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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Is there an endocrine disorder that would cause an anxious feeling for no apparent reason?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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Is there an endocrine disorder that would cause an anxious feeling for no apparent reason?

Endocrine/anxiety: Some examples are high thyroid function, low blood sugar, adrenal gland abnormality. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

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


Dr. Michael Notorangelo
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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What can I do if im feeling anxious all the time?

Dr. Michael Notorangelo
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Emad Tadros
Board Certified, Psychiatry
33 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Emad Tadros
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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?

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 helps... ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Anxious and jobless- can seem to get rid of the feeling of depression!? Help plz!

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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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Dr. Mitchell Cohen
Board Certified, Psychiatry
32 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Mitchell Cohen
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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.

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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Dr. Tyra Harris
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11 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Tyra Harris
Board Certified, Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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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 more

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Dr. Michael Notorangelo
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What can I do if im feeling anxious all the time?

Dr. Michael Notorangelo
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
7K people helped

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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Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
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What can one do to stop feeling anxious all the time?

Dr. Bob Stewart
Board Certified, Clinical Psychology
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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What kinds of things should I do to calm myself down when I am feeling anxious?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
177M people helped
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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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I need help please! how do you stop feeling anxious?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
135M people helped
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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