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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I have mood disturbances even after taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had Paxidep CR 37.5 mg for the last four years. But for the last two months, I have been feeling a lot of anxiety, and then I went to the doctor, and he prescribed Etilaam 0.25 mg. Then again, I went to a doctor after six weeks, and he prescribed Buspin 5 mg twice a day. Ho...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms like feeling irritated and something bad will happen are due to persistent anxiety. And feeling inactive and not wanting to do anything may be due to associated depression. You are on tablet Paroxetine, and...  Read Full »

I have a DNET brain tumor, epilepsy, and minor anxiety. How do I gain more energy?

Query: Hi doctor, I sleep fine (usually), but lately, I have been sleeping for 10 to 16 hours a day. It is beginning to impact my study and learning to drive (yeah, late to the game due to a disability). I eat pretty healthy and drink heaps of water but have been relying on coffee (around three to five cu...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It is best to get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical condition and treat it accordingly. The medicines you are taking might be reducing the activity level. Follow up with the treating doctor. Walk yoga exercise...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and panic attacks, and a family history of coronary artery disease. Now I am worried that I can get a heart attack. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I suffered from anxiety and had a history of panic attacks seven months ago this year. I am worried that I will get a heart attack. I went to the emergency 48 hours ago, and the doctors performed an ECG, blood test, and X-ray. Everything came back unremarkable. My friend passed away l...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Bahcivan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history and test reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). All your results look normal. Your complaints are most likely related to your anxiety. Anxiety mimics cardiac complaints. But you have a family history of coronary heart d...  Read Full »

My psychiatrist and I are discussing combining my anxiety medications. What do you suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, My psychiatrist has decided for years to use only a combo (SSRI+Wellbutrin XL) to control and manage my chronic GAD and SAD. It is important to note that I cannot deal with anxiety without these medications. I am discussing a new plan with him and would appreciate your feedback. Furthermo...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have found tablet Prozac (Fluoxetine) more effective in my practice than tablet Zoloft (Sertraline), even though textbooks say that is not the case. Also, Fluoxetine helps with weight loss, while Sertraline is supposed to be neutral. The...  Read Full »

I have had depression and anxiety for many years, and it is intense after childbirth. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a first-time mother and have had depression and anxiety throughout my life. I always knew that it would be hard to deal with post-partum depression, but the intense mood swings were not something I expected. My doctor suggested taking Escitalopram oxalate; before that, I was pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear about your issue, and I can imagine how hard it must be for you. Having a newborn is a happy occasion but a very stressful one. And having a mental health issue alone makes it even more difficult. You have not mentioned when you restarted the medic...  Read Full »

I am 17 weeks pregnant. Why do I have palpitations and panic attacks since 15 days?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 17 weeks pregnant. I have been having palpitations and panic attacks for 15 days. I also feel dizzy. I got an ECG done, and my doctor suggested everything is normal. Currently, I am using calcium, iron, and vitamin tablets. What is the reason for the discomfort? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the ECG (echocardiogram) is normal, there is nothing to worry about. I suggest you get an ultrasound abdomen. You seem to have anxiety. I suggest you drink plenty of fluids and stay hydrated. I hope this helps. Thank you.   Read Full »

Why are my eyes always red and achy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female. I have prominent red vessels all over my eyes that keep growing and patches of redness around my iris. They have been getting progressively worse over the past 4 to 5 years. These are always there regardless of the season or how much I sleep. I do not use conta...  Read Full »

Dr. Gopal Damani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The photographs that you sent were of good quality, and I could make out the details well (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). These veins are the normal conjunctival and episcleral vessels. These vessels may be prominent in some people, as in your...  Read Full »

Am I not getting a sound sleep due to my anxiety medications?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently on Escitalopram 10 mg and Flupentixol 5 mg for anxiety. I have been ruminating about past negative situations involving friction or arguments. I have a low tolerance for negative situations in day-to-day life. Flupentixol is interfering with my sleep. I can sleep continuous...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Flupentixol is known to cause sleep issues in some individuals. Some people see normal to increased sleep with this drug because the drug helps in controlling anxiety, resulting in improved sleep. If you cannot sleep properly, taking medicine...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with heart disease and also dealing with stress. How can I cure this?

Query: Hello doctor, I’ have been having “heart issues” over the past month. Like pain and skipping a beat, I also suffer severe anxiety. I have been diagnosed with an enlarged heart. I did have high blood pressure for almost a year. I was very stressed combined with the stress, I have diabetes type ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The calcium score is good, but the X-ray states enlargement (attachment removed for patient's identity). Although the heart might be enlarged on X-ray, this might not affect its function. Would you please tell me the following, 1) Do you e...  Read Full »

I have taken Escitalopram and Flupenthixol for the past six years. Why do I sleep for a long time after taking Flupenthixol?

Query: Hi doctor, I am taking tablet Lexapro (Escitalopram) 15 mg and tablet Flupenthixol 5 mg for stress and anxiety for the last six years. If I stop tablet Flupenthixol, the images and situations of people with whom I got into arguments or fights come to my mind, and I cannot get rid of those thoughts. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Saraswat Kumarshri Shriniwas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to suggest the following medications (consult with a specialist doctor, talk with him or her and take medicines with their consent). 1. Tablet Flupenthixol in low doses (0.5 to 1 mg) is prodopaminergic, which improves dopamine neurotransmission. At 0.5 mg, it is actually...  Read Full »

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