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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 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

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


Dr. Michael Rothman
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Lethargy (Definition)

Lack of energy, ...Read more