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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Insomnia, dizzy spells & chest pain, is this Anxiety?

Firstly I suppose I should say that I am a 29year old woman. I weigh approx 8st and am 5ft 3in in height. Over the past few years, since having my daughter, I have suffered regular episodes of insomnia , dizzy spells, chest pains and digestive issues. For a long time I had put these things down to stress, low blood pressure and a wheat intolerence. Over the past 3years my insomnia has become more severe. I bearly sleep for 3months or so until I seem to reach complete exhaustion and it levels out for a few weeks, but then starts again. I ve always struggled to sleep and had long contemplation times before nodding off. I have been getting more \
Fri, 1 Jul 2011
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Anxiety can present with a myriad of symptoms, which include those mentioned by you. Long standing insomnia and medically unexplained physical symptoms suggests the possibility of anxiety disorder. you have not menitoned whether you have taken psychiatric treatment for the same. If not, then you must not delay any further and seek help. If you have already taken anti anxiety medication, then other factors like on going stressors and your lifestyle needs to be evaluated.
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  User's Response
welcom to hcm,
i am on the cadidad opinion that two roots of condition is caused by digestive disburance and anxiety and can mend the condition by lighting your food stuff. excess use of fruit juices,vegitable.french made homeo complex for tired nervous heart and stomach SOLUDOR 30+30+3O IN SMALL WATER.YOU WILL BE RELIVED BY ALL MEANS.
  Anonymous's Response
It seems it could be your Thyroid, i'd go have it checked out. This happened to a family member of mine and they ended up just needing some simply medication to speed it up a bit. Some symptoms of an under-active thyroid are:

fatigue, exhaustion
feeling run down and sluggish
muscle cramps
Psychiatrist Dr. Jagadeesan's  Response
You seem to be suffering from a condition called somatoform disorder, in which psychological problems cause bodily symptoms like sleep disturbance, pain, digestion issues, chest pain and so on. Only relaxation techiques may not help achive remission. It would be better for you to get a Psychiatrist opinion. Good luck...
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  User's Response
I feel your pain. I often have insomia....go to bed at 9 or 10pm and fall asleep at 2am.
What can help is:
Chamomile, Passion Flower tea or even lavender.
Avoid caffine it will make you anxious and stay up.
Take a warm bath and relax muscles.
Calming music and positive words to yourself help greatly for insomnia. Loook up more teas that can help for nausea.
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