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Do you answer questions regarding health anxiety? thank you

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Hi, do you answer questions regarding health anxiety? thank you so much
Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: i would around 4 years now
Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: jus that i suffer with anxiety
Submitted: 14 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

This is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

what is your question about health anxiety?

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i appreciate that thank you.
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i wrote this out, i hope that’s ok.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

bad anxiety disorder can make you worried about things you taking on health anxiety as a disorder

you have bad anxiety symptoms

there are treatments for anxiety symptoms which can help you

there are medications like sertraline, fluoxetine, paroxetine which can help decrease anxiety symptoms.

medications like diazepam, clonazepam can help decrease anxiety

hydroxyzine, and propranolol can help as well

medical marijuana can help decrease anxiety symptoms

regular exercise and yoga can help decrease anxiety symptoms

EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy can help decrease anxiety symptoms

talking with a psychotherapist regularly can help decrease your anxiety symptoms


you should talk to your doctor about these treatments which can help you.

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
what is BAD anxiety? i’m not sure i’ve heard of it before.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

anxiety disorder is when you have frequent anxiety and symptoms from frequent anxiety symptoms like fast heart rate, or nausea, or throat tightness, or shortness of breath, or nausea, or tense shoulders. and other symptoms

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i understand, thank you so much
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i was just wondering if health anxiety can make you take on an mental illness as your own? like it would do with a physical pain?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

anxiety disorder is a mental illness

one form of anxiety disorder is health anxiety and worrying about your health.

anxiety disorder can cause real body aches and pain and body symptoms like chest pains, shortness of breath, nausea, headaches, tight throat and other symptoms

Customer: replied 14 days ago.
okay, thank you for your time :)
Customer: replied 14 days ago.
i appreciate it
Expert:  Dr. David replied 14 days ago.

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