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Regular exercising, yoga, and changes in dietary habits play a major role in anxiety management. In addition sufficient amount of sleep also helps with anxiety. In case of severe anxiety, anti-anxiety drugs may be advised which have to be taken under a doctