Depression causes physical symptoms

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Avatar n tn JR, Fatigue is one of the possible symptoms of depression. Other symptoms of depression include sadness, disturbance of sleep and appetite, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in previously pleasurable activities, feelings of guilt/hopelessness/worthlessness, and suicidal thoughts. It is important to first seek medical evaluation of your symptoms, to rule out any physical causes.
Avatar n tn the Chinese medicine view depression as a physical ailment that happens in the chest and is caused by the liver.
Avatar n tn I also have severe allergies that play havoc on my sinuses and I'm currently taking Flonase/Claritan-D.
Avatar n tn I suffer from some of the same symptoms and I am currently being treated for anxiety...Do you think that the symptoms are for real or just in our head? And what causes them? I was on Zoloft for 9 months and came off of them over a 5 week period. I was off of them for 5 months and now symptoms began again. Kind of weird that the same type of thing happend to both of us. Good Luck.
Avatar f tn I would post this in the LD section, but wanted to know what others here thought about it. I know stress causes bad physical symptoms sometimes--muscle twitching included. Thank you again for reading. Sorry if it is a little confusing! Just needed to talk to others about it. Stress and anxiety make me think stupid things sometimes.
Avatar n tn It made me more conscious of other physical symptoms I had had, including an inflamed nerve in my left arm and leg from two years earlier that I believed had never gone away. I was convinced I had MS. When I finally saw the neurologist, he scheduled an MRI of the brain and that revealed nothing except sinusitis. I thought I would feel relieved when the test came back negative but I couldn't let go of my anxiety.
Avatar n tn It causes CNS depression, increased heart rate, impaired coordination and balance, delayed reaction time,diminished short-term memory,anxiety and panic,nausea,vomitings,tremors ,sleepiness and altered body temperature. These symptoms will go away in a couple of days after leaving marijuana.However if they persist then pls consult a psychiatrist. I hope it helps.Pls let me know if there is anything else.Regards.
Avatar f tn This hormone can actually be addictive, and can frustrate people. I know the arguement is huge as to what causes depression and why so many people are depressed. My main points are that it depends on who you are, your confidence, how many different things cause depression and your environment. Thanks, this is pretty interesting.
Avatar n tn We have had our relationship problems and trials in raising kids, but I truly believe that some people's brains just don't make the right chemicals which causes depression. At times though, situations do make the depression worse. The worst part is not always knowing what really causes and triggers it. I wish I din't have to rely on meds, but I guess I came to that realization with this recent trial and error of trying to do it without.
Avatar f tn I am so sorry that your depression is untreatable, and with all those ECTs it has not improved. I presume no anti-depression medication has been effective in your case either. I presume you have tried them all. You certainly don't sound pathetic, I admire you for being such a fighter. Seems the doctors and psychiatrists have given up on you. Well I do not know what to suggest you do next, seems to me you have tried so hard.
Avatar n tn a stressed immune system causes deopression, and depression stresses the immune system. .. and.. perhaps for years, we have had symptoms, which we tried to shake off or igmore.. and for the most part, our doctors have certainly not paid much attention to them, when in reality, they should have investigated further..and looked at the whole patient, not just one symptom at a time... THEN..the actual HUMAN mind..emotioms come into play...BOOM.. we find out we have the horrid virus..
Avatar n tn I went to see a doctor (i had already went to see at least 6 others that said i had nothing serious) and he explained that I suffer from sth called Neuro-Reflex-Disorder or sth, that causes me to feel actual aches and pains and other symptoms, when I dont actually have them. And that all this is caused by my immense stress and anxiety. First to explain what my period of anxiety meant: 1. Restlessness, constant certainty and fear of death 2.
Avatar f tn I'm not sayiing that is your diagnosis, I'm just saying that yes, those are a few of the many symptoms. Get checked out and then you can safely rule out any possible physical medical problems. If you get a clean bill of health, then you may want to see a Psychiatrist to get evaluated.
Avatar m tn There may be physical causes of CFS symptoms and psychological causes but that would mean 2 different conditions with similar symptoms. They can't BOTH be CFS can they? Of course any limiting painful condition is going to lead to psychological problems but that shouldn't detract from the physical illness it really is. Cancer for instance will almost certainly cause psychological problems for the sufferer but all the psychological treatments in the would are not going to cure their cancer.
Avatar m tn Hello. Some of the symptoms (especially blurred vision and dizziness) you have mentioned do sound like side effects of Zoloft and Wellbutrin. You might have to look into this, depending upon the temporal association of the symptoms with Zoloft and Wellbutrin therapy. But more importantly, it seems you need to rule out any neurological causes such as vitamin deficiencies and some more. You may also need to monitor your progress as far as major depression and anxiety symptoms are concerned.
