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Anxiety Disorders

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Comment from: Niambi, 19-24 (Patient) Published: June 28

Palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, sense of choking, chest pain, nausea or other stomach upset and dizziness are my symptoms of anxiety.

Comment from: cat lover, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 21

I have had anxiety most of my life. Different forms of it. Ranging from social to not being able to ride in a car. And sit in a show. Now my anxiety is a little obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and just being anxious. My doctors gave me Lexapro and Xanax. They are helpful. All who have this condition, you are not alone.

Comment from: ally, Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I have been suffering with low self-esteem, fear, and anxiousness for over 10 years now. My worst symptom is waking up in the morning gagging, with stomach and chest pain, hanging over the toilet. I am very sensitive and do not get along with anybody. I have been hiding my disorder from family and friends.

Comment from: Earl, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have had a stroke, and I think that is the problem behind all my anxiety. I am restless, I move around to feel better. When my wife is upset with me, it seems to get worse. I can't sleep well. When I'm on my feet very long, my back hurts terribly. I'd rather be dead, but have no suicidal tendencies. I do urinate frequently, but can't see this as a problem. I have diabetes II.

Comment from: angie, Female (Patient) Published: April 02

My anxiety symptoms are, sometimes I feel like fainting, I have trouble sleeping, I have trouble concentrating, and I get a lot of headaches and worries. I get a lot of saliva in my mouth when I get heartburn. I get so sentimental. I get feelings of crying, out of nowhere. I have been thinking weird stuff, I am constantly tired, my bones hurt and sometimes I feel like doing nothing, I just want to be in bed all day sleeping. I see my life boring but it is not supposed to be like that, I have got 2 beautiful babies and I got to keep moving my life for them, I love them with all my heart. I need help.

Comment from: Alex, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 11

For me, it just happens professionally and that too in a closed room meetings, where I need to wait for my turn to give my work status. Surprisingly, in between the meeting I am usually fine to ask and reply to others, but when the rounds are started one by one, I start panicking. I can feel and fully listen to my heart beats, running so fast. Then I feel my voice will start trembling when I speak. Usually I have lot of stuff to tell others about my hard work, but to avoid being shaky-voice guy, I skip almost everything and finish saying 'No major updates.' This is bad and I think only deep breathing and peace of mind can help me. I do not want to go for any medication.

Comment from: Charles, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: March 08

I have sweaty hands and feet and extreme nervousness. I've been like this since yesterday. I'm having trouble sleeping restfully. I'm very irritable and snappy. I cry for no reason and I'm very emotional all the time.

Comment from: masieee, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

My anxiety symptoms, feel faint, trembling, neck spasms, excess mucus and saliva. I have also had bile problems, bowel problems, dysphagia and acid reflux.

Comment from: Dollygirl, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 28

I have anxiety and I have trouble sleeping also have no concentration and get lots of headaches and worry I'll have a heart attack.

Comment from: prad, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 11

I have feelings of palpitation very frequently and mostly when I meet somebody. I have no other disorder besides this and commonly rises during official meeting and discussion also.

Comment from: Kate, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

Heart racing, and sweating of the hands and underarms to where I can't shake anyone's hands. I have had numerous doctors give me medications to cope, however the best thing that works is exercise. The medications make you sleepy and the best advice is to take a stress test by your doctor.

Medically reviewed by Daniel S. Harrop, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

"Generalized anxiety disorder: Epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment, and diagnosis"
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