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Avatar f tn I am dissapointed that once you have a label of anxiety in your medical record, then everything is a symptom of anxiety. If anxiety was the culprit, then pills and CBT, their breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation etc would have helped and it didn't. Physiotheraphy and postural correction has helped me tremondously, which to me indicates, it is not anxiety. I have a consultation with a specialist from the sleep apnea team this week.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if this is just a emotional and pyschological problem or actually a reason for or maybe a helper to Social Anxiety Disorder. And whether SSRIs would help if it is not Social Anxiety Disorder. Thanks for your time and thoughts in advance.
Avatar n tn ive been doing a little bit of research and i found out several articles about zoloft and other depression/anxiety medications causing joint pain side effects.... Should i consult my PCP before i stop taking them? cause i dont like the way im feeling.. i think i was freaking out and i was thinking my pain in my joints was something like fibromyalgia or something else ...
Avatar f tn By the way, anxiety disorder is a common side effect of HCV. I developed both anxiety disorder, and mild depression from the virus, before I ever was aware that I had the virus. I also developed vertigo, which I never had prior to having HCV. I think that it is interesting to read Naomi Judd;s accounts of having HCV, and her anxiety disorders, agoraphobia, etc. that developed along with her HCV disease.
Avatar m tn Since last 10 years I have been suffering from mixed anxiety and depression disorder. I took esitalopram and now I suddenly wake up at night (once a week or fortnight) feeling uneasy and unable to go back to sleep. I am 48 years old and its a family disorder. I stopped taking Escitalopram about 3 weeks back. What to do?
3166043 tn?1514263618 I've had a panic / anxiety disorder for over 13 years. About 3 days ago or so I started getting heart palpitations while laying down after I took my Serequel to get ready to sleep. They would last about a half hour to a hour and 15 or 20 so palpitations I would eventually fall asleep. I thought nothing of it but then it happened again the next night and the next ect. I started developing panic attacks cause I was concerned that I had a heart problem or something was wrong.
Avatar n tn ) are fine, so my doctor told me not to worry about, because it's harmless, but recently I found some medical researchs in Internet linking anxiety with sudden cardiac death because people with anxiety disorder and depression have a decreased heart rate variability which is linked with a higher risk of ventricular arrythmias.So, am I in a higher risk of sudden death?.I am concerned about this.
Avatar n tn I would like to know if Depersonalization disorder is a real and distinct disorder? I see thousands of articles online about it, and active discussion forums about it. I believe I have it because I have severe chronic symptoms of derealization, the symptoms I have are exactly as the disease is described....but I keep getting diagnosed with everything BUT this disorder....panic disorder, depression, even schizoaffective disorder.
Avatar m tn I was wondering how big of a chance would my baby have of developing a mental disorder like anxiety, depression or something even worse? What if both the babies father and I both have an anxiety disorder, would that raise the baby's chances of having one too? And is it ok to continue to take zoloft while trying to conceive or even being pregnant? I know these are all questions I would need to ask my doctor of course, but I would just like some input. Please and thank you.
Avatar f tn know that you did this and are suffering. 2nd, if this is withdrawal, it WILL get better. 3rd, this could just be anxiety coming back again. If this is withdrawal, some people need to get back on a stable amount, and then ween off slowly. I would think you are fine being off the Paxil though this long. The benzo is what I would be more concerned about. If you do not want to get back on pills, then you can just wait it out.
Avatar n tn I just found an article about REM Behavor Disorder and wonder if it applies to me. I often act out my dreams while sleeping. This happens more if I am very tired (not enough sleep the previous night, etc) and generally about 1-2 hours after going to bed...though it also happens later on some nights. I always remember the dream, and most of the time wake up while acting it out. The most common: In my dream I am in a social situation.
Avatar n tn Hi My mother has suffered from bipolar disorder. She has been taking lithium and her doctor recently tried to cut down the amount of her intake due to potential for the onset of Parkinson's disease. when this happened she did not take well to reduction and eventually was raised back to her normal dosage 900mg as well a small amount of seroquel to bridge the gap until the lithium was effective again.
Avatar f tn I'm 14 years old and I think I have a compulsive scalp picking disorder. It all started with just a little scab on my head, about three year ago. I couldn't stand the little imperfection so I used my long finger nails to pick it off. Then I noticed all the other little perfections on my head and all the little chunks and flakes of dandruff. Now I have several scabs and sore spots on my head and I can't stop picking! I think that the habit is disgusting!
Avatar n tn hello. i am 29 and have either bipolar disorder w/ psychotic tendencies or schizoaffective disorder w/ bipolar tendencies-- my doctor has said both. he did not make this diagnosis until i was put on paxil and went totally manic... well, before the paxil episode-- several months before-- i started having terrible nightmares!they were always about babies... usually sick ones. the dreams lasted about 3 months... and started before my diagnosis was made.
