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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Please help to deal with depression and anxiety as I become decompensating.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 61 years old. I have been decompensating by becoming more depressed and anxious. I moved to a new town 5 months ago. My husband is 70 years old and his health is deteriorating. He is having serious symptoms of COPD for which he is getting treatment but I am fearful that he will n...  Read Full »


Dr. Ruhi Satija

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine it would be so difficult for you to handle so much all by yourself. And I can see that your past trauma is still holding a place in your mind and is effecting you negatively. I would suggest to start counseling therapy session, there are so many things...  Read Full »

Will cystic acne indirectly exacerbate anxiety and depression?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know the connection between cystic acne and mental health conditions, specifically the ways acne can indirectly exacerbate anxiety and depression. How often these issues occur together? What are the current theories for why they occur together so often? How are they t...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehwish Mursaleen

Psychologist Counsellor

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As far as the connection between acne and mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression is concerned, definitely we as a psychologist come across such cases of young girls who develop an inferiority complex and doubt over their self-image due to the perceiv...  Read Full »

Why are dreams about being pregnant so common?

Query: Hello doctor, Why are dreams about being pregnant so common? What might a dream about being pregnant mean? What might it mean if you are not trying or wanting to be pregnant in real life? Or, conversely, if you do want to be pregnant in real life?   Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dreams about pregnancy ,conception are more common in women that have been trying to conceive for long time and remained unsuccessful or had bad obstetric history like multiple miscarriages, intrauterine fetal deaths, still births, newborn baby 's death or ladies hav...  Read Full »

Which vitamin to take for premature ejaculation?

Query: Hi doctor,I did a test. I got my results that my erection transmitter is 2.99, testosterone is 4.459. vitamins E, K, and C are also slightly low. Could this be the reason I have premature ejaculation? At times, I also have a weak erection after one ejaculation. What should I take to treat these? Tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The premature ejaculation occurs due to anxiety and hyperexcitation in most individuals. Altered testosterone levels are not the cause of early discharge. If you have the problem of premature ejaculation, then drugs like Dapoxetine can be used to delay the ejaculati...  Read Full »

Are chest pain and palpitations side effects of Cyclopam?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel chest pain and palpitations when I take tablet Cyclopam? Is tablet Cyclopam dangerous for me?  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cyclopam (Dicyclomine) is the drug that blocks muscarinic receptors in the intestine thus relieves the abdominal colic pain. At the same time, it also blocks muscarinic receptors that are presented in the heart, brain, salivary gland, etc., that are considered as sid...  Read Full »

Is there a chance of getting pregnant by touching the vagina with the penis?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old. I have not got my periods this month. My last period was on the third of last month. I usually have a cycle of 32 days. Still, I did not get my periods, and I am worried because my boyfriend touched his penis near my vagina. Am I pregnant? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Kyal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Just touching the penis near the vagina is unlikely to result in pregnancy unless there is a discharge that contains sperms. There are many causes of delayed periods apart from pregnancy like stress, anxiety, thyroid dysfunction, increased prolactin level, obesity, ...  Read Full »

I am having anxiety after stopping Gabapentin. Can this be Gabapentin withdrawal symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman, otherwise in good health. I have a history of anxiety and panic attacks but I had not suffered any of these in a severe form in over 6 years. I was medication free for many years, up until 2 months ago when I went to see a psychiatrist for possible psychosomat...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeyan A

Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have clearly described several psychosomatic symptoms. On the core of such symptoms is anxiety. Anxiety can take several forms and can manifest in different ways in different individuals. For some it may be palpitations and breathlessness, for some it might be bu...  Read Full »

Does increasing Lexapro dosage cause a temporary increase in anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been taking Lexapro 10 mg for the past five years and recently I have increased the dose to 15 mg. After the dosage increase, there is an increase in my anxiety level. Will increase in antidepressant dosage cause a temporary increase in anxiety?  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An increase in antidepressant dosage can potentially cause short term agitation, increased anxiety until your body gets used to the new dosage. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an effective medication to treat anxiety and depression. The usual dose is 10 mg once daily. ...  Read Full »

Are Mirtazapine and Clonazepam good for anxiety and depression?

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety, restlessness and taking Clonazepam 0.75mg & Mirtazapine 30mg daily. I had depression and panic attacks for the last 7 years relieved by Ativan 1mg and with open angle glaucoma. Need a second opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Ananth S

Andrologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Depression, anxiety, restlessness and panic attacks are best respond to a combination of a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) and Benzodiazepines. Mirtazapine is not the most efficient ant depressant and it is not a true SSRI as fluoxetine, paroxetine, cit...  Read Full »

Is there any alternative for Benzodiazepines in treating anxiety and PTSD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old and suffer from severe anxiety and PTSD. For about five years, I have been on a variety of Benzodiazepines. Right now, I am on 2 mg Xanax four times a day. It is better than nothing, but I have built up such tolerance benzodiazepines hardly work for me. I know the on...  Read Full »


Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Psychiatrist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you rightly commented, Xanax and other Benzodiazepines are not helpful in the long term management of anxiety as they cause dependence. You become tolerant, and they do not work. At best, Benzos can be used sparingly for the short term only. Barbiturates are no lo...  Read Full »

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