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I have head pain and tiredness a lot could they be caused by my anxiety?

I have head pain and tiredness a lot could they be caused by my anxiety?

That is possible.: For excessive anxiety - Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...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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I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

I have been having excessive blinking could this be caused by a nervous tic tiredness anxiety or something life threatening I am 16?

Excessive blinking: Can be Fromm anxiety or fatigue as you mention. It MAY also be from a condition that causes the eyelids to spasms which can be diagnosed and treated by your doc. Please see him/her. It is unlikely to be anything life threatening. If anxiety, a mental health professional can teach you some stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can exposure to mold for 10 years at work cause chest pain hyper sensitivety anxiety and tiredness?

Can exposure to mold for 10 years at work cause chest pain hyper sensitivety anxiety and tiredness?

Mold is bad: Overall mold can cause effects in the lungs and other systems. Call your public health department or your physician andcheck on how mold may be affecting you. ...Read more

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What could cause general lack of energy in the body- tiredness and exhaustion, tensed muscles and anxiety?

What could cause general lack of energy in the body- tiredness and exhaustion, tensed muscles and anxiety?

A few possibities: People with depression often experience changes in energy like this. So can people with various types of anxiety disorder. There can be other medical problems as well -- such as thyroid dysfunction, various chronic infections, anemias, etc. You could see your primary care physician for a history and physical, to sift through possibilities. Referral to a psychiatrist may be needed too. ...Read more

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Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

Tiredness headaches mood swings dizziness depression anxiety and inattention. What causes all my symptoms?

See below...: All the symptoms u describe are not uncommon with depressive disorders...Although more details are needed, to know for sure... I hope u are in psychotherapy working on the underlying emotional issues. I have seen many a client have their physical symptoms disappear as their depression lifted... Of course, a general physical work up with ur md is a good idea as well... Wishing you well! ...Read more

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What is fatigue? and can anxiety cause it?

What is fatigue? and can anxiety cause it?

Being worn out: If fatigue is from hard work, it is simply like hunger after some hours of fasting. Then you rest/sleep or eat and balance is restored. If fatigue comes w/o labor (even mental), it can be anxiety which is a sort of mental task - even if fraudulent. So, try to find a CBT therapist. At your age it's a great idea to learn skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. Try it before a pill. ...Read more

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I don't work anymore but find myself more tired than ever can being bored cause fatigue? Also suffer severe anxiety can that be a factor?

Psychotherapy: You list depression as a condition. Listlessness and fatigue are common symptoms of depression (sleep disturbance too). See a mental health professional if you haven't already. Psychotherapy (regular sessions, weekly or more) will help you understand and overcome your anxiety and depression. I hope you didn't stop working because of mental health issues-- that's a recipe for worse trouble. ...Read more

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Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Can a slightly low sodium level cause symptoms such as fatigue and anxiety?

Hyponatremia: Hyponatremia is associated with fatigue, however, not usually with anxiety. That being said, a level of sodium just below normal may not be sufficient to cause clinical symptoms of fatigue. Recommend seeing your doctor for furthe evaluation. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

I have anxiety and major fatigue after eating. What could this be caused by?

See a GI doctor: Cannot make diagnoses over the internet. When you go to see somebody take with you a list of all symptoms you can think of, the times they occur, the types of food you were eating and all your prior medical records. Hope you feel better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

What can help fatigue caused by depression and anxiety?

Exercise: Exercise has been shown to help with fatigue. This seems backwards but it works. Eat healthy foods, get enough sleep and force yourself as much as is possible to at least get outside and walk. You don't have to feel like it to exercise and it will help clear your head and relax your body which will help your fatigue level. ...Read more

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Cause I'm always tired all the time then can Celiac Disease have anything to do w/ both fatigue, anxiety huh? Just wondering!

Celiac disease: Can have many symptoms including headache and fatigue. Anxiety is often associated with IBS. Simple tests can help figure out which you've got. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and low mood, which might cause you more anxiety?

Anxiety & depression: When you're very anxious, your nervous system is essentially in over-drive. It can lead to difficulty relaxing in general, and can disturb your night-time sleep as well. Without good restorative sleep, you gradually become more run down . . . Possibly leading to depression. When depressed, you might not feel like participating with others or completing tasks, which gets you more anxious again. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Can anxiety and panic disorder and ocd cause extreme physical and mental fatigue ?

Fatigue, OCD, Panic: I feel empathy for your extreme physical and mental fatigue At age 19, problems and conflicts with parents, relationships with turmoil and separations, work and finances can cause Anxiety, panic, physical fatigue. OCD can cause mental fatigue. Relax by Breathing Relaxation, Visual Imagery, Yoga, and Meditation See a Psychiatrist for diagnosis, to cope with stressors in life, obsessions, Medication ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Can anxiety cause fatigue and head tightness?

Yes it can!: Anxiety can cause a wide variety of uncomfortable physical sensations. It is not uncommon for people with problematic anxiety to experience fatigue and muscle tension. When people have excessive anxiety and worry they may develop tightness in the muscles of the head and neck. Meditation and exercise/movement are some home treatments. ...Read more

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What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

What causes adrenal fatigue? Is it when the body has had too many anxiety attacks and stress over time?

Not a medical problm: "Adrenal fatigue" is a non medical term used by holistic doctors to describe a set of common symptoms that many people have who are depressed, anxious, stressed, etc. People who are told of having this usually do not have any problem with their adrenal gland function, despite whatever non approved tests are done (typically a cortisol saliva test) that is described as "abnormal" ...Read more

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Can going off of nuvaring cause anxiety, depression, fatigue, and dizziness?

Can going off of nuvaring cause anxiety, depression, fatigue, and dizziness?

Not usually: Those symptoms do not usually occur simply from stopping hormonal birth control, but it is possible that you are feeling increased stress do to the lack of contraception. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Can post partum anxiety cause severe body fatigue and weakness and a floaty feeling ? Been feeling awful had baby 4 months ago . Thyroid is normal

Yes it could: Both anxiety and depression post partum could give these nonspecific symptoms. The best thing for you to do is make an appointment with your Family Doctor to be evaluated for this. These are real conditions, not something you are imagining or can wish away. Please be seen as soon as is possible. ...Read more