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Are My Heart Issues Anxiety or Something Else?

December 13, 2016 at 10:28am

I find myself up during the night worried that I have heart issues.

I can feel my heart beating and it seams fast at times, but I sometimes feel I am missing several beats, this worries me. I sometimes have this chocking going on, so I drink lots of water to stop that feeling. Why is this happening?

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Tips for De-Stressing the Holidays

December 12, 2014 at 5:27am

What are some tips for de-stressing the holidays?

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Treatment for Anxiety and Headaches

April 24, 2014 at 10:31am

I seem to have anxiety and headaches while at work. My physician said that it could be from stress.

I excercise 4-5 times a week to help with the anxiety. And I was placed on medications, but I could not take them because the itching side effect was terrible.

Is there anything else I can do to help with the anxiety since I cannot take the medications my physician suggested?

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Massage and Type 2 Diabetes

February 18, 2013 at 12:57pm

What thoughts do you have about including therapeutic massage as part of a healthcare plan for type 2 diabetes?

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Hiccups and Chest Pain

March 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

Not every time, but sometimes when I eat, I start to get hiccups and then experience pain in my upper chest area. I then feel that I have a lot of mucus to spit up. I have Tourette Syndrome and I turn my head to the left a lot and have neck and face twitches. I am sometimes stressed when I am eating a meal, but not all the time.

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Natural Antidepressants vs Medical Antidepressants

January 16, 2012 at 9:00am

Do you have any knowledge about natural antidepressants compared to medical?

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Depressed During Winter

April 28, 2011 at 9:22am

I get so depressed during winter, but my husband doesn’t believe in seasonal mood changes. Is there really a connection between winter and depression?

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