Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Can allergies cause anxiety?
For about a year and a half now I have been dealing with this feeling and no one can really tell me what it is so that is why I have been thinking it could be due to allergies? I have had many symptoms and I am wondering if all I have is just allergies. My symptoms are mental confusion, always tired no matter how long I sleep, pressure in my head, eyes hurt, have eye floaters sometimes. These are my main symptoms. I am a smoker as well so I dont know if that could have anything to do with how I feel. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks Thomas
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
358304_tn?1409713092
Well, I don't think allergies CAUSE anxiety per say... but allergy symptoms can cause YOU to cause ANXIETY... if you are WORRIED about the symptoms...

I tend to be a SYMPTOM worrier...

I have eye floaters bad... and somedays they are fine... and not noticeable.... some days they are floating everywhere... and it freaks me out... and i just think the worse.

That's anxiety. "Thinking the worse"... causing other symptoms...

Good luck to ya. =) Try not to worry too much.
Comment
Cancel
358304_tn?1409713092
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
757137_tn?1347200053
I think allergies can cause some anxiety, especially if they are of sudden onset. It is not knowing what is wrong with you that creates the anxiety.
Comment
Cancel
757137_tn?1347200053
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Nothing causes anxiety necessarily, but people prone to anxiety can be made more anxious by anything, including allergies.  I've suffered from allergies all my life and they've never made me more anxious until after Paxil withdrawal, which left me with constant anxiety for the first time.  Anything now makes me more anxious.  People will often experience anxiety when they have thyroid or blood sugar imbalances, for example, but many others don't.  I think how you react to things depends on whether you're prone to anxiety or not and just the peculiarities of each person's physiology.  
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Can allergies cause anxiety?
Submit Answer
A
A
Recent Activity
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213 commented on Help
23 mins ago
296076_tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on photo
24 mins ago
406584_tn?1399591666
Blank
10356, CRSeaside, and Jade59 commented on Jade59's status
2 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sunny1018
Greencastle, PA
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Paxiled
Arlington, VA
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
anxiety860
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
LRon
MI
675718_tn?1449992146
Blank
drifter0213
El Paso, TX
973741_tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
sunny1018
Greencastle, PA