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Is their difference between a anxiety attack and a panic attack? And can you have anxiety without feeling anxious?

Is their difference between a anxiety attack and a panic attack? And can you have anxiety without feeling anxious?

Panic attacks: Anxiety attacks and panic attacks are just two ways to label the same experience. In response to your second question, anxious feelings would generally accompany episodes of anxiety. One can reduce anxiety feelings with a good CBT therapist. Medications can help during episodes, but they do not provide a long term solution. Anxiety attacks are very common and they can be reduced and controlled. ...Read more

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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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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

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 more

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Can you have anxiety tight chest feeling without being anxious?

Can you have anxiety tight chest feeling without being 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

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How common is it to have physical anxiety symptoms without feeling anxious?

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 more

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I have recently stopped taking my anxiety meds abruptly for about a week now I'm feeling anxious and panicky?

I have recently stopped taking my anxiety meds abruptly for about a week now I'm feeling anxious and panicky?

Abruptly stopping: Medications can be dangerous. Please see your doc and if you want off the meds ask him/her to guide you through the process. Peace and good health. Consider psychological and behavioral approaches to anxiety. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help but see a professional. ...Read more

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Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take. 5 more now for going to bed???

Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take. 5 more now for going to bed???

Doubtful: Taking more of the recommended prescribed dosage can be unsafe, as the medicine was probably not prescribed in that dosage. Taking too much of a medicine like this can lead to unwanted side effects and possibly an overdose. The best advice is to talk to your doctor first. If your doctor is not available I would see an emergency room doctor for evaluation and possible alternative medicines. ...Read more

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Can anxiety / stress cause discomfort around navel? Just for a few seconds & not come back untill feeling anxious again?

Can anxiety / stress cause discomfort around navel? Just for a few seconds & not come back untill feeling anxious again?

Anxiety ; GI system: Your GI (gastro-intestinal) system is richly endowed with nerves that respond to all kinds of stimuli and which also send messages to your brain. With this kind of feedback loop, your GI system can certainly be affected by anxiety. Intolerance to certain foods, intestinal motility problems, and acute problems like appendicitis can also result in naval pain. ...Read more

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26 y.o female with anxiety. Sometimes I get hot/red ears and cheeks not always when I am feeling anxious just randomly. Is this just random flushing?

26 y.o female with anxiety. Sometimes I get hot/red ears and cheeks not always when I am feeling anxious just randomly. Is this just random flushing?

Probably: From your description, it is probably just flushing, but if it continues, then please mention it to your DR on your next visit.

Also please get your BP checked somewhere-as elevated BP may also cause this. ...Read more

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Still feeling anxious about Health and slightly depressed on 50mg of sertraline, was okay for first few months but last month anxiety flared up?

Still feeling anxious about Health and slightly depressed on 50mg of sertraline, was okay for first few months but last month anxiety flared up?

Anxious & Depressed: Are you getting psychotherapy in addition to the medication you are taking? Learning skills to cope w/anxiety and depression, often from a clinical psychologist can greatly help. Research indicates that medication works better when combined w/psychotherapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I deal with anxiety without seeing a doctor? Family issues leave me feeling anxious and depressed.

How can I deal with anxiety without seeing a doctor? Family issues leave me feeling anxious and depressed.

Relaxation exercises: Progressive muscle relaxation cds when done regularly can help you manage your anxiety. It may or may not be enough. ...Read more

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Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes sweaty when I. Feeling anxious with anxiety?

Why do I get cold hands and feet sometimes sweaty when I. Feeling anxious with anxiety?

Anxiety: Anxiety or worry is a psychological & physiological state characterized by somatic, cognitive, emotional & behavioral features. It signifies fear/concern/unpleasant sensations/ dread. It causes restlessness, fatigue, muscle tension & concentration difficulties. It is considered a normal reaction to a stressor, unless it interferes with daily functioning or causes significant distress, as in panic. ...Read more

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Have been feeling fatigued, out of breath, and pressure in chest for past couple of days. Also have been feeling anxious. Not anxiety.?

Have been feeling fatigued, out of breath, and pressure in chest for past couple of days. Also have been feeling anxious. Not anxiety.?

Many possibilities: Although anxiety could be the main issue (and causing fatigue, etc), a number of medical conditions should also be considered. For example, breathing problems like asthma or even pneumonia — and there are many others. For this reason, you should see your primary care doctor first for a diagnosis. He or she can then either treat you directly, or refer you to the right kind of help. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have my anxiety symptoms such as cramping on hands and wrist WITHOUT feeling anxious or even feeling ok at the moment!?

