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I have had 9 months of chronic emotional stress and anxiety . What physical symptoms would i experience ?

I have had 9 months of chronic emotional stress and anxiety . What physical symptoms would i experience ?

Chronic stress: People with chronic emotional stress and anxiety experience a wide variety of physical symptoms. Mind, body, emotions and spirit are deeply interwoven and interconnected. Typical symptoms include gastrointestinal -- like stomach pain, nausea, & diarrhea; rapid heart rate & palpitations; shallow breathing and the sense of not getting enough air; dizziness; headaches; muscle aches like backaches. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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What physical symptoms of stress/anxiety are there?

What physical symptoms of stress/anxiety are there?

Multiple: Short term physical effects of anxiety can be insomnia, change in appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, sweating, muscle tension, headaches, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. High stress and anxiety over the long term can put one at a higher risk for medical illnesses such as heart disease. ...Read more

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I think my physical symptoms are caused my stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

I think my physical symptoms are caused my  stress and anxiety. Is this possible?

Yes: It would help to understand what you symptoms are. However, it is true that your brain is intimately connected to your body and they do effect one another. ...Read more

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How can you tell if physical symptoms are related to stress/anxiety or an autoimmune disorder?

How can you tell if physical symptoms are related to stress/anxiety or an autoimmune disorder?

See a doctor: There are tests for autoimmune disease that doctors can order and there are signs and symptoms that they look for in order to make a diagnosis. See a doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

When does the anxiety physical symptoms happen and why does it happen. Can 2 months of stress lead to anxiety?

Of course: Yes, 2 months of stress may lead to anxiety. It is treatable, if possible removing the cause of stress, and through medication and or therapy. Ask your dr. Physical symptoms may appear at any time. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Stress/anxiety have gotten to the point where the physical symptoms are almost unbearable. Is there any way to fix this besides taking medication?

Stress/anxiety have gotten to the point where the physical symptoms are almost unbearable. Is there any way to fix this besides taking medication?

Manage stress with: E-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem solving; time management; social/group action); 3)shift your outlook (reduce unrealistic expectations, irrational beliefs & negative self-talk); & 4) ease your response (relaxation, exercise & good nutrition). Talk to a professional who treats anxiety. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have anxiety. Can 2 months stress about thinking about ectopic can bring physical symptoms of anxiety that mimic ectopic?

How can I know if I have anxiety. Can 2 months stress about thinking about ectopic can bring physical symptoms of anxiety that mimic ectopic?

If you are not : Pregnant and worried about getting pregnant or have=ing an ectopic pregnancy, it could bring on anxiety and symptoms similar to an ectopic pregnancy. Consider speaking with a psychotherapist about your fears. ...Read more

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Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon

Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon

Yes: The mind(your brain) is in constant 2-way communication with the rest of your body via chemicals that travel thru the blood and via the nerves connected to the brain. Emotional imbalance(depression and anxiety) can affect the functioning of your organs and may cause physical symptoms including pain. Evidence suggests emotionally healthy people experience less illness and may live longer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of stress and anxiety?

Stress & anxiety: Symptoms of stress & anxiety include feelings of body tension; headache; jitteriness; irritability; sleep disturbance (especially difficulty getting to sleep which can progress); anxiety; worry; dread of situations that exacerbate stress -- work may be a frequent scenario; isolating one's self; difficulty concentrating, etc. Please see your doctor about your own situation -- help is possible. ...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


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more