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is it possible to have anxiety disorder when you dont have any kind of problems???

I was working one time and all of the sudden I felt my blood pressure go really high. I went to the nurses office and my blood pressure was 158/108, and I had had a bump in my throat for a while already. I had started to get swollen around the mouth and once in a while I felt dizzy and my stomach felt like I had the feeling that something really bad was gonna happen. I get scared really easily by any little thing and I get really red in the face when I get emberrased by things that I shouldn't. I feel nervous for things that I shouldn't. I am 26 years old and I had never had any health problems at all. I smoke about 2 packs of cigarettes a day and my doctor told me to cut down on them, he also told me that all those were symptoms of anxiety disorder and he prescribed me anti depressant pills. I told him I don't have problems at home and that I love my job, but still he said that was what was causing my blood pressure to go up and thats why I had been feeling that way.

Asked By: reymundocerda - 7/28/2007
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Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It helps one deal with a tense situation in the office, study harder for an exam, keep focused on an important speech. In general, it helps one cope. But when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. more... More
Answered By: ER Trauma Doctor - 7/28/2007
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He's right. It's your body's chemistry. It's not your fault - and you're not weak or weird for having it. Lots of people do. Try the medicine, and see how it makes you feel. You deserve to feel good. And thank goodness there are medicines that can help.
Answered By: gbcopy - 7/28/2007
 
anxiety attacks and disorders aren't associated with physical health problems. it's a mental thing and usually stems from something that happened to you in the past that was traumatic or it just kinda develops. I'm extrememly claustrophobic and have anxiety issues with that and i don't know why i'm claustrophobic or... More
Answered By: reality101 - 7/28/2007
 
i have bad anziaty an my stomach hurts bad when i get it i feel sick and i dont have any problems so yes
Answered By: alexandra s - 7/28/2007
 
It sounds like you had a panic attack these are usually bought on by stress. Try looking up some deep breathing exercises, these usually help people. I'm a smoker too but 2 packs a day is ridiculous you should try to cut down or you probably won't be in good health for much longer (sorry for sounding mean cos people... More
Answered By: Dazedandconfused - 7/28/2007
 
It's a chemical thing, not always a situational symptom. I got it from my mom (genetically). I'd just get jumpy as hell for NO reason. It's OK. You're not crazy. It's 2007 and thankfully we have meds that allow us to go on living a normal life. D
Answered By: Deloris - 7/28/2007
 
It is quite possible you have some underlying fear you are not acknowledging even to yourself. We can be good deceivers. Anxiety can be a by product from your environment or some part of your life you feel you do not totally control. It could even be from just being somewhere you really don't want to be. The causes can... More
Answered By: Sage - 7/28/2007
 
Anxiety disorders can come in all kinds of packages. Each person is like a little mystery waiting to be solved. I had a doctor tell me I had a possible anxiety disorder years ago and yet he did nothing to help. Come to find out, I had thyroid cancer, which opens a new can of worms. I'm not sure what you meant about... More
Answered By: KK - 7/28/2007
 
I hear two things going on... More
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Answered By: embroidery fan - 7/28/2007
 
No, that's the whole thing. It's the same idea as depression. There's the situational kind that has an identifiable cause. Then there's the physical kind that results from brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) not being absorbed properly by the nerve cells (neurons... More
Answered By: Diana P - 7/28/2007
 
I have suffered from generalized anxiety disorder since I was 12. I try not to think about it. I will listen to my body and know that I am experiencing these things but then I will try to find evidence around me that tells me there is no reason why I should feel worried. I take deep breaths or tap my feet on the... More
Answered By: Tammy G - 7/28/2007
 
Anxiety doesn't necessarily means that you have problems. It could be that you have worries or lots of other things. Smoking 2 packs of cigs a day doesn't help... More
Answered By: Mike R - 7/28/2007
 
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