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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Why am I facing headaches, fatigue, and loss of appetite after tapering Klonopin?

Query: Hi doctor,I was diagnosed with anxiety eight years back. I have been taking Klonopin for eight years and was never told about the addictive nature of this medication. With the help of my new doctor, I am tapering my 1 mg Klonopin dosage. Last week, I took .5 mg every day. This week, she wants me to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kumarshri Shriniwas Saraswat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are experiencing (headache, anxiety, nausea, fatigue, and lack of appetite) is Klonopin withdrawal. It is expected as you have been taking it for years. In such a case, you need to alter your tapering schedule and go for a slower taper. I recommend reducing th...  Read Full »

I have anxiety and stress issues. Can it make me feel dizzy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26 years old male. I have had anxiety for six years now and panic attacks from even before. I have been feeling dizzy for a week now all day, a little bit of pressure on my head. I have alternate periods of sweating and chills. I have been to the hospital a few times because I t...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Yes, anxiety could present with symptoms like dizziness, increased sweating, and negative thoughts. Anxiety causes the activation of the sympathetic nervous system and thus present with these symptoms. Sweating is one of the most common s...  Read Full »

Kindly review my report and give your opinion on my chest pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I got mild pain in the chest. I consulted a doctor, and he did ECG, ECHO, TMT, and blood tests. The results turned out to be expected. But in ECG, some mild variation was seen due to BP. I am taking a BP tablet. I also have cholesterol. The doctor said that the reason for my pain was an...  Read Full »


Dr. Shalini M

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Take your blood pressure (BP) medications and lipid-lowering medications regularly. Your tests reports are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Kindly get a BP apparatus and check the BP every week. And recheck your cholesterol levels after t...  Read Full »

Is anxiety the reason for my irritation, body aches, and fast heartbeat?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel irritated, and my whole body is aching. When I tried falling asleep two days ago, I felt like my heart was racing. And since the next day, my heart has been beating fast for the whole day. I also have anxiety problems. I had the same issue last night. Though I suspect anxiety i...  Read Full »


Dr. Radha P H

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You may be having a fever. When you have a fever, your heart beats faster, and the heart will feel as if racing. So, kindly check your temperature. You may be having some viral infections. To rule out COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease-2019), kindly do an RT-PCR test (reverse tr...  Read Full »

Why do I get sudden jerks just before sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the following symptoms for the last month or so. Difficulty in falling asleep at night. I have witnessed sudden jerks when I am about to fall asleep. After such jerks, it becomes difficult for me to get good sleep. I do not remember having these jerks once I complet...  Read Full »


Dr. Ganeshkumar Suresh Satpute

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your history, and I have seen all reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am highlighting the abnormal results. In your CBC (complete blood count), there is raised MCV (mean corpuscular volume). You have vitamin B12 deficiency. Are you a veget...  Read Full »

Is my numbness in the region between the nose and upper lip due to anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bad health anxiety. My anxiety has been worse lately. I started feeling numbness in my face between my nose and upper lips. I have noticed this before one year. Is it because of anxiety, or do I need to be concerned? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Yes, facial twitching and numbness can sometimes occur as a result of anxiety. 1) Why do you feel anxious? 2) Is it due to specific past experiences? 3) Do you have specific existing health conditions ...  Read Full »

Why does my body stop breathing when I am focused on something else other than breathing?

Query: Hello doctor,My body stops breathing when I focus my mind on something else other than breathing. And I only start breathing when I concentrate on breathing again. This problem only happens when I remember about it.Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from stopping to breathe while focusing your mind on something else other than breathing. Breathing is a continuous process that is primarily subconscious...  Read Full »

Does low TSH with normal T3 show subclinical hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a female, who weighs 71 kg and I am 6.3 feet tall. My TSH was 0.35, and six months later it is 0.73. T3 is 4.9 and T4 is 14.4, which is steady and normal. As I understand it, with low TSH and normal T3 and T4, I am subclinical hyperthyroid, right? My symptoms are anxiety, sweating, w...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you are right about that, you have subclinical hyperthyroidism. Your symptoms of anxiety, weight loss, and sweating are because of it. You have not mentioned whether you have any thyroid gland swelling. If so, then it is important to have an ultrasound of the thy...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and help me get rid of my ectopic heartbeats.

Query: Hello doctor, I have health anxiety, and I am on antidepressants. For the past three weeks, I have been having an ectopic heartbeat while bending, and when I stand straight, the beating stops. I have attached my reports. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from anxiety. You have a history of ectopic beats that are increasing. I saw your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Peop...  Read Full »

Can lithium damage your kidney and thyroid?

Query: Hello doctor, My health issue started 11 years back when I was diagnosed with mania. Since then, I have been taking Olimelt 5 mg. My weight has increased from 65 to 100 kg. Whenever I tried to stop the medicine, the problem worsened. I have had four manic episodes in all these years. The last epis...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, Lithium can cause this side effect. Kindly discuss with your treating psychiatrist regarding substituting Lithium with Lurasidone or Quetiapine. Topiramate can be added to counter weight gain after discussing with your treating psychiatrist. Remember, every probl...  Read Full »

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