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Feeling Faint Due To Fear And Anxiety
Been under stressful situations due to work. Feeling heavy fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, angry and depressed. Any clue of what might be?
Yes -: sounds like stress related emotional & physical symptoms. To address stress: Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep ...Read more
Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause dizziness and feeliing faint without feeling as if im scared or having a panic attack at the moment?
Yes: Some people with panic disorder may not have a full blown attack with anxiety and all the associated physical symptoms all the time. This is especially true when patients use compensatory psychosocial skills. The symptoms you describe occur in some anxiety disorders. Get an evaluation to ensure your symptoms are not from any other medical condition. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
What can I do to manage my anxiety about fainting when the anxiety manifests the feeling like I might faint making the anxiety worse?
Psychotherapy: Find a reputable psychotherapist to assist you in identifying the factors of your anxiety about fainting. Anxiety means different things to different people. Speak with your psychotherapist about how these anxieties came into being. Also consider a psychiatric evaluation for possible medication ...Read more
Could anxiety cause hot flashes, weak feeling, lightheadedness, brain tightening, heart feeling weird and a feeling like your going to faint butwont?
See details: Yes it can but there are also medical disorders that can cause the same symptoms such as thyroid disorders. I would see an internist for a complete history, physical, and appropriate blood tests. Your doctor can direct you to the proper specialist if needed. ...Read more
Possible: Hi, you should be thoroughly checked out by a physician first, but it is quite possible that anxiety causes you to feel dizzy and to feel faint. This is a common symptom of a panic attack, for example. Get a physician's 'all clear' and then if there is no 'bodily' diagnosis, see a mental health professional who specializes in anxiety disorders for counseling (and medications, if needed). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I get a sudden feeling of fear, restlessness, SOB, & feeling of being trapped, for no reason. Is this an anxiety attack or panic attack?
Work with your: Breathing. F you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. If you haven't been assessed for your panic/ anxiety - that would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Can you have a panic attack and get lightheaded, flushed when not feeling stressed or anxious? Can the feeling last all day? With sob too.
I am experiencing feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) and panic attack. The following also describe me: Irritability, Feeling dep...
Panic can manifest: In many ways and magnify small symptoms into big ones. Please have your doc examine you to rule out underlying medical conditions and then see a mental health professional who specializes in panic attacks. They are very treatable. Qigong, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation are also useful tools to empower you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Can GAD cause sx even when one is not currently feeling anxious? I have heart palps, cog diss, feeling of impending death.
Yes: Consider CBT therapy to learn skills for life! Don't just rely on pills. They are only meant for short term and all research shows they work best w/ good therapy as a base! Best! ...Read more
I've had anxiety for years.Today face feeling flushed and hot feel heart beat slight headache could it be panic attack?
Could be.: Even though this symptoms can be related to panic attacks, it is important to have a physical examination with blood tests. There are physical conditions which should be ruled out. Chronic anxiety with or without panic attacks deserves to be treated. Psychotherapy with or without medication can be very helpful. There are also various relaxation techniques which can be used with psychotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pounding heart: If it is episodic & accompanied by other symptoms of anxiety, and not a result of medications you are taking, then possibility is panic attack, but first you need to see your pcp to do complete physical exam & order labs to make sure it is not related to physical issues such as heart or blood pressure, etc. ...Read more
I am always having the intense fear and anxiety about carcinophobia. Can this anxiety lead to a sudden cardiac arrest?
Unlikely: It is very unlikely that ONLY anxiety would lead to a heart attack. Anxiety can increase blood pressure, heart rate and breathing but in over 15 years of practice I have never met or heard of someone who died from a panic attack. If anxiety is interfering in daily functioning consider professional help. One strategy: identify what you can control and focus on an action plan & Practice relaxing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Quite possible: Hyperthyroidism commonly causes rapid swings in emotional state so anxiety and feeling like you are going crazy may be due to your overactive thyroid. The big question is have you started treatment and for how long. Medical therapy with methimazole should bring down your high thyroid hormone levels in 3-4 weeks and your anxiety should resolve if you take your medication consistently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an extreme fear of flying next week, so I get anxiety symptoms like restlessness, worry, irritability, shortness of breath. Is this dangerous,?
Fear of flying: Thank you for informing about Depression and Upset stomach. These are due to stresses in your life. Lack of Therapy, Medication and Relaxation has likely caused” extreme fear of flying next week” These are not dangerous. They indicate help from a Psychiatrist. Discuss with a Psychiatrist: Ativan or Xanax for fear of flying Desensitization Therapy for coping skills for anxiety and fear ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing restlessness, feeling anxious (worsened by: psychological stress) , feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered) and irritability. What should I do?
Anxiety/depression: You have all the classic symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression. This is very common, and it is very important you see your doctor as soon as possible. Getting help to treat your issues can be very beneficial, including therapy, counseling, and possible medications. The simple fact that you are discussing your feelings now is a first step, so make the call to see the Doctor. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Under extreme stress and experiencing very fast heart beat, often leads to throw up feeling, tight chest pains, dizziness. How to deal with stress?
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
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
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