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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Will I have any side effects like kidney or heart failure if I continue taking the Inderal tablet for anxiety disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have taken the tablet Inderal 40 mg daily for the past five years for anxiety disorder. Does the Inderal tablet work for anxiety disorder? Can I continue taking it? Still, I have an anxiety disorder, but it has improved. Does the tablet Inderal cause side effects l...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have an anxiety disorder. You are taking the tablet Inderal 40 mg. It is a good and effective medication to deal with anxiety. Consult your doctor if you have any queries about your illness or medication. You are taking a high dose at the time of presentation. You ...  Read Full »

What are the problems associated with anxiety disorder?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 25-years-old male, and I am overweight. And recently, I have been suffering from chest pain, difficulty in breathing, palpitations, nausea, headaches, and dizziness. I also feel a skipping heartbeat. I am currently taking Metformin, Propranolol, Calcium, Quetiapine, and Sustanon. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajendran R. Nayar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand you are having chest discomfort, palpitation, breathlessness, dizziness, nausea, and headache. As your symptoms need evaluation, I suggest you get an ECG (electrocardiogram), chest x-ray, echocardiogram of heart, pulmonary function tests,...  Read Full »

I have had a history of social anxiety since childhood, and now I am experiencing extreme facial sweating. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old married man suffering from severe social anxiety since childhood, and now I experience facial sweating, which I cannot control, and it is starting to ruin my life. I have been taking tablets Zapiz and Nexito for the past one year. In addition, I am also meditating to ov...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Anxiety can be debilitating in many ways and affects our life and daily activities. Your medications are fine, but have you considered therapy like cognitive behavioral therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) i...  Read Full »

What are the investigations done in a mental illness patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am doing research regarding diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. Please answer a few questions of mine. What routine medical examinations apart from MMSE and history would you conduct? By this I mean standard routine blood investigations plus other investigations. What clini...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravi M. Soni

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your queries and shall answer accordingly. Keep in mind that standard procedures for management may differ in different countries. Answers for your questions: In blood investigations we usually go for complete blood count (CBC), liver function tests (LFT)...  Read Full »

I have been prescribed an anti-anxiety medication which has a lot of side effects. Should I continue taking it?

Query: Hello doctor, I got Oxazepam CF 10 mg tablet prescribed, and my doctor did not point out any risks or side effects. But, according to my friend who is a doctor, it is really risky to take this medication when one is only 18 years old. He said that there are a lot of side effects. So I really want to...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Are you diagnosed with anxiety? Who diagnosed you with it? Was it a psychiatrist? The drug you mentioned is used to treat anxiety and also acute alcohol withdrawal. This medication acts on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming and anti-seiz...  Read Full »

I have memory problems with worsening insomnia. How to rectify my issue?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past three months I have been suffering from worsening insomnia. I fall asleep with great difficulty. I used to get a light fragmented sleep, where I wake up several times and have many dreams. In fact do not even know if I have fallen asleep or not. I just know that time has pass...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your complaint. From what you have mentioned, it seems that you may be suffering from anxiety or stress related disorders. The symptoms that points towards anxiety or stress related disorders include tremors, twitching, sweating, insomnia, tire...  Read Full »

Why do I feel anxious over the past month?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female. I have been having terrible anxiety the past month. I wake up feeling very uneasy and nervous. Almost shaky. I also feel like I literally cannot breathe. I have to take deep breaths constantly. I went to an urgent care and they tested for a blood clot in the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern, but stopping the anxiety medicines abruptly and not taking the drugs regularly is an adverse event that aggravates the situation. Anxiety symptoms get worse if we suddenly stop taking the medications especially Lexapro (Escitalopram). Lexapro...  Read Full »

Why am I having a constant feeling of anxiety with negative thoughts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I am a doctor myself. I just graduated from college and got a job. I have this constant feeling of anxiety, and my heart rate does not seem to get lowered. I cannot shut my mind from worrying about what might happen in the future. I always think of the wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. A lot of individuals your age suffer such anticipatory anxiety and stress about the future. You are in a job and have anticipation about the things that are not going to happen. You are thinking about the worst scenario, not feeling ha...  Read Full »

I experience episodes of anxiety every three years or so. Is it due to my medicines?

Query: Hello doctor, About every three years or so, I experience what I call an 'episode' where anxiety comes over me very quickly and I focus and worry about an issue that normally would not bother me. It takes over my mind so that it is all I can think about for weeks. This leads to instant insomnia and...  Read Full »

Dr. K. V. Anand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand you well. But, I ask you not to worry as many of my patients who went through anxiety disorder have recovered, thanks to psychotherapy completely. Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, wh...  Read Full »

Are there any alternatives for SSRI medications for my anxiety issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder & panic issues and have been on Cipralex 10mg and Paroxetine CR 25 mg for the past eight years. The SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake Inhibitor) medications I take seem to help, but I still have anxiety and OCD (obsessive compuls...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasan Vazhoor Ramsingh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read and understood your query and can understand your concern. We have GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) agonists under the category of drugs called Benzodiazepines which are used for short-term management of anxiety symptoms but are not recommended for long-term use a...  Read Full »

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