Generalized anxiety disorder test

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Avatar m tn I have also seen a psych and she tells me I have generalized anxiety disorder. Talking to her helps but it's 100 bucks an hour and I can't run to the emergency room every time I think something is wrong. I have a full time job, am in school and married. My GP wants to put me on Celexa instead of Xanax but I have read the side-effects of Celexa and they scared me, especially the sexual dysfucntion part. Anyway, that's my story.
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 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.
Avatar n tn Whether you have generalized anxiety or social anxiety or garden variety anxiety can only be diagnosed by a doctor.........and at the young age of 13, (even tho it's obvious you are mature for your age) your hormones are kicking into high gear and that can sometimes bring on anxiety. I would urge you to talk to your parents about these feelings and I believe a talk with your doctor is in order. You do not have to feel this way. You'll be fine as long as you reach out for the help you need.
Avatar n tn Generalized itching is not a symptom of HIV, herpes, or any other STD. Your negative test results prove you do not have HIV. Almost every respiratory illness "resembles" tuberculosis to a greater or lesser degree. (That is, the symptoms of TB are not very specific but occur with many other conditions. TB is like HIV in that way.) Heptitis C isn't an STD and generally is not sexually acquired, so I don't get into it in detail; but itching alone is not a sign of acute hepatitis.
Avatar f tn And I also have times where I feel sharp pains through chest sometimes in the center comes and goes its manly present when I'm feeling anxious.. Need to help or someone that has been through this. I've had generalized anxiety disorder for about 2 years now and gets better then somedays I'm back to square 1!
Avatar f tn Hi, I am newly diagnosed with OCD and an anxiety disorder (generalized, I think). I was prescribed Zoloft 50 mg about three weeks ago by a psychiatrist my therapist sent me to, but I have been too anxious to take it (worried about side effects freaking me out). I have recently become very anxious that I am possibly having a heart attack. Last Friday, my best friend called 911 and they hauled me off to the hospital.
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 received my first diagnosis back in 2007 of social anxiety disorder and was later diagnosed with generalized and OCD obsessional type. Throughout this time I also received the diagnosis of major depressive disorder. The most distressing of these, however, were the anxiety disorders. My anxiety used to manifest itself primarily as bodily symptoms - constant heart palpitations, feelings of impending doom. I would experience these things from the minute I woke up til I went to sleep.
Avatar m tn I continued to worry and worry and worry about my health and everything everyday so my doctor diagnosed me with generalized anxiety disorder and started me on 20mgs of citalopram. This helped to ease my anxiety however i check my pulse all the time, when im not nervous about it, it is good usually 60-72 however right when i go to check my blood pressure either at the doctors office or the drug store my heart races.
Avatar m tn When I was in college I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I was prescribed Effexor XR, which I took for about 7 years. I tapered off that drug and for a few months was 'drug free', but found that I was starting to have anxiety problems again. My doctor then put me on Lexapro, which I took for 4 years. I got off of lexapro about 3 years ago and haven't been on anything specifically for anxiety since then.
696755 tn?1236019912 I recently saw a neurologist due to my severe symptoms that I have been having for over 2 months. He said it may be conversion disorder? Is this rare, does anyone have any further info on it, because I have not had anything traumatic going on lately so I don't see how I could have this? Not to mention I don't think the symptoms fit. Also if I do have this, will these symptoms come back if something stressful happens later in life???
1318245 tn?1274227973 -intense fatigue not relieved by sleep -muscle twitching (all over body, worse when lying down) -pins and needles/numbness feeling in legs and especially feet -heart palpitations -shortness of breath during mild exercise -weakness -mood instability/personality changes/disinterest -intermittent pelvic/abdominal pain -persistent pressure headache made worse sometimes by bending over or changing with other symptoms -confusion and feelings of derealization -sometimes blurry vision or feeling like o
Avatar f tn I heard Effexor was good for panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Does anybody know if it is any better than any other antidepressant?
