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Onions And Anxiety
Spicy Foods: Some foods may contain elements that are stimulating to the brain. Once such example are foods that contain elements that cause hot flashes. We may interpret these bodily changes incorrectly and assume we are becoming anxious. While not a spicy ingredient, the caffeine in coffee is a stimulant and too much of it may cause one to become jittery, which could be interpreted as anxiety. ...Read more
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
Can food and chemical sensitivities cause high heart rate, chest pressure, nausea, dizziness, reflux, anxiety and panic attacks, etc.?
Allergies: Possible. Need to work with your doctor to identify the cause and remedy that. ...Read more
Asthma symptoms aggravated after eating raw onions. Cooked onions ok. Vinegar and sauerkraut can cause symptoms. Any other foods to avoid? Allergy?
Not necessarily: It sounds like these acidic and irritating foods may be just irritating your airways. This doesn't necessarily mean that you're allergic to them, although you should probably still avoid them or pre-treat with your asthma inhaler prior to indulging. See an allergist to be properly tested to ensure this isn't an allergy that is emerging and proceed as they suggest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Alcohol retards our social and coping skills. Long term use of alcohol, especially in quantity, promotes immaturity, anger, depression, guilt and fearfulness (anxiety.) people who have never had anxiety attacks, or who have had these in the distant past, can develop them as their alcohol use progresses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I improve confidence and lessen anxiety and racing heart in some social/relationship-like situations?
Behavioral Options: See this page of the Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXpFV Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be a big help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experts don't know: Depression is known to be in the top 3 side effects, but how? Is unknown. Beta-blockers 'sit' on beta-adrenergic receptors and stop them from being stimulated. So, perhaps some need not to be stopped to maintain good mood. They are actually used to treat symptoms of anxiety! work hard w/ your dr to avoid piling up side effects. If non-drug alternatives exist, try them! ...Read more
Does 5 hour energy and other similar energy drinks cause bad sleep patters and panic attacks? I drink coffee and coffee never gives me those symptoms
Not likely: Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. Anxiety can cause same sx. ...Read more
I'm facing problems related to acidity indigestion, and anxiety. Which sometimes swipes my mood into depression and tense situation. Please help .
Anxiety: Chronic anxiety should be dealt with as it does affect your physical health as well. Treatment consists of stress management techniques and perhaps short term use of tranquilizers as directed by your physician or psychiatrist. For heartburn, follow a bland diet which also avoids spices,fried and greasy foods,alcohol,caffeine, and nicotine. Take antacids as needed and daily prilosec for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: However possible sxs from low blood sugar (nausea, palpitations,^'ed irritability & feeling dizzy) can also occur with panic attacks. When some people experience these symptoms they believe that it is due to anxiety/ panic and the symptoms can build and actually trigger a panic attack. I am not sure if panic triggers hypoglycemia but hypoglycemia may trigger panic. ...Read more
Triggers for anxiety: Vary widely from person to person. Sometimes a trigger is a conditioned response to a person, place, or thing we've been around when we felt anxious and then it becomes a trigger later. Fear of having an anxiety attack becomes the real issue. A clinical psychologist can help you manage this. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What vitamins or supplements are good to reduce bad smelling and excessive gas? Along with eating well and avoiding trigger foods
Pro mean with: and bio means life. Probiotics help the GI system digest food. Anti means against. So, if one takes excessive antibiotics (which are sometimes needed) they can kill off the good bacteria in our GI systems and we can have digestive problems. This can happen w/out antibiotics at times too. So, the probiotics replace the good bacteria that are missing or low. Peace and good health. ...Read more
There isn't a simple: Answer for your question. If you have significant problems with anxiety and stress it needs to be evaluated. There are a number of conditions that can present with these symptoms. Your diagnosis will help to determine a treatment plan to include whether medications are indicated and if so, which ones. ...Read more
YES: If you have anxiety , yes. Hot flashes as well as chills are physical manifestations of anxiety. Other symptoms include dry mouth, shortness of breath, tingling, blurring of vision, chest tightness, cramps, diarrhea... You don't have to have all of them, can have any combination of the physical symptoms. ...Read more