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I am preparing to take my drivers test and my anxiety level has been so high I feel shaky, anxious, nauseous. How do l calm all these crazy feelings on the big day. ?

I am preparing to take my drivers test and my anxiety level has been so high I feel shaky, anxious, nauseous. How do l calm all these crazy feelings on the big day. ?

Visualization can: be a powerful tool. Use your various senses to create the experience in your mind-body. Start small and build up to the actual test. Baby steps are good. If you have time you can see a clinical psychologist for anxiety management or systematic desensitization. Peace and good health. ...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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What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

Normal vs. illness: "anxious" or anxiety is a normal, necessary human emotion. Anxiety disorders are abnormal conditions in which additional problems develop as a result of persistent, unnecessary anxiety. Doctors don't treat anxiety, per se. They treat anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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I feel anxious/ill a lot of the time..Anxiety, what can I do?

I feel anxious/ill a lot of the time..Anxiety, what can I do?

Anxiety: 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. There are a # of ways. ...Read more

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What to do when you have Anxiety and you're anxious and can not calm down?

What to do  when you have Anxiety and you're anxious and can not calm down?

Relaxation Exercise: If you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly & deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. See you take ativan (lorazepam) - get talking therapy help too. Take care. ...Read more

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Bp 126/79 when anxious at appointment. Is it normal for anxiety to slightly affect your bp?

Bp 126/79 when anxious at appointment. Is it normal for anxiety to slightly affect your bp?

Yes: Increases in diastolic pressure and systolic pressure occur during periods of anxiety, as anxiety is tied to stress hormones that increase pressure within the cariocascular system. Increases in blood pressure on account of anxiety due to a medical encounters is referred to as white coat syndrome. ...Read more

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Could medication for anxiety reduce the physical symptoms or does it completely make you less anxious?

Could medication for anxiety reduce the physical symptoms or does it completely make you less anxious?

Each medication: Is in some way different. Most help to reduce the feeling of anxiety as well as physical symptoms. ...Read more

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Once u have anxiety the symptoms will stay even if u r not anxious iif not using any medication for anxiety?

Once u have anxiety the symptoms will stay even if u r not anxious iif not using any medication for anxiety?

Anxiety: Some symptoms remain, depending on the type of anxiety, ex. Generalized anxiety, the duration, the situations provoking it, and what other tx is applied, ex. Cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Anxiety and: Thoughts can be closely related. We call it "self talk." What we say to ourselves or think impacts our moods. See a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns for support. A cognitive behavioral therapist would be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Feeling a lot of anxiety lately, especially when having to present to a group (2 or 3 others is enough for me to feel really anxious )?

Feeling a lot of anxiety lately, especially when having to present to a group (2 or 3 others is enough for me to feel really anxious )?

Social anxiety: Common problem. Often times this will resolve if you do it more frequently. There are medications to try, but see if you can get the symptoms to resolve on there own ...Read more

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How to reduce anxiety? Anxious about everything. Everything worst that can happen has happened and thus always thinking only the worst can happen.

How to reduce anxiety? Anxious about everything. Everything worst that can happen has happened and thus always thinking only the worst can happen.

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. Consider CBT. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety make you feel so many things that make you feel like you may have something bad? Can this happen even when you don't feel anxious?

Why does anxiety make you feel so many things that make you feel like you may have something bad? Can this happen even when you don't feel anxious?

Health anxiety: Anxiety can produce many kinds of symptoms, including physical ones. Some people focus intently on their bodies, and any different sensation becomes frightening. Then the fear that this is "something bad" compounds and expands. It's important to have a primary care physician you trust, to periodically review your health concerns -- while you're also getting treatment for your anxiety. ...Read more

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I seen a study saying that anxious people die younger and now im so scared as I've been telling myself for 2 years that anxiety wont hurt me. Scared?

Relax: So, you have anxiety now about having anxieties? Look, everyone has some anxieties. However, if you're so anxious that it's disrupting your day to day life and activities, i suggest you seek some counseling. The one absolute i know is that everyone will eventually die. I don't recommend wasting one moment of your day considering when your own finale will be . Good luck. ...Read more

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Was very anxious taking wife and kid to nyc. First for everyone. Nothing planned. Was great! all had a blast.Since back home anxiety rushes back, why?

Was very anxious taking wife and kid to nyc. First for everyone. Nothing planned. Was great! all had a blast.Since back home anxiety rushes back, why?

Anxiety: The initial anticipatory anxiety seems to have triggered further anxiety episodes. Work with your therapist on cognitive behavior therapy to help u control further anxiety & gain better control. ...Read more

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Love & want to be alone "me time" BUT then why is my anxiety worse when I shouldn't have any worries I can't even enjoy being alone this to me makes no sense as I don't feel anxious?

"Free floating": You have what is called by some Psychiatrists "free floating anxiety" anxiety NOT related to any life event future or past! Speak with your Primary Care Provider about a referral to someone for some CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) a simple form of treatment for your "simple" life problem! Hope this helps Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you prevent be anxious can you prevent anxiety?

Can you prevent be anxious can you prevent anxiety?

Sorry you are: Feeling anxious. There are many self-help techniques and books. Yoga, qigong, breathing exercises, meditation all help. The best place to start is w/a mental health professional. Peace and good health. A book called the Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson can help also. ...Read more

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Can you prevent being anxious can you prevent anxiety?

Can you prevent being anxious can you prevent anxiety?

Anxiety: Some people are more prone to anxiety, it is part of personality. But you can modulate it with finding your triggers, and developing coping and well as relaxation skills like meditation. At times medicine like paxil (paroxetine) ( SSRIs) is used.Seek medical attention from a therapist and /or psychiatrist. Good luck you are wise in seeking attention now. ...Read more

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How common is it to have physical anxiety symptoms without feeling anxious?

It happens: Some people experience anxiety in their bodies rather than through their emotions. In fact, some people unconsciously "convert" psychological anxiety into bodily expressions of anxiety and end up with bodily aches or other physical illnesses. I recommend that you get an evaluation from a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to evaluate you. Be well, . ...Read more

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I don't think i'm anxious, but my doctors tell me that I have anxiety issues. What can I do?

I don't think i'm anxious, but my doctors tell me that I have anxiety issues. What can I do?

Ask you Doctor what: Is seen in you that makes the dr. Believe you are anxious. If you don't agree with what is said, do you have an explanation? Why have you been going to the doctor's in the first place? Sometimes anxiety has been present for so long that it has become a way of life and no longer is felt by you to be anything out of the ordinary. Talk it over with your doctor and try to reach common ground. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Anxious Mood (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 of anxiety, see: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more