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Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

Sometimes I have headaches and sleeplessness. Am I getting anxiety disorder?

See your PCP: Headaches and sleeplessness are such broad medical symptoms that before and anxiety disorder could be diagnosed, it would be necessary for you to make sure that there is nothing medically going on that could be causing these symptoms. ...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


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I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

I am suffering from confusion, sleeplessness, taking right decision at right time, lack of self confidence, anxiety disorder, anorexia nervosa.

Get professional: help. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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With my anxiety disorder & stress is it normal to get tension type headaches and feeling you have a hat on?Tight feeling.Have been told is is bymy doc

May be, worth a trip: Many people "hold" or express their tension with their body, particularly true with anxiety. Your primary care doc is one of the best first stops to explore what is going on. Next stop, if like many you haven't been in a long while, is your dentist. Anxiety and TMJ often co-occur and can contribute to neck, shoulder, jaw and headache pain. Reach out now while you're motivated! ...Read more

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How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

How do I relax my father when he wakes up at night from anxiety disorder and unwanted OCD thought making him very ill and causing sleepless nights?

Meds and CBT: Nocturnal ocd like nocturnal panic attacks can be especially tricky because you don't have any way to see it coming. Make we have it correctly identified and that he get educated on various treatment techniques. Meds and cbt can be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it best to stay away from headache medicine containing caffeine if I am sensitive to caffeine due to my anxiety disorder?

Is it best to stay away from headache medicine containing caffeine if I am sensitive to caffeine due to my anxiety disorder?

Absolutely : If you are aware that caffeine worsens your anxiety, them you should avoid it. Caffeine used frequently can be a cause of caffeine-withdrawal headaches as well. Talk to your doctor about treatment options ...Read more

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Head examination dec about my headaches, and was told was ok & anxiety be big part, have anxiety disorder but stil panic when have tension heads?

Head examination dec about my headaches, and was told was ok & anxiety be big part, have anxiety disorder but stil panic when have tension heads?

Health anxiety: Good for you in getting your headaches evaluated, and learning that you're free of physically dangerous causes of headaches. People with tension headaches benefit from relaxation methods like meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, etc. If you're panicking with headaches, you may be interpreting their meaning in a scary way. Seeing a therapist to deal with your health anxiety can really help! ...Read more

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Why with anxiety disorder do you have good days then bad days.Sensations such as giddiness, fearfulness, tension headaches, feeling of apprehension.

Why with anxiety disorder do you have good days then bad days.Sensations such as giddiness, fearfulness, tension headaches, feeling of apprehension.

Human responses: You are a human being, not a machine that can be calibrated and put on auto-pilot. Humans are constantly shifting and dealing with change, and not every stimulus is a gentle one. Your systems are in continuous flux so that overall, you're stable. Your symptoms show there are some things you're sensitive to -- whether other people, the things they do, or other. Work in therapy on these issues. ...Read more

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I have an anxiety disorder and I keep having this.Eye pain and headache , how can treat this headache ?

Migraine: Anxiety with migraine causing headache and eye pain.Need evaluation by yuor p.C.P.May need prophylactic medicine to prevent headache, rescue medications to treat headaches. ...Read more

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Yrs ago developed insomnia over key customer presentation took weeks before could sleep normal again is this anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorder: Its completely normal to be anxious prior to some career changing event and if you are back to your normal pattern of sleep, there is no anxiety disorder. If you find yourself more and more anxious with simple daily events, you should talk to your doctor about your concerns and obtain the appropriate referral. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

Anxiety disorders include excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. Fear is the emotional response to real or perceived imminent threat, whereas anxiety is anticipation of ...Read more