Anxiety and panic may create symptoms that look and feel like something else. Call Dr. Lou for help at (207) 744-6251.

Anxiety and Panic are as American as apple pie. You’ve probably been told at some point in your life that your symptoms are all in your head. That anxiety and panic are leading you to feel the way that you are feeling. As it turns out, the people who told you that may be right. A google search for  anxiety and panic U.S.A. turned up this result regarding adults: Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder. There are tens of thousands of lists online describing what you might feel as a “symptom” of anxiety and panic. Nausea Twitching, cramping, and achy limbs Numbness Insomnia Shaking and trembling Feeling of hot or cold, sweating Difficulty focusing Digestive issues Fear of dying, losing control or “going crazy.” Irrational fears. Fatigue Muscle spasms or pain Depression High blood pressure These are pretty common symptoms that could also be related to other issues. But what if they are all due to anxiety and panic? What if your stress level has been deceptively high, sustained and for a great deal of time? The result could overwhelm...