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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Are my inattention and poor performance in studies caused by anxiety or ADHD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male. I have a learning disorder creating a hindrance in my studies. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression since class 7th and have been taking antidepressants for the last three to four years. Since childhood, I have been hyperactive, but currently, my s...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your problem. Based on the symptoms you mentioned, you have some underlying anxiety, some learning issue, or symptoms of ADD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). This should be evaluated properly. The doctor prescribed you Paxidep (Paroxetine), an...  Read Full »

What is causing my chest pains?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last two years I have been suffering from severe chest pain. The exact location is behind the breast and the pain radiates to the left hand. I have done enough of evaluation like TMT, 2D echo, lipid profile, MRI thoracic area, MRI cervical, CT chest with contrast and other blood t...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. As per your details, there are only two possibilities:Atypical anxiety chest pain. Gastroesophageal reflux disease with hiatus hernia.My recommendation is to get an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy done. If that is normal, then we can go ahead wit...  Read Full »

I faced depression and took medicine that made me obese. Please help me in reducing weight.

Query: Hi doctor,This covid had made a major difference in my life, and I got covid a year back. The problem is it has made me obese. It not only makes me obese but also makes me inactive and increases my anxiety and mental stress. I have reduced my personalized hours in my private places and with friends....  Read Full »


Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understood your concern about your obesity and depression. The obesity may be due to drugs you are taking now for depression that need to be reviewed by your doctor or myself. And also, you need to cut some snacks in between food. You need to do some exercises also. If ...  Read Full »

Can I become an oral surgeon if I am suffering from extensive hand tremors?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a first year BDS student. I have tremors in my hands whenever I apply force or hold an object with some pressure. I want to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontics. Can I become a dentist despite these tremors? Can the tremors be reduced?  Read Full »


Dr. Nida Shahab

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes for tremors, during student life it is very common because of anxiety and tension. It can also be due to abnormal thyroid level or hypoglycemia. First of all, try to reduce your anxiety or tension and get a proper medical checkup including, ECG (elec...  Read Full »

Is there a permanent cure for my prolonged macrocytosis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had macrocytosis for a long time. My last B12 and folate levels were high. I have symptoms of nervousness, snarkiness, light headedness, palpitations, and sometimes tingling in the hands and feet. It is making me crazy. My MCV is 104.9, MCH 35.6 and last TSH 2.18. I have con...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Macrocytosis can be present because of hypothyroidism, alcohol, liver disease, etc. Your TSH value is within the limit. So, I do not think a thyroid problem can be the cause. You can get the following tests to rule out liver and kidney problem: SGOT (serum glutamic oxa...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest some remedies for my very fast heart rate episodes.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old female who recently had very fast heart rate episodes. This has been happening on and off for the past four weeks. It comes on very suddenly when it happens, and my heart rate goes up to 165 bpm. It is very frightening. I have been to my doctor twice, but he thinks it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sudden episodes of fast heart rates and sudden cessation with normal echocardiography are most commonly supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). To confirm this rhythm, you have to have an ECG done when you have palpitations or fast heart rates. Alter...  Read Full »

I felt my heartbeat in shoulder blade. Is this heart related or stress related?

Query: Hello doctor, I felt my heartbeat in my right shoulder blade for about 30 minutes and this concerns me. Is this heart related or stress related? Over the past three months I have had many EKG, echocardiogram and stress test, all were normal. Today I felt a very new and strange sensation while sitti...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pounding or racing heart rate you are experiencing is known as palpitations, that is, awareness of one's own heartbeat. They usually are not serious and go away on their own. They may accur during physical or emotional exertion, anxiety, stimulants like caffeine, ni...  Read Full »

Caan my appetite loss be due to anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been feeling extremely sick and disgusting for four months now from anxiety. I struggle to eat anything. I am currently on Clonazepam which works for a few hours. I feel so sick. I am a 47-year-old female who weighs 50 kg and is 162 cm tall.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You may have an anxiety disorder. However, there is non-pharmacological management for it. I suggest you follow the guidelines below to deal with it. It will help you. You should do exercises daily for 30 - 45 minutes, like at least going for a walk. If possible, join t...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable for a person with an anxiety disorder to drink occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety and panic disorder for the past five years, for which I was taking antidepressants. I have stopped taking antidepressants for more than eight months as I started feeling well. I drink alcohol occasionally. Is there any chance of anxiety disorder relapsing? Can I drink occas...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you do not have any symptoms even after stopping the medicines eight months back. There is always a chance that panic disorder and anxiety relapse. So you have to be careful and watchful that if any previous symptoms reappear or any new symptoms arise, ...  Read Full »

Can I get a prescription for Lyrica and Viagra?

Query: Hello doctor, My psychologist wants me to get a prescription for Lyrica tablets for my anxiety and migraines, which I am frequently getting from stress. Also, I want to be prescribed Viagra or something similar.  Read Full »


Dr. Md Shamim Reza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lyrica is a very commonly used drug for different kinds of pain and neurological problems. I am not sure why you need to use it for your stress. Please elaborate on your question. Unfortunately, I could not open the attached file. Please write your problems in detail...  Read Full »

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