Anti Anxiety Drugs

When constant anxiety affects one's health, anti-anxiety drugs help to control the symptoms so that the person can carry on with his day to day life normally. The medications used to treat anxiety are benzodiazepines (Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Diazepam), Buspirone, SSRIs (Fluoxetine, Sertraline, Escitalopram), Tricyclics (Clomipramine, Imipramine), MAOIs (Phenelzine, Selegiline, Isocarboxazid), and Beta-blockers (Propranolol).

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How to reduce the dosage of Xanax gradually?

Query: Hello doctor, I am taking tablet Alprazolam 5mg (three tablets, a total of 1.5mg) at bedtime. I do not take any Alprazolam or any other benzodiazepines during the day. Also, I started taking Alprazolam about 6-8 months ago. Originally this was for a short period of insomnia due to a life situation w...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for your detailed query which is self explanatory about the problem. It was lengthy but it contained only relevant thoughts necessary to express your deep rooted concern. First of all feeling nervous or anxious is common term and if you do not know what it mean...  Read Full »

I am an anxiety patient and using Mirtazapine. How long can I continue this?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an anxiety patient with 80 kg weight and 5.5 height. I am using the Mirtazapine tablet for a year. I have withdrawn it some times but faced some panic attacks. Please suggest to me how long I can continue this?  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Mirtazapine is an effective antidepressant medicine used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. 2. What dose are you taking? It can usually be from 15 mg to 45 mg depending on response and tolerability. 3. You need to take it daily for at least six months to...  Read Full »

What is unipolar and bipolar disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing severe anxiety for past two months due to over masturbation. I have consulted a psychiatrist two weeks ago and he informed me that I am suffering from bipolar disorder. I would like to know whether it is bipolar or unipolar disorder? I am taking Relihexy 2 mg, Blonitas 4 mg, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Severe anxiety due to masturbation and guilt could occur in both depression and bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. The difference between unipolar depression and bipolar disorder is the presence of absence of a manic episode. If there is a history of manic episode, cur...  Read Full »

How can post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) be cured?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male, and I took Lexapro for two months when I was 20 years old. And then quit abruptly, because every time I would sleep for a very long time without dreaming, and also wake up feeling bad. It has been three years now, and my sexual functioning and libido have gone...  Read Full »


Dr. Awadhesh P Singh Solanki

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your symptoms and side effects of the medications. The symptoms you mentioned above are showing that you are suffering from dysthymia and moderate depression. Depression itself is a cause of poor sexual drive. Lexapro that is Esc...  Read Full »

Does Wellbutrin affect testosterone levels?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male. I suddenly developed sexual dysfunction, I have reduced interest, arousal, plateau, and orgasm. The triggering event seems to be the discontinuation of 150 mg Bupropion because of adverse effects. I switched to 20 mg Citalopram, and over the course of six month...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query and from the history you gave and the levels of testosterone you mentioned, it is very high level of serum testosterone. There are usually some males who normally have high testosterone levels without any major underlying disease. I will discuss ...  Read Full »

The left side of my chest feels warm. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am obese and have a family history of cardiac arrest. My father got cardiac arrest at the age of 53. I have consulted the local cardiologist and gone through ECG, echo, TMT, lipid, hs-CRP and other blood tests. All the tests were normal except heart rate, which was...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This kind of chest pain occurs during stress and anxiety only. We label them nonspecific cardiac chest pain. But, we should always keep in consideration cardiac chest pain and acid reflux. It is important to differentiate between the all. However, the cardiac c...  Read Full »

I feel a lump in my throat after taking Trintellix. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I started Trintellix yesterday for panic, anxiety attacks and today I felt like a lump in my throat, almost like someone is choking me. I am not sure if this is due to the drug and if this is something to worry about? Should I take my next dose today?  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Patidar

Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sleep Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Trintellix is a type of selective Serotonin reuptake inhibitor which work by increasing serotonin levels in blood. The serotonin further treats the anxiety and panic attacks but sometimes SSRI may cause activation like rapid increase of serotonin in blood, which may le...  Read Full »

I am very protective over clothing, food and friends. Is it related to my upbringing?

Query: Hi doctor, I have found that I am very protective over my clothing, food, and friends. I grew up in a household where the food we bought was either on sale or a big deal, despite having money now, when someone eats food I was looking forward to the fact that I get inexplicably angry. My step sist...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. When someone eats food and you get angry, this could be due to part of anxiety. A lot of individuals with anxiety have such kind of symptoms. This is not a thing to get worried. You are on Zoloft which is an anti-anxiety drug and this should help you with time. Whe...  Read Full »

I am anxious with thoughts of death. Is Trintellix enough to treat anxiety?

Query: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A few months ago, I went through a hard time, and since then, I have thoughts about death every day, all the time, which makes me depressed and anxious. I went to a psychiatrist and I was given Trintellix for depression treatment. I was on 10 mg for two weeks and hav...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should wait for about two more weeks to see the best effects of medicines. In most cases, typically antidepressant drugs show results in around four to six weeks. Since your bad thoughts about death are controlled, but you still have negative thoughts so in such ...  Read Full »

What are the advisable long term drug of choice for anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I have depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, lack of energy, palpitation, and excess sweating for the past 18 years. I have consulted so many psychiatrists. My current doctor prescribes me Nexito Forte, Prothiaden 25 mg, and Toficalm 100 in morning and evening. But I feel some slee...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should go with Escitalopram (Escitalopram Oxalate), Clonazepam and Mirtaz (Mirtazapine). These combinations have a minimal side effect. You take antacid with it. Please do not take the above medications in an empty stomach. You must lose your weight. Do the dail...  Read Full »

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