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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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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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What psychiatry problem makes your body tense all the time and makes u suffer anxiety all the time. Makes you feel sick and afraid all the time. I tend to stress a lotfor no reason. And im stay home a lot.?

What psychiatry problem  makes your body tense all the time and makes u suffer anxiety all the time. Makes you feel sick and afraid all the time.  I tend to stress a lotfor no reason. And im stay home a lot.?

Anxiety attack: You could be experiencing symptoms of a panic attack, and your pain could be related - the brain is pretty powerful - but you should definitely make sure it isn't something else beforehand, you should consult with a physician who knows you to get a response more tailored to your situation. ...Read more

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Why does anxiety make you feel like one symptom of being sick is cancer? My gf is nausea and scared of brain tumor. She googled.

Why does anxiety make you feel like one symptom of being sick is cancer? My gf is nausea and scared of brain tumor. She googled.

Automatic thoughts: Our thoughts are very automatic and our mind is looking for answers. If she interprets her nausea as something to be afraid of, her mind will suggest possibilities and could include cancer. The key is to not always believe the first interpretation of a situation. She may benefit from going to a doctor and also a therapist. ...Read more

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I get bad anxiety when I have to leave the house and it makes me start to feel sick.. What can I do?

I get bad anxiety when I have to leave the house and it makes me start to feel sick.. What can I do?

When we leave our: comfort zone we can feel out of control which produces anxiety and, in your case, a feeling of being sick. A mental health professional can treat you w/clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training or another therapy to empower you and help you cope. You MAY be developing agoraphobia, fear of being outside. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How will I EVER decipher/understand if I'm ACTUALLY sick or ANXIETY sick? I "feel" sick daily, but home with a sick kid & Now Feel like I'm getting it

CBT Health therapy: See a therapist w/ this specialty and learn ways to tell the differences - they make sense. Also learn how to avoid, reduce, manage anxiety and to optimize physical health thru life-style improvements. It's a great way to improve lots of things! ...Read more

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Being i suffer anxiety and it makes me feel sick every day how my ever going to know if I'm really sick or not? It's like I'm fine if I'm busy yet I like being alone and when I am it's horrible why is that

Being i suffer anxiety and it makes me feel sick every day how my ever going to know if I'm really sick or not? It's like I'm fine if I'm busy yet I like being alone and when I am it's horrible why is that

You nailed one way: There's other great clues too, but you hit one right on the head. If you are fine when you're busy - it's not likely to be a 'serious' illness. (Note: there are important exceptions - so a periodic exam is a good idea) They do not disappear and return for a circumstantial reason that you can actually turn on/off like a light switch. Consider a good CBT therapist for understanding and managing it. ...Read more

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I can't eat due to anxiety, feel sick, nausea and have to return to work in a few days which is part of the cause... what to do?

See a counselor: Identify the reasons while your work provokes anxiety and planning on how manage the concerns may help. Also may benefit from desensitization by going to yout work if possible a couple of times before. If anxiety is extreme the use of short acting benzodiazepam for short period may be justified bearing in mild the potential dependence ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause chronic nausea? I have to force myself to eat most of the time and never have an appetite

Yes: Anxiety can definitely cause nausea, but there are many causes of nausea. If you have chronic nausea, best to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have some gastric upset due to my anxiety and i was wondering if ativan (lorazepam) will cause gastric upset or make me feel sick?

I have some gastric upset due to my anxiety and i was wondering if ativan (lorazepam) will cause gastric upset or make me feel sick?

Can not tell you IF: You will develop gastric upset with ativan (lorazepam). However, there is potential for abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. One option for GI upset is ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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Under alot of stress and anxiety all the time. .Experiencing more reflux and now nausea. Can stress and anxiety cause this to happen?

