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Can You Have Anxiety Without Feeling Anxious
Diagnosis of exclusn: Anxiety as a cause of chest tightness is a diagnosis of exclusion. That is, after all other causes have been ruled out, it can be considered. If you're not feeling anxious, I would look for a different cause. Asthma is very common in your age range and I'd be suspicious that's a contributing factor. Muscle strain would be next on my list, depending on your physical activities. ...Read more
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
When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?
Signs are what: the doctor observes and symptoms are what you report. Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have physical symptoms of anxiety without feeling anxious? I have them daily when anxious and when I'm not anxious.
Possible: It's not normal, but possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you get them when not feeling depressed if you are getting headaches from stress, anxiety and depression?
Yes: A racing heart is not an essential panic symptom, especially if you have a condition or are taking meds that control heart rate. An overwhelming feeling of panic, rapid breathing, weakness in limbs, butterflies in stomach, difficulty focusing, a desire to run, or feeling like you wish to jump out of your skin are common. See a provider for a workup if you are worried. Anxiety can be treated. ...Read more
Can anxiety make you feel short of breath and very achy even if you aren't anxious at the moment? Not hyperventilating or anything "attacks" help!
Yes: Yes, you can definitely feel short of breath from an underlying anxiety disorder, even if you are not completely aware of what exactly is stressing you out at the moment. You might be stressed but just not be consciously aware of it. It might be a good idea to have your doc check you out to rule out other possibilities, however. ...Read more
It happens: Some people experience anxiety in their bodies rather than through their emotions. In fact, some people unconsciously "convert" psychological anxiety into bodily expressions of anxiety and end up with bodily aches or other physical illnesses. I recommend that you get an evaluation from a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to evaluate you. Be well, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have a panic attack and get lightheaded, flushed when not feeling stressed or anxious? Can the feeling last all day? With sob too.
Can you have a physical panic attack without feeling it mentally? Like shortness of breath and tingling hands but having normal/non-panicked thoughts?
Unlikely: I'd look for another cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
Absolutely: Any condition which limits blood flow to the brain can result in a wide range of metabolic derangements that can affect the psyche. In the dehydrated state, the brain can easily misinterpret both external and internal signals leading to psychiatric symptoms such as confusion, panic, and even frank psychosis. ...Read more
I have been experiencing these intense anxiety attacks! racing heart/mind trouble breathing. Is there anything i can do to make them less intense?
Learn 2 Manage Panic: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! so try 2slow ur breathing! better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Learn about panic works. Some self-help strategies: http://bit.Ly/xjnhyf knowledge & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage/even overcome panic. See pcp 2rule out any underlying physical causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anxiety cause dizziness and feeliing faint without feeling as if im scared or having a panic attack at the moment?
Yes: Some people with panic disorder may not have a full blown attack with anxiety and all the associated physical symptoms all the time. This is especially true when patients use compensatory psychosocial skills. The symptoms you describe occur in some anxiety disorders. Get an evaluation to ensure your symptoms are not from any other medical condition. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
You could: In order to remember things, you need to be focused enough to register them in your consciousness. Both anxiety and depression can interfere with this. They tend to make your frame of awareness very small, and limited only to your own discomfort rather than to others who might be telling you things -- or the world itself, which is revealing things all the time. ...Read more
Very Common: During a panic attack it is common to experience feelings of unreality or derealization due to physiological changes in our bodies caused by a sudden and unexpected release of adrenaline. Hyperventilation can cause changes in your bodies ph that leads to changes in sensory perceptions which the brain will interpret as unreal. Eventually the body will restore reality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can people who have anxiety disorder or racing thoughts feel really scary when they have the racing thoughts?
Yes: Thoughts may be racing when anxious or having a panic attack or if manic/ hypomanic. It can be an upsetting experience. ...Read more
How can I deal with anxiety without seeing a doctor? Family issues leave me feeling anxious and depressed.
Can Paxil (paroxetine) cause add/Adhd? Feeling very overwhelmed with daily tasks, mind is everywhere and feel anxiety about things I have to do.
No: Paxil (paroxetine) side effects can included nervousness, tremors and dizziness. These side effects may seem like a loss of focus or concentration (ADHD) and contribute to the reported anticipatory anxiety. Go back to the doctor and discuss the best course of action, medication change or dosage change. Talk therapy will help a lot as well. Good Luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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