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Stress, worrying, apprehension... no matter what you call it, anxiety is a natural part of life. You can't escape anxiety, however we can all find healthier ways to manage it. There are many things we can do to help manage our anxiety - including meditation, exercise, and cutting back on stimulants ...Read more
Electric shock feeling at heart often for last 2 years. No other symptoms - ECG and tmt are normal. Am anxious, please clarify any treatment or test?
See your doctor: See your doctor about your complaints, so that evaluation can be done and you can get help. One can have a true depression overlie a life situation, and in this case treatment is needed. There are certain things that can exacerbate anxiety and depression, and your doctor can advise you about those. You can also consider using some of your "out of work" time for volunteering -- this can help. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it normal to cough (almost like a gagging cough, but barely) when i'm feeling anxious? It's annoying and hard to prevent or suppress.
Nervous Cough: Throat clearing is a common nervous tic and throat tightening and difficulty swallowing are often autonomic features of anxiety. Your cough certainly can be associated with anxiety and may improve if you get help with the anxiety or reduce stress. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Xanax seems to be helping when I start feeling anxious, I take .5 before bed to help sleep at night, I don't want to get hooked alternatives?
Several options: Barbiturates like Diazepam are said to be somewhat less addictive. Also ask your doctor about Trazedone, Flexeril, Hydroxizine, and daily anti anxiety medications. You could also benefit from natural coping skills like exercise, yoga, meditation, staying active, etc. Usually few side effects with behavioral therapy . You should talk to your regular doctor about the best choice for you. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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