How long does general anxiety disorder last

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First, can someone point to a reliable web site where they list the symptoms? Second, how long I can expect this general lousy feeling last? And last, how long will it take to get back to a feeling where I want to do more than just lay around all day? Thank you all in advance for answering my questions.
I have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder. When I'm not taking my medication it is difficult to even step outside to do normal daily activities. This is unknown to most of my friends who ( oddly enough ) would describe me as outgoing and the life of the party. My condition has cost me my job wich ws in advertising sales. It was next to impossible for me to get the nerve to cold call on new clients. It was probabl the worst job with my condition.
If I am treated for anxiety, I am wondering if they will improve or if the physical symptoms will linger and if so for how long? Would love to here some experiences on this from the forum.
how long do these withdrawals last if I'm on day 14 and was throwing up today and still feel all those symptons they say happens to you? i stopped cold turkey and i just want to know when all the pain will go away.
I don't really suffer from panic attacks, or general anxiety disorder, but when I experience a severely anxious event, it can cause severe stomach problems that can sometimes last for months. And the stomach issues continue on long after the trigger of the anxiety is removed from my life/mind. This doesn't happen all the time, but maybe once every few years, depending on life events.
I feel like there's no reason for me to live anymore if I keep suffering from GAD and panic disorder. I feel terrible I tell you, terrible.. I had this last month and it lasted for 4 days.. now 3 days ago I had it again until now as I'm typing and I feel TERRIBLE I get very light headed.. I'm dizzy.. Can't eat.. Loss interest of so many things.. Emotional ( I cried without any reason..) Dying.. Etc.. Is GAD or panic disorder curable? Can it be treated?
i dont really know whats going on or why i have been picked out of a hat to have this problem. i had been going through those damn dizzy spells for months and wasting all my money on dr's (that i dont have) for them to tell me im perfectly healthy. Great! so why do i feel so ****** everyday??? this brings me to this panic disorder the therapist are telling me im having. i believe her. but shyt everyday i feel just constantly worried about another attack coming.....
Untreated anxiety can lead to syndromes related to post-traumatic stress disorder. In my experience, acute anxiety does not get better on its own. You will have some good days and some very bad days; you may try to figure out why your good days were good and the bad days were bad. You will learn to cope in an abnormal world where everything becomes more frightening.
maybe I've become good at hiding it from myself, and the Zoloft uncovered the true anxiety disorder? Second, I have been a worrier all my life. I tend to dwell on the things I worry about(although I don't worry about everything, just the things I attach to I worry excessively over) and that has been the big problem with this incident. I was happy and coping with my worries before the "Zoloft" reaction, and now it's difficult to deal with the anxiety without the Xanax.
When I'm not going through an 'episode', typical anxieties/fears may creep up on me, but none cause any sort of ongoing physical symptoms as these do. I don't suffer from panic attacks or most of the symptoms of general anxiety disorder. - So to help me diagnose what is happening with my stomach, I'm curious to know exactly what is happening to the stomach during an extreme episode of anxiety? - Some process is causing my stomach to become severely inflamed.
Does Lamictal help with anxiety AND depression? I'm just not sure how anxiety and depression is a mood disorder. I thought you had to be manic to have a mood disorder. I really appreciate everyone's help!
if meds will help you take them or you will have worse than just heart palps you will get bad anxiety with it and its hard to rebound back when you get deep into anxiety. try a very low does they have them.
k as a falconer which is a active job. Prior to seeing the doctors recently, the last time I visited the doctors was when I was 18 with a ear infection. In late september last year 2010 I noticed my small finger on my right hand was feeling numb which i noticed when I was driving. I kept a eye on the problem for a 2 days then when iI was walking around my right leg went numb. I went to the doctors who suggested i attend a stroke unit which I did the next day.
I've been DX'd with panic disorder and general anxiety disorder, with a chronic fear of cardic disease, making me cardio-phobic. With therapy and Klonopin, my panic attacks are under control, however, my chronc anxiety and hypervigilince of heart diesease remains, even though my cardiologist says my heart is fine. I'm also on Toprol and a diuretic for mild HBP, again, caused by my anxious state.
Hello everyone, I`m 26, dignosed with anxiety disorder, which is getting really bad at times - heart paltpitations,chest pain, breathing problems, twitching musles, nausea, headaches, chronic fatigue, nonstop frequent infections - sinus, UTI, kindey ect. Till a certain moment I`ve managed to keep the things under control, but now it`s becomeing more and more difficult every single day.
Can symptoms of anxiety last 24/7? The only relief I get is taking 1 xanax a day, but as soon as the xanax starts to wear off, I feel the symptoms come right back. Can anxiety get that bad?
Is there anything I can do besides WB? Also, how long can I take WB, is there a time limit before it doesnt work, or you get freaky side effects? I found a forum on nothing but med side effects...holy cow...its a good thing I didnt read it when I started the WB... Thank you for any advice you can give me...I really want to feel normal. I am always in a state of...oh boy, whats gonna happen next and geez...am I gonna live through it? Thanks!
Whenever I hear about some celebrity or some person on TV getting cancer, my anxiety catches up with me. When they anounced that Farrah Fawcett got anal cancer last Oct, it triggered difficulty swallowing in me. I was already experiencing anxiety for a lot of other reasons and a little difficulty swallowing, but these "anouncements" makes it worse. I have a fear of cancer cuz my father died of cancer when I was 17, that might have something to do with it.
He insisted on me taking plaquenil, ( turns out the diarhhea and gas doesn't last that long) but also put me on prednisone for nearly a year. In the meantime I have had several other symptoms of the disorder. Because the fluids dry up, you may have painful joints, - just an unwell feeling a lot of the time in my case. And I'm extremely fatigued a lot of the time. Plaquenil is apparently the typical treatment, then on to others if that doesn't work.
Four years ago I was subjected to long term fume inhalation. During this period I developed a vocal spasm (strained and strangled voice plus my "brain" uses my stomach muscles to force voice out). Two years later I developed a bowel problem (thin more frequent stools and muscle spasm) and have also recently been dignosed with Achalasia. I also suffer from "tics", involuntary muscle movements, chronic fatigue, stiff muscles and generalised joint and muscle pain.
However, it takes a while to work and I don't see how it's possible to take this medication as-needed. I do realize that it has a very long half-life...does that mean that I can take it as-needed now that it's in my system? 2. If I take it regularly, I'm concerned about addiction. If it really helps me, I guess I don't care much about that...I'll just keep taking it. But I still wonder how long it takes to get addicted to it. 3.
i am just curious how by all means, how come a GP is entitled to describe meds, If already a pdoc does serious mistakes.
In my life I am so used to being abused that positive things feel dirty and anxiety-provoking. It has taken a long time for me to be able to self-soothe or do nice things for myself. Often I have to justify them to myself by saying that they are for my health. While criticism, etc hurts I feel much more comfortable with that and I don't feel stressed or anxious about why it is that people are being nice to me or wondering about their motive and what they want.
Can someone answer this. How long does hydrocodine show up in your system for a drug test. I take this drug for the pain I get with Lymes Disease. I'm starting a new job and they will ask for a drug test. How soon do I need to get off of them so it don't show up on my test. Thanks.
People looking to diagnose their problem and are surprised when they find out just how common this anxiety is. I too had no aparent reason to suffer from general anxiety disorder. I have always been seen as a rock. Very solid, grounded, reasonable...blah, blah, blah...but guess what! The heart tests, stress tests, even had the numbness of fingers. If that doesnt convince you that you are about to kick it, nothing will!
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