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I need some ways to deal with physical symptoms of anxiety.

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I need some ways to deal with physical symptoms of anxiety. I'm constantly feeling sick and like I'm always on the verge of dying. I've had so many tests that have come back normal. But I still feel horrible, I don't know what to do anymore
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

what meds are you on if any?

are you going counseling?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm on ativan and currently going to an intensive outpatient program for anxiety. I have labrynthitus and pretty much have convinced myself something is seriously wrong with me. I feel spaced out, head hurts, crazy dizzy spells, and today my ribs hurt. I've been to the drs like 4 times now. Had tons of blood work done, ekg, heart monitor, mri of head and neck, CT scan of head and neck... I just don't know what's wrong with me
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

have you tried exercise?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's hard because I have so many symptoms.Right now I'm in bad anxiety because of the labrynthitus. Is it normal to feel this awful with this condition
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry you feel so bad

you need to try some form of exercise that will help this

I recommend tai chi or yoga

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Is it normal to feel this awful with labrynthitus
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

yes

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
How long will it take to get better? I'm having horrible panic attacks with it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Unpredictable.

It can take weeks to months sometimes

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
It's not something more serious though? I've had so many tests I've been to the emergency room 4 times alone this week
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

No, it is nothing life threatening.

I'm sure of it

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Why does it feel so scary?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

anxiety does this.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Anyway to cope?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

like i said, exercise is key

or meditation

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
But shouldn't I wait till the labrynthitus is over with? Is it best to try and ignore this. I just want to feel normal again. Having non stop anxiety all day long
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

No, the exercise will help with this

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
your sure it's not something more serious? I'm having another attack where it feels spinniny, my heart races, my sinuses gurt. I have wicked bad brain fog... is this all part of it
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Im sure

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
im freaked out this is going to last months... I read it can linger on for a very long time. It really scares me that I wont start feeling better any time soon
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

If you follow my advice I think you will get better soon

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Thanks for this question

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