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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Can thyroid problems cause stress and anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I have TSH 6.01. My T3 and T4 are normal. I feel stressed with anxiety. I cannot sleep at night. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Though your TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) is raised, it does not require treatment with Thyroxine but needs monitoring. Follow steps of sleep hygiene such as sleeping and waking up at regular time, avoiding caffeinated drinks at least 8 hours before sleep, avoid u...  Read Full »

Can respiratory infection cause panic attacks?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from fear and anxiety all the time. And I am scared for no reason and cannot sleep at night because of this feeling. I am afraid of death. I had panic attacks in the past weeks. By the way, I have mild symptoms of respiratory infection. The panic attack started after my respirat...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You should consult your family physician for a mild respiratory infection. You may have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. It would help if you tried to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It wi...  Read Full »

Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I get angry, my body shivers. What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get a thyroid profile done. It is probably due to anxiety. Do you have a history of anxiety? Revert with more information to an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician  Read Full »

How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, What can someone do to be a supportive ally to a friend, family member, or partner who has anxiety? What are the common signs that your loved one might be suffering from anxiety? What are the different ways that anxiety can manifest itself? What are the most typical behaviors or sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. To become a supportive ally to a family member or friend or partner who has anxiety one has to accept that he or she has the illness. Anxiety is a psychiatric illness like any other disease or ailment. It should be clear in mind, and this helps to empathize with the...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to overcome sleep deprivation.

Query: Hi doctor, I have a chronic lack of sleep. I cannot sleep for 24 hours. I have tried everything. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various causes of chronic insomnia. Every cause has its specific management. To rule out the cause, it is necessary to have a detailed history, examination, and relevant investigations are required. The common causes of insomnia are depression, anxiety, obstru...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future, I always think of the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals at your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not...  Read Full »

I am stressed due to my work pressure. How to overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to take leave from work due to stress. I cannot handle being the only one with answering the calls and dealing customers. I am seriously overwhelmed with my job. I have eye twitches and anxiety over this work pressure. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Answer: Hi doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel stressed due to workload. As you mentioned that you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, you urgently need to visit a psychologist in order to deal with your stress and anxiety symptoms.  Read Full »

What is the cause for having fluttering in my chest with shortness of breath?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old male weighing 221 lbs. I felt a fluttering in my chest yesterday for the first time, which only lasted for five seconds and I felt short of breath. I got an ECG, x-ray, CBC and HbA1c done today. I am worried about my ECG being abnormal. I am scared that there could be s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry because the probability of any serious illness at this age is low. However, these are probably an arrhythmia like atrial fibrillation or PVC (premature ventricular contraction), which are not a serious condition. These can cause all your symptoms and ...  Read Full »

I feel good after taking anti-anxiety medications except for sleepiness. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 47 year old male suffering from anxiety disorder and being treated for OCD specifically. A year ago, I was prescribed Zoloft 100 mg (Sertraline). But after three months I have transferred to Prozac 40 mg (Fluoxetine) together with Risperdal 0.5 mg (Risperidone). This has been goi...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since your Obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD symptoms are under control using a combination of Risperidone and Fluoxetine, it is not an excellent choice to change it. Fluoxetine usually causes insomnia rather than sleepiness, and it is often taken as a morning or af...  Read Full »

Do medications taken for anxiety affect my routine life?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I had panic attacks and anxiety for the last 1.5 years. It does not happen daily, but twice in a week. My BP and BPM will be increased due to palpitations, and I sweat a lot. Hence, I visited a psychiatrist yesterday. The psychiatrist has suggested me to take D Veniz 50...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunadh M Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Those drugs are for panic disorder. They are approved for these indications. They are safe. It will not affect your classes. If it causes any drowsiness (very unlikely), then you can consider reducing the night dose to half of the prescribed dosage. Please consult your sp...  Read Full »

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