How do I decrease my anxiety symptoms?

See below. Talk to your physician to see if there is a physical basis for anxiety, work on finding out what makes you anxious. Try to establish daily routine to bring some predictability in your day; practice deep breathing, relaxation/ guided imagery (you can find scripts on the web); you can work with a therapist to help you guide through the process. Consider medication, if symptoms become overwhelming.

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Am I presenting MS or anxiety symptoms. Or is it something else that is not common like neuromyelitis optica?

Depends. It depends on your symptoms. You really should address simple evaluation with a general medical doctor to address your concerns and to rule out/in any firm diagnosis. Read more...
Symptoms are? What are your symptoms? Send one of us some more information to help you. The symptoms of MS and anxiety are a lot different. What makes you consider these two as the cause? NMO normally affects vision. If your vision is not affected, you can cross that off your list. We can help you determine the cause if you are willing to discuss the case. Read more...
More information. Be a bit more specific, as anxiety can occur due to multiple causes, and MS and Neuromyelitis Optica cause very different symptoms. Read more...

High anxiety about scattered white matter on mri. Have had anxiety issues for years. Ms symptoms and anxiety symptoms are simular. Should I worry?

No. Don't worry about laboratory results. Consult with your treating physician who ordered these tests and discuss the likely scenarios. Yes, some symptoms of ms overlap with anxiety, but there are usually clear and distinct differences. Don't try to interpret these test results alone...They will just worsen your already present anxiety. Talk to your doctor. Read more...
Why was MRI done? It is my understanding that there can be a number of causes for scattered white matter lesions on mri. What symptoms were you having that prompted the MRI being done? Along with the anxiety, do you have any conditions like diabetes, hypertension, or migraine headaches? Further medical evaluation is indicated. This link may be of help to you: http://braindiseases.Info/mri_white_matter_lesions. Read more...
Worry? Worry is unproductive so i usually advise against that. Planning for how to cope with whatever life throws at us is likely to be much more helpful and productive than worrying. I think thoughtful planning is a good thing. Read more...
Get answers. Your description does not definitely rule in or out possibility that lesions are of MS origin. They may well be due to other problems, such as migraine, head injury, smoking, hypertension. Anxiety is NOT a cardinal sign of MS. Discuss fully with your doctor and decide the next steps. Read more...