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Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Can stress and anxiety cause dizziness? Can stress also cause constant hunger? Cause I'm very often hungry..

Stress causes it all: Stress is the number one trigger for many many many medical conditions, emotions, and maladaptive behaviors. Therefore, the short answer to your question is "yes" but the better answer to your question is that you should get an examination by a doctor if you are feeling overwhelmed and overloaded either physically or mentally. ...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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Can stress and anxiety make your vision feel unbalanced? Not dizzy. Just feel out of balance. Doctor has ruled out every other possible cause.

Can stress and anxiety make your vision feel unbalanced? Not dizzy. Just feel out of balance. Doctor has ruled out every other possible cause.

Stress Like Lawsuits: You've heard the old adage that "Anybody can sue Anyone for Anything at Anytime? " Well, when it comes to stress & anxiety it's the same idea. Stress/anxiety can cause any Symptom in Anyone at Any Time. The trick is to know you've really RULED EVERY OTHER possibility out. In the lawsuits the trick is to Know the Judge or at least be sure your girls babysat him when he was a snot nosed kid! ...Read more

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Had a weird feeling in my head for a few seconds. I had this once before Months ago. Is it a brain zap or dizziness? Can stress and anxiety cause it?

Had a weird feeling in my head for a few seconds. I had this once before Months ago. Is it a brain zap or dizziness? Can stress and anxiety cause it?

No way to know: It isn't reasonable to expect every transient symptom to have an exact precise explanation. Any answer would be an educated guess only. What it DOESN'T sound like is dangerous or worrisome so far. If it isn't any better or worse after 1-3 yr, it probably is nothing to worry about. But the person to listen to closest is the doctor who knows you personally. P.S. "Brain zap" is meaningless medically. ...Read more

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Anxiety or stress can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or fatigue, sensation of failure of heart beats, or heart accelerated?

Anxiety or stress can cause shortness of breath, dizziness or fatigue, sensation of failure of heart beats, or heart accelerated?

Yes: Anxiety and panic attacks can cause all of these symptoms. However, it's still important to get an overall health evaluation from your physician to make sure all is well. The symptoms are not imaginary, but would not usually be accompanied by ekg abnormality besides tachycardia. Though it can feel like heart attack, anxiety would not produce lab evidence of heart damage (as heart attack does). ...Read more

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Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do?

Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do?

2 problems: It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can produce dizziness too. Work stress and feeling overloaded may increase anxiety as well. Your family doctor can surely treat your ear infection, but a psychiatrist and/or psychologist can provide more focused evaluation & treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Can anxiety go away w/out medications, w/out stressing yourself? I experience dizziness everyday. Can it be anxiety?

Can anxiety go away w/out medications, w/out stressing yourself? I experience dizziness everyday. Can it be anxiety?

Yes it likely is: You need to practice yoga or meditation. A daily morning walk can do a lot of good. It will brighten your mood and give you fresh energy. Practice it for 3 months and you will see the remarkable benefit in developing a positive morale. Let me know how you did on this advice. ...Read more

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How can you tell if chest pain, dizziness, vomiting and numbness is all just from anxiety/ stress or if it's a real problem?

How can you tell if chest pain, dizziness, vomiting and numbness is all just from anxiety/ stress or if it's a real problem?

Pain: And dizziness are "real problems" weather they come from a physical cause or a psychological one or a combo of both. Please start w/seeing your doctor to make sure all is well medically. After that consider seeing a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who treats mood disorders. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been dizzy & nausea for 6wks. Blood tests are normal & drs keep saying it is anxiety/stress. Could I possibly be feeling ill beause of anxiety?

I have been dizzy & nausea for 6wks. Blood tests are normal & drs keep saying it is anxiety/stress. Could I possibly be feeling ill beause of anxiety?

Anxiety: I understand your concern.
Dizziness, Nausea, and normal blood tests do indicate Anxiety.
Stressors in life including relationships, parenting, work, finances and unresolved conflicts of past and present can cause Anxiety.

These symptoms can be overcome by Psychotherapy, Meditation, Yoga and Breathing Relaxation.
Please see a Therapist. ...Read more

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Is there a good tea for anxiety or stress? The nerves on the back of my head is really tense causing neck soreness, also making me dizzy.

Is there a good tea for anxiety or stress? The nerves on the back of my head is really tense causing neck soreness, also making me dizzy.

Neck tension: Your anxiety and neck tension likely require more than tea. First, see your doc to rule out physical causes. Then see a Psychologist for help with managing stress and anxiety. ...Read more

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Tight muscles all over body from prolonged anxiety and stress can't get rid of it! All muscles feel ropy n hard an makes me feel dizzy n sick?

Tight muscles all over body from prolonged anxiety and stress can't get rid of it! All muscles feel ropy n hard an makes me feel dizzy n sick?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: Start with a medical eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Seeing a therapist cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation & deep breathing exercises. ...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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Why am I dizzy, light headed, tired and have no strength? Can it be from stress? My counselor said I have severe depression & anxiety. I

Why am I dizzy, light headed, tired and have no strength? Can it be from stress? My counselor said I have severe depression & anxiety. I

See your doctor: These symptoms can have many possible causes, including medication side effects, anemia, dehydration, and more. Please see your physician about them so that s/he can examine you and offer any treatments or medication adjustments you may need. ...Read more

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Been getting dizzy spells, can't catch my breath, face is hot to the touch and sporadic heart palpitations, been under lots of stress anxiety?

See your doctor: Although stress and anxiety can certainly result in the symptoms that you mention, it is extremely important that you see your doctor ASAP for a complete evaluation. By discussing these symptoms and undergoing a physical examination, your doctor can then determine what testing may be warranted. From there, appropriate referrals can be made depending on the results. Hope this is helpful. Best. ...Read more

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I'm 19 had IBS after huge stress/anxiety, now it's been 4 months and had medicines but nothing, I'm fatigued, little dizzy and have headaches, also panic attacks. I exercise but not outgoing anymore..

Consider: Addressing your stress/ anxiety if you are already on meds for IBS. Talking therapy ranks really high. Cognitive Behavioral therapy or psychotherapy can be effective. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep per night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises & meditation. Don't isolate. ...Read more

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Unintentional 30lb loss in 3mos, now 151.Stress/anxiety, active:bike, college/work. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2yr. Thyroid norm. Dizzy, tired, forgetful.

Unintentional 30lb loss in 3mos, now 151.Stress/anxiety, active:bike, college/work. Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD 2yr. Thyroid norm. Dizzy, tired, forgetful.

Abnormal at age 19: Unintended weight loss of that magnitude need to be evaluated and could be sign of depression as you mention anxiety and stress associated with tiredness and forgetfulness. Now if you cannot stop exercise as you want to and if you are restricting food intake it could be eating disorder problem too. Please get evaluated. ...Read more

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Can constant stress, depression, social anxiety, make you constantly dizzy, constantly short of breath, and constantly have bloodshot eyes?

Can constant stress, depression, social anxiety, make you constantly dizzy, constantly short of breath, and constantly have bloodshot eyes?

Lot of "constantly": That's a lot of trouble you're having "constantly." anxiety & depression can cause many physical symptoms -- but I haven't usually seen "constantly bloodshot eyes" with this unless you're also not sleeping. This symptom is often connected with marijuana use, though, as well as conjunctivitis and maybe also alcohol hangovers. Please do see your physician about your concerns. ...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


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more