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 long does Lexapro take to start working?

Query: Hi doctor, I had recently had several hospital stays for spikes in blood pressure due to years of stress with a sick child. Nothing organically was found. Anxiety might be the key. I was put on 5 mg of Lexapro at night, which made me anxious and gave me insomnia. Then, another doctor gave me Buspa...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If Lexapro (Escitalopram) caused insomnia, then it is better to take the drug in the morning after breakfast. This drug is an SSRI drug (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) and helps to reduce depressive symptoms when taken regularly. Buspirone is an anti-anxiety ...  Read Full »

Will increase in cholesterol levels cause anxiety and sleep disturbance?

Query: Hello doctor, My HDL is 34.8 and LDL is 140.78 due to which I feel anxiety during sleep at night therefore I could not sleep properly for the last three nights. Please guide me on this.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your LDL (low-density lipoprotein) is a bit high but not that high to start the medicine. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) should be 40 at least in males. No need to worry, both of these can be corrected with diet and exercise. Avoid fatty foods, especially trans f...  Read Full »

Why do I keep thinking about my stomach disease all the time?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from stomach disease and I did not get it diagnosed for almost for 10 years. Sometime, my doctors say it as GERD and sometimes as irritable bowel syndrome. Now, they said that my stomach is not transferring food to my colon normally and that means my stomach muscle i...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash


Answer: Dear, Welcome to First and foremost, do not be disheartened as I see patients with similar problems every day and they get better. You definitely have a psychological problem similar to depression and anxiety. My opinion is that you will need long-term psychotropic medicines to get you ...  Read Full »

Why do I get anxious and stressed while thinking about marriage?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. My parents have started searching a suitable guy for me, but I am getting tensed. I feel as I do not want to get married. I am in anxiety and stress. Please help me.  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Marriage is the most significant life event in a person's life. Every significant event is associated with significant anxiety. So, it is quite natural to be anxious. What matters now is whether you want to with the person you are planning to get married or not. It is not...  Read Full »

Can anxiety and B12 deficiency cause sudden chest pain?

Query: Currenlty I am having sudden muscle pain on left side of my chest above and left to nipple wihch makes me Anxious and fearful. No other symptoms are there I had checked up with Cariologist and found all test normal like ECG, ECHO 2D Cardiography, CT Coronary Angiography and now cardilogist is sugge...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Cardiologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Thanks for the query I have gone through all your reports and understood your concerns sir. Sir Vitamin B12 deficiency occurs in those who are strict vegetarian, otherwise this deficiency is rare. I would advise to take B12 supplements as well. B12 deficiency leads to megaloblastic anemia and neu...  Read Full »

Please help me deal with childhood abuse.

Query: Hello doctor, I am on 100 mg Sertraline for my anxiety and depression. I was abused as a child, but nobody knows that. I am struggling to deal with this and I am losing control. I am hardly sleeping and I get very aggressive. I am contemplating hurting those people who abused me and I cannot stop t...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Singh

Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to What do you think about your current medication? Is Sertraline helping you? If not, then you need to tell your treating doctor about it. Usually an antidepressant or anxiolytic medication begins to melt down anxiety and depression within two weeks and results are apparent...  Read Full »

Should I concern about my resting low heart rate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. I have health anxiety and over the past few days, I have noticed my heart rates is as low as 46. Upon further research, my fitness tracker has shown a steady decline in my resting heart rate over the past few weeks. A steady drop the low 60s in April to an ave...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is usually not a matter of concern. Are you an athlete or involved in heavy activities or vigorous running? It is usually fine to have a resting heart rate in this range especially in individuals who perform heavy activities. It is due to high vagal tone in athle...  Read Full »

My heart pounds when I am worried. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting anxiety and panic attacks when I am worried or overthink. I had pounding and palpitation at that time. But, I am not feeling anything in specific. I am going 20 minutes walk daily about 6.5 km per hour and burning 200 calories. I lost around 5 kg in the past three months. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: The eosinophil count is mildly high, indicating a possible allergic reaction to the environment. However, if you have not taken any antihelmintics and if th...  Read Full »

Does psychotic illness make you extremely scared of any noise?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years of age. I had gone to study in abroad. I was extremely lonely there. I am a huge hypochondriac and when I started getting sleep problems, I started thinking I had some fatal disease. Subsequently, just three months ago, I somehow became convinced that I had schizophrenia and...  Read Full »

Dr. Sathya Prakash


Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is no need to presume at this point of time that it is a psychotic illness. I think you have been reading too much on the internet. I would like to treat this like an anxiety disorder at this point of time. There are a lot of things I would typically explain to my ...  Read Full »

Can anxiety cause urine leakage?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old male. I have been having a problem with urine leakage for the past few months. After I urinate, several drops of urine oftentimes leak out. It has left a small spot on my jeans a couple of times. It happens even if I wait a minute and try to force all of the exc...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankush Jairath


Answer: Hello, Welcome to First thing first. You do not need to be concerned about prostate cancer at all. It does not occur at this age. Secondly, have you done any investigations yet like uroflowmetry or ultrasound abdomen with PVRU? Do you have any urinary complaints like frequency, urgen...  Read Full »

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