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List Of Physical Symptoms Of Anxiety And Depression
I have MS like symptoms for 6 months. Neuro thinks it's anxiety and gave me cymbalta (duloxetine).It took 80% of pain away. I'm no anxious or depressed. I need a cure?
Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more
Cognitive Behavioral: Depends on the severity and persistence of the symptoms as well as the type of symptoms. Either way, whether panic (fear) or anxiety symptoms, identifying thoughts associated with your symptoms is key. Deep breathing exercises can be a "quick and dirty" tool but I would suggest looking up cognitive behavioral therapy as a long term solution. Exercise is best, quick tool when depressed. ...Read more
Anxiety and Dep: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more
Anxiety and Dep.: Many times anxiety and depression go with one another and create a host of symptoms. Depression can cause changes in sleeping and eating patterns, difficulty concentrating, feeling hopeless and helpless, mood changes, loss of energy and lack of enjoyment. Anxiety causes a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Generally, anxiety causes a sense of fear and loss of control. One should seek professional help if you have anxiety and depression. ...Read more
In vulnerable people: Yes. But it would suggest that the infection--which depresses all functions to a degree, including brain function--is triggering rather than causing the mood changes. So as well as treating the infection, a psychiatrist should help evaluate the depression and anxiety. ...Read more
How long is it reasonable to allow symptoms of anxiety and depression to continue before treating? I've felt anxious and depressed (tired, unmotivated, apathetic, etc.) since my car accident 1mo ago. On Venlafaxine 225mg, been in therapy >2 years.
Distress/impairment: Determine need/effect of treatment. If doing well with venlafaxine and therapy before auto accident you may be experiencing temporary setback. If you were not doing well then medication and/or therapy must change if not effective after 2 years. Work with prescriber and therapist to determine progress and alternative/additional approaches. Review life skills/motivation. Best regards for relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anxiety & Depression: Anxiety is a feeling of dread or unease that's also accompanied by physical symptoms like rapid heart rate, sweating, rapid breathing, dry mouth, muscle tension, nausea, dizziness, etc. It can range from vague worry to intense panic. Depression brings a sad mood, loss of interest in normal activities, plus changes in appetite, sleep, and energy. Depression and anxiety frequently fall together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started 10mg of lexapro 4 weeks ago for anxiety and depression, I feel better but still have symptoms of anxiety, cld this mean I need a higher dose?
Possibly: It takes 4-6 weeks for full effect of any given dose of Lexapro so you're pretty much at full effect of 10mg. Anxiety often requires higher doses of Lexapro and similar meds than depression does. So you may need to go up to 15mg or higher to target the anxiety. You could also stay with 10mg and really target the anxiety with a therapist. I hope this helps. ...Read more
Is there any good proof yet, that 1-2g fish oil per day helps prevent headaches, helps get over anxiety symptoms, or lessen depression feelings?
I've been under a lot of stress lately. I've been having shortness of breath, chest pains, cramping, & depression. Are these all symptoms of anxiety?
Could be anxiety.: All of those symptoms certainly sound like anxiety. It is not unusual for somebody with anxiety to have a whole host of physical symptoms as their body keys in on every sensation. There are other causes of chest pain that perhaps you should talk to your dr. About. Cramping also can have other causes as well. Diagnosing anxiety is almost a diagnosis of default in this setting so see your dr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What the difference between my anxiety symptoms and angina? The left side of my body goes numb after eating. I've been examined in the ER and the doctors said I have no signs of heart attack, stroke, or cancer. I didn't notice I was depressed. Could I be
When it happens: Angina means heart pain which is much much more likely to occur in older people and during physical exertion while panic attacks are often random, or due to some specific trigger such as supermarket/closed space likely elevator etc...During a panic attack, the symptoms are quite like angina. Being 24 and had work-up without cardiac involvement, panic is likely. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Symptoms: Physical symptoms of depression: insomnia or hypersomnia; inability to concentrate ; lack of motivation; lack of appetite or over-eating. Emotional: anhedonia (can't find pleasure in idaho activities) suicidality. Physical symptoms of anxiety; visceral; diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach; rapid heartbeat; shakiness, dizziness, emotional: panic attacks, feelings of going crazy or dying (you are not). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain. As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches. If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What symptoms should I expect from drinking way too much diet soda? Worsening anxiety/depression/tics/etc. Curious if it's making me physically sick?
Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon
Yes: The mind (your brain) is in constant 2-way communication with the rest of your body via chemicals that travel thru the blood and via the nerves connected to the brain. Emotional imbalance (depression and anxiety) can affect the functioning of your organs and may cause physical symptoms including pain. Evidence suggests emotionally healthy people experience less illness and may live longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxiety: Anxiety and depression can certainly be seen in the same individual. The part of the brain responsible for causing depression can also lead to anxiety. The same neurotransmitters are involved in both systems so we often times see both of these conditions in the same person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe depression: They both are not good although depression theoretically could lead to suicide if severe. However there is some literature that contends that the presence of anxiety in any psychiatric presentation increases the risk of suicide considerably and so it should be considered as well. Stay safe! ...Read more
I don't want to take meds for anxiety/depression, but symptoms have gotten worse. What should I do?
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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