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Hello,

I am a 27 yrs old male. Whenever I use to hear a sound like coughing or door opening or even crumbling of paper I use to feel a tinch in me head and chest, more pronounced when I am about to sleep. I do not get affected by continuous sound, but when a sound happens I get this feeling.  In day time too sometimes I get this feeling when I hear such sounds. I am concerned whether its due to anxiety or any ear related problem. Is this something common? Any medication available for such feelings?

Awaiting your response.

Thanks,

SK

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Hi  SK,
I don’t know for sure what might be the problem. But if it is anxiety I suggest that you test yourself with

Nutrition-Behavior Inventory (NBI)
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-nutrition-behaviour-inventory-nbi/

  Hypoglycemic Questionnaire (short test)
  http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2012/hypoglycemia-questionnaire/
  
If you score high it may be an indication that you could be  hypoglycemic (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/what-is-hypoglycemia/)  This is a silent disease that is responsible for excess production of stress hormones - like adrenaline and cortisol - and which may trigger depression, anxiety or a low self-esteem.

This can be treated by going on a hypoglycemic diet (http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/the-hypoglycemic-diet/)
One way of treating anxiety is by

Beating Anxiety and Phobias
         http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au/2011/beating-anxiety-and-phobias/

Please discuss with a doctor if you wish to do so.

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Jurriaan Plesman BA (Psych) Post Grad Dip Clin Nutrition
Editor of the Hypoglycemic Association of Australia
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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist

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I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at: http://www.hypoglycemia.asn.au

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Nutritional Psychotherapist

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The Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia

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My articles can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1M3x0ciu21Q8-KJO3tcIuxE-Mn97OIxCKzuhHDY8umrU#id.m9k24s-yjf9sc

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BA(Psych) Sydney University, Post Grad Dip Clin Nutr (International Academy of Nutrition)

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