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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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Can anxiety cause you to believe your sick all the time?

Can anxiety cause you to believe your sick all the time?

Hypochondriasis: Anxiety can certainly cause many physical ailments and at the same time, a condition called hypochondriasis can occur where a person believes they are sick all the time, when there is really nothing "physically" wrong with them. ...Read more

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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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I have cold/flu and every time i get sick i get depressed and my anxiety acts up and i just feel lost and confused and worried. Is this normal ?

Yes!: Yes! don't feel bad this is not at all uncommon. Make sure your primary care doc knows if you are on any psych medications, as they can sometimes interact with antibiotics (and be less effective). But mostly what happens is, your body feels yucky, so your brain feels yucky, too! drink lots of water, try to sit near a window and get some sunshine if not real fresh air. Call a friend, get a hug! ...Read more

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I feel anxious/ill a lot of the time..Anxiety, what can I do?

Anxiety: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. There are a # of ways. ...Read more

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