Anxiety and Reflux: Yes, anxiety can easily cause reflux and nausea. The anxiety can affect the muscles in your GI tract to become spastic and it can also increase acid production. Try not to get even more anxious about the digestive issues- it makes it worse. See an MD about the proper use of meds. ...Read more

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Severe night anxiety and I am taking 10mg of valium+30mg of temazepam, they quit in 3 hrs, 5 hrs later i took another val, and i feel sick. Normal?

Severe night anxiety and I am taking 10mg of valium+30mg of temazepam, they quit in 3 hrs, 5 hrs later i took another val, and i feel sick. Normal?

No: We don't treat anxiety with benzos alone. Actually bezos are used as auxiliary ( helping the main treatment track) medications only. You clearly have developed tolerant and your anxiety is getting worse. Solution is to see a psychiatrist specializing in anxiety so he can do the proper assessment of the situation and put a plan to get you back on track and "regulate" your anxiety. ...Read more

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Dunno if my anxiety has intensified but I'm scared I'm dying, it's horrible and I feel sick in the throat? I just can't eat either how did this happen

Dunno if my anxiety has intensified but I'm scared I'm dying, it's horrible and I feel sick in the throat? I just can't eat either how did this happen

Fear of death is: a response to the ultimate loss of control, dying. It is understandable but please focus on living in the now. Mindfulness meditation can be helpful. Consider seeing a mental health professional for support and a prudent spiritual leader if you have a spiritual world view. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get anxiety and stressed so much that I make myself sick and can't eat or get diarrhea and nausea. What should I do? :(

Restructure thinking: Anxiety can lead to panic attacks that cause physical responses such as loss of appetite/stomach upset/diarrhea/nausea. Beneficial treatment includes seeing a psychologist to build cognitive skills that restructure your anxious thoughts/thinking through questioning stressful thoughts. Perhaps asking yourself when stressed"Is my thinking working for or against me? Can I view this another way?" ...Read more

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After a month of stress anxiety & depression I still feel sick even though I'm happier and calmer, is this normal? When will I get 100% better?

After a month of stress anxiety & depression I still feel sick even though I'm happier and calmer, is this normal? When will I get 100% better?

Progress: Happy to hear that you are feeling better and that there is less stress & anxiety. Please see your doc to rule out any medical conditions. Strength gradually returns but you may be left cautious after what you have been through. Consider seeing a mental health professional to learn stress management skills. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Okay so had bronchitis in my lungs about a month Ago they gave medicine and since then I've had bad anxiety but I don't feel sick or anything ?

Okay so had bronchitis in my lungs about a month Ago they gave medicine and since then I've had bad anxiety but I don't feel sick or anything ?

Related?: I am not sure they are related. Are you taking any new meds? ARe you taking to much caffeine? Are you experiencing any life changing event? Would think about what else is going on in your life as this does not sound like the cause! ...Read more

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What can all cause a temp of not sick? Stress/anxiety? How do I know when I always feel sick from my meds & medical problems? Have Myasthenia gravis

What can all cause a temp of not sick? Stress/anxiety? How do I know when I always feel sick from my meds & medical problems? Have Myasthenia gravis

Temp is one of few: Temp battle is one of few things that anxiety cannot cause! A rare thing. Your body raises temp to fight off infection - both as a weapon and as the result of the process of producing extra white blood cells and lymph. So even if you do notice an illness, maybe your body has. The auto-immune illness you have may play a role in this as persistent low-grade fever is a known symptom. Tell your Dr. ...Read more

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I have terrible anxiety sometimes it hits me out of nowhere. I can't sleep i instantly get diarrhea and feel sick ill just wake up with it. Any ideas?

I have terrible anxiety sometimes it hits me out of nowhere. I can't sleep i instantly get diarrhea and feel sick ill just wake up with it. Any ideas?

Seeing a doctor?: This sounds like panic disorder. I would recommend speaking to a board certified, licensed psychiatrist or physician in your area.The severity of your anxiety, and the symptoms that you experience will be helpful in diagnosing you. This is a treatable issue ; seek professional advice face-to-face. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Noga
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Nausea (Definition)

Nausea = abdominal upset ...Read more