Avatar n tn Symptoms for this type of POTS include anxiety and panic attacks, which I've been treated for since age 15 (30 years!). It is commonly misdiagnosed as anxiety disorder, and treatment for it includes SSRI's, which I've already been taking for years. "Hints" of the POTS, like heat intolerance, fatigue, clumsiness, migraines during menstruation, etc., I've always attributed to side effects of the meds or to my Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.
Avatar f tn I discovered by reading on the internet that there is a relationship between an auto-immun disease at the thyroid and a bipolar disorder. But which relationship ? Is the auto-immun reaction a symptom of a bipolar disorder ? does it mean that I already have it ? OR Is it just that I inherited some of the "bad" genes of my family (and perhaps all of them) and that I should try to minimize stress in my life, not to trigger the bipolar disorder ? I feel lost and scared.
Avatar n tn I thought my hopeless feelings, my depression, fatique, and inner emptiness was a disorder. My disorder was my life. How could anyone live this way and not feel depressed? That depression was there to make me take action and change things in my life. It had a purpose. My medicating myself into this robot, I was defeating the whole purpose of my depression. Some depression, like in my case, is not a disorder but a warning signal. Start looking out for yourself. Stand up for yourself.
572651 tn?1531002957 And major depression is often accompanied by chronic somatic pain (ie, somatic pain disorder). But somatic pain disorder is just one type of somatoform disorder. Conversion disorder is another type. And there are other types, as well, and each type is very different from each other. Moreover, it is important to remember that the term, "somatoform disorder," is not equivalent to "dissociative disorder." I hope this was clear.
Avatar f tn In order to explain my difficulties, they came up with somatization disorder. I spent yesterday researching somatization disorder, all over the world wide web. I then RE-researched the neuropathic pain which brought me to them. You know? The ones I didn't know existed when I went to the doctor to ask what was up. I've been treated for neuropathic pain for three years. Trigeminal neuralgia and severe rib discomfort and pain (like I'm being vacuum sealed from the inside).
Avatar f tn Hi to everyone! I am so happy to have found this forum-just maybe I'm not crazy afterall! I have been experiencing many sign/symptoms of MS since my early 20's (I'm now in my 50's.
Avatar m tn One thing I have noticed about the thyroid disorder section is we all play cat and mouse with the current q&a system provided. I've also noticed we all tend to be online at about the time responding back a fourth. I would like to know if anybody would like a chat room here?Not only would it bring more people here to discuss thyroid issues, maybe dr.Lupo or another reputible endo could chime in at a planned time every week and answer questions.
Avatar m tn People label people with anxiety or depression as having a mental disorder, why is not the same for someone who is transgendered? Here is an article on what is being called "transabled" which is nothing short of a mental disorder. Maybe a closer look should be done with transgendered to see if this is more a mental disorder than anything else. http://news.nationalpost.
4274823 tn?1388532698 Does anyone else have hypothyroidism and a musculoskeletal disorder? I suspect my underactive thyroid is aggravating the occupational tendinitis in my forearms. I've had this condition for almost a year and while it has improved I still don't have a full recovery. My job is physical labour with a lot of repetitive hand/arm movements. I read on a medical website that it is not uncommon for people with thyroid problems to have CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome).
Avatar n tn In the past three years it has become apparent to me that Sabrina has some other form of mental disorder, I just couldn't put a name on it. Because the downward spiral kept getting worse, I took Sabrina to a psychiatrist. I emplained to him that I am CONVINCED Sabrina has a mental illness besides ADD, and that I need help in diagnosing it and treating it. Without even saying anything really, he set up an appointment with someone in his office and gave me and Rx. Then he left.
Avatar n tn I have a 5 year old who seems to be exhibiting severe separation anxiety issues. He has always been very attached to me (mom), but had been doing well going places without me. Since late June, he has not wanted to do anything without me, (even wih his other parent, we are happily married, our family is solid) crying, screaming refusing, etc. I have tried not to force him, not wanting to traumatize him further, but it hasn't helped.
Avatar m tn Wow! I am REALLY sorry my post frightened you so badly. I honestly thought it would help calm you down to know what kind of anxiety you are dealing with. I definitely agree with don't worry_behappy that you need to take some deep breaths and have a complete physical evaluation to rule out any underlying causes for your anxiety. I am NOT a doctor nor a psychiatrist, but one needn't have those degrees to understand that you are a hypochondriac.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. A chemical imbalance that I cannot control on my own no matter how much I want to. After a couple of months of experimenting with medication, I found the right one for me and I have been taking it ever since. I haven't had any symptoms since then. It changed my life. Go to a psychiatrist. You do NOT have to live with it. This really isn't that uncommon for Mom's like us. We have a lot on our plates.
Avatar m tn You just may be one of the unfortunate ones (like the rest of us here, and 18% of the entire US population) with an anxiety disorder. While some anxiety may be caused by a medical reason, or a past, deep seeded psychological trauma, others sort of just "happen" and we never find a concrete reason. It's really common to want to find an answer, so we can figure out the "fix". You figure, if you found out you had a hormonal imbalance, you could easily fix that medically.