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I've been prescribed duromine 40mg because I've gained 20kg in a yr, but it's not uncommon for me to get anxiety. Should I just avoid the medication?

I've been prescribed duromine 40mg because I've gained 20kg in a yr, but it's not uncommon for me to get anxiety. Should I just avoid the medication?

Hard to tell: Duromine can cause restlessness and insomnia so I believe you take it in the day---you could stop it for a few days and see if your anxiety got better----however a lot of times folks deal with their anxiety by eating too much----so you would have to work some of it out in psychotherapy----seeing how you got overweight to start with-----best take up some sport or excercise---hope this helps---sid k ...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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Is it uncommon to have anxiety attacks before surgery?

Is it uncommon to have anxiety attacks before surgery?

Common: Anxiety before surgery is to be expected. I suggest methods of relaxation such as meditation, music, exercise, sexual activity (protection), moderate use of alcohol (if ok with surgeon), family/friends support. I also ask patients to remember that objectively speaking, they should be aware that they will be safer during the time of surgery that driving on the freeway. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Although uncommon and quite strong for this purpose, as a last resort can haloperidol theoretically be be used for plane anxiety?

Although uncommon and quite strong for this purpose, as a last resort can haloperidol theoretically be be used for plane anxiety?

Use rails or highway: A person with severe plane anxiety can travel by train (amtrak even has sleeper cars on their nicer trains), take a bus, or drive himself. Overseas travel can be done partly by cruise ship, if he absolutely won't take to the air. ...Read more

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I'm have very bad anxiety and I have a fear of going blind. Is it very rare to go blind or even just go blind?

I'm have very bad anxiety and I have a fear of going blind. Is it very rare to go blind or even just go blind?

Yes: Have no worry. It is extremely rare and highly unlikely you will spontaneously go blind. If you are having ongoing anxiety, see your physician about getting a referral to a specialist, therapist, or counselor that can help you. ...Read more

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I have a anxiety and panick attacks. It triggers only when im in my hometown. Very rare but it kills me. Any solution? I feel like hitting my head

I have a anxiety and panick attacks. It triggers only when im in my hometown. Very rare but it kills me. Any solution? I feel like hitting my head

Panic attacks: In hometown only. It sounds like you need to come to terms w/what your hometown represents to you. Were you traumatized there? Are there people or places you don't want to face? Consider talking w/a therapist or spiritual leader to sort this out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are there any conditions, common our uncommon, that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Are there any conditions, common our uncommon, that could be causing my severe anxiety and panic attacks?

Anxiety & Panic: Anxiety Disorder and Panic Attacks are conditions in and of themselves, sometimes alone and sometimes overlapping. A mental health professional can teach you strategies to deal w/them. Please see your doc to rule out underlying conditions such as thyroid or other hormonal imbalance situations. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How safe is hydroxyzine for toddlers? Are allergic reactions rare? Needed to treat anxiety prior to dental work.

How safe is hydroxyzine for toddlers? Are allergic reactions rare? Needed to treat anxiety prior to dental work.

No problem: I have used it in toddlers for itching since it has less sedation than many other products. I've prescribed it for decades without problems. ...Read more

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I took 1mg of xanax (alprazolam) tonight (monday) and have a urine drug test this saturday. Rare user. Should I be ok? I have horrible anxiety but no prescription

I took 1mg of xanax (alprazolam) tonight (monday) and have a urine drug test this saturday. Rare user. Should I be ok? I have horrible anxiety but no prescription

Probably: If detected at all, the level should be brow threshold. Talk to your physician about this stuff. These meds are a poor long-term way of managing anxiety. If you are in an abusive living or work situation, there may be help getting out. Some guidance on restructuring patterns of thinking may make your life much better. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can GERD/Anxiety mimic Low Blood Sugar? Have GAD and GERD, get symptoms like LBS, but all tests are between 78 - 120 with a rare low fasting reading.

Can GERD/Anxiety mimic Low Blood Sugar? Have GAD and GERD, get symptoms like LBS, but all tests are between 78 - 120 with a rare low fasting reading.

Hypoglycemia: Anxiety can certainly mimic low blood sugar, making you shake and feel tired and sometimes "wired" as well. Talk to your doctor about medications that would help anxiety, as the readings between 78-120 shouldn't cause any symptoms. ...Read more

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Took 50mg loratadine/day for hives. Stopped because of suicidal thoughts (read this is a rare symtom) now I'm in a 4-day-long anxiety attack. Thoughts?

Took 50mg loratadine/day for hives. Stopped because of suicidal thoughts (read this is a rare symtom) now I'm in a 4-day-long anxiety attack. Thoughts?

Different medication: 50 mg of Loratadine is far and above the recommended dose. Suicidal thoughts are a rare side effect but on a dose that high, you may also experience sedation. There are many other medications that can be used to treat hives and some of them (like hydroxyzine, doxepin, or amitryptiline) can have some affect on anxiety too. Those tend to be sedating however. Please talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have health anxiety and im so frightened that im going to become blind one day in my life. I see large dots and I get visual auras Is blindness rare?

I have health anxiety and im so frightened that im going to become blind one day in my life. I see large dots and I get visual auras Is blindness rare?

