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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Overview)

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


Dr. Alan Ali
1,147 doctors shared insights

Feeling Anxious (Overview)

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


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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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Feeling Good (Checklist)

Aim for six to eight hours of sleep daily
daily
Eat fruits and veggies, and less processed, and junk food
once
Try stretching, relaxation exercises, and yoga at night to unwind
10 min, daily, forever
Engage in safe, pleasant, recreational activities
weekly
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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?

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?

Undue Worry...: As a general rule doctors treat symptoms and do not treat test results. Regardless of what the symtpoms are, if overall comfortable with no chest pain or shortness, yes you are more anxious than anything. Ativan (lorazepam) helps... ...Read more

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Anxious and jobless- can seem to get rid of the feeling of depression!? Help plz!

Anxious and jobless- can seem to get rid of the feeling of depression!? Help plz!

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Xanax (alprazolam) 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?

Xanax (alprazolam) 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, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) 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 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?

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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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