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Why Am I Anxious
I feel down the stairs i was two steeps i landed in the floor got right up but it was dark i don't know if I have any ingery why am i anxious allways?
Please clarify: If you have no injury, what can we help you with? ...Read more
Do I have factitious disorder I have seizures but my test was normal yet I still have them. I never lie or make things up, why am I anxious about this?
Why am i so anxious about unrealistic health concerns? I find myself constantly googling symptoms. Always concerned about having something deadly.
Been prescribed enzymes and my 1mg clonazepam isn't working so good anymore.Do enzymes break it down faster or why am i more anxious?Coincidence?
I haven't had sex for four months. Took 7 tests. No missed period.why am I still anxious?!?! I Feel like my belly would be big by now if I was right?
If all: your information is accurate you are not pregnant ...Read more
Not sure: some Causes of depression /anxiety may include imbalances of brain neurotransmitters (like serotonin, norepinephrine or dopamine), hormone problems (thyroid disease, menopause, low testosterone etc), genetic predisposition, overwhelming stressors, traumatic life events, medication side effects and negative cognitive perspective on life. ...Read more
Constantly anxious (pan. Attacks) about "breaking rules". I think i make up most of these rules. What are possible reasons? S/abused as a child...
Good insight: You have good insight about your own possibly making up rules, perhaps well-practiced from a young age with your family. This is very common in people with histories of abuse. Working with your own therapist can help you discover more about this, and help you recover. Trying to do it all by yourself is more lonely than you need to be, and can leave you spinning your wheels. Good luck to you. ...Read more
In a way: There are different forms of anxiety, and they need different types of treatment. Yours sounds more suspicious in nature, and for your best interests i'd suggest a thorough evaluation by a psychiatrist. Perhaps your family physician can refer you, or you can contact your health insurance company for referrals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w med eval.: It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive Behavioral therapy can be effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hrs sleep /night & good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies & 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, Qi Gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises or meditation. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Just like other animals we have an amygdala that is tasked with scanning the environment for danger. Sensations that come from our eyes, ears and other sensory organs are processed through the thalamus and then to areas of our higher brain (association cortex) that can allow us to respond to threats (anxiety) even before we are consciously aware of the risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Create worry period: Create a “worry period.” choose a set time and place for worrying. It should be the same every day (e.g. In the living room from 5:00 to 5:20 P.M.) and early enough that it won’t make you anxious right before bedtime. During your worry period, you’re allowed to worry about whatever’s on your mind. The rest of the day, however, is a worry-free zone. Postpone your worry to your worry period. ...Read more
Stress leads to acid: In majority of humans stress causes brain to release stress hormones, which indirectly cause excessive acid production in stomach. Little increase in stomach acid causes hunger but a lot of it causes decrease in appetite and at times heart burn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Marijuana is not necessary for good health. It can cause increased anxiety and paranoia as well in some. But, while many people say that they use marijuana to relieve stress there are superior natural remedies that have no side effects such as increased movement through space (walking, running, swimming, surfing, bicycling, dancing, yoga, weight training, sports of all kinds) and meditation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anxious: Anxiety is one of many normal emotions people can feel, so stopping it entirely is not possible. Sometimes the intensity and focus of this is overwhelming though, and needs help. If your anxiety is intense and ongoing, i recommend you work with a mental health professional -- psychologist, psychiatrist, or both. Practice meditation, yoga, belly breathing, or tai chi on your own. Avoid caffeine! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker and more effective. Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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