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Can Anxiety Cause Physical Symptoms
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
Fight or Flight: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety are directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when your primitive fear & rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight" response. Once you understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more
Fight or Flight: Anxiety is a response to stress, sometimes appropriately. Your body is preparing to either fight or run and it does this by increasing heart rate etc. More blood to muscles allow them to function better. With panic, sometimes this will happen ven when body is not truly threatened, but threat is perceived. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does anxiety cause physical symptoms like red painless lumps in the back of the throat ? I have 3 painless red lumps back of throat. Anxiety ?
Not likely: Perhaps not impossible since anxiety is amazing! But, this is worth having an exam. Your question, however, raises the issue of your awareness that anxiety is also worth correcting. I'd urge CBT to learn ways to understand it and get skills to manage it. It can make the rest of our long life much happier. Best! ...Read more
Is it possible for anxiety to cause physical symptoms without causing the person to "feel" anxious? Experiencing paresthesia, but all tests are norml
Yes: They are generally diagnoses of exclusion, meaning you make quite sure it isn't something else, but there are a number of situations in which people experience physical symptoms essentially instead of emotion. There is better neuroscience on this nowadays, but still early. Called: conversion, psychogenic, somatic, somatoform dissociation, etc. Numbness and tingling is common with panic also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can physical symptoms of anxiety cause leg pain because of fight or flight response...Been happening for over a month. Thanks?
Have neurological symptoms with no neurological cause. Seen 3 neuro docs. All say anxiety. Can anxiety pass off really bad physical symptoms?
Anxiety can be cause: However, the anxiety is based on repression and dissociative defenses creating what is called a conversion disorder or reaction. Find yourself a trauma based therapist who deals with dissociation. If they cannot treat you with appropriate hypnotic techniques then find a hospital-based psychiatrist who can do a sodium amytal interview to find out what has been repressed. Best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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