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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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Can anxiety attack causes chest pain.And whenever i admited to hospital my tyroid is high but thrre is no swollen on my neck, is this causes by anxiety?

Check thyroid tests: Anxiety may cause chest pain, however if thyroid level is high, it also may give similar symptoms. Absence of neck pain doesn't rule out thyroid concerns. Evaluating thyroid further may be helpful. Assuming anxiety is the only issue is not wise without additional information. ...Read more

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Anxiety attack Wednesday, chest pain followed. Went away, Hard dusty feeling in lungs when inhale. Anxious feeling, jittery feelings in muscles.. ?


Anxiety attack Wednesday, chest pain followed.
Went away, 
Hard dusty feeling in lungs when inhale. Anxious feeling, jittery feelings in muscles.. ?

Sounds like a: hangover from the anxiety attack. This is common because anxiety attacks symptoms are caused by a surge of adrenaline and stress hormones, which have a longer half-life; meaning, they take longer to leave your system. While they are around, they still create havoc, just less as they break down and are eliminated. All your symptoms are classic panic attack symptoms. ...Read more

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Arm feels numb tingly since 4am is 11am now, no chest pain but I do have gas, had an anxiety attack yday for first time in 2yrs and am dehydrated.

Arm feels numb tingly since 4am is 11am now, no chest pain but I do have gas, had an anxiety attack yday for first time in 2yrs and am dehydrated.

Anxious, numb: Your history indicates panic attacks. I'm sorry to hear that you've experienced another attack. It sounds like, first things first, acute medical problems should be ruled out, so do give a ring to your doc right away, or go to ER if physical sxs worsen. Most likely, your sxs represent recurrence of anxiety. meet with a psych MD and consider why anx may be picking up & review available treatments:) ...Read more

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Recently on new meds developing chest pains ? My chest hurts kind of like when im having a anxiety attack but withought the fast heart beat just a sharp pain my chest feels a little tight and my heart beat feels irregular . I was recently put on celexa fo

Recently on new meds developing chest pains ? My chest hurts kind of like when im having a anxiety attack but withought the fast heart beat just a sharp pain my chest feels a little tight and my heart beat feels irregular . I was recently put on celexa fo

One : One must always make sure that there is not a medical origin to a symptom, like chest pain. No matter how much anxiety you have, do not avoid having your doctor evaluate you for chest pain. Maybe a cardiologist needs to be involved? Your primary care doctor or psychiatrist could help you figure out how to make sure the discomfort is not imminently a medical danger. This aside, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and the likes, often includes physical and emotional components. You are describing some of the physical symptoms: palpitations (heart thumping), shortness of breath, tightness, lightheadedness, sweating, dizziness, etc... The emotional may include sense of impending doom, loss of control, a lot of angst, and the likes. Celexa, an ssri, is a fine medication to start with, along with some sleeping medicine (restoril). People with anxiety disorders are often very sensitive to these medicines, when they first start them, and are often the ones who have an initial paradoxical increase in anxiety at the beginning of starting the medicine. This can be helped with the klonopin (clonazepam), (clonazepam) but not always and since Klonopin (clonazepam) takes a long time to start working, you may further not reap its benefit for over an hour or more. Speak to you doctor/psychiatrist to help balance when you should be taking the klonopin (clonazepam). An example of how he may help: he may suggest lowering the Celexa for a while (e.g. 1/2 tab of smallest pill or 10 mg, or even less). Once you are on this dose for a bit, then the dose can be slowly increased. In a reverse way, taking Klonopin (clonazepam) a little more regularly and tapering off, as Celexa starts working for you, can occur. There are many ways to help. First, make sure no real medical emergency, then clarify alternative strategies, discussing alternatives and their risks and benefits with your doctor. You are in the drivers seat, you just need a road MAP to help a little. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does an anxiety attack make your chest feel pain?

Yes: Panic attacks are often mistaken for various heart and chest problems. There's a disorder called mitral valve prolapse that should be ruled out if your chest hurts and you have anxiety attacks. ...Read more

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How can I treat this anxiety attack? Kind of welling up in my chest.

Psychotherapy option: As a psychologist, i recommend a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program that will teach you how to better understand and control your emotional feelings. These skills can help you decrease or eliminate anxiety/panic feelings as well as help you be more confident and in control. ...Read more

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39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.

39yr old female is having chest tightening that comes & goes. Sometimes feels like irregular heartbeat, this all started after having anxiety attack.

Anxiety: Most likely anxiety. However, pending family history and your risk factors, i would still recommend basic labs, ecg, stress test and echocardiogram. With palpitations, a 24 hour holter monitor maybe needed too. Anxiety won't kill you, but underlying cardiac disease can. ...Read more

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Idk if it's stress anxiety or heat attack I'm 24 and I feel horrible chest pain weakness and scared !

See your doctor: Anxiety attacks can cause many physical symptoms, including chest pain, weakness, and others. Many people with panic attacks go to ER's because they are frightened like you. You first need a good health evaluation with your doctor -- this includes physical exam and diagnostic tests to rule out other causes for your symptoms. Psychiatrists & psychologists have good treatments for anxiety. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. Gutti Rao
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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more