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I'm nervous about a speech, can alcohol or anxiety medication help to settle my nerves?

I'm nervous about a speech, can alcohol or anxiety medication help to settle my nerves?

Anxiety: This is a bad idea. Using alcohol or drugs to settle your nerves may lead to very serious problems concerning habit formation or additions. See your doctor about your anxiety and find out the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Why do bronchodilating drugs (such as Albuterol) cause rapid pulse, nervousness and anxiety even when used as directed?

Why do bronchodilating drugs (such as Albuterol) cause rapid pulse, nervousness and anxiety even when used as directed?

That's what they do: The medications you mention do that as part of their intended action. That's how dilation works. It's not an Asthma cure, but rather symptom relief. It mimics the release of adrenaline effects on our body that increase heart rate and breathing capacity to allow us to fight or flee is what it does. The tightness opens, but our heart also races and it's like we're being threatened. OK? ...Read more

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What can I do about nervousness and anxiety?

What can I do about nervousness and anxiety?

See Below: Try to identify things that you can control and things you cannot control. Work on things that you can control, and let go of things that you can't. Establish routines for yourself-- it helps make environment more predictable. Do relaxation, self-care, sleep hygiene. Find a therapist to help you guide through the process. ...Read more

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What can I do about constant anxiety and nervousness?

What can I do about constant anxiety and nervousness?

Multiple ways: Some things you can do on your own: meditation, yoga, tai chi, breathing exercises, etc. Stop all stimulants (caffeine, etc). Others require professional help. If your anxiety is "constant" it merits evaluation by your doctor. Many conditions can create or exacerbate anxiety, including medications. If all this is clear, a psychiatrist or psychotherapist can help with more focused treatments. ...Read more

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How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

How do I cope with anxiety & nervousness at my first corporate interview?

Drugs: We prescribe combination os Xanax (alprazolam) & Inderal 1-2 hrs before--4 non medical help role playing practice toastmasters etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nervousness and anxiety, if there really is one? Is anxiety a higher degree of nervousiness?

Semantics: People describe nervousness but medically it is called anxiety. Anxiety can be related to certain events and can be normal. If excessive or impacting functioning, sleep or affecting body such sa crampos, mucle tichness, shaking, intestinal problems- you may need an ssri that increases serotin. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can i do when i have sharp pricking pain around my back and body when i feel any anxiety,nervousness and when am in a hot place.pls wat can i do?

What can i do when i have sharp pricking pain around my back and body when i feel any anxiety,nervousness and when am in a hot place.pls wat can i do?

Don't Panic.: Tell yourself you are not dying, calm yourself down with slow breathing, relaxing take look at your life. Is there anything that might be stressing you out right now in your life? Try to do what you can to decrease the stress or stay away from what is stressing you out. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve this horrible nervousness, sadness, and anxiety?

Reach out for help: You took the 1st step by asking the question, congratulations, but now pick up the phone and call a psychologist or a clinic and start working in therapy on all the above. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if "talk" therapy does not relieve your issues quickly enough. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Can nervousness and severe anxiety raise bp?

Can nervousness and severe anxiety raise bp?

White jacket hi BP: If you are anxious in the doctor's office, it will raise the blood pressure and make for an unreliable reading; people have been treated unnecessarily for what we call "white jacket syndrome". A savvy physician knows when to suspect this and how to determine whether it really needs to be treated. Nobody knows for sure to what extent chronic anxiety feeds into real hypertension. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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