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Can anxiety cause constant headaches and dizziness? Feeling lightheaded and faint. Feeling like im gonna pass out at times?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Talk;behavior ch

Yes, gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances.
We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may have gad. Discussing your fears with a clinical psychologist who may also teach you some behavioral techniques like the relaxation response, guided imagery, etc. To dampen your fight flight response can be enormously helpful.

In brief: Talk;behavior ch

Yes, gen. Anx. Disorder manifests in excessive fear in many circumstances.
We all are anxious at times, it can keep us alive, but when it is triggered too easily we may have gad. Discussing your fears with a clinical psychologist who may also teach you some behavioral techniques like the relaxation response, guided imagery, etc. To dampen your fight flight response can be enormously helpful.
Dr. Bernard Seif
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A panic attack

Could lead to those types of symptoms.
Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. >.

In brief: A panic attack

Could lead to those types of symptoms.
Panic attacks are usually brief. They often last a couple of minutes to around ten minutes. Symptoms can include a sense of severe anxiety or panic as well as chest tightness or pain and a rapid or pounding heartbeat. A person can experience hot flashes or chills and perspire heavily. There may be a sense of a tickle sensation in the stomach or nausea. >.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
When a person has a panic attack they may feel dizzy or faint and may become physically shaky. The person may fear that they are going crazy, they are out of control or that they are about to die. It is reported that 60% of panic attacks are accompanied by hyperventilation. During hyperventilation the person breathes faster or deeper than normal which causes them to blow off too much carbon >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
(CO2). This in turn can lead to numbness and tingling of the hands, feet and lips. When hyperventilation is severe it can cause muscle spasm in the hands and feet. It is very important to have a full physical evaluation
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine

In brief: Get a check up

Anxiety can give those symptoms but there are many other conditions which can cause similar problem. So, it's better if you can get this thing examined by your doctor. Also, you can then discuss about treatment options.

In brief: Get a check up

Anxiety can give those symptoms but there are many other conditions which can cause similar problem. So, it's better if you can get this thing examined by your doctor. Also, you can then discuss about treatment options.
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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