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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 cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

I cant seem to stop stressing. I got almost all the time anxious feeling and a certain stressful feeling in my stomach and chest area. Any help?

To address stress:: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or Progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of nausea q day accompanied by a very unpleasant feeling of nervousness that radiates from my stomach up thru my chest and radiating ?

I have a feeling of nausea q day accompanied by a very unpleasant feeling of nervousness that radiates from my stomach up thru my chest and radiating ?

Nausea/nervous: Consider gastritis, reflux with H pylori a bacteria that causes gastritis- will need antibiotics. Try maalox. May also be gallbladder or pancreas. Also since you are 53 may be cardiac so would followup with your doctor and possible consider a stress test, specially if overweight, smoker, high cholesterol, family history. If all negative consider CT abd/pelvis for mass,ovaries ...Read more

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What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

What can cause the feeling of rapid heart rate (not going over 100) and a adrenaline (nervous/excited) feeling in chest and abdomen? Not anxious!

Nervous/anxious: You can't have it both ways. You cannot be "nervous/excited" and not be anxious. Two options: Contact your doctor. Consult a Psychologist - they are experts on anxiety. ...Read more

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I have bloating, indigestion, and squeezing near center of chest/below chest near the stomach? It is making me feel breathless and anxious.

I have bloating, indigestion, and squeezing near center of chest/below chest near the stomach? It is making me feel breathless and anxious.

Anxiety: Check with your primary care doctor to find out what medical issues may be causing your nervous reactions. If cleared try using the free anti anxiety app featured on the soundmindz.Org website. If nervous feeling continues consult with a mental health professional who can help lessen your tension. My best. ...Read more

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Sleeplessness, headaches , nervousness, chest pain, stomach pain, i go from sad to angry to happy in a matter of minutes. What's wrong with me?

Sleeplessness, headaches , nervousness,  chest pain, stomach pain, i go from sad to angry to happy in a matter of minutes. What's wrong with me?

Need to see someone: This format isn't the best, but at least it is a start. To know why you are feeling and behaving that way, requires a conversation. There are pieces of information missing and néed to be addressed to draw an accurate possible causes list and then make a plan. I would start by seeing your primary care doctor. Even go to the hospital if you can't be seen today at personal doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have anxiety tight chest feeling without being anxious?

Can you have anxiety tight chest feeling without being anxious?

Diagnosis of exclusn: Anxiety as a cause of chest tightness is a diagnosis of exclusion. That is, after all other causes have been ruled out, it can be considered. If you're not feeling anxious, I would look for a different cause. Asthma is very common in your age range and I'd be suspicious that's a contributing factor. Muscle strain would be next on my list, depending on your physical activities. ...Read more

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Feeling of vibration in the chest palpatations forgetfullness dizzy anxious feeling that comes and goes?

Feeling of vibration in the chest palpatations forgetfullness dizzy anxious feeling that comes and goes?

Fibrillation?: You need to see a doctor to make sure you do not have thyroid disease or atrial flutter or fibrillation. Need an electro cardio gram, blood tests . If all i'd normal , probably is more anxiety. ...Read more

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