Avatar n tn This may be the case with you. Yes, our mental state can give us physical symptoms. Sleep is something we all need and the lack of it can give us illness. Whether this is causing your symptoms, it is difficult to know. But certainly, it can contribute to illness. Postpartum depression can be very serious but usually as your hormonal state begins to return to normal it resolves. But, people are different and some women take a long time for this to resolve.
Avatar f tn And now that she's over 120, I really don't understand why they haven't started being regular. I know she's got a little depression/anxiety - but I don't know that it's any more than a normal, busy senior girl. I do know that not having periods causes her some anxiety - she just said again last night to me she feels like she'll end up on some "Mystery Diagnosis" show because maybe something is wrong physically and we're all missing it! Poor kid!
Avatar n tn He has physical symptoms that we have been ruling out with the doctor for physical causes (his lack of belief that anxiety/depression is the cause). He has been on med's again for 5 weeks, but they are not doing their job. The psychiatrist has boosted & changed his med's to help speed up treatment, but so far not good. Bipolar disorder runs in his family & so does alzheimers disease. Could anxiety/depression cause these disorders to rear their ugly heads?
Avatar m tn While this could be caused from OCD, it could also be caused my some physical factors. OCD can have some very bizzar symptoms which can manifest themselves in some very odd ways. When you need to leave the house do you experience elevated anxiety?
Avatar f tn I see my new therapist again tomorrow morning then consecutively every Wednesday evening going forward. So you've had anxiety to the point where it causes physical symptoms every day? Have you had some days with such severe symptoms all you do is panic and try to convince yourself is has to be physical, which in turn makes them worse? I have day where they're more manageable, but I haven't had a day in 2 months without them.
190673 tn?1259206866 In addition to medication and talk therapy, excercise and physical activity is good for helping depression as people tend to slow down and become undermotivated during depressive episodes but interaction with people is an essential part of it as well as depression often leads people to self isolate.
14245424 tn?1433565741 ( So i've been researching causes for these physical anxiety symptoms and came across hypothyroidism. I know that my mum has had this condition but she experienced sleep problems which i don't have. I can sleep perfectly well. I do have a bit of hairloss, i am always tired, and my muscles are really weak and sore, like when i wake up i find it hard to move my hands because they are so weak. Anways, my question is: is it possible that i have hypothyroidism? Or am i too young to get it?
Avatar f tn Not sure about some of your other symptoms. I would agree about seeing your doctor and getting potential physical ailments seen too. I had some similar symptoms to the ones you mentioned when I was iron deficient. My doctor says that common things are common so get them ruled out first. If your periods are somewhat heavy I would look into iron deficiency. This can be associated with shortness of breath and fatigue.
Avatar n tn and, besides panic attacks, what is fear? like what causes fear (if it's not panic attacks)? and what causes panic attacks- medical conditions I mean? I thought it might be thyroid condition but I'm not sure. or rapid heart beat, I forgot the name. and lastly, do you think this is serious? OKAY, I've never had mental/emotional problems or even physical problems so I'm pretty healthy. I have great parents and do very well in school and have supportive friends and all that.
1130576 tn?1260154370 What causes teen depression? There's no single cause of teen depression. Genetics and environment may play a role. In addition, some teens are more prone to depression than are others — including children of depressed parents and children who have anxiety or behavior problems. Teen girls may be more vulnerable to depression than teen boys because girls are more likely to derive self-esteem from relationships.
Avatar n tn At my wits end, I decided to see a psychiatrist. He raised my dosage and added an anti-anxiety drug as well. As for the physical symptoms of depression I was having, it helped tremendously. However, I believe inside every depressed, or anxiety-ridden person out there, lies a root cause to their mental state. Until that root cause is not only discovered, but dealt with, the medicine will just help get thru each day. Dealing with the cause is another story.
Avatar n tn I did finally go back to my doc (for the thousandth time in the past 6 months), and told him that I think I have anxiety and also depression (which is probably caused by all these physical symptoms). He put me on celexa, and referred me to a psych. I've been on celexa for 5 days now, and really haven't noticed a difference, except that it gives me severely bad gas, and diahrea. I still get that feeling in my chest of tightness, and the thoughts running through my head.
Avatar m tn I am in a "depression class" (thanks Kaiser), and they say memory loss is very common with depression. With all the physical problems & meds to deal with them, who wouldn't be depressed????? I started on anti-depressants after 3 years sober, still very very depressed. It helps for a while, then stopped. I realize my entire life I have been depressed, and now have Fibromyalgia, and take Wellbutrin for that.
Avatar m tn I use to take levsin for the IBS pain and also have the full panel of thyroid blood tests done. Awonky thyroid will make you experiance alot of physical symptoms. Good luck and I will look for your post after the doc appointment ok.or post before if you want to talk somemore.