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Health anxiety, dizziness, ear pressure, shortness of breath, constipated, rapid heart rate, had CT MRI scan bw EKG chest stomach xray all normal. Anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

I agree with dr. Block about the need to fully evaluate your complaints, looking for possible "medical" causes.
However, anxiety disorders are medical causes also -- having physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms and effects. With "health anxiety" [your words] you're likely to interpret any physical sensation as a sign of serious physical illness -- when the anxiety itself needs treatment.

In brief: Possibly

I agree with dr. Block about the need to fully evaluate your complaints, looking for possible "medical" causes.
However, anxiety disorders are medical causes also -- having physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms and effects. With "health anxiety" [your words] you're likely to interpret any physical sensation as a sign of serious physical illness -- when the anxiety itself needs treatment.
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

There could still be a medical cause for the symptoms.
Find a doctor who will take the time to try to find it. Allergies, low magnesium may be contributors. Psychiatric diagnoes should not be made unless all medical causes have been ruled out. There are many more medical tests to do.

In brief: No

There could still be a medical cause for the symptoms.
Find a doctor who will take the time to try to find it. Allergies, low magnesium may be contributors. Psychiatric diagnoes should not be made unless all medical causes have been ruled out. There are many more medical tests to do.
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anxiety?

You need comprehensive blood panel to rule out other medical factors.

In brief: Anxiety?

You need comprehensive blood panel to rule out other medical factors.
Dr. Alan Ali
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