General anxiety disorder symptoms

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Avatar f tn Just wondering if anyone has general anxiety disorder. I went to ee my doctor 2 days ago and he told me that my condition is call GAD. He also reccommended that I keep taking my celexa 50mg once a day and to increase my xanax to 3 a day. I really don't knwo much about this disorder because I thought all my symptoms were leading to bi-polar. My doctor refuses to treat me for that and believes he is right about the diganosis. Any Opinions???
Avatar f tn I have been told I have general anxiety disorder for over 10 years and really have not done much. When I exercise alot I feel better so I assume that helps. I have read waht it says about it and I do not worry exessively, it does not interfere with my job, but lately in the last 3 years, I can tell i am changing.
Avatar n tn Yes, GAD is General Anxiety Disorder. Are you being treated for this either via therapy or medication? Therapy can help a lot with your self-esteem problem, as well as the anxiety. Take care.
1127040 tn?1289718662 Generally, if someone remains depressed or stressed or had past trauma, long term surgery, has any neurological disorder may lead to general anxiety disorder. Therefore, it can occur either voluntarily or involuntarily. A doctor may suggest counseling or psychotherapy, physiotherapy, treating related stress and avoidance of triggering factors by doing meditations/yoga can be helpful in recovering from the condition.
561921 tn?1216605621 Zoloft is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Paxil is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. It works by restoring the balance of serotonin which helps to improve certain mood problems.
Avatar m tn I am 19 years old, male, and I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder. I have had anxiety and hypochondriasis throughout my life , but only recently have developed Panic Disorder. I have had tingling sensations , pains, twitches, many floaters and pinpoint flashes, pins and needles sensations, cotton mouth, dry eyes, and general fatigue for the past few days. I also have perceived vision loss during the night.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms seem to point to Borderline Personality Disorder or Antisocial Disorder coinciding with exponential Anxiety/panic attacks. You should see to an appointment with a medical professional—be it a psychiatrist, neurologist, or even a general practitioner—before assuming any disorder is in place, though.
Avatar f tn My new doctor thinks I've been misdiagnosed for depression/anxiety. He says this based on everything I described to him and because general SSRI's just cause me more problems than good (high anxiety and side effects). He says I'm not BiPolar, but that I have a mood disorder, on the BiPolar Spectrum... maybe unipolar. He says he does not know exactly what kind of mood disorder yet, just that I have one. So he's trying me out on Lamictal.
Avatar m tn Have you seen a doctor for a very thorough check-up? I don't know if that's even possible in the age of corona virus, but that's a lot of symptoms. I've had panic attacks and phobias and anxiety for many years, but again, that's a lot of different symptoms.
716924 tn?1235869479 Hey John, It sounds like you are suffering from health anxiety, especially of the heart. You've had all the tests done and you've been cleared as fine. The hard part now is accepting your symptoms as anxiety induced and not life threating illnesses. I know this is easier said than done. I've had all the symptoms you've described and numerous tests as well. I even had 2 brain MRI's in one year because I was convinced I had MS or something worse.
Avatar f tn ve had symptoms that could fall under acute stress disorder, panic disorder, general anxiety disorder, and depression. Sometimes the symptoms can fit in one catagory and then switch over to a different catagory. For example, in the past I've had frequent panic attacks throughout the day. Overtime, I've found triggers (more trivial than life threatening) for some while others just happen. Majority of the symptoms began after 2 years of profound stress.
Avatar m tn How has any antidepressant any of you have tried also worked for your anxiety? As I said in the other question, I was prescribed an antidepressant for anxiety. And I know, medicines work differently for each person, I'm just wanting to get an idea of the general efficacy of antidepressants when it comes to anxiety and hear other people's stories.
Avatar m tn only supposed to be a short term thing. its been 4 years with on agian off agian symptoms, anxiety depression social anxity. what else could it be?
Avatar m tn I figured it as desensitizing myself to what gave me anxiety. The anxiety that I got I suppose was not severe, just racing heart, sweating, dry mouth, and a little fear? So maybe this is not helpful to you, I don't know.
Avatar m tn Hi I am a 30 year old male. I am on Meds for panic disorder/social anxiety disorder and depression. I'm on a bit of a cocktail, Wellbutrin, Klonopin, Prozac,Propanol, a goal of my MD and mine is to make the cocktail smaller. I am fortunate to have a great doc who actually does 45minute sessions. He listens and wants to know what is going on in the patients life, wants the patients input on Meds. He is not a drive thru doc like I hear about and have experienced who sees 4 patients an hour.
Avatar n tn This is my first post but I am looking everywhere I can for help. I'm a 29 year old male.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.
Avatar f tn I had receptive anal sex (I think it was protected, but I was wasted) with a partner whose history is uncertain to me. After about 4 weeks I experienced a variety of symptoms, which I hope are related to anxiety and stress. I had night sweats and a canker sore for one week, but that dissipated. Now my testicles hurt. There is no swelling or pain to the touch, and I don't feel the pain unless it's on my mind. That being said, it's always on my mind.
Avatar m tn i informed my doctor he said it anxiety disorder and the nurse i meet yesterday said it s also anxiety guys is possible that anxiety could give related symptoms like that?
1618236 tn?1408072214 function - the ability to make oneself feel OK/safe. Hence the symptoms of heightened sensitivity, anxiety, and irritability. The most effective treatments focus on teaching people how ways of making up for this deficit - hence the focus in dialectical behavior therapy on "distress tolerance" skills. Can you explain this in more detail---?
Avatar n tn It will also improve your sleep. Since your symptoms are improving, it appears that it may be anxiety. Anxiety can minifests itself in us a many different ways, and in varying degrees. If your sleep remains a problem contact your doctor to see what he thinks. Take care...
Avatar f tn I'm completely freaking out. I have General Anxiety Disorder and I don't think my medication is working. I've been on Citalopram (20mg) since March but my panic attacks are becoming more frequent, I'm sweating, trembling, my heart is beating super fast, I have really bad nausea, and I'm either sleeping too much or not at all. I'm terrified I'm going to fail my exams because I've been missing so many classes due to these symptoms. Help!
Avatar n tn I suffer from chronic depression and a general anxiety disorder. The only medicine that gives me energy and makes me feel better is hydrocodone. By taking this medication I feel better than any other anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication that I have been taking. Can my pyschiatrist prescribe me hydrocodone to help me for my depression and anxiety disorder?
1515545 tn?1291395764 Risperdal is one of the most common antipsycotics used to treat personality or general mood disorders. Being that there are only about 5 or 6 newer class generation anti-psycotics, I would say risperidal is most common and generally well tolerated.
Avatar m tn The serotonin theory is just that, a theory. It COULD be somewhat accurate, but unfortunately, as with all mental illness research, it's a guessing game, and there's no way to find out for sure. The serotonin theory was born mainly as a way to explain away how the newer antidepressants (SSRIs, SNRIs) would help people, to help market them.