Our expert says:
A psychologist could help to analyze all the stresses you are experiencing, identify those that are avoidable ( so you can avoid them ! ) and work on techniques to cope better with the rest. Stress isn't inevitable. Your other complaints sound like there may be an anxiety disorder developing, which is quite common as a result of chronic stress. Although there are other potential causes for heart palpitations, which your GP would need to check on for you, anxiety itself, especially in the form of Panic Attacks, can cause palpitations, alarm and fear, rapid pulse beat, and other symptoms, such as sweating and trembling. And nausea and tummy sensations. ( again, there are other possible causes needing to be checked and ruled out ).
If your GP can rule out physical causes for these symptoms, a shrink should be seen, as this condition usually responds really well to treatment, with CBT style counselling and with some medicines, such as some also used to treat depression.
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