Anxiety disorder in men

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449946 tn?1205493932 I was told my two doctors that I am suffering from Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and I would like to know what the symptoms are.
Avatar m tn I am straight and identity as a guy and dress normally but some of me does not identify as male though again I don't know whether that's from a traumatic childhood experience or some genetic disposition or both though I know that this experience has caused some form of sexual aversion disorder in me.
Avatar f tn She said that they symptoms of hyperthroidism are very similar to anxiety disorder/attacks. She also said in many cases blood work doesn't show thyroid problems when there could be a problem. I was wondering if you thought this could be an underlying hyper-thyroid problem? and if so, what my next steps should be?
Avatar m tn I wish someone could read this lenghty piece of typing and help me get rid of some of the anxiety. I am in Eastern Europe and English language is not really common in most of the hospitals around me. Health care is very poor here so I believe a little piece of advice can help me clear a lot of my anxieties.
Avatar n tn Yes, the shaking can definetly be just from anxiety...in fact, as you read through previous notes in this forum you will see plenty of descriptions just like yours. Any anitdepressant can have a paradoxically effect of creating anxiety because of the stimulating effect of the medication, and this is probably what happened to you. I would stay on the xanax as long as you need it, not rush to get off, and taper off slowly even though you are taking such a small dose.
589870 tn?1222666787 , avoidance limited to a single situation like elevators), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (e.g., avoidance of dirt in someone with an obsession about contamination), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (e.g., avoidance of stimuli associated with a severe stressor), or Separation Anxiety Disorder (e.g., avoidance of leaving home or relatives).
Avatar f tn I've read how women have different heart disease symptoms than men and they usually have shortness of breath and anxiety months and even years before they have a heart attack. Well, these are exactly the problems I have. Even when I am feeling absolutely no anxiety I will feel shortness of breath or nausea. For example, if I've been sitting around all day and then go out to do something I will feel short of breath or anxiety like it's exertion related.
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 n tn Get answers, not anxiety. 5) While you're with your doctor, talk to him/her about your anxiety, depression and any other health concerns you have. In my humble opinion, I think you would greatly benefit from some therapy before these possible disorders have you by the throat. It is so much easier to deal with them NOW rather than years down the road. (Trust me on this one!
Avatar n tn Well, I'm in the middle of testing now but what I can tell you is that you are supposed to sleep less as you age. This is something you cannot ignore so please look into it even if it has nothing to do with the thyroid. One of the symptoms of hypothyroid that I know of is that your digestion slows down, this means you get more constipated and more time passes between bowel movements (which can lead to all sorts of problems by itself).
Avatar m tn The pituitary gland also releases the hormone prolactin to repress the effect of dopamine, thus reducing sexual arousal by decreasing the levels of estrogen in women and testosterone in men. The brain also releases the neurotransmitter serotonin to modulate sexual desire. All of these processes, however, break down when you engage in too much sex, masturbation, pornography viewing, sexual fantasy, and orgasm.
220917 tn?1309788081 People who know they have anxiety and that this makes it difficult for them to eat because of obvious muscle tension do not have CD, they have anxiety. Two very different things, anxiety and CD, in the way they manifest and in the consciousness of the causes of those manifestations.
1263071 tn?1270297845 Tell me oxygen levels are fine and that I have conversion disorder. All this is in my mind and happening due to stress in my life. Stress? Who doesn't have stress?? 2 days later I tell my folks I'm not feeling well, gonna lay down. Mom went to neighbors. Felt like I had been asleep awhile but awoke with that weird feeling..more intensified 1/2 hour later. Could barely call out for mom, but dad was the only help I had. He says what's wrong now.
1155933 tn?1262355065 I am a 22yr old female, who suffers from anxiety/panic disorder. I have been going threw alot more stress recently..falling for another man, while im w/ my b/f of 4 yrs etc. This other man is also very serious about me and we have even made plans to move in together. Everytime i try to tell my b/f however i chicken out. I start having panic attacks and back out of it.