Avatar n tn I've noticed quite a few people seem to share my symptoms of generalized anxiety and elevated heart rate and blood pressure. During times when I do not feel good, I can become labile and have a resting heart rate of around 100 to 120. I've bounced back and forth between cardiologists and psychiatrists, and unfortunately this doesn't seem to be a very well understood issue. This seems to be seasonal. During the summer months, I'm perfectly fine. In the winter, my mood becomes fragile.
Avatar n tn My physician doesn't seem to think that my increased anxiety has anything to do with menopause; she feels it's generalized anxiety disorder. I see her later this month and will insist on a FSH level test to check my hormone levels. I have been using the over the counter progesterine cream and am wondering if anyone knows if this cream will affect my blood work. Cannot seem to get an answer as yet.
Avatar f tn I have been on every anti anxiety med imaginable (I can tolerate none). I have been disabled with my Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder for over 15 years. I have suffered with severe bouts of agoraphobia as well. I have been in therapy for more than 15 years as well. I want to thank you and "Amy" for caring enough to respond. Much appreciated.
Avatar f tn And not all anxiety diseases are panic attacks -- there's a condition called GAD, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder, that is pretty much ever-present anxiety. Lots of fish in the anxiety sea. Make sure if you do see a psychologist they specialize in treating anxiety -- most don't. Good luck.
7603392 tn?1393176350 I'm not sure if this is what you have, but I was diagnosed with GAD. GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) causes me to over examine situations. When that happens my mind makes the situation seem bigger than what it actually is. For instance, if I have a simple dizzy spell, I get this rush of fear and truly believe that I must be dying of a horrible misdiagnosed disease. I have insomnia every night, and when I do finally fall asleep, my body wakes up in 4 to 5 hours and I can't fall back to sleep.
Avatar n tn I still experienced chest pains which eventually led me to be diagnosed with Anxiety and Generalized Panic Disorder. I am still experiencing chest pains to date. Countless EKG's, stress tests and other test have still shown no heart related cause of the pain. I had my gall bladder removed in 2007 which eased some pain. However, I still experience pain in my chest. I have now been diagnosed with GERD which my Doc advised he is 90% sure is causing the pain.
Avatar m tn But found nothing, they released me saying that I had GAD(Generalized Anxiety Disorder). I came home but my problems continued, so I visited a psychiatrist, he prescribed me rivotril 0.5 mg and paradise xr 12.5mg for 1 month, later he increased the doses and after some days he asked me to stop rivotril but continue paradise xr 25mg. I tried to communicate with him, but he never explained anything to me. I got disappointed. In the meantime I begun to feel very weak and fatigue.
Avatar m tn I over-analyze everything such as my pulse, funny feelings in my arms, my eyesight blurring, etc. I went to a few doctors and they told me I have generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorder. They prescribed me pills to take but I quit them all because they all cause horrible sexual side effects that just create more problems.
Avatar f tn All in your head? How does he know, has he tested your head to determine this? This is the type of medical help I cannot believe. Can I honestly recommend you fire this doctor, and see another. Also, have you had a 5 panely thyroid test? And a resulting ultrasound to make sure you don't have thyroid disease? If anxiety, shortness of breath, mood swings, depression, etc., are on your symptoms list.
Avatar n tn I take deep breaths, my fingers tingle, my hands seem a bit pale, my heart is pounding fast. I know I have generalized anxiety disorder and sometimes anxiety attacks, so I am wondering if this is just a panic attack, or if I am feeling panicy because my heart is doing something abnormal like atrial fibrillation. Cause and effect are confusing with anxiety. I'm schedule to have an echo stress test in about 10 days.
1319752 tn?1274429691 [92] Because this condition can mimic organic mental disorders, such as panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, or even schizophrenia, a number of medical professionals believe caffeine-intoxicated people are routinely misdiagnosed and unnecessarily medicated when the treatment for caffeine-induced psychosis would simply be to stop further caffeine intake.