Generalized anxiety disorder gad

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7581744 tn?1393538929 I have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Is this a curable condition or is it life-long?
Avatar m tn I have generalized anxiety disorder, and I'm wondering if people have experienced what I have. It's interesting to see the evolution of the disorder. First I was convinced I had heart problems, and that it was causing my symptoms, which are typically chest pressure/tightness, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and weakness. I had countless EKG's, ECG's, a holter-monitor test, and blood work. All came back fine. Now I am worried about new things.
Avatar f tn I have a question. I was diagnosed years ago with Generalized Anxiety Disorder with Anxiety Attacks and Agoraphobia. I had a discussion tonight with a friend who keeps saying I do it to myself. I have had this along with a diagnosis of ADD as well as Bipolar 2 and then Clinical Depression. I was wondering if Anxiety is really something that can be controlled by the mind or if it really does need to be treated with medication?
Avatar m tn It does happen that one grows 'used' to the drug and it takes a higher and higher dose to receive any medical benefit and often at the risk of increased side effects, You say that you tried an antidepressent----- I'm wondering how long ago. There are medications available now that work really well for GAD and have a favorable side effect profile. The duel receptor types of medications that work on both serotonin and norepinephrine-- SRNI's.
3060903 tn?1398568723 Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Your worrying doesn’t get in the way of your daily activities and responsibilities. Your worrying significantly disrupts your job, activities, or social life. You’re able to control your worrying. Your worrying is uncontrollable. Your worries, while unpleasant, don’t cause significant distress. Your worries are extremely upsetting and stressful. Your worries are limited to a specific, small number of realistic concerns.
Avatar n tn My wife is a psychologist and she said it sounded like Generalized Anxiety Disorder. That sounded odd to me because these symptoms were occurring with and without any anxiety (and I would normally feel anxious anyway since I didn't know what the hell was wrong with me). Since then I have had more depression and anxiety (with no real cause, in cirumstances where I wouldn't normally be anxious), and when I do my ears feel full and I don't know which is causing which.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with GAD 16 months ago but I have experienced anxiety symtoms since I was 18 now I am 51. Therapy has done wonders for me to understand the way my mind processes anxiety symptoms and has taught me how to deal with them. Also the frequency of my panic attacks have decreased since going through therapy and coming to this forum has helped . My concern for you is your need for a Dr. you can trust. Maybe you should consider going to a Dr. that has a good reputation.
Avatar m tn I wasn't sure if you were asking a question or if that was a title for a book you're writing. Symptoms of GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) 1) Daily anxiety and worry about common activities or events for longer than 6 months. 2) Restlessness 3) Fatigue 4) Difficulty concentrating 5) irritability 6) muscle tension 7) Difficulty sleeping Generally you need to have at least 3 or more of the above symptoms to be diagnosed with GAD. I do hope this helped.
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with panic disorder mild level and generalized anxiety. I can't take this anymore! I don't enjoy my life, even though I love my life right now. I feel unreal as if I am viewing my body from outer space. I feel like I am about to die..... I've been going through that for 11 years and I am only 24. However, it has increased in the past 4 months and it happening to me everyday after sunset til I sleep. The doctor prescribed me seroxat 25.
Avatar n tn it sounds exactly like GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) that is exactly how I found out that i suffered from it. I felt worried all the time and could not sleep, I was taking ambien to sleep through the night and all was good, but then it turned to light headedness, dizziness and other syptoms that you describe above. Make sure you get diagnosed properly, and get to a specialist if you are diagnosed with GAD.
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 f tn I have suffered with generalized anxiety disorder all my life including during my early childhood. My paternal grandmother and all of her sisters had tremors that worsened in their later years. She was also a chronic worrier and would literally wring her hands as a symptom of her anxiety. My father who had tremors of the hands and wrists was also an anxious person and it was manifested in his restlessness.
Avatar n tn I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder especially exegerated hypochondria which then leads to depression..I've been like this for more than 2 years now! Chills like goose bumps in periods are normal symptoms of this disorder right?
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?
1423878 tn?1282887232 agoraphobia and generalized anxiety disorder with panic attacks. So....I cannot endorse Wellbutrin. I believe many like it as it may have less of a negative impact on the libido.
Avatar m tn // Yet I know it's talked alot on here that HYPO causes the other two things... so confused. I manage my GAD by just being thick headed and stubborn, not talking meds but if its starting to effect my health like this.
Avatar n tn Instead they gave me a diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I found this to be quite surprising since I have never been much of a worrier. I have tried to found info on GAD symptoms and pretty much everything that I have found has put a heavy emphasis on uncontrollable worrying that interferes with daily life; I've not had that problem, so I'm starting to question the diagnosis. So, I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar situation.
Avatar n tn Hello all, I have been diagnosed with Generalized anxiety disorder and bipolar disorder, but I have been struggling for months with appetite problems, rapid weight loss, decreased vision, muscle spasms and twitching, headaches, and just about every other symptom of hyperthyroidism, but when I went to the doctor last (a few months ago when it all began) they took a blood sample to check and said that my levels of whatever they check for were normal.
15079 tn?1212103234 After 12 years of being on Zoloft 200mg daily for my generalized anxiety disorder, along with varying dosages of Xanax and Buspar 15 mg. 2 x a day, I was switched to Paxil CR 25mg, because it was believed that the Zoloft had finally quit working, as I'd started having constant anxiety everyday again, sometimes for weeks at a time.( I was weaned with 100mg Zoloft and 12.5mg of Paxil CR for a few weeks, then totally taken off the Zoloft.) I started the Paxil CR 25mg on Oct.