Anxiety And Coughing

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I was diagnosed with anxiety back in July. I had just recently got over Pneumonia in June. I have been having weird symptoms but the ER and GP doctor's claim that I'm fine. But I can't seem to get over chest pain, side rib and back issues, but most of all a cough. Can someone please let me know, is a cough related to anxiety? I need to know because I'm thinking the worse with this chest pain and cough, been weeks and its still there.

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    Hello tamantha1980

    Im new to this site, only joined in the last half hour. I struggle with anxiety, too scared to go to the Drs. I've had a cough for the past three years. It's been quite bad for the past few days. It's like a tickly cough. I've also been struggling with my breathing for the last five days. Too scared to go to the Drs and no-one to talk yo about it. (I'm always there fifth everyone rose)

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    Apologies for typing error at the end of my message. Should of read (I'm there for everyone else)

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    Well I know that anxiety can cause a tight throats feeling, as if there's something stuck in your throat. It makes you want to cough and it makes you feel like you can't breathe. I believe it's caused by muscle tension in your neck and theist. I get it often when I have bad bouts of anxiety. It can also be triggered by acid reflux which I suffer with. It's called globus hystericus and it's not at all dangerous.

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    tamantha

    You can get a nervous cough that can be related t anxiety

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    I am a 16 year old girl and I was diagnosed with anxiety back in August. Before that, my head started hurting so I went to the doctor and he told me I have Migraines. He gave me medicine and sent me home. Ever since then, I've been stressing out about it and I think that something is seriously wrong with my brain. Because of that thought, I started having Anxiety attacks and I thought that I was gonna die. I went to the eye doctor and he told me that there was no swelling in my brain. But, I feel dizzy everyday, I feel nauseous, my head feels foggy, blurry vision, and I feel like I'm gonna pass out. I went back to the doctor and he prescribed me with Citalopram and it's helped some. I still experience all of those symptoms and I still feel like something terrible is going to happen to me. I just need to know that I'm okay and everything is going to be fine, and I need to stop worrying so much.

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      I'm so sorry to hear you've been going through all this. If it makes you feel better, I had similar symptoms back when I was a teenager. You're not alone in this. First things first, your symptoms are absolutely anxiety related. Almost ALL of us here have had the dizziness, the weird vision issues, the feeling like we're going to pass out, and the foggy head. What you're feeling isn't "fake" or all in your head, the anxiety causes these symptoms to manifest. The important thing is that they're NOT harmful to you. Your brain is fine, you're not losing your vision, and I promise you that you're not going to pass out. The medication should help a little, but it's also really important that you start therapy or CBT. Talking about these issues with a professional will help you so so much. In the meantime, try to relax. And believe me when I tell you....you'll be fine! I promise. 

      Peace 

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      I'm also new to this anxiety thing. I had two panic attacks before I was diagnosed with anxiety. I use to feel dizzy and tired all the time. The back of my head use to hurt and I could not concentrate at all. Also very irratated and unable to sleep. Now I think I'm more depressed now because I'm so worried about my future and health. However, your going to be fine, just remember it's only one day at a time. I know that can be hard because ever day is a dread.

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      It's completely natural that you're worried, friend. Most people get worried about the very same thing if they have persistent headaches. The difference is that anxiety disorder can make those nerves 100x worse. So you're beyond simple worry -- you're in a state of panic. That's what it means to be in the anxiety state. But it is possible to cope with all these feelings. I promise, you're not alone and you're going to feel better soon. Much love - peace 

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      I feel like I'm bothering you too much....but I just have one more (maybe) concern. Last night I felt like I couldn't breathe and I felt like my throat was closing up and I was frightened to go to sleep.....can that feeling be a symptom of anxiety?

      And also, I've been feeling dizzy all day, every day and I've just been getting really worried about it.....can constant dizziness be a symptom of anxiety also?

      I'm new to this anxiety thing....sorry if I ask too many questions.

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      Dizziness and shortness of breath are very common with anxiety. The interesting this is that all people experience anxiety, like duirng moments of fear. But people with anxiety disorder (which is souns like you have) experience this stuff pretty much all the time. The good news is that there are ways of dealing with this stuff. The more you educate yourself about the symptoms, the better you'll be able to deal with them. Don't be scared, you're going to be okay. Try to get some help with therapy and consider taking some mediciation to relax your mind. It'll get better. smile 

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