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Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

Does anxiety cause brief moments of confusion/disorientation?

That may occur: if you are feeling quite overwhelming or if experiencing a panic attac,. ...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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HAD protected sex one time with high risk woman. I took COMBO HIV TEST@26 DAYS AND RNA PCR @ 11 DAYS. BOTH CAME BACK NEG. DO I need retesting after 3 months? I have been having headaches , feeling disoriented, and sweating a bit. Is this anxiety?

HAD protected sex one time with high risk woman. I took  COMBO HIV TEST@26 DAYS AND RNA PCR @ 11 DAYS. BOTH CAME BACK NEG. DO I need retesting after 3 months? I have been having headaches , feeling disoriented, and sweating a bit. Is this anxiety?

Yes to be certain: if you were protected that the chances of transmission should be very low. If you want to be absolutely positive you should repeat it in 3-6 months. I really cannot say about the headaches, feeling disoriented and sweating. i do not know your history. i would advise you to see your doctor ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause mental confusion and memory problem?

Can anxiety cause mental confusion and memory problem?

Yes, for a purpose.: The fight or flight response, anger or fear, can produce adrenaline that shuts down unnecessary functions so you can best fight your way to safety or run away from danger. That means shutting down unnecessary brain activities like your ability to retreive information from long term memory. You are supposed to be in self-defense mode, not reminiscing. ...Read more

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Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

Can anxiety be the cause of mental confusion and memory problems.?

See Below: It might, but it also might be that memory problems and mental confusion are causing anxiety. First of all, get evaluated by your primary care doctor to see if there's nothing physical going on. Find a psychologist to help you cope with your sx and learn techniques to deal with them. Practice relaxation, self-care for your anxiety sx. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion ?

Can an anxiety attack cause you're whole body to go numb and also have confusion ?

Yes - a panic attack: Can cause that. Panic attacks often
last 2 to 10 mins. Sx’s can include: sense of severe anxiety or panic, chest tightness or pain, rapid or pounding heartbeat, areas of numbness or pins ; needles type sensation, hot flashes or chills ; heavy perspiration. There may be a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea, feeling dizzy or faint ; physical shaking. The person may fear that they are going. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause mental confusion and memory problems?

Can anxiety cause mental confusion and memory problems?

Yes.: An overactive thyroid might cause all of that, but anxiety alone certainly can. Both are treatable, so consult a physician. ...Read more

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What causes constant mood swings, anxiety, profuse sweating, and confusion?

Get evaluated: Hormonal imbalance and other physical conditions could cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Anxiety depression anxiety disorder can cause 24/7 confusion, blurry vision s?

Yes: Anxiety can trigger a variety of physical symptoms - speak with your doc - ask about ssri's or snri's and cbt/hypnosis ...Read more

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What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

What could cause confusion, anxiety, & body aches all at the same time? Have trouble concentrating, feel really tired, have trouble sleeping.

Lousy diet: Oxidation (combustion) of food substances provides cellular energy. Too many empty calories, especially all the man made sweet stuff, creates a relative vitamin deficiency like a car with bad spark plugs. Try eating god made food and leave all the sweets alone. ...Read more

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Had a CT scan of my head about three months ago getting another for head aches and confusion .Is that many CT scans safe? Can anxiety cause that?

Had a CT scan of my head about three months ago getting another for head aches and confusion .Is that many CT scans safe? Can anxiety cause that?

Talk to your doctor: If you have persistent headaches, you may want to ask your doctor whether they would consider a mri/mra instead of a ct scan. Mri does not use x-rays (unlike ct), and has much greater diagnostic value that ct in the brain, and allowis to study blood vessels without dye with mra. At your age, the likelihood of finding a serious problem is not very high; therefore stress and anxiety may be present. ...Read more

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What could caused vivid dreams, high anxiety, zoning out, paranoia, confusion, exhaustion and irritability. I've been experiencing all out of nowhere.

