Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorder is different from general feelings of worry and fear in that this is ever-persistent and interferes with daily life. It may be triggered by simple daily activities such as going out of the house and not just big events like exams or presentations.

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Is it acceptable for a person with an anxiety disorder to drink occasionally?

Query: Hi doctor, I have anxiety and panic disorder for the past five years, for which I was taking antidepressants. I have stopped taking antidepressants for more than eight months as I started feeling well. I drink alcohol occasionally. Is there any chance of anxiety disorder relapsing? Can I drink occas...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramchandra Lamba

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you do not have any symptoms even after stopping the medicines eight months back. There is always a chance that panic disorder and anxiety relapse. So you have to be careful and watchful that if any previous symptoms reappear or any new symptoms arise, ...  Read Full »

I am concerned about my mental health and anxiety. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 19-years-old, and I am concerned about my mental health. All these years, I have been living in denial and trying to ignore it. But I think it is having an impact on my everyday life. I was diagnosed with PCOS, GERD, and IBS. I visited a therapist once, but my anxiety made me held ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You may have an anxiety disorder. You must accept your illness. Once you accept it, then it will help you to recover soon. There is non-pharmacological management for your illness. I suggest following the below guidelines to deal...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with vegetative dystonia and anxiety disorder. Kindly suggest alternative medicines.

Query: Hello doctor,I have recently been diagnosed with vegetative dystonia as well as an anxiety disorder which is making it really hard to fall asleep. I was prescribed Zopiclone which had completely no effect on my sleep, as well as now Zolpidem. I have experimented with Zolpidem these last two days, an...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your situation. You have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. You should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1. You should do exercises daily for 30 to 45 minutes, like at least going...  Read Full »

What can be the reason for my dull sternal ache?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female; I have dull sternal ache on both sides of the sternum but preferably on the left, and it worsens when laying down. I have severe anxiety disorder and panic disorder and suffer from many panic attacks. I have no history of heart problems and do not get tachycardi...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your ECG (electrocardiogram) is normal, with no significant ST - T (ST-segment and T wave) changes. Blood work-up is good. No need to worry. Yes, panic attacks can be associated with precordial pain. I suggest continuing treatment for panic attacks. You can repeat TMT (tr...  Read Full »

I am suffering from insomnia for the past two months. How can I get rid of this problem?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from insomnia and have been experiencing the following symptoms for the past two months now; insomnia (some days, I cannot sleep at all), feeling of anxiety and fear, loss of appetite, and body aches. It seems to me that my brain is overstimulated. I cannot focus on other...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.You are suffering from anxiety neurosis. You are not getting well because of the wrong diagnosis and partial treatment. The medications that you are taking will only partly help you because the diagnosis is inaccurate. Clonazepam and Xanax (Alprazolam) can only help you ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing sudden changes in my mood. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I am experiencing random mood changes that range from being numb emotionally to being energetic and struggling to slow down. I have been struggling with it for as long as I remember, but it affects my diet, personal hygiene, and sleep quite significantly, and I think something may be wrong...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation. I suggest you may have a mixed anxiety depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it; I suggest you try the below-mentioned guidelines to deal with it. It will help...  Read Full »

How to deal with deal with anxiety, social phobia, headaches, and emotional instability?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old, 5.8 feet tall, and weigh 70 kg. I am facing anxiety, headaches, social phobia, and emotional instability. Please help. I am currently taking tablet Pax (Paroxetine Hydrochloride) 20 mg.  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I understand your concern. I suspect you to have an anxiety disorder, and there is non-pharmacological management for it; you should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you. 1)Exercise regul...  Read Full »

I feel depressed, anxious get panic attacks and have a suicidal tendency. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel depressed, anxious and I get panic attacks. I have a suicidal tendency too.I do not find a purpose in my life. I tried several times to start it fresh but in the end, it comes to the same suicidal tendency.   Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation.You may have an anxiety disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for it. You should try to follow the below guidelines to deal with it. It will help you.You should do exercises daily for...  Read Full »

Is tablet Cymbalta better or tablet Lyrica better for generalised anxiety disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been prescribed Cymbalta (Duloxetine) and Lyrica (Pregabalin) for anxiety (panic disorder). I have had generalized anxiety disorder for the past five years. I want to know how effective these drugs would be (Lyrica and Cymbalta), and the likelihood of dependence (of either drug...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The tablet Cymbalta and tablet Lyrica are both different drugs. Both help in somatic pain, sometimes in anxiety. Duloxetine is an antidepressant and has anti-anxiety effects. The drug can help to control anxiety and pain if taken in the long term regularly. Table...  Read Full »

Will the absence of periods affect a person on mediation for schizophrenia and anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor,Previously, I was prescribed Solian 50 mg and Lorans 1 mg to treat schizophrenic thoughts and anxiety. I was stable on taking it. After a few months, I do not have my periods and my doctor prescribed me Abilify 5 mg and Lorans 1 mg. After changing medications, I start to wake up at night a...  Read Full »


Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The absence of periods will not affect you. Once when you stop taking antipsychotics, then your periods will get started in the future. It is a subjective effect of medication. If you are stable on Solian (Amisulpride), then it is better to continue taking that medicati...  Read Full »

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