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What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

What is anxious vs anxiety disorder?

Normal vs. illness: "anxious" or anxiety is a normal, necessary human emotion. Anxiety disorders are abnormal conditions in which additional problems develop as a result of persistent, unnecessary anxiety. Doctors don't treat anxiety, per se. They treat anxiety disorders. ...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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When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

When you have an anxiety disorder can you have the anxiety symptims without feeling anxious at the time?

Signs are what: the doctor observes and symptoms are what you report. Yes, it is possible to have an anxiety disorder w/out being conscious of it. Your doc or people in your life may be giving you feedback as to the signs you are presenting to them. Your comfort and ability to function are good measuring rods. See a mental health professional for an assessment. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I believe I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do about it? I want to not be anxious anymore and live my life

I believe I have social anxiety disorder. What should I do about it? I want to not be anxious anymore and live my life

Mental Health: You might be correct, but it's also hard to diagnose ourselves. I suggest a through evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist before anything else. A psychologist can help you with psychotherapy about your social relationships, or difficulty with them. Many psychiatrists can do this therapy also, and can also recommend any medications that might be helpful. ...Read more

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Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication i don't feel anxious. But i feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Feeling out of energy all the time. I have an anxiety disorder but with medication i don't feel anxious. But i feel kind of off. I forget things too.

Check your meds: Some psychiatric medications can cause fatigue. If you symptoms started when you started your anxiety medication, you should talk to your doctor about it. Also, some common illnesses, such as a hypoactive thyroid, can cause anxiety and fatigue as well. Blood tests can tell you if your thyroid is working normally. ...Read more

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Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Have severe anxiety disorder. I get very shaky and anxious especially after consuming high amounts of sugar. Worried i have hypoglycemia. No diabetes.

Some suggestions: Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. Don't consume high amounts of sugar. Discuss your concern w/ the Dr who gave you neg results for diabetes - they'll have that info. Find a CBT therapist you can work well with. (I know, I already said that - but it's a really good idea!) ...Read more

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I have anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy i have been stressed anxious and nervous..can this affect my baby in any way?

I have anxiety disorder and pregnant and entire pregnancy i have been stressed anxious and nervous..can this affect my baby in any way?

Perinatal anxiety: I don't know of any research that supports that anxiety impacts the baby in the womb. There is no doubt it impacts mom and your focus needs to be redirected towards yourself. Perinatal anxiety and depression is common. Consider seeking professional help and support from loved ones. Postpartum international is good online resource. Prenatal yoga is another helpful tool. ...Read more

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Have general anxiety disorder. Prescribed flunaxol for nerve pain. Will this med cause me to feel more anxious or excited? What tsa is best for gad?

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Have general anxiety disorder. Prescribed flunaxol for nerve pain. Will this med cause me to feel more anxious or excited? What tsa is best for gad?

Fluanxol: Flupentixol hydrochloride is a typical antipsychotic of the thioxanthene group, used in oral or injectable form to treat schizophrenia, and in low doses to treat depression. It can cause restlessness, tremors, rigidity, seizures if used long-term. Discuss with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Have anxiety disorder, currently seeing a therapist was referred by dr.Is feeling dizzy &off balance my anxiety&can it come on even when not anxious?

Have anxiety disorder, currently seeing a therapist was referred by dr.Is feeling dizzy &off balance my anxiety&can it come on even when not anxious?

Anxiety: Anxiety can produce many physical symptoms, including dizziness, tingling extremities, chest pressure, rapid breathing, nausea, feelings of choking, etc. This can happen even without the emotion of anxiousness. However, you can also have multiple conditions -- anxiety plus other problems causing dizziness, such as dehydration or vestibular problems. See your primary care doctor about this. ...Read more

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Would drinking caffeine & sugar make me feel very anxious in crowds and depressed sometimes for hours at home? Or do I have an anxiety disorder?

Would drinking caffeine & sugar make me feel very anxious in crowds and depressed sometimes for hours at home? Or do I have an anxiety disorder?

Caffeine sugar: Unlikely unless prodigious amounts of unaccustomed caffeine are being consumed.Neither is a vital nutritional agents so simple elimination for an extended period should enable U to answer your own question. ...Read more

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I am 8 months pregnant with anxiety disorder and everytime i get worried or anxious my belly gets hard and tight. would this cause harm to the baby?

I am 8 months pregnant with anxiety disorder and everytime i get worried or anxious my belly gets hard and tight. would this cause harm to the baby?

YerBabyWillSurviveU: The tight stomach is your reaction to the anxiety.More importantly anxiety, fear,stress, etc send stress hormones throughout your body and into your baby. They get your body all charged up to act or move but if just for anxiety, then your immune system goes whacky and the stage is set for premature aging if that stress becomes your friend. So no guilt if you make stress your enemy. Get help for it ...Read more

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I am currently taking viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) 20mg daily and hydroxyzine 10mg prn for anxiety disorder. Symptoms are better but still anxious. MD added deplin. Good?

I am currently taking viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) 20mg daily and hydroxyzine 10mg prn for anxiety disorder. Symptoms are better but still anxious. MD added deplin. Good?

A study said "yes": There is evidence that methylfolate (Deplin) can help reduce symptoms of depression. (Papakostas GI, et al. L-methylfolate as adjunctive therapy for SSRI-resistant major depression: results of two randomized, double-blind, parallel-sequential trials. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 1;169(12):1267-74.) ...Read more

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Do I have an anxiety disorder? I feel anxious a lot of the time, and sometimes it gets really bad and it gets hard to breathe. I also have a lot of headaches and nausea, and a lot of mood swings. Some of the mood swings i feel really sad or i feel happy

Do I have an anxiety disorder? I feel anxious a lot of the time, and sometimes it gets really bad and it gets hard to breathe.  I also have a lot of headaches and nausea, and a lot of mood swings.  Some of the mood swings i feel really sad or i feel happy

I : I can't tell you if you have an anxiety disorder. You need to be evaluated thoroughly to tell what is the cause of your symptoms. Here is some basic information. Anxiety can present with feeling nervous or restless; getting tired more easily; feeling irritable; problems with sleep; muscle tension (especially in the muscles surrounding the skull, as well as neck and upper back muscles); or feeling so anxious that your mind goes blank. Panic attacks are a type of anxiety disorder. They are usually discreet episodes that can last a few minute up to around ten minutes. They can be quite unsettling and can include symptoms like: feeling very panicked; trembling, sweating more; having difficulty breathing with more rapid breaths; chest tightness or pain; nausea or butterflies in stomach sensation; feeing dizzy; a pounding or rapid heart beat; feeling numbness or tingling in certain areas and sometimes the fear that you are going crazy or that you are dying. I do recommend that you see your talk, so that you can be evaluated. Depending on what your doctor thinks the cause is; he or she might recommend that you undergo an evaluation and possible treatment with a psychiatrist, a psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker or some other form of therapist. I wish you well. ...Read more

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I have General Anxiety Disorder uf my stress level has been high recently could this cause heavy sweating from palms and feet even when not anxious?

I have General Anxiety Disorder uf my stress level has been high recently could this cause heavy sweating from palms and feet even when not anxious?

Yes, p Yes, it can: You may have hyperhydrosis, chacterized by excessive sweating of the hands and/or feet. This is a common condition and is increased by stress. It can be embarrassing and can interfere with work or school. I have treated cases where the patient could not write a check or take notes at school because their hands soaked the paper in seconds. Try an antiperspirant 2x/day on hands/feet. Write back if ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety Disorder (Definition)

A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere ...Read more