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Am I presenting MS or anxiety symptoms. Or is it something else that is not common like neuromyelitis optica?

Am I presenting MS or anxiety symptoms. Or is it something else that is not common like neuromyelitis optica?

Symptoms are?: What are your symptoms? Send one of us some more information to help you.

The symptoms of MS and anxiety are a lot different. What makes you consider these two as the cause? NMO normally affects vision. If your vision is not affected, you can cross that off your list.


We can help you determine the cause if you are willing to discuss the case. ...Read more

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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High anxiety about scattered white matter on mri. Have had anxiety issues for years. Ms symptoms and anxiety symptoms are simular. Should I worry?

High anxiety about scattered white matter on mri. Have had anxiety issues for years. Ms symptoms and anxiety symptoms are simular. Should I worry?

Get answers: Your description does not definitely rule in or out possibility that lesions are of MS origin. They may well be due to other problems, such as migraine, head injury, smoking, hypertension. Anxiety is NOT a cardinal sign of MS. Discuss fully with your doctor and decide the next steps. ...Read more

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What are some vestibular disorders that can cause anxiety symptoms?

What are some vestibular disorders that can cause anxiety symptoms?

Anxious: Other than being anxious from dizziness, a vestibular disorder has no relationship to anxiety.
Meclizine may help a temporary vestibular disorder.
Anxiety can be reduced by learning how to cope. ...Read more

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What could cause anxiety symptoms?

What could cause anxiety symptoms?

See below: Some medical conditions might also have anxiety symptoms. Make sure you discuss your concerns with your primary care provider to rule out anything medical going on. Find a mental health professional to help you work on triggers for your anxiety. Consider meds if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more

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How should one take care of anxiety symptoms with no known cause?

Therapy: Seek a therapist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders. Anxiety usually has no known cause, by definition. It is a fear with no apparent identifiable source or cause. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases that would cause general anxiety symptoms for only a few months?

Are there any diseases that would cause general anxiety symptoms for only a few months?

Many: There are many medical conditions that cause anxiety-like sx. In order to be diagnosed with anxiety, anything medical needs to be ruled out first. If you do have a medical conditions, and it's chronic, you might need to learn how to cope with it and what life-style changes are involved in managing the illness. Talk to your general practitioner first and take things from there. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Can anxiety symptoms such as numbness to left of the body cause a stroke?

Horse before cart: Anxiety may cause stroke only if it is extremely prolonged and severe to the point of causing blood vessel disease or severe hypertension resulting in stroke. Anxiety can cause numbness in various body parts but before assuming a psychiatric cause of neurologic symptoms, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I'm having anxiety symptoms but all causes of my anxious thoughts are gone. Why am I still having panic?

I'm having anxiety symptoms but all causes of my anxious thoughts are gone. Why am I still having panic?

Panic not rational: Panic and anxiety are usually not rational - so trying to control all possible sources of worry is not the answer. You should see your doctor and ask for a referral to a cognitive behavioral therapist who can help you deal with excessive worry thoughts and feelings. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause panic or anxiety symptoms?

Can GERD cause panic or anxiety symptoms?

Yes: Here and anxiety have a close relationship. For many. It can be a chicken and egg question about which came first. Certainly treat both. Many people I see have done well to treat the gerd with meds and the anxiety with psychotherapy. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a deficiency in vitamin d casue anxiety symptoms?

It could be possible that a deficiency in vitamin d casue anxiety symptoms?

It's complicated...: Vitamin d deficiency is not known to cause psychological disorders directly, but too little d may trigger emotional symptoms or make them worse. Vitamin d deficit may correlate with anxiety/depressive symptoms associated with other d deficiency illnesses. It is an important nutrient for health and many people seem to be deficient in it. Gentle sunlight exposure + dietary sources are best. ...Read more

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Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Might taking a higher dose of an antidepressant cause you some anxiety symptoms?

Anxiety: In addition to the reasons provided by dr. Coffin, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (ssri's) may initial lead to an increase in anxious symptoms. The brain gets used to the medications and this usually abates. Ssri's are used to treat anxiety. ...Read more

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Can a deficiency in vitamin d cause anxiety symptoms?

Can a deficiency in vitamin d cause anxiety symptoms?

Vitamin D: Deficiency in vitamin d is "associated" with many disorders, including cardiovascular and other diseases. To date, the evidence linking vit. D. Deficiency with anxiety is poor. ...Read more

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Can anxiety symptoms and emotional stress cause severe pain everywhere in my body?

Yes, but...: You need to get a physical check up. If it is something physical you need to address and treat it. If it is anxiety you need to address and treat it too. Good luck. It's never good to be in severe pain. ...Read more

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Would inhalers help someone with anxiety symptoms or dyspnea caused by reflux?

NO Inhaler: If U are talking about albuterol, it tends to increase anxiety. The only way to help reflux is to stop eating & drinking an hour or more before lying down. If doesn't work, need to elevate head of bed, gravity hepls. There are acid reducers, but full stomach leads to reflux. Chronic reflux causes lung disease. Even if no acid, enzymes in stomach hurt lungs. See MD to help with reflux. ...Read more

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Can. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) taken avg. 2x daily for three weeks cause withdrawl? Fast heartbeat/shaking or would it more likely be anxiety symptoms returning?

Can. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) taken avg. 2x daily for three weeks cause withdrawl? Fast heartbeat/shaking or would it more likely be anxiety symptoms returning?