Yes -somatic anxiety: Current meds may be adding to difficulty. What is thyroid dose?
Consider dose change and add muscle relaxant for trial.
Check sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein. ...Read more

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Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious? Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Can you have anxiety symptoms when not feeling anxious? Also I have GERD and get gas and shortness of breath which then causes anxiety and symps worsen

Feedback loop: First, yes you can have physical anxiety symptoms without the emotional ones at the same time. Also, some people are very, very attuned to physical sensations -- amplifying these into dire or alarming concerns rather than simple sensations. Certainly symptoms like gerd deserve investigation ; treatment, but it sounds like your health anxiety needs help also. Psychologists can assist you! ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause sinus tachycardia? Even when not really feeling anxious? Can numb arms and pain in neck shoulders be anxiety. Scared to start lexapr

Definitely it can: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety insomnia, chest pain, palpitations, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to stop feeling anxious?

Can you tell me how to stop feeling anxious?

Create worry period: Create a “worry period.” choose a set time and place for worrying. It should be the same every day (e.g. In the living room from 5:00 to 5:20 P.M.) and early enough that it won’t make you anxious right before bedtime. During your worry period, you’re allowed to worry about whatever’s on your mind. The rest of the day, however, is a worry-free zone.
Postpone your worry to your worry period. ...Read more

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What can I do if im feeling anxious all the time?

What can I do if im feeling anxious all the time?

Get a psych eval: .Anxiety can be related to several things including depression, anxiety disorders, add, addiction, medical conditions such as thyroid disorder, dietary such as caffeine use, psychological stressors. ...Read more

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I need help please! How do you stop feeling anxious?

I need help please! How do you stop feeling anxious?

Anxious: Anxiety is one of many normal emotions people can feel, so stopping it entirely is not possible. Sometimes the intensity and focus of this is overwhelming though, and needs help. If your anxiety is intense and ongoing, I recommend you work with a mental health professional -- psychologist, psychiatrist, or both. Practice meditation, yoga, belly breathing, or tai chi on your own. Avoid caffeine! ...Read more

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What can one do to stop feeling anxious all the time?

What can one do to stop feeling anxious all the time?

Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker and more effective. Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Feeling anxious?

There are about 33: Different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's of anxiety, see:

http://www. Psychologyproductsandservices. Com/page2.html ...Read more

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I am feeling anxious/nervous all the time. What do you suggest?

Anxiety: Persistent anxiety is usually caused by misperceptions of situations and interactions. Try your very best to perceive accurately and leave historical biases behind. If anxiety persists consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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What kinds of things should I do to calm myself down when I am feeling anxious?

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What kinds of things should I do to calm myself down when I am feeling anxious?

Anxious: Self-talk, relaxation, meditation, breathing exercises, yoga, imagery, etc. ...Read more

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Is it weird to miss feeling anxious and a bit stressed out?

Is it weird to miss feeling anxious and a bit stressed out?

Not weird: Some people are "adrenalin junkies" and enjoy living on the edge. When life is too quiet they miss the "buzz". Within reason, there's nothing weird, wrong, or unhealthy about this, although if it goes to extremes it may lead to dangerous behavior and/or stress-related complaints. In general, there's no value in worrying whether feelings are "weird" — they just are what they are. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relax when your panicking and feeling anxious?

What is the best way to relax when your panicking and feeling anxious?

Many possibilities: When panicking, you need something immediate, and the "best" way varies from person to person. I've found practices from heartmath to be really helpful -- and also breathing exercises. One great one is the 4-7-8 breath that you can practice before panic episodes, and at least twice a day. See here: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/vdr00112/the-4-7-8-breath-benefits-and-demonstration. Html. ...Read more

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I took 40mg Propranolol 8 hours ago, can I take another one now? Feeling anxious

I took 40mg Propranolol 8 hours ago, can I take another one now? Feeling anxious

Consult your Doctor: Take your medications as prescribed by your physician, as he should have done a complete evaluation with a diagnosis and possible complicating factors that could affect how your body handles medication. Propanolol is a Beta Blocker that works in the Hearth, Lungs, vessels, etc and could have helpful or dangerous effects in these organs. So do not be afraid of taking it, just follow your orders. ...Read more