99% chance of vision: It is easier said than done, but you can ''relax''....While a healthy concern about your health is beneficial, almost 99% of causes of blindness can be prevented. Get a full eye exam to re-assure you...The symptoms you do mention sound ''innocent'' but let your doctor confirm that it truly is after the eye exam. Be sure to ask the doctor these questions...Keep us posted.. ...Read more

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I have 1 broken lower back tooth +1 top back tooth almost abcessed. Can't go to dentist until mid feb. Having anxiety, worried about ludwigs angina. Rare?

I have 1 broken lower back tooth +1 top back tooth almost abcessed. Can't go to dentist until mid feb. Having anxiety, worried about ludwigs angina. Rare?

Common sense: Try to let let your common sense prevail. When you have teeth that need dental work and you let it go, you increase the likelihood of pain, swelling and infections that can spread both locally and throughout your body. Please don't wait until mid february. Take that all important first step by overcoming your fears and whatever else prevents you from seeking treatment now. Then take it from there. ...Read more

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Is ludwigs angina a rare complication of a new tooth abcess. On zithromax 5 day feel kinda nervous about possible swelling feeling. Maybe just anxiety?

Is ludwigs angina a rare complication of a new tooth abcess. On zithromax 5 day feel kinda nervous about possible swelling feeling. Maybe just anxiety?

Rare complication: ..But it does happen. Your treating dentist should be advised that the zithromax s/he prescribed is not working if you feel the swelling is getting worse. Anxiety in and of itself will not cause ludwig's angina. ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea OCD anxiety and ADHD at age 18. Is it really rare for someone my age to have all those problems?

I have sleep apnea OCD anxiety and ADHD at age 18. Is it really rare for someone my age to have all those problems?

Rare enough: It really doesn''t matter much whether this is a 1 in a 100 or 1 in a 1000 question. Having all this in combination at 18 is a real problem for you and you should accept both the help of sleep specialist and a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

How rare is sca (sudden cardiac arrest) in people with anxiety/depression taking setraline 50 mg?

Sertraline: About 2% of 21000 pts on sertraline had sudden death. Can reference this:

http://www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/sertraline/sudden+death. ...Read more

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I have a fear of suddenly developing meningitis or having a brain tumour. Are these rare? I have bad anxiety.

Both are rare: There is a vaccine that will definitely help protect against bacterial meningitis, but it is still rare even without this new advancement. Brain tumors are also exceedingly rare. It is important to find somebody to talk to about your anxiety/fears, be it a parent, other family member, guidance counselor or social worker, life coach or mental health professional. No shame in feeling this way. ...Read more

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Right foot and lower leg tingle after I eat on rare occasion. Not every time. No signs of Diabetes. What could it be? Anxiety?

Sitting.: The first consideration is to determine if on the rare occasions this happens, are you positioned a certain way while you eat. Sitting in certain positions can cause symptoms similar to yours. To remove all doubt, document the date, time, setting, position and food. This historical data and an evaluation might be a good start. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a rare symptom. Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain. Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Is abdominal pain a rare symptom. Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain. Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Dealing with fear: Good medicine goes much deeper than numbers. The very fact that you have what you rightly characterize as "anxiety" (i.e., concern that is interfering with you doing the things you like to do) warrants a physician's office visit, and probably (since the focus is cancer) endoscopy from both ends to allay your concerns. The 'scope artists won't miss a cancer that's symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?

There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?

Which gene?: Egfr t790m's actual risk is unknown since nobody knows how many people without lung cancer carry the mutation. Even li fraumeni doesn't approach a 1/3 risk of lung cancer. And what would you do with this information if you had it? Hopefully you will always be a non-smoker. ...Read more

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What is anxiety?

What is anxiety?

Anxiety shows itself: In may ways. Once can mentally obsess over things that frighten the person or do behaviors to keep danger away, e.g., ritual behaviors, checking and re-checking. Physically there can be heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, sleeplessness, etc. Please go to a mental health professional for support if you think you have an anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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What cures anxiety?

What cures anxiety?

See below: Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety?

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What causes anxiety?

Anxiety causes: Anxiety, generally speaking, is a protective mechanism designed to prevent us from engaging in potentially harmful behaviors.
Causes can be;
1. Biological..........Genetics, or chemicals such as caffeine or drugs.
2. Psychological.........Perceived threat.
3. Social.............Actual threat. ...Read more

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What causes anxiety?

Anything can: Cause anxiety. Usually the big things like changes death divorce moves job change friendship loss or family loss are causes or changes in health. But people stress over everything and perspective is needed to stay healthy. Get help from psychiatrists and psychologists to deal with symptoms. Keep a support network to stay connected to people. Good luck ...Read more

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Can anxiety be cured?

Can anxiety be cured?

Yes. Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker & more effective. Biofeedback helps learn relaxation skills (www. Bcia. Org & www. Aapb. Org). Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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Why do we get anxiety?

Good question: It's an over-exaggerated fight or flight response. Our nervous system is getting us ready to act by pumping out adrenaline and other chemicals. The problem is this response may be over- zealous or it may occur when we don't want it too. Also if something scared us before, our body remembers that. That is why if you've ever been stuck in an elevator once, you'll get very anxious in any tight space. ...Read more