Anxiety disorder history

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Avatar f tn It seems like every time something goes vaguely wrong physically there is either an extreme difference of opinion, or someone accuses me of being a Hypocondriac(sp?). I have been diagnosed with Fibromayalgia, pineal cyst, pain disorder (definitely true as this point, even if it wasn't true at first), disc problems, carpal tunnel, depression and possible Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Avatar f tn My dose has since been adjusted and I've been fine. Never had any sx. Also some generalized anxiety disorder that is managed on meds and I am now going to be seeing a counselor. Last July, on a very warm (mid 80's) day I had ran 20 minutes on my lunch break, which I do 2-3 times/week. It was a fairly strenuous run but nothing over the top. After cooled down and cleaned up, I noticed a flickering light in my left eye, lower left vision field. Persisted for about 20 minutes.
Avatar m tn Does anyone else out there feel scared they may have some sort of degenerative neurological disorder...but also think it might be anxiety/stress issues? I have these strange sensations in my hands and right foot that (constantly for days now) that aren't a tingling or numbness but more like a feeling of weakness and tenseness. I feel like I'm about to twitch or am twitching...but I'm not twitching at all and I'm not showing any signs of weakness. It's really torturous and distracting.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder last year, stemming from many things, including frequent PVC's as a young child. They were a terror a night when I was young, and I would have many panic attacks from them. I mostly grew out of them, save for one or two really big skips every few weeks or so. I've had an EKG just laying on a table, and it came out clean. I've recently decided to start doing more than walking as exercise, and am trying to build up some running endurance.
Avatar m tn Hi there. If your doctor prescribed Lexapro for anxiety, please don't allow your anxiety to interfere with your treatment. :>) Many people take Lexapro and feel better. Some do decide to go off and tapering significantly helps with any withdrawal. There are lots of horror stories but the ones in which discontinuing a medication was not a problem match the number. So, don't let fear and anxiety stop you from feeling better. Talk to your doctor.
Avatar n tn I have been suffering from anxiety disorder / agoraphobia for more than ten years. I can say the illness is now controlled since I`m back to a normal life: it is being a while that I am back to work and I can travel alone again as I used to do it before I had my first crisis episode. Though I am still under medication. It is not the same that I used to take at the beginning of the crisis, neither the names nor the quantities which used to be a lot.
Avatar n tn hi i'll try to make it short- well ive had anxiety disorder since this january. and i havent taken any medications (yet!) i do get very dizzy or feel like im running out of breath whenever i get nervous, scared.etc and Yes, is ometimes do feel like its not the stress or anxiety, but some brain issues, anyhow, im trying to overcome these problems by myself, without taking medications. i strongly believe that u should take some time and try to relax...
808293 tn?1238605783 My whole life I watched my father and older brother deal with anxiety issues and panic attacks... I was always afraid that someday that it would happen to me, but was grateful that I was free of such traumas... The biggest fear my whole life, worse than thoughts of death, were thoughts of losing my mental capabilities...for several years now I have worked in a neighborhood with a lot of mentally ill people, and the tragedy of their situation really affected me...
231441 tn?1333896366 Decided to trial gluten free diet (based on family history). Near complete resolution of gastric symptoms with diet change and strict adherence to GF diet. Symptoms recur if gluten is eaten. 4th qtr - first notice visual symptoms: flashes of light, movement in peripheral vision. Intermittent only. Occasional base of skull headaches. Early 2007 Consult allergy asthma dr. (Dr. De Vera) Asthma diagnosed. Started steroid inhaler & ventolin as required.
Avatar f tn There are many different presentations and types of anxiety, and it is not possible to diagnosis an anxiety disorder via the internet. I will provide some of the general criteria related to diagnosing an anxiety disorder, however, I recommend you consult with your family doctor if you suspect any troublesome mental health concerns. Your doctor will be able to better incorporate your past medical history with your current medical status to determine an appropriate diagnosis.
230890 tn?1197651614 Irritability Muscle tension Headaches Sweating Difficulty concentrating Nausea The need to go to the bathroom frequently Tiredness Trouble falling or staying asleep Trembling Being easily startled In addition, people with GAD often have other anxiety disorders (such as panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias), suffer from depression, and/or abuse drugs or alcohol. What Causes Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
Avatar f tn It sounds like you are experiencing anxiety/depression. Many people with this disorder suffer the same symptoms you are experiencing. They are VERY common with it. Have you had problems with anxiety before in your life? You should make an appt. with your doctor and get a good physical exam. Discuss these symptoms with the doc and see what he suggests. After reviewing your complete medical history he can make recommendations for you that may include counseling and/or medication.