Could be either: The first question is: why are not taking an ssri (fluoxetine (Prozac), zoloft (sertraline) etc) as this is the top shelf treatment. Benzos have too many side effect tendencies with anxiety and withdrawal precisely because they are too short acting and the peaks and valleys in blood levels make side effects easy to happen. Ask your physician about the above. Take care. ...Read more

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How, to does anxiety symptoms last, cause everytime I think about stuff or worried my muscle twitch. But only when im up this veen goi. G on for three or two weeks, in a, half?

How, to does anxiety symptoms last, cause everytime I think about stuff or worried my muscle twitch. But only when im up this veen goi. G on for three or two weeks, in a, half?

Maybe a long time: Some people have anxiety symptoms that more or less never stop. The answer for you will depend on the diagnosis. Is this an adjustment to an acute event, or generalized anxiety, or some other anxiety disorder. See your doctor. The twitch is annoying but not worrisome, and the anxiety could respond to treatment. ...Read more

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What cause a brain chemical inbalance that make anxiety symptoms? And how do doctor's really know its anxiety & not something else?

What cause a brain chemical inbalance that make anxiety symptoms? And how do doctor's really know its anxiety & not something else?

Anxiety: We don't know what specifically causes "brain chemical imbalance" -- or whether it actually causes anxiety or any other symptom. These are hypotheses only, and we don't even know which comes first (anxiety or brain changes). Anxiety workup includes general medical exams and diagnostic testing. Anxiety can also relate to heart, breathing, endocrine, & other problems, so these must be reviewed. ...Read more

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I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days I also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

I had blood in my urine but it cleared up and went away after a few days I also noticed part of the top half of my nails became pale is any of this a cause for concern I have no pain just anxiety symptoms I have no insurance please help?

Need urinalysis: You may have a cancer, stones, or kidney disease. Despite lack of insurance, would invest a $100 or so at urgent care to get a urinalysis and bmp (basic metabolic profile) which shows if blood is still there under microscope and will show if you have a kidney disease. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

What is the best medication for depersonalization disorder? Is low testosterone causing my anxiety symptoms?

Depersonalization: Depersonalization can come from multiple sources. For depersonalization disorder, medications are not the main part of treatment -- psychotherapy is. The medications may support the person and help manage overwhelming anxiety and depression, etc. They will not cure the condition, though. Such a person may be dealing with a history of severe abuse, and depersonalization has become a coping style. ...Read more

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Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Can lack of quality sleep cause worsening of anxiety symptoms the next day in a person with gad & panic disorder?

Absolutely!: Protecting your normal sleeping pattern is very important if you have depression and/or anxiety. Your brain relies on adequate high-quality sleep to function normally. Lack of such sleep can worsen symptoms of generalized anxiety. ...Read more

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Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) have side effects and does it help anxiety symptoms I'm worried vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause dizziness?

Does vistaril (hydroxyzine) have side effects and does it help anxiety symptoms I'm worried vistaril (hydroxyzine) cause dizziness?

Vistaril (hydroxyzine) & anxiety: All medications have side effects, every one. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) causes dry mouth, blurry vision and can also cause light headedness and dizziness. You should consult with your physician about this. Vistaril (hydroxyzine) is an antihistamine and can help with anxiety, but there are better antianxiety medications. See a Psychiatrist or Psychologist who knows something called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.

Is it remotely possible that anxiety can cause light headed 24/7 for 2 years. I was diagnosis w/vestibular neuritis but have anxiety symptoms.

A Great Masquerader: According to dsm-v, symptoms of panic attacks may include "dizzy, unsteady, light-headed, or faint". In turn, panic may be associated with a number of anxiety conditions or exist as its' own disorder. So...It is possible that anxiety might present with light-headedness. Anxiety often presents with numerous physical symptoms that suggest some other neurological disorder...A great masquerader! ...Read more

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I take low dose of Nyquil occasionally as a sleep aid and its quite effective. A side effect for me is relief from Anxiety symptoms the next day. Why?

Sedating: Anxiety is often relieved with sedating medications and in fact hydroxyzine (another sedating antihistamine) has been used for treating anxiety. ...Read more

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What can cause face tingling and numbness patches, tingling in the head all over not just one side, numbness on head sometimess it makes me panic and have anxiety symptoms. This has been going on for 2 months. MRI good shows sinus cyst.

What can cause face tingling and numbness patches, tingling in the head all over not just one side, numbness on head sometimess it makes me panic and have anxiety symptoms. This has been going on for 2 months. MRI good shows sinus cyst.

Face tingle: Glad your MRI is clear but please get a second opinion from another doctor such as a neurologist just to be thorough. Also, consult w/a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Smoker with anxiety symptoms. Cough mucus short of breath. Heard quitting causes shortness of breath. I ALREADY can't breathe. Nervous to try.

You can quit: There's a rarely mentioned fact I know: The smoking breath pattern - In, Hold, Exhale (fully, slowly) thru lips - is very, very good for you. That pattern alone can lower BP (for awhile) and makes you feel really good. When smokers quit, they lose this advantage. Some of the distress is due to this. You can win by continuing to do the breath pattern w/out the cigarette! 'Smoke' w/out cigarettes! ...Read more

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Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Are there any hormone problems that cause physical anxiety symptoms (paresthesia, muscle twitching, jitteriness)?

Yes: Actually and imbalance of any of your hormones could cause the symptoms, but the most common one would be a thyroid problem. Talk to your doctor checking your thyroid involves a blood test. ...Read more

Iron (Definition)

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