Anxiety

Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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How do I have a control over my thoughts and stop overthinking?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having anxiety towards bats. I remember touching them once two or three years ago. But now I am overthinking about it. Right now, I am having a lot of stress regarding upcoming exams as well. Please help. Can rabies be manifested after 2 to 3 years? I have taken anti-rabies sho...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your query, it is apparent that you have high anxiety levels, which is distressing you. As you rightly said, you are overthinking here. It looks like your upcoming exams may have increased your stress levels, which can exacerbate any underlying anxiety. Is there any ...  Read Full »

Can statins cause anxiety and fatigue?

Query: Hello doctor,I have health anxiety and recently have been feeling fatigued and joint pain. Four months ago, I started on Crestor (Rosuvastatin) and doubled recently to 20 mg. My total protein 6.9 g/dL albumin 4.4 g/dL. My recent symptoms brought me to have a repeat CBC (complete blood count) and CRP...  Read Full »


Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Hematologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The word ‘cancer’ means an uncontrollable proliferation of some types of cells. It is a whole package comprising of anemia, leukopenia or leukocytosis, high ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), thrombocytopenia, unexplained fever, weight loss, arthralgia...  Read Full »

Does HIV cause penile burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have two issues to ask you and kindly help me. Before four months, I had a high-risk exposure to HIV. I dismissed it and I lived my life normally. After a month, I got a COVID-19 infection. I had loss of taste and smell with oral thrush. At this point, I forgot about HIV due to the pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Yousef Abbas

Andrologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can feel your anxiety. HIV 1 (human immunodeficiency virus 1) or HIV 2 tests with or without p24 antigen tests are accurate. You have spent more than a couple of months than others in your life for testing. You have done a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and HIV antib...  Read Full »

Can hysterectomy cause headaches?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in the left side of the head. It starts when I sleep because of hot flashes and palpitation due to forced menopausal (hysterectomy).  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some further details about headache: 1. Since when you started to have these headaches? How many years or months? And since when you had menopause? 2. In which part of the head you feel headaches? (You can attach your photo, clicked from a litt...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »

Can anxiety make your heart feel like it skips a beat?

Query: Hi doctor,I recently had two electrocardiograms revealing an early repolarization pattern. My doctor did not mention anything but found out on the internet that this increases the chances of sudden death. Also, I have some feeling of skipped beats from time to time which makes me feel very anxious. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is called benign early repolarization (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is normally present in 10-15% of the population. It is of no significance and needs no treatment. Some studies suggest that cardiac arrest is a little more comm...  Read Full »

Is precordial catch syndrome serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 36-year-old female, slightly overweight, and have high triglycerides. I have sharp chest pain that happens very fast, only lasting a second but occurs randomly during the day. I had this throughout my life several times. The pain occurs in the upper center of the chest right at t...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sudden onset and offset of pain in the chest is usually due to muscular and skeletal causes, which may be due to trauma. The pain aggravates with movements and deep breathing. Other such sudden sharp pain is called precordial catch syndrome (PCS), which aggravate...  Read Full »

Why am I still suffering from depression and anxiety even after taking medicines for four years?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on depression and anxiety medications for four years. I found out that I had depression because I stopped eating and landed in the hospital for being malnourished. I was exhausted with antidepressant and anxiety medicine. Now I am not sure whether it is the feeling of my body ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression and anxiety treatment should be given for long duration for best results. Even with medicine, your symptoms are persistent, so this is not the time to stop the medicines. But, the prescription should be evaluated. Do not think of reducing the doses ...  Read Full »

Why am I having persistent sexual thoughts?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it common to have intrusive and persistent thoughts about potential sexual or romantic partners during the fertile period of the menstrual cycle? It happens to me every month and always about men I know and see constantly. It is like my hormones have suddenly taken control of my though...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hormonal surge during ovulation period results in increased excitability, and this is the possible reason you have thoughts about potential sexual partners. To some extent these thoughts are normal. But, if these intrusive thoughts are resulting in the disturbance in ...  Read Full »

Are increased heart rate and anxiety side effects of Z-pack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old female who is a smoker. My doctor prescribed Z-pack for me yesterday. I have shortness of breath and chest tightness, I also had wheezing, but he did not hear it when he listened to my breathing. I am really worried about taking this antibiotic because even though I...  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Gadge

Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are worried about the side effect of the prescribed drug. In my opinion, Azithromycin is one of the safe drugs, so do take medicine without any doubt. Secondly, I would like to know your history in detail. And last but not least, in my opinion,...  Read Full »

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