U must seek out: professional help for these sudden constipation of symptoms.R u taking any meds of herbals?Start with your doctor.If they need extra help ask for a Referal to a psychiatrist.Seriously,don't let this get away from you.Act with all due haste.All the best.There is help out there to help u figure this out and get rapidly better. ...Read more

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Tests show pulmonary clot? Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety. Do clots cause anxiety?

Tests show pulmonary clot?  Docs here say heart pain, numb/tingling, short breath, mental confusion was anxiety.  Do clots cause anxiety?

Family practice : There seems to be a lack of communication on the dr's part. If there is a blood clot or pulmonary embolus then that is a life threatening condition. That may have been ruled out. Check with your dr to again explain the test results. If concerned go to the er. ...Read more

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Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do ?

Will an inner ear infection cause dizziness sleeplessness some confusion plus overloaded at work stress and feeling anxiety. What should I do

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2 problems: It sounds like you could have at least 2 separate problems, one of which magnifies the other. Inner ear infections can cause dizziness, & anxiety can produce dizziness too. Work stress and feeling overloaded may increase anxiety as well. Your family doctor can surely treat your ear infection, but a psychiatrist and/or psychologist can provide more focused evaluation & treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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Why does my anxiety cause me to have flatulence? I don't hyperventilate with my anxiety. I'm confused

Brain gut connection: Our guy and brain are intimately connected by many nerve fibers. When you are under stress or experience anxiety this can affect your gut motility, and in your case increase flatulence. Stress reduction techniques including restorative yoga, meditation, mindfulness, breathing techniques can all help. Good luck ! ...Read more

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I have separation anxiety i explained to one important person but take distance cause im scared to get hurt. Im so confused/upset i feel hopeless now.

I have separation anxiety i explained to one important person but take distance cause im scared to get hurt. Im so confused/upset i feel hopeless now.

There is help: Please see a therapies quickly and make sure they are well versed in CBT which is cognitive behavioral therapy. This is the type of therapy that is most validated and recognized to treat anxiety disorders. Also read Aaron Beck as he's is the founder of it and some books are lay person level. Take care ...Read more

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Please help sooo confused sex 29thsep 2012period 2 oct felt temp drop dizziness which caused anxiety on 14and21 oct18 weeks gestation wen did i get pg?

Please help sooo confused sex 29thsep 2012period 2 oct felt temp drop dizziness which caused anxiety on 14and21 oct18 weeks gestation wen did i get pg?

What's your due date: This is very easy to answer but you need your due date. If you know your due date then type that into a reverse due date calculator available for free with any google search. ...Read more

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I'm confused because I keep being told panic attacks and anxiety can't do anything to me but other doctors say that it can cause stress cardiomyopathy?

I'm confused because I keep being told panic attacks and anxiety can't do anything to me but other doctors say that it can cause stress cardiomyopathy?

Beware Cardiac Fear: After you have been cleared of having any current cardiac or cardiovascular disease, beware: fear of having a heart attack when you are only having a panic attack can lead to you spending many thousands of dollars needlessly, and expose yourself to unnecessary dangers such as catheterization for exploratory diagnosis--which can be deadly. Read what NIMH says about Panic Disorder. ...Read more

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I'm confused because I keep being told panic attacks and anxiety can't do anything to me but other doctors say that it can cause broken heart syndrome?

I'm confused because I keep being told panic attacks and anxiety can't do anything to me but other doctors say that it can cause broken heart syndrome?

Neither.: Neither causes broken heart syndrome because there is no such clinical diagnosis. Panic Attacks and General Anxiety are both miserable to experience and often respond well to medications and therapy. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist said twitches were caused by my anxiety disorder. Took Lexapro (escitalopram) once & felt "high" , confused, & really uncomfortable. Is this Normal?

