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Can Stress Cause Hallucinations
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
It all depends: Feeling stressed out maybe causing lack of quality sleep. In that case you are likely to feel irritible, have lack of focus, and low energy. I am not sure exactly what you mean by mild halucination but all the issues I just described may lead you in that direction. It is best to consult with your provider or offer more details for what you are experiencing. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm seeing faces and mild hallucinations every where. Worse when I worry more about it. Under high stress and anxiety. Can stress cause this?
More than stress?: True visual hallucinations usually comes about when there is more than just stress or anxiety. It more often comes about when the brain is impacted by something such as drugs, alcohol and some times by severe depression. Sometimes during high anxiety the mind may play some tricks and distort some reality. In any case you should speak with a doctor if you are having any type of halluciination ...Read more
Can extreme stress, anxiety and depression cause distorted perceptions, illusions and visual hallucinations?
Could I have an anxiety disorder and unnoticed stress that manifests itself with voices and hallucinations rather than the diagnoses of bipolar?
Need competent eval: One way that it would be possible to have an anxiety disorder with psychosis would be for your anxiety disorder to be rooted in temporal lobe epilepsy. Given the fact that you have auditory and visual hallucinations, this would be a possibility. One other possibility would be a dissociative disorder that has not been diagnosed. It is of course possible to have both of the above. Dissociative disorders particularly commonly present with bipolar symptoms that remit when the underlying trauma has been dealt with appropriately. Best wishes. Please see a very competent psychiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations (very strong, she clearly sees and hears rats), disorientation. Might be from stress, or reduxcut?
Dizziness, fatigue, heavy sweating, hallucinations: Who is "she", what is her age, for how long. Any other medication/s Nervous system effects such as insomnia (20%), dry mouth (13%), somnolence (7%), dizziness (5.5%), depression (5%), vertigo (3%), emotional lability (3%), abnormal dreams (2%), abnormal thinking (2%), nervousness, anxiety, increased libido, hypertonia and paresthesia are common. Less common effects include tremor, amnesia, euphoria, decreased libido, incoordination, neuralgia, speech disorder, ataxia, hyperkinesia, sleep disorder, abnormal gait, agitation, confusion, depersonalization, diplopia, hostility, hypokinesia, and peripheral neuritis. In addition, controversial reports support that neurotoxicity, which has been questionably evident in animal studies, may be relevant to humans. ...Read more
Not directly: Maybe not directly, but stress can provoke several behaviors that may collectively send you on the road to Insulin resistance and weight gain -- towards diabetes. You can eat too many processed foods that are high in sugars and hydrogenated fats, leading to inflammation and weight gain. Stress can also lead to sleep disturbance, which can in turn lead to weight gain and Insulin resistance. ...Read more
Stress migraine: Many illness exacerbations are due to or least somewhat influenced by stress. Stress in the form of worsened sleep, anxious worry, muscle tension, chronic dread, and vigilance could increase frequency and even severity of migraine. Biofeedback which coordinates relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, and imagery is a successful treatment - for migraine and other illnesses felt to stress-related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Among many other...: The skin is the most sensory innervated organ in the body. Among the many causes of itching, stress could be a factor, but it is often some very minor sensation that causes a brief itch, and then one scratches and that causes more itching....Dry skin, allergy to almost anything that touches the skin, or is inhaled will set off a response that allows mast and other cells to release histamines. Itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: General stress can strain your voice, as tension in the muscles of the neck and upper body can change the shape of the larynx slightly, and can cause the vocal cords to constrict. This can change the voice so that it becomes higher than usual. Www. Throatproblems. Pt sd can also cause loss of ability to speak as a form of conversion disorder that may require an abreactive approach to get the voice back. ...Read more
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