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Can anxiety last for few years?

Can anxiety last for few years?

Yes: Generalized anxiety disorder and agoraphobia are examples of problems related to chronic anxiety. A psychiatrist or psychologist could be a real help to you as there are a number of good treatments for anxiety these days. ...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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How can I treat my anxiety naturally? ?Pleas help me it has affected my life since last 5 years and suggest me some medicines alsoo

How can I treat my anxiety naturally? ?Pleas help me it has affected my life since last 5 years and suggest me some medicines alsoo

Cog beh therapy: Cognitive by cognitive-behavior therapy contains no artificial sweeteners, lactose, fats or sugars. Research has show that 70% of people can manage anxiety by learning breathing and other relaxation techniques and learning to think in more adaptive ways, see your local clinical psychologist, for more info: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp best of luck : ). ...Read more

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What helps kholnopin withdraw if stopped cold turkey? .5 twice daily for 4 years... the last dosage I took was last night. Can't get them refiled till the 21st. Will I be ok for 5 days Taken 4 anxiety

What helps kholnopin withdraw if stopped cold turkey? .5 twice daily for 4 years... the last dosage I took was last night. Can't get them refiled till the 21st. Will I be ok for 5 days Taken 4 anxiety

Likely you will: spend a sleepless night and feel very anxious, in general. There are OTC minor tranqs but without knowing what else you are taking, I don't feel comfortable mentioning them. Have you considered going to an urgent care for some stop gap meds, until you get your refill? Regardless, you should have a talk with your physician to prevent this from happening again. DON'T resort to alcohol... ...Read more

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I've had anxiety for 2 years. Recently when I get it, it'll come with horrible chest pains that'll last for up to 2 hours. What can I do.  I'm a 20 F?

I've had anxiety for 2 years. Recently when I get it, it'll come with horrible chest pains that'll last for up to 2 hours. What can I do.  I'm a 20 F?

Therapy: Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms, chest tightness and racing heart among them. The best and most long term approach is to see a therapist who can help give you the skills to manage your anxiety attacks with cognitive therapy. Medications may help temporarily, you should see a psychiatrist for those as they specialize in medications. ...Read more

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Im facing anxiety last 2 years now im on smoke withdrawal anxiety level is down muscles moves by there self want to cure naturally?

Im facing anxiety last 2 years now im on smoke withdrawal anxiety level is down muscles moves by there self want to cure naturally?

Clarify: Hi, What kind of smoke are you withdrawing from? What do you mean your muscles move by themselves? Ask again, someone can help. ...Read more

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A70 year female with anxiety from the last 55 years. Various treatment, were given, no benefits. Pl advice for her betterment. Thanks?

A70 year  female with anxiety from the last 55 years. Various treatment, were given, no benefits. Pl  advice for her  betterment. Thanks?

Goals: Have her write down the goals she would like to accomplish with respect to the treatment of her anxiety. Team up with a primary care provider and go over the list. The primary care provider should be able to point her in the direction of a therapist who can help her accomplish these goals. ...Read more

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My Dr put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) 4 years ago for G A D.I am on 20mg now.Last Monday He put me on tryptizol 10mg also for anxiety.Is He correct. Thanks?

My Dr put me on Lexapro (escitalopram) 4 years ago for G A D.I am on 20mg now.Last Monday He put me on tryptizol 10mg also for anxiety.Is He correct. Thanks?

Medications effects: Thank you for informing about using Lexapro (escitalopram) and Diazepam. Using them together may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment. Using Tryptizol (Amitriptyline) with Lexapro (escitalopram) may increase the risk of a rare but serious Serotonin Syndrome. See Psychiatrist for Medication benefits and side effects, dose, gradual withdrawal of medications; and Therapy. ...Read more

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I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 years for anxiety.Last sept. I got it back.The dr. Upped it to 100.I was fine for 6 mos.Now I have it again.I am so upset?

I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for 2 years for anxiety.Last sept. I got it back.The dr. Upped it to 100.I was fine for 6 mos.Now I have it again.I am so upset?

Psychotherapy: I hear you. Psychotherapy is an important part of the treatment for anxiety. What you learn there can far outlast medication effects. Cbt is extremely helpful in many anxiety disorders, as well as other talk therapies. Also healthy diet, exercise, and daily practices are needed. Please don't rely on pharmaceuticals alone for your recovery -- but changes can be made in those too. ...Read more