Depression, Anxiety. Depression Symptoms: Feeling very sad Hopelessness Suicidal ideations Worthlessness loss of weight Poor sleep Low energy and motivation Anxiety: •Excessive worrying •Difficulty in concentration •Too many thoughts racing •Irritability •Restlessness •Muscle tension •Sleep problem •Fatigue Panic : •Sense of impending doom or danger •Fear of heart attack •Fear of going crazy See a Psychiatrist.
There are many. Symptoms of depression and anxiety can include low self-esteem, irritability, changes in sleep, diminished sexual interest, appetite changes, cognitive deficits, loss of motivation, very low or very high energy levels and decreased patience. Panic is a sense of impending doom usually followed by physical changes such as increased heart rate, nausea or shortness of breath.
Panic attacks sxs: Anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; they usually peak w/i 10 mins. Anxiety symptoms can include feeling nervous or irritable, muscle tension >
No. Both anxieety and depression can magnify the perception of pain caused from other reasons. They do not cause pain. In the long run, as the anxiety/depression are resolved the perception of pain decreases.
Yes. About 40% of people w panic attacks develop chest pain. As a result, they may think they are experiencing a heart attack & fear they are dying. Panic attacks can lead to chest tightness, nausea, vomiting& other physical sxs. Anxiety can be accompanied by marked muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches. If you are experiencing sxs let your provider know. Consider acupuncture or cbt.
I had banged my head hard roller skating in late 1989. Never got checked for a concussion. Four years later, early 1994, I started experiencing depression, panic attacks, anxiety. I've been going thru these symptoms on and off since.?
Anxiety. Apprehension about traumas is not uncommon. Consult your doctor to further evaluate symptoms.
How hard? How significant was the head injury? Significant head injury can predispose to anxiety, obsessiveness, depression, irritability, anger and decreased judgment. Dr. Ali's recommendations are sound, please get evaluated for these problems.
Symptoms: heart sinking, nrrvousness anxiety loss of gocus panic attacks depression restless leg syndrome psychosomatic pain anger. Meds advice.
See a psychiatrist. This is a complex problem, and you need a good evaluation before any medications are prescribed. Please see an experienced psychiatrist for this evaluation, and allow him or her to make treatment suggestions for you.
Not just meds. I would be wary of anyone who gave medication advice online without an evaluation to determine what is causing your problems. There are meds to help restless leg syndrome. As for anxiety and depression, don't fall into the trap of thinking that medication is the answer. Psychotherapy may be more helpful in the long run, or (depending on your symptoms) therapy + meds. Meds alone is not optimal care.
STRANGE. If youre already having these symptoms maybe it's time to say you have depression and anxiety! Time to see a psychiatrist and do something about it.
My daughter is taking Lexapro for depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Is it safe for me to give her the supplement 5-htc.
Avoid use. Avoid use of 5-htc supplement as it may interfere with the function of Lexapro.
Sometimes. Less common to cause panic, that is more common with hyperthyroidism. Certainly hypothyroidism can contribute to all of those.
Absolutely! Any psychiatric disorder is possible with exceedingly low thyroid function, even psychosis. The best way to tease this apart is for three physicians to collaborate: primary care physician, endocrinologist, and psychiatrist. Take care.
Primary care dr or psychiatrist for anxiety and panic attacks surrounding therapy for depression or will Lexapro (escitalopram) be enough med eventually -taken 2 wks?
Anxiety /depression. Many times anxiety and depression are experienced together. Lexapro (escitalopram) may be effective to reduce both if given in adequate dose and for at least 4 weeks, which is what it takes to produce full effect. In some cases can take 8 weeks. Also work with a therapist to see what are the factors involved in the anxiety attacks and how to modify your behavior to prevent them.
Primary care doctor. You need to keep taking Lexapro (escitalopram) it is to early to get the full benefit you should visit your primary doctor to get a psychotherapy most primary care doctors if you have truting relationship can provide that.
Meds & talk therapy. It doesn't matter what your symptom mix is - sleep, interests, guilt, energy, concentration, appetite, pain, libido, anxiety, depression, panic, short fuse, anger - you can see benefit from ssris and talk therapy. Talk to your fp about zoloft (sertraline) or lexapro; and possibly a referral to a good therapist who can help you with working on some techniques to help guide your energies and reactions.
Yes. Yes mood symptoms (anxiety and depression) can present as somatic complains...!
Yes! Anxiety and panic attacks can definitely bring on a feeling of light headiness.
Panic. Depression, anxiety & some medications used to treat them can give you symptoms of lightheadedness & dizziness. Review with your doctor.