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Is there an endocrine disorder that would cause an anxious feeling for no apparent reason?

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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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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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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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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What can one do to stop feeling anxious all the time?

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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What is the definition or description of: Feeling anxious?

What is the definition or description of: Feeling anxious?

There are about 33: 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 ...Read more

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I am feeling anxious/nervous all the time. What do you suggest?

Anxiety: Persistent anxiety is usually caused by misperceptions of situations and interactions. Try your very best to perceive accurately and leave historical biases behind. If anxiety persists consult with a mental health professional who specializes in treating anxiety. Best. ...Read more

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What kinds of things should I do to calm myself down when I am feeling anxious?

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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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What is the best way to relax when your panicking and feeling anxious?

What is the best way to relax when your panicking and feeling anxious?

Many possibilities: When panicking, you need something immediate, and the "best" way varies from person to person. I've found practices from heartmath to be really helpful -- and also breathing exercises. One great one is the 4-7-8 breath that you can practice before panic episodes, and at least twice a day. See here: http://www. Drweil. Com/drw/u/vdr00112/the-4-7-8-breath-benefits-and-demonstration. Html. ...Read more

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How common is it to have physical anxiety symptoms without feeling anxious?

How common is it to have physical anxiety symptoms without feeling anxious?

It happens: Some people experience anxiety in their bodies rather than through their emotions. In fact, some people unconsciously "convert" psychological anxiety into bodily expressions of anxiety and end up with bodily aches or other physical illnesses. I recommend that you get an evaluation from a psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to evaluate you. Be well, . ...Read more

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I took 40mg Propranolol 8 hours ago, can I take another one now? Feeling anxious

I took 40mg Propranolol 8 hours ago, can I take another one now? Feeling anxious

Consult your Doctor: Take your medications as prescribed by your physician, as he should have done a complete evaluation with a diagnosis and possible complicating factors that could affect how your body handles medication. Propanolol is a Beta Blocker that works in the Hearth, Lungs, vessels, etc and could have helpful or dangerous effects in these organs. So do not be afraid of taking it, just follow your orders. ...Read more

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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

Signs are what: The doctor observes and symptoms are what you report. Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am very nervous about starting a new med...bystolic. Is this a generally safe med? I don't like feeling anxious about it.

I am very nervous about starting a new med...bystolic. Is this a generally safe med? I don't like feeling anxious about it.

Yes: Very safe and FDA approved. The vast majority (>95%) of people who took it in controlled trials had no more side effects than people taking a placebo (sugar pill). ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious (I've been thinking obsessive thought I was wondering if I keep thinking I'm gonna go blind will I?).

I am experiencing feeling anxious (I've been thinking obsessive thought I was wondering if I keep thinking I'm gonna go blind will I?).

Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that you will go blind with obsessive thoughts and anxiety.But since you do have anxirty and obsessive thoughts, I will advice you to see your GP asap and may need to be referred to a Psyciatrist for counseling and meds if indicated ...Read more

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I've been feeling anxious and seeing and hearing things that's not there also lashing out then happy I'm not sure what's wrong with me help please?

I've been feeling anxious and seeing and hearing things that's not there also lashing out then happy I'm not sure what's wrong with me help please?

Hallucinating: It sounds like you're having very frightening experiences, and need emergency evaluation. Emergency rooms are set up to offer this. Er physicians and psychiatrists will assess your symptoms and suggest the best kinds of help for you. Some drugs can cause problems like this; so can other kinds of disorders that are treatable. Please don't wait; you don't need to feel like this! ...Read more

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My son (5th grade) started at a new school this year and still comes home feeling anxious. Any suggestions on how to calm him and improve confidence?

My son (5th grade) started at a new school this year and still comes home feeling anxious. Any suggestions on how to calm him and improve confidence?

Anxiety: Starting a new school with anxiety is very common. Try to connect to other parents, arrange for play dates with other boys in your son's class, also make the guidance department aware that your son is new and struggling as they may be able to help and keep in touch with you as the school days progress. My best. ...Read more

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Feeling anxious, nausea and hot. What should I do?

Feeling anxious, nausea and hot. What should I do?

First, see MD: Once medical problems are ruled out, make a list of the stresses, conflicts & problems in your life that could be contributing to your anxiety. High stress levels (esp. When Adrenalin & cortisol are produced) can make people feel hot & nauseated. If you can make changes in your life that reduce your problems, your symptoms should subside. If they don't, maybe a counselor can help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it weird to miss feeling anxious and a bit stressed out?

Is it weird to miss feeling anxious and a bit stressed out?

Not weird: Some people are "adrenalin junkies" and enjoy living on the edge. When life is too quiet they miss the "buzz". Within reason, there's nothing weird, wrong, or unhealthy about this, although if it goes to extremes it may lead to dangerous behavior and/or stress-related complaints. In general, there's no value in worrying whether feelings are "weird" — they just are what they are. ...Read more

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I am experiencing feeling anxious and appetite changes (quality: increased appetite).

Anxiety: Hi, Thank you for your question.

You could have depression/anxiety that you might feel better being treated.

Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...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.

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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I have felt this too often. When my atenolol wears off 6.5-7 hours I start feeling anxious. Why could this be?? It happens too often. Body response?

I have felt this too often. When my atenolol wears off 6.5-7 hours I start feeling anxious. Why could this be?? It happens too often. Body response?

UR drug in question: ...May reduce some peripheral symptoms of anxiety, such as tachycardia and sweating, and general tension, can help control symptoms of stage fright and public-speaking fears, has few side effects. Ref: http://www. Anxieties. Com/159/beta-blockers#.WS4QIGgrLcs ...Read more