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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because i started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...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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Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Anxiety & depression: When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive. It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night-time sleep as well. Without good restorative sleep, you gradually become more run down . . . Possibly leading to depression. When depressed, you might not feel like participating with others or completing tasks, which gets you more anxious again. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Yes it can!: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable physical sensations. It is not uncommon for people with problematic anxiety to experience fatigue and muscle tension. When people have excessive anxiety and worry they may develop tightness in the muscles of the head and neck. Meditation and exercise/movement are some home treatments. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause afternoon fatigue and muscle soreness?

Can anxiety cause afternoon fatigue and muscle soreness?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please see doc and then go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tired/fatigue fpr arms and legs?

Can anxiety cause tired/fatigue fpr arms and legs?

Yes: Anxiety can affect your body in many different ways...from trouble sleeping to excessive fatigue. If you are very stressed it could affect your arms and legs. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause headaches? Fatigue? weakness? Loose your appetite but have a hunger like pain in your stomach after eating? Dizzy? Diarrhea?

Can anxiety cause headaches? Fatigue? weakness?  Loose your appetite but have a hunger like pain in your stomach after eating? Dizzy? Diarrhea?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. Yes, anxiety can lower appetite. ...Read more

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What is fatigue? and can anxiety cause it?

Being worn out: If fatigue is from hard work, it is simply like hunger after some hours of fasting. Then you rest/sleep or eat and balance is restored. If fatigue comes w/o labor (even mental), it can be anxiety which is a sort of mental task - even if fraudulent. So, try to find a CBT therapist. At your age it's a great idea to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Try it before a pill. ...Read more

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I don't work anymore but find myself more tired than ever can being bored cause fatigue? Also suffer severe anxiety can that be a factor?

I don't work anymore but find myself more tired than ever can being bored cause fatigue?  Also suffer severe anxiety can that be a factor?

Psychotherapy: You list depression as a condition. Listlessness and fatigue are common symptoms of depression (sleep disturbance too). See a mental health professional if you haven't already. Psychotherapy (regular sessions, weekly or more) will help you understand and overcome your anxiety and depression. I hope you didn't stop working because of mental health issues-- that's a recipe for worse trouble. ...Read more

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I have head pain and tiredness a lot could they be caused by my anxiety?

I have head pain and tiredness a lot could they be caused by my anxiety?

That is possible.: For excessive anxiety - Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /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 or meditation. Take care. ...Read more

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Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Hyponatremia: Hyponatremia is associated with fatigue, however, not usually with anxiety. That being said, a level of sodium just below normal may not be sufficient to cause clinical symptoms of fatigue. Recommend seeing your doctor for furthe evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

Excessive blinking: Can be Fromm anxiety or fatigue as you mention. It MAY also be from a condition that causes the eyelids to spasms which can be diagnosed and treated by your doc. Please see him/her. It is unlikely to be anything life threatening. If anxiety, a mental health professional can teach you some stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

Exercise: Exercise has been shown to help with fatigue. This seems backwards but it works. Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and force yourself as much as is possible to at least get outside and walk. You don't have to feel like it to exercise and it will help clear your head and relax your body which will help your fatigue level. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

See a GI doctor: Cannot make diagnoses over the internet. When you go to see somebody take with you a list of all symptoms you can think of, the times they occur, the types of food you were eating and all your prior medical records. Hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can exposure to mold for 10 years at work cause chest pain hyper sensitivety anxiety and tiredness?

Mold is bad: Overall mold can cause effects in the lungs and other systems. Call your public health department or your physician andcheck on how mold may be affecting you. ...Read more

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Cause I'm always tired all the time then can Celiac Disease have anything to do w/ both fatigue, anxiety huh? Just wondering!

Celiac disease: Can have many symptoms including headache and fatigue. Anxiety is often associated with IBS. Simple tests can help figure out which you've got. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause tongue to hurt? Tongue feels fatigued but am very tense and in the process of addressing major anxiety disorder. Please advise

Can anxiety cause tongue to hurt? Tongue feels fatigued but am very tense and in the process of addressing major anxiety disorder. Please advise

Anxiety can trigger: all sorts of physical symptoms, including self-consciousness about your tongue. Please see your doc to rule out a medical condition and then a mental health professional to help you manage your anxiety disorder. Self-help procedures such as yoga, qigong, and meditation can be helpful. See www.relaxationresponse.org Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

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