This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having these symptoms.
if your GP thinks you have excessive anxiety, they should be at least offering you some anti-anxiety medications.
you might benefit from medications like an SSRI agent like sertraline or paxil to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.
and also a long acting benzodiazepine like valium (diazepam) or klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan or xanax to help decrease your anxiety symptoms.
excessive anxiety can cause poor sleep and fatigue and abdominal pains and cramps and lightheadedness and even brain fog and not clear thinking.
Would this be as long-term? Even when I feel better and better mentally? I am also not a big fan of such strong medications =( I am aware of their side effects. Is there any other possibility that I could have a different health issue? I do appreciate your reply though. Is there anything that I could do without medication? Thank you
yes, you can see a psychotherapist and learn some congitive behavioral therapy to help decrease your anxiety.
exercise therapy regularly can help decrease anxiety and help you sleep better at night.
it is impossible to predict if your anxiety symptoms will be short term or long term.
you could also have constipation or irregular bowel syndrome which can cause abdominal cramps and pains occasionally.
we can not examine patients over the internet, but your GP doctor who knows you has said you have suffered from excessive anxiety.
do you have any other questions?
Just one more question? So from your professional point of view this does not sound like something more serious?
no, it doesn't sound like anything more serious.
it sounds like your anxiety symptoms are not being controlled at this point.
let me know if you have other questions.
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Ok, thank you very much. I feel a bit calmer now. I was just panicking that this would not improve if I do not have more medical tests. Thank you help
you are welcome
I am glad you feel calmer now.
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