696755 tn?1236019912 Hey there Tinners! I have Conversion Disorder and it's not too rare I don't think. It's just not talked about much which I wish that weren't the case. It'd be nice to have more info on it. Anyways...can I ask what kind of symptoms you are experiencing? All I can say is if you don't feel conversion disorder is the right diagnosis then I suggest making sure you have all the tests done that you can.
Avatar n tn It is like an illness in some men. My husband is the same, we were fine (actually we were the crazy in love couple for 25 years and sooo compatible), it actually started one day, most women can say the day it started. He completely changed, the look in his eyes. It is like a panic, i need to get out there. It is cruel beyond belief. I met another wife in same boat only 10 years ahead of me.
3245075 tn?1361400479 I do a lot of ice skating which I love and have recieved many medals in dancing on ice etc. I am proud of myself for that. Men are not interested in me for any of that though, just sex. I can't find a male who is normal. Am I attracting the wrong men? I'm just so unhappy. If men didn't exist then i wouldn't have so much pressure on me to find one and settle down. All I want is to marry and have kids and a family and find love, true love.
Avatar n tn On another note the father of the two sisters is not the father of the 8 yr old. She doesn't know her real father, but calls moms now husband (in prison) dad. He is mean to the 8 yr old because she isn't his and would display acts of rejection by telling her leave the bedroom when him, mom, and his two daughters were all laying together in their bed just cuddling with each other.
Avatar m tn It is sometimes common for people to not be aware of their actions. In all this disorder can interfere with daily life, and should be medicated and treated.
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.
Avatar n tn I have had panic disorder many years...fast heart rate was a common complaint but in all my years I never noticed the skipping til one day I was ehausted and dehydrated.. I am getting better and have learned to ingore them..I still do tend to notice them after excercise. I have just come to the conclusion I have probably had them but neve noticed them before. I am managing panic/pvc's without medication but it is so hard when your heart is racing close to 160 bpm...
Avatar f tn cid=36 There is a large number of women here who were told their disorder was in their head, only to be vindiated years later with an MS diagnosis. I hope we'll see you around here some more - we're a very safe place to hang out and vent.
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 m tn I have constant anxiety and guilt. I smoked weed everyday and drank. I have no interests in men sober but everytime I would drink I would drink in excess and have high risk sexual encounters with men off the internet. The last encounter I had was several months ago. I have been tested for HIV using UniGold. I tested negative but literally I walked out the door thinking the test messed up or it was "undetectable". I constantly have a fear of HIV.
Avatar f tn The people who are getting infected are men who have sex with other men, and IV drug abusers...and even THOSE people who ended up infected typically had repeated high risk exposures (not one or two). From what you've describe here, you had no risk. Condoms are effective in preventing HIV infection as long as they don't break (which trust me, you wouldn't miss, they break catastrophically when they do) or if the condom comes completely off the head of the male penis.
Avatar m tn and normally this kind of play is not supposed to have any longlasting traumatic effects on an individual, but for some strange reason i have developped and enormous amount of guilt and anxiety related to this issue, obsessive and intrusive thoughts and fears that i might be gay or that i have done something that will affect my sexual preferences and change them in some way.
780665 tn?1239030149 My symptoms haven't gotten worse but also haven't gotten better and I'm beginning to feel frustrated, I am also fearful and am starting to think that this won't go away and I'm going to feel this way forever. My question is 'does anyone ever REALLY make a full recovery from anxiety/panic disorder and if medication is taken do the symptoms just re-appear once withdrawl starts?
Avatar f tn If you go to (about dot com) and punch in panic disorder, they have a lot of information on breathing techniques and panic. This stuff has worked miracles for me, and many people I know. I think they are worth a try along with medical therapies, couldn't hurt! lol....just my take on these things, maybe they will help you.
Avatar f tn Let me start off by saying, I'm a 24 year old heterosexual female with very severe OCD and anxiety issues and being raised a child in the 90's when HIV was fairly new to the world, they scared the hell out of us with it in school to the point its actually traumatized me. My phobia showed up when i was about 17 and as i get older it seems to get worse. As anyone with OCD or a phobia knows, the best way to get rid of it is to face it head on and for the past year thats what i've been trying to do.