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Symptoms of weight loss, heart palpitations, stomach pain, and respiratory distress. Viral or anxiety?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: Virus vs anxiety
Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time ( days to a week max) and people recuperates rapidly thereafter even without treatment.
Lasting anxiety needs long lasting treatment with psychotherapy or medications or both.

In brief: Virus vs anxiety
Anxiety last a long time (weeks-months) and can cause a vicious cycle of damages, while a viral infection is self limited in time ( days to a week max) and people recuperates rapidly thereafter even without treatment.
Lasting anxiety needs long lasting treatment with psychotherapy or medications or both.
Dr. TRUC DAO
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4 doctors agree
In brief: Could be both/none
So many conditions can present with those symptoms.
Your best bet will be to get a thorough evaluation to find out.

In brief: Could be both/none
So many conditions can present with those symptoms.
Your best bet will be to get a thorough evaluation to find out.
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
Dr. Bernadette Onuoha
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