Anxiety, Lexapro (escitalopram): I am empathic to your discomfort.
Lexapro is a medication for treatment of depression. It can cause anxiety, restlessness, confusion, agitation and hypomania.
Anxiety disorder can cause twitches.
At age 24, ,unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety and depression
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis and treatment including therapy and medication ...Read more

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My anti anxiety medication(s) are causing me to have mental and physical confusion. What should.I do?

Discuss with doc: If you are certain that your anxiety medication is the culprit, you have to stop it. If the anxiety medication your are speaking of is a benzodiazepine (clonazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, etc.), depending on dose, you may have to avoid abruptly stopping the med. Abruptly stopping these meds can be dangerous. Therefore, i would suggest discussing this problem asap with your physician. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice. paranoia, anxiety and confusion.?

Can you give me advice. paranoia, anxiety and confusion.?

Please see a mental: health professional. I see that you are on an Air Force base. They provide military psychology specialists. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Woke up with overwhelming intrusive thoughts and anxiety. Followed by an episode of confusion and mind went blank for a couple sec. Anything serious?

Woke up with overwhelming intrusive thoughts and anxiety. Followed by an episode of confusion and mind went blank for a couple sec. Anything serious?

No can tell from inf: No way to tell the direct relevance of your description of how you woke up. This seems to have been a 1 time event. If it becomes regular in any way or more intense so that it terribly interferes with your life then, you need to talk to a doctor to see if you could use a consultation with a person who can put you through the workup. ...Read more

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Had the weird feeling of like out my body and confusion for a few minutes also felt sleepy and weird. Anxiety? Epilepsy? Please help

Had the weird feeling of like out my body and confusion for a few minutes also felt sleepy and weird. Anxiety? Epilepsy? Please help

Unknown: It's so hard to know the answer to this sometimes. A seizure normally lasts 90 seconds or less, and normally people with a seizure cannot remember what happened. Seizures tend to be stereotyped events which may occur over and over.

What does it feel like to be out of your body? Have you felt this way before? How long did it last? ...Read more

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After stop antdpresnt Am getting panic attacks never had be4, severe OCD, confusion, severe anxiety. What did I do to myself? What should I do now?

After stop antdpresnt Am getting panic attacks never had be4, severe OCD, confusion, severe anxiety. What did I do to myself? What should I do now?

See your doctor: Assuming nothing else changed, stopping your antidepressant probably led to recurrence of anxiety symptoms. See your prescribing doctor without delay to consider re-starting the med. You may have stopped abruptly on your own causing withdrawal symptoms as well or tapered too quickly. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with tonsillitis 2 days ago thinking I had a heat stroke. Confusion was a symptom. Feeling better but still confused. Is this my anxiety?

Diagnosed with tonsillitis 2 days ago thinking I had a heat stroke. Confusion was a symptom. Feeling better but still confused. Is this my anxiety?

Confusion: Is usually considered medically urgent, if not emergent.
I’m not trying to be an alarmist, but I would encourage you to seek consultation in an ER or urgent care as soon as possible, given that I don’t have further information.
Confusion after "heat stoke" and an infection warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi. I did see a doctor about it, but I got drunk on Saturday night and since then I felt off. Tired, felt sick, no appetite, confusion, anxiety etc?

Hi. I did see a doctor about it, but I got drunk on Saturday night and since then I felt off. Tired, felt sick, no appetite, confusion, anxiety etc?

Drinking: Please continue to stay in touch w/your doc. Turn this into an opportunity to reflect and see if you have a drinking problem. Ask friends too. If it looks that way get help, perhaps AA. Catch it now before it ruins your life and health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Possible my anxiety diagnosis is something neurological. I have extreme confusion often, off balance a lot, cant focus, frequent headaches and dizzine?

Full workup: Neuro diagnoses will feature focal / localizing findings, or seizures / headache /personality change. Address any life issues with a competent counselor and get a fell medical workup that will not miss thyroid disease, porphyria, neurosyphilis, HIV encephalopathy, lupus etc etc ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Confusion (Definition)

Confusion = bewilderment. Term is ...Read more