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Anxiety Attacks

The fear of a situation or thinking about a problem that might occur is called an anxiety attack. An anxiety attack can result in restlessness, increased heart rate, indigestion, stomach pain, sleep problems, dry mouth, feeling faint, and sweating. Work pressure, family or relationship issues, reduced mobility, etc., can result in anxiety attacks.

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How do Benzodiazepine work on anxiety and panic attacks?

Query: Hello doctor, I currently suffer from anxiety attacks and panic attacks. It has been changing over the course of about four years, getting better and worse again. In everyday life it is manageable, but the attacks cause some unreasonable thoughts and ideas to form. I have heard about the use of Ben...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Anxiety and panic attacks are extremely common and 15 to 20 percent of people suffer from this issue at some point in their lives. Standard treatment for anxiety is the use of SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) type of medicines. They are usually given for...  Read Full »

I am having anxiety attacks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. I have been suffering from anxiety for a few months. I used to get anxiety attacks when I was a kid. But then it stopped. Now it has started again. I feel low and disheartened without any reason. I feel sad and start crying at the drop of a hat. I stay away from ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Thank you for stopping by! I am here to provide expert opinion on your medical issues. I can understand your situation. You may have a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. I suggest following the below guidelines to deal with it. 1. You should ...  Read Full »

How can I overcome an anxiety attack?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from severe anxiety attacks, palpitations and weakness. I am going through a lot of mood swings and hence I am overthinking. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You might be suffering from an anxiety problem. There is a non-pharmacological treatment for it. I recommend that you follow the instructions provided below as they will help you. Exercise for 30 to 45 minutes every day, such as going for a walk. Do 20 minutes ...  Read Full »

I have severe palpitations despite normal heart tests. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an episode of severe palpitations early this year, following which I went through ECG, 2D echo, stress test, and troponin. All the tests were normal. I have been experiencing intermittent chest, neck, and back pain since two years. The doctor started with Nebicard SM 5 mg, which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Anxiety is widespread amongst healthy young adults these days. Most often, palpitation is not as a result of a heart problem. I usually advise my patients to engage in exercises like Yoga or deep breathing exercises. Getting adequate sl...  Read Full »

I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, I am suffering from anxiety and panic attacks for the last 3 years. I went to a neurologist 2 years back and he advised me to take REXIPRA 10 for 3 months, SOLTUS 50 for 6 months, HEMIDAP PLUS for 9 months & ZEPAM .5 for 12 months. Upon following these medications, I was improvin...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. As per your diagnosis of anxiety and panic attacks, there should be no doubt whether you need neurologist or psychiatrist. Both these conditions come under the domain of psychiatrist and they are more able to treat these ...  Read Full »

I am dependent on medication for GAD. Please help.

Query: Hello Doctor, I have started treatment of GAD before 2.5 months as follows: (60 mg Paxil daily, 150 mg Wellbutrin one time daily and 15 mg Buspar twice a day) in addition to CTB. The results were very good and the anxiety and accompanying depression went away. Now I cannot do anything without medic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to At first I would like to tell you briefly about Generalized Anxiety Disorder or GAD that you are already well aware of. This is a chronic, relapsing and debilitating common psychiatric disorder characterized by anxiety and worry about several events and activities for ...  Read Full »

I have trouble sleeping, stress, anger issues, anxiety attacks, and suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, If I am not able to sleep, I will not sleep for so many days. If I want to sleep, I will sleep the whole day. I feel so stressed, and I do not have anybody to talk with. I feel so much anger inside me these days, which I am unable to control. Sometimes, I get suicidal thoughts and get ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anantha Kalyan D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. The information provided is inadequate to conclude a diagnosis. The symptoms are common in certain conditions, which I am discussing below: 1. Depression: The symptoms include low mood, decreased energy levels, decreased interaction in pleasu...  Read Full »

My heart rate becomes slow after I wake up. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I had panic attacks for the last ten years, which reoccurred a few years ago. I had episodes of tachycardia during these time frames, and I have some apnea symptoms like occasional sleep paralysis, tiredness, and a sore throat. All this leads to a high BMI and poor sleep elevation, but...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You are totally fine. If your heartbeat is as low as you complained, you will not hear the beat instead. But anxiety most times makes us think it is beating abnormally. I suggest you to keep a healthy diet and exercise regularly. You will d...  Read Full »

My epileptic sister behaves aggressively and hurts my mother due to which I have anxiety attacks and suicidal thoughts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,We are a family of four which includes my father, mother, sister, and myself. My sister suffers from epilepsy and takes medication daily. I can understand that it makes her angry, but she beats my mom for no reason. My sister poured boiling water on my mom's head twice and even banged h...  Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern and I will help you with your query. First of all, I would like to mention that psychotic illnesses are commonly associated with epilepsy. So, punishing your sister will not help. Kindly take your sister to a psychiatrist in person f...  Read Full »

I have anxiety attacks despite taking medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from manic bipolar disorder for the past 11 years. The last time I was admitted was seven months ago because of an episode. Ever since then, I am facing new symptoms such as panic attacks or anxiety attacks where I cannot look anyone in their eyes and even lights freak m...  Read Full »

Dr. Punya Mulky

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. If you have been suffering from bipolar disorder for the past 11 years, then there is a chance that the current symptoms may be a depressive episode. Are there any other symptoms you experience? If it is only the fearfulness that is troubli...  Read Full »

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