is it?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the flight or fight response which gives rise to many physiological changes include dry mouth. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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