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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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Feel sick all the time like I always feel like something is wrong with me. I have major depression and anxiety. I also have mild scoliosis it hurts?

Feel sick all the time like I always feel like something is wrong with me. I have major depression and anxiety. I also have mild scoliosis it hurts?

Fibromyalgia: 20's female w. global "chronic pain, scoliosis, depression, anxiety" & "feeling sick all the time", has symptom constellation compatible w. fibromyalgia, endocrine or thyroid disorders, or autoimmune disorders. Joint Hypermobility begets functional scoliosis, engendering chronic muscle spasm & pain, inciting sleeplessness, resulting in depression. General evaluation by Osteopathic doctor needed. ...Read more

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Feeling Good (Checklist)

Express gratitude
Once
Cultivate optimism
Once
Avoid over-thinking and comparing yourself to others
Once
Practice kindness
Once
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Feeling Good (Checklist)

Aim for 6-8 hrs of sleep daily
Once
Eat more fruits and veggies, less sodas, processed foods and junk food
Once
Try stretching, relaxation exercises, and yoga in PM to unwind
Daily
Engage in safe, pleasant, recreational activities
Weekly
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Tk Zoloft first time during the am made me sick as hell Took it at bedtime and it made me extremely anxious I literally feel the anxiety help please?

Sertraline SEs?: Whenever you're having new side effects, give a call to your doc, so they can advise ASAP. Usually sertraline is taken once per day, but do take it as prescribed. It can cause both GI upset or nausea (often better if taken with some food) and increased anxiety when it is first started. Usually, these side effects pass quickly (in just days), but call yr doc; adjustments may help! ...Read more

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Why do I start getting anxiety every time I get sick or have a headache? I start feeling like I can't breathe and my muscles tense up

Why do I start getting anxiety every time I get sick or have a headache? I start feeling like I can't breathe and my muscles tense up

See below: Most people can become anxious if they experience a new pain or symptom they haven't had before. Why you are experiencing this every time you get a headache or become ill is hard to say, but certainly is connected, on some level, to a fear of dying. You should see a therapist to discuss your anxiety, it may be very helpful. For more info see: http://bit.ly/104V8hb + http://bit.ly/1z3E1qf ...Read more

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Walk
20 Min, Daily for 20 Min, Daily, forever
Relax
20 Min, Daily for 20 Min, Daily, forever
Sleep
8 Hrs, Daily for 8 Hrs, Daily, forever
Nutrition; no sugary drinks, lean meat, fruit, veg
every 4 hours

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