Avatar m tn Have you been assessed by a mental health professional? If not, you need to. You exhibit all the classic signs of an anxiety disorder (like OCD). As I'm sure you've noticed, our HIV forum (and those on other sites) are just littered with posts from worried wells like yourself. I'd say that the actual percentage of people asking realistic, sincere assessment questions is VERY low, probably 10% or less.
Avatar m tn Many people with depression have great success with medications. A doctor will take a case history to find the right ones for you. Panic disorder is more of a problem. The only medications are ones like Xanax, Valium, and many more. These are very addictive. First your doing the right thing by reaching out and being honest. Here are some of the non traditional methods. Yoga, of course, just walk around the block as far as you can.
Avatar f tn "it would be extremely unlikely for me to have suddenly developed some sort of heart disease given my lack of family history and lack of any related heart issues as a child." Classic anxiety makes you over-analyze your body and work up fears when you notice (or imagine) physical problems. You would have ignored them if you experienced them in the past, so the solution if you can do it, is to ignore them since the doctor said you have no heart problem.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn Anxiety can be a symptom of mood disorders, or it can be a separate condition that you also happen to have. Having generalize anxiety disorder or social anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder at the same time is perfectly possible. I highly recommend checking out the website for more info on this, as well as the mood disorder spectrum in general. Secondly, why is this doctor saying SSRIs are CAUSING anxiety?
Avatar n tn Your son's symptoms are typical of children who display Generalized Anxiety Disorder, typified by some obsessive-compulsive symptoms, some phobic symptoms and others. Such conditions are biologically-determined and in part have their root in brain chemistry. Your son is certainly vulnerable to such a condition because of the positive family history. With mental health conditions that are biologically-determined, it is important to address pharmacological treatment.
Avatar f tn I don't advocate a medicine-only approach to psychiatry, but in the case of GAD, or any acute anxiety disorder I do try to impress by any means the necessity of getting treatment as quickly as possible. 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.
Avatar m tn Just today also its been abit painfull when urinating this evening. First time this has happened. Is this just anxiety ? im sure when i had the numbess at the beginning i wasnt worried or could it be another problem and anxiety caused by worrying about it ? The nuerologist said it doesnt point to a particular problem as does my doctor but I will arrange another appointment so hopefully some further light can be shed on it. It's the fear of the unknown that is worrying also.
Avatar n tn If you don't have any history of anxiety, a short term course of a low dose anti-anxiety med (like the Ativan) taken as needed...may be all you need. It is certainly no sign of weakness of anything else that you may need a little help navigating through this time in your life. Sometimes we simply don't handle stress as easily as others and that is OKAY. Whatever you decide, you definitely have options. Discuss this with your doc and have a pow wow about how to proceed.
179055 tn?1189759429 I have the same problem and I hate it I am only 8 weeks pregnant but have a history of anxiety, and I am not currently on meds.
Avatar f tn As a person who has an anxiety disorder I can relate . A question for you. You had no anxiety issues before this ? Unfortunately substances can cause anxiety issues . For me it was the worst part of recovery . I really believe this event has scared you to the point that it is causing you to be terrified at the very thought . The good news is I believe it will fade away with time .
Avatar m tn It is hard to believe that anxiety can do that to you but reading your statement, it seems that all the things have been done on your check - up to rule out any serious illnesses that could cause the symptoms you are experiencing. If you already feel that Zoloft is working for you, then that confirms even more so that the symptoms were caused by anxiety. These medications usually start showing there full benefit in about 6 to 8 weeks. The Doc.
2111850 tn?1334369185 Some other predisposing factors to panic attacks and an anxiety disorder would be familial history (someone in your family with anxiety issues) and MVP (mitral valve prolapse, or a heart murmur). The good news is, there is help out there, and there are millions of people with anxiety disorders, so it is very common, you are not alone. Also, you have reached out early on, that will help you immensely.
Avatar n tn Two pieces of medical history before my question. I have anxiety/panic disorder(3yrs) and sinus bradycardia. From time to time I feel fluttering sensations in my chest and pauses where it seems like my heart stops and the recharges it self, all lasting half a second to 3 or 4 seconds. Anyways I recently have had a set back and had an intense panic attack. Since then I have been in a world of anxiety. I'm a runner, but during times of anxiety it is tough for me to run.
Avatar n tn By the end of the day , you should have gleened enough information from all of these great folks to start formulating a plan to deal with you anxiety. Here is my two cents... I have suffered from Generalized Anxiety Disorder since 1990 and have been gone through varoius medications and consuling trying to deal with it.
Avatar m tn I dont think i'm worrying really as much as i was as im back to work but concerned whats up with my health. Do physical symptoms on anxiety take awhile to go and do i need help for it or does this sound like another problem ? Any help would be greatly appreciated as the doctors dont really seem to no whats up ..