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What is Anxiety disorder?

Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a racing heart and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, a specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, and panic disorder among others.

Anxiety disorders are partly genetic but may also be due to drug use including alcohol and caffeine, as well as withdrawal from certain drugs. They often occur with other mental disorders, particularly major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, certain personality disorders, and eating disorders. The term anxiety covers four aspects of experiences that an individual may have: mental apprehension, physical tension, physical symptoms and dissociative anxiety. There are other psychiatric and medical problems that may mimic the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, such as hyperthyroidism.

Common treatment options include lifestyle changes, therapy, and medications. Medications are typically recommended only if other measures are not effective. Anxiety disorders occur about twice as often in females as males, and generally begin during childhood. As many as 18% of Americans and 14% of Europeans may be affected by one or more anxiety disorders.

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thanks doctors i was serching for you i have a anxiety disorder and have littel blood pressure..the pressure rises when i eat nicotine and get down with in few min..how to conferme that i have blood pressure my average blood pressure 128 86 is it ok or i have to worr

Hai,

As your blood pressure is normal.no need to worry.

blood pressure will differ depends on diet, exercise, disease, and certain external factors also. alcohol will influence blood pressure.
intake nicotine will increases blood pressure.it also cause damage to the heart vessel and other...
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Hello My question is : My Family doctor wants me to try Paxil for grneralized anxiety disorder and im afraid to take it because of all the side effects listed and i read all these negative reviews about paxil on the internet, am i graunteed to get the side effects or are they their for precaution like my dr. said?
Hi,

I can understand your concern regarding the side effects of Paxil (paroxetine). Paroxetine ia selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and an effective treatment for paroxetine.

Every drug has some side effects. The side effects are listed to make a person aware so that he can report if any of...
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I have a lower lumbar problem will be getting a mri this week I have an anxiety disorder where I am afraid of medicine and I am in pain they gave me pentaz/nalox 50 05mg and about 2 and 1/2 hours ago I took a kalonapin half of a blue 1 mg question can I take the pain pill
Hi,
Welcome to HCM!

I understand your query. However, I assure you that there is no need to worry. MRI is a harmless and painless scan which will help your doctor in diagnosing your back problem.
The medicines that were prescribed to you are for treating your pain and acidity (which occurs due to...
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Hi Doctor,

I asked a question to a psychiatrist couple of weeks back from my healthcare magic account, and was suggested to take paroxetine 12.5 mg daily at night, diagnosing me with underlying anxiety disorder. My main problems were unable to concentrate and maintain focus, and forgetting things easily etc.

I started taking the tablet 9 days back. Initially I started feeling a little better, but since yesterday I am getting headache and nausea, and they seem to be increasing day by day. Also, I am feeling increased sweating and hear beat. Could these be effects of paroxetine, and should I be continuing it? Also, if I stop taking paroxetine, will I be having any withdrawal symptoms like unable to concentrate and focus and going back to the same stage as I was before starting to take paroxetine?

Please let me know if you need any additional information

Regards,
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Brief Answer:
Consider adding clonazepam

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for choosing wwwhealthcaremagic.com
I would suggest you to screen through Hamilton's Anxiety Rating Scale for detailed evaluation. Inability to maintain focus and concentrate may be due to anxiety disorder, ADHD or combination...
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hi im a 37 yr old female, i do have anxiety disorder, i have times where my pulse races, ive had atlest 5 ekgs, all normal, went to ER because my pulse racing scarred me so much, hooked up to heart monitor, no arythmias, had blood work, & chest xrays, all normal. never had any chest pain or anything like that, BP is always normal. shuld i be worried about a hole in my heart?
hi,
yes you should be concerned. You should visit local cardiologist and get echo done. Of hole is small it can closed with device and it's minor procedure and if it's larger then you will need surgery.
But you get yourself treated because it may later lead to irreversible damage to heart and...
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Hi Dr Oana, I just got a BP reading of 140/70, I suffer with an anxiety disorder and am getting married pretty soon so quite stressed about that, the last time I had my reading done I was hypotensive, is this something I should be concerned about? thank you
Hi welcome to HCM,
Your symptoms are suggestive of Generalized anxiety disorder/GAD.BP fluctuations in your case are related to your stress.BP around 100-120/70-90 is considered to be normal in your case.Get investigations like serum electrolytes,complete blood picture,thyroid profile,blood...
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sir am 61 years old and diabetic patient, am suffering from anxiety disorder and dipression i have contacted psychiatrist he describe me to take Zosert 50 and Lonazep at night and Etirest 50 at morning but the problem is am taking less intake of food please help me.
hiiii dear


the medicines that have been given to you is good for both anxiety and sleep problems

if u have good response than no need to change

here u did not mentioned about duration and response

if u feel better than plz continue to take it

apart from medicines certain change in life style also...
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