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What is the difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?

What is the difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?

Orthostatism: Well... Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome has an origin in the autonomic nervous system and is unrelated to anxiety. A general anxiety disorder is not a cause of orthostatic tachycardia. The two entities while unrelated can theoretically coexist in the same individual. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

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What is the? Difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?

What is the? Difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety disorder?

Othostatic: Increased heart rate from low blood volume when you stand up gad is a inappropriate sense of doom two symptoms can be dizziness rapid heart rate not related to body position. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety?

Is there a difference between postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and general anxiety?

Yes: Increased heart rate from low blood volume when you stand up ots, gad is a inappropriate sense of doom two symptoms can be dizziness rapid heart rate not related to body position. ...Read more

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Difference between pheochromocytoma vs. General anxiety disorder?

Difference between pheochromocytoma vs. General anxiety disorder?

Big difference: A pheochromocytoma is a serious, but rare, tumor which secretes Adrenalin type of hormones. Anxiety is one of many symptoms. Patients with pheos are treated by endocrinologists and specialized surgeons. An anxiety disorder is a mood disorder diagnosed when other medical causes of anxiety are ruled out. It is often treated by a mental health professional or primary care provider. ...Read more

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What is the difference between orthostatic intolerance and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome? I'm confused when reading about the 2. Thanks.

What is the difference between orthostatic intolerance and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome? I'm confused when reading about the 2. Thanks.

POTS is chronic: Ortho static intolerance is defined as the development of symptoms which occur when standing and relieved with lying down. This can acutely because of dehydration or abnormalities in heart rate and the central nervous system. POTS syndrome is a type of central nervous system disorder that causes chronic ortho static intolerance. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate anxiety disorder from POTS/inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

How do you differentiate anxiety disorder from POTS/inappropriate sinus tachycardia?

POTS/tachycardia: Vs. anxiety disorder. First go to a doc to rule out/identify POTS and underlying cardiac conditions. Then see a mental health professional to learn anxiety management skills. One possibility is clinical hypnosis, another is biofeedback. See www. Relaxationresponse. Org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have anxiety disorder and not know it? Have physical symptoms (tachycardia, sleep issues) but am mentally clear, happy, love life.

Is it possible to have anxiety disorder and not know it? Have physical symptoms (tachycardia, sleep issues) but am mentally clear, happy, love life.

See below: Have you talked to your primary care doctor? Before diagnosing any mental illness, e.g. Anxiety, depression, physical causes need to be ruled out. I would recommend talking to your primary care doctor first to do a full work up and then, move based on findings. Meanwhile, practice relaxation, stress management, sleep hygiene. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I have sinus tachycardia and elevated blood pressure due to an anxiety disorder during an echocardiogram, will the results be accurate?

There may be some: Impairment to interpretation depending on how high the heart rate is and how high the BP is. Any major abnormalities should still be apparent. ...Read more

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Help please! When speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

Help please! When speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

Anxiety can be: Side effect of many conditions. Social anxiety is when you are anxious around others. GAD is when you are anxious or keyed up all the time. OCD means when you are obsessing over certain details and may have routines to calm the anxiety that can be time consuming. Specific phobia is when you are scared of driving, heights, ants, spiders, etc, it can be anything. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

Do you know anything about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

Buspar (buspirone) can be: Used to treat anxiety symptoms to include generalized anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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I have general anxiety disorder and I take lorazepam remerom effixer. While I body build is it okay to take methandrostenolone a pill form of steroids?

I have general anxiety disorder and I take lorazepam remerom effixer. While I body build is it okay to take methandrostenolone a pill form of steroids?

No you may not: Mere possession of the drug itself is a felony. It is not worth the risk both legally and physically. Read the wikipedia article on it and I think you'll find out why. It can cause liver damage and a significant amount of it is transformed into estradiol. This results in feminizing characteristics. So, unless you want to risk being in jail with a set of man boobs, it would be my strong recommendation that you steer as far away from steroid use as you possibly can. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the long term side effects of general anxiety disorder/social anxiety?

More and more: Social isolation and anxiety. The sooner you get help the more quickly you can start to have a more positive life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

Can you tell me when speaking about anxiety symptoms, is it referring to generalised anxiety disorder or all types of anxiety?

It depends upon the: Author and the focus of the topic. Unfortunately anxiety in the psychiatric literature is often thrown around indiscriminately and is not further clarified as to the type of anxiety that is being referenced. Therefore the issue can be confusing. Unless it is specified I have no idea whether it is generalized anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, ptsd anxiety, phobic anxiety, psychotic anxiety, or any of the other types of anxieties out there. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about general anxiety disorder / panic attacks?

Panic attacks can: Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat;
a sense that you. ...Read more

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Are people with general anxiety disorder allowed to become physicians? What about other mental illnesses?

Are people with general anxiety disorder allowed to become physicians? What about other mental illnesses?

Treatment: Anxiety is very treatable and does not have to affect a persons career choice. It is important to get treatment though, anxiety can make even the smallest things very difficult. As far as other mental illnesses go, there is no "rule" about it, but oftentimes the mental illness itself will keep a person from getting the career they want. Best wishes and good luck in whatever you choose to do. ...Read more

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Is there any relation of general anxiety disorder with thinning of hair?

Hair Loss: Anxiety and hair loss have a complex relationship. But anxiety can, in some cases, cause hair loss to occur, and in other cases it can make hair loss itself more difficult to control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about Buspar (buspirone) to treat general anxiety disorder?

It can work: Buspirone is a drug that has been around for over 30 years to treat generalized anxiety disorder (and other anxiety disorders as well.) unlike, benzos, it does not work right away;doesn't cause dependency. Most people are started at a low dose (15 mg/day or so) which is then gradually raised, but it may not be effective until it gets to 30 mg or more, and may take a number of weeks to fully work. ...Read more

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Can 31.25mg Dothiepin a day taken long term for general anxiety disorder cause Meibomian blepharitis?

Can 31.25mg Dothiepin a day taken long term for general anxiety disorder cause Meibomian blepharitis?

Not likely: Indirectly dothepin may increase dry symptoms, which secondarily affects ocular comfort. Dry eyes often affect the lid margins and can contribute to dysfunction of the meibomian glands. Buy to my knowledge, dothepin doesn't primarily affect the functioning of the meibomian gland secretions. ...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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Hav general anxiety disorder. Cant sleep/happy anymore. All test normL except urea was low 2.6 for a range of 3.2-7.4.dont want to take an antidepresan?

Would: You be willing to take an anti-anxiety medication? Many of the SSRI's are used for patients who have generalized anxiety disorders and who don't have depression. ...Read more

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Diagnosed general anxiety disorder/on Stablon 12.5x 3/After a month stress is down but zero motivation. Can I safely combine Wellbutrin (bupropion) with Stablon?

Diagnosed general anxiety disorder/on Stablon 12.5x 3/After a month stress is down but zero motivation. Can I safely combine Wellbutrin (bupropion) with Stablon?

Therapy?: If there are no physical causes for your symptoms, IN ADDITION TO MEDICATION, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Some.: You are on a low dose antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Yes some medication especially anti-psychotic medications can cause muscle tightness but I think the tightness is still from anxiety itself. You need to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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My doctor put me on seroquel (quetiapine) 50 mg for gad. Should seroquel (quetiapine) be prescribed for general anxiety disorder and at this dose? Just looking for 2nd opinion.

?: Tough question to answer without your history. It is certainly not a first line treatment for gad, but it has been used for a variety of anxiety-related disorders. Presumably, you have failed several other medications particularly, ssris (prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) celexa, zoloft, lexapro) and snris (effexor, cymbalta). ...Read more

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New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

New mom with general anxiety disorder andpost traumatic stress disorder which is acting up. Not breatfeeding. What is safest treatments available?

Sounds like lots: Of stress w/a blessing in the middle of it. Congrats on the new baby. Please try to see a mental health professional. He/she can help smooth things out by teaching you some coping strategies. Peace and good health. A book called hope and help for your nerves by claire weekes may also benefit you. ...Read more

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Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches?

Can general anxiety disorder cause physical neurological symptoms like muscle twitches?

YEs: General anxiety disorder as you know can be very debilating. But before you write this off as anxiety see your doctor who will likely tell you that muscle twitches can be related to yourproblem ...Read more

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What are the most effective drugs for general anxiety disorder and panic disorder?

What are the most effective drugs for general anxiety disorder and panic disorder?

SSRI/ SSNRI / BZD: The selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (ssri) are probably the most effective and safest followed by the selective serotonin and norepineprine re-uptake inhibitors (ssnri) followed by the benzodiazepines (bzd). There are many medications within each class which are often chosen based upon side effect profile. ...Read more

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Can you please describe a panic attack and/or general anxiety disorder?

Panic attacks can: Develop rapidly ; include: marked anxiety; rapid, pounding heart beat; chest tightness or pain; shortness of breath with hyperventilation; hot or cold flashes; a sense of butterflies in the stomach, nausea or even vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; increased sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking. There may be difficulty swallowing or tight throat; a sense that you >. ...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