Alprazolam

Alprazolam is a drug used in the treatment of anxiety disorders and panic attacks (sudden attacks of fear and worry). This drug belongs to the group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal reactions by enhancing the effects of GABA (Gamma-aminobutyric acid), a natural chemical found in the body.

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What is the cause for lower pelvic pain with numbness and tingling of the same side leg?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having some pelvic pain in the lower left side for a couple of weeks. I went to the doctor, and he said everything looked fine. So, I thought maybe it is a muscle strain in the groin area. Today two hours back, I was sitting on the floor for 20 to 30 minutes, and my entire...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to evaluate stroke with such description. This could be an anxiety attack, but ruling out stroke is utmost important. In such a case, I would recommend you to go to a nearby ER and get evaluated clinically. If they find any evidence of stroke, they will get your...  Read Full »

I am not able to breathe and losing control of myself. Do I need to visit ER?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old female. My weight is about 310 to 315 lbs. My height is 5'7". I am in need to know if I am crazy or need to go to the ER. I have for some time now been having these sorts of attacks. I could not breathe, feel extremely hot and break in sweats. My chest is tight. My eyes...  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Dhamankar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It all seems to be an acute panic attack or acute anxiety attack. You need to distress yourself. Lifestyle modification will suit you better like meditation, yoga, aerobics, zumba, and breathing exercise. Still, if the symptoms are distressing, then I suggest you the fo...  Read Full »

I have frequent palpitation along with gas. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old male with the problem of heart palpitations. Recently, my lifestyle is not active. I feel lazy, and I am overweight. I first got palpitations 10 days before when I woke up on an empty stomach and bloating. I had a few of them even after motion until I had something to...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Occasional missed beats are very common in normal people. But, if they are coming recurrently, then you should undergo some tests. Please get the following tests at cardiology center near you. ECG (electrocardiogram). 2D echocardiogram. Treadmill testing. R...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines for my newly developed panic attack.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 48 years old. I was an active person before COVID-19. During the lockdown, I did not go out of the house. Recently, I have developed panic and anxiety disorder within these two months. Sometimes, I have depression. My symptoms are typical. I have a high pulse rate during swimming wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prozac and Zoloft belong to the same group of drugs called SSRI (selective serotonin inhibitor). They are taken for depression or anxiety or panic attacks. Sometimes, it depends on the patient. Some patients respond well to Zoloft (Sertraline) and some people respond we...  Read Full »

Please suggest some measures to recover from PTSD.

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with PTSD but I believe it as complex PTSD. I am 25 years old female. I was taking Lamictal 100 mg and Abilify 10 mg for three months. I was fine mood-wise but still, I was not able to sleep, eat, or drink. I know that there is something wrong. Then I had anxiety, depressio...  Read Full »


Dr. Guruvamsee Krishna Avvaru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please explain the duration of these symptoms. Please say about your mood, interaction with others, your future, and sleep habits. Please say whether you have any negative thoughts, hallucinations, worthless feelings, friends around you, and traumatic history in your li...  Read Full »

My son is afraid of his final exam. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 22 years old and doing final year college. He used to be good at studies. During his first year college, he was in love with a girl and that was a one side affair. So, he became depressed. He was diagnosed with acute psychosis and treated with Divalproex sodium and Olanzapine....  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the situation that you and your son are in and you have my sympathies for the same. If worry and exam anxiety are the main issues currently, then he can be given tablet Trika SR (Alprazolam) 0.5 mg in the morning daily. This can be given till his...  Read Full »

How to prevent serotonin syndrome while taking antidepressants?

Query: Hi doctor, I am under treatment for OCD and anxiety symptoms. I have had very hard months with extreme anxiety, panic attacks and depersonalization. Now, I am on Duloxetine 60 mg (will stop in the next 7 weeks), Paroxetine 20 mg (will be reduced in the following weeks), Clomipramine hydrochloride...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is always a possibility of serotonin syndrome when two or more serotonergic antidepressants are being used. However, Clomipramine and an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Paroxetine are frequently used together in resistant OCD (obsessive-compulsive...  Read Full »

How long does it take to become normal after a panic attack?

Query: Hi doctor,Last night, I had a bad panic attack with shortness of breath, shaking, heart racing and chest pains. Today, I have chest soreness and discomfort. Is this normal? When will it stop? I have anxiety and I am prone to anxiety attacks, but none with chest pain. I am on regular Zoloft 75 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Rishu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fast heart rate (palpitations), chest pain or heaviness and breathing difficulty are all observed during a panic attack. These are classical symptoms of panic disorder. Sertraline is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor given in panic attacks. A panic attack may take ...  Read Full »

I overdosed on Benadryl and I feel lightheaded.When will I feel normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a healthy 15 year old male. It has been two weeks since I overdosed on Benadryl and I still feel lightheaded and everything is like a dream. The dose I had taken was 500mg. I also get random confusion spells. When will I feel normal?  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Benadryl consists of Diphenhydramine and the drug is an antihistaminic drug. In high doses it causes side effects like blurred vision, dry mouth, confusion, delirium, severe sedation etc. In very high doses this may result in death also. So, I would advise you to please...  Read Full »

Please help with a non-addictive drug for sleeplessness.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 61-year-old male. I am a diabetic for the past 15 years under control, hypertension for the past five years. My present problem is sleepless nights (mental tension) and using Restyle 0.5 mg. I was using it occasionally. But for the past two weeks, I am using it regularly. I am w...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. As per your details, you are having stress which leads to sleep disturbance. You may have another depressive feature as well. I need more details about it to make a diagnosis. Do you have a sad mood, crying spells without reason, abn...  Read Full »

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