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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What are the causes of fast heartbeats?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I have noticed that sometimes I wake up with my heart beating too fast and can feel my heart. This first happened when I woke up and took a look at my little child and thought my child was not breathing. That time my heart rate increased strongly. After this, sometimes ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please follow exercise and diet to reduce weight. Trivial MR - mitral regurgitation can progress and cause atrial fibrillation (irregular fast heart beat). So, for now check your thyroid functions (T3, T4 and TSH - thyroid-stimulating hormone), ECG (electrocardiogram), ...  Read Full »

I have been smoking marijuana for five years, triggering a massive panic attack. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been smoking marijuana for five years which was the norm for me at that time. I did it almost every day. But this one time (I believe now that it may have been laced with something else) triggered a massive panic attack. For a while, I assumed it was just related to anxiety. And ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. A panic attack is caused by palpitations, fast heart rate, and high blood pressure. During a panic attack, the sympathetic nervous system is activated, which causes the heart to beat faster, blood pressure to rise, temperature to rise, and fe...  Read Full »

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I take Clorazepate, Quetiapine, Akineton (Biperiden), Ludiomil (Maprotiline) and Lyrica (Pregabalin). I am wondering whether I can go ahead with hormone replacement therapy which includes Estrogen and Spironolactone.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to know first for what purpose you are on these medicines? What is your purpose of planning to go for hormone replacement?   Read Full »

I am experiencing symptoms of panic attacks and anxiety, even after taking Sulpiride. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been on antidepressant medication, Sulpiride 50mg, for nine months now. I started the medicine as I was experiencing mood swings along with frequent anxiety and panic attacks. But in recent times I noticed myself being more obsessed towards the medication, I also experienced an ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand what you are going through right now. Panic attacks are extreme forms of anxiety that may or may not occur with all the other forms of anxiety. Given the situation, you can go for antidepressant medications as Sulpiride (Benzam...  Read Full »

How to prevent an anxiety attack because of ringing sound in the ears?

Query: Hi doctor, I am asking on behalf of my son. My son is 15 years old with a weight of 361.5 pounds and a height of 5.7 feet. His problems started yesterday after taking a shower. He hears a high-pitched ringing sound in the ears. Last night, he had three anxiety attacks due to it and he took Stresam 5...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Ringing sensation is common and prevalent. There are many suspected causes for having ringing sensations in the ears. The most common one is the wax impinging the eardrum. Your son started to have this sound after showering. Even water, soap, hair follicles within the e...  Read Full »

Are there any ways to treat my anxiety issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had anxiety issues for the past four years and have faced major panic attacks several times, and I face this issue majorly when I try to sleep or if I get up at midnight. Because of this, I fear nights and losing my sleep cycle. For one year, I took medication, and I stopped it whe...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. There is non-pharmacological management for your anxiety disorder, and you should follow the guidelines below to deal with it. It will help you. You should exercise 30 - 45 minutes daily, like at least going for a ...  Read Full »

I am supposed to have surgery to remove my thyroid due to papillary carcinoma but afraid to develop anxiety attacks. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am supposed to have surgery to remove my thyroid due to papillary carcinoma. I have been monitoring it for two years and canceled surgery twice already as I feel fine I am more scared of the surgery than cancer. It is 2.4 cm on the right side with no sign of spreading. I am hoping for...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay B K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thyroid carcinoma in a male is always not to be taken lightly and papillary carcinoma is of the most dangerous variety. You should undergo the surgery rather than suffer from the problems of metastasis and local invasion. Thank you.  Read Full »

I am facing anxiety issues. Can I take Ashwagandha with Flebixen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a teen currently in school and face anxiety issues along with acid reflux during examinations. Can I take Ashwagandha with Flebixen, an anti-depressant? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I understand your situation. You may have an anxiety disorder. There is a non-pharmacological management for it. You should try to follow the following guidelines to deal with it: You should exercise regularly for 30 t...  Read Full »

I have shortness of breath in a cold environment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had shortness of breath two months back. It was terribly cold at that time. I am not fond of cold at all. I consulted many doctors but in vain. They did my ECG, and it was fine. But the shortness of breath continued. I consulted a gastroenterologist. He examined my stomach and told m...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. It sounds like you have been through a thorough medical evaluation, and it is positive that your tests have all come back to normal. However, your symptoms of shortness of breath, particularly in cold environments, are still concerning. It ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing lightheadedness, sweating, vision problems, brain fog, and fluctuations in blood pressure. Are these signs of anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had anxiety probably my whole life. Lately, it has been getting worse though. I am not sure if all my symptoms are connected to anxiety. I cannot eat anything sweet in the morning because I feel light-headed, my heart racing, sweating, and might lose my vision for a few seconds ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. Yes, you are probably suffering from an anxiety disorder with or without symptoms of derealisation. A complete assessment is needed to confirm the diagnosis. The degree of illness seems moderate to severe. I advise you to consult a psychiat...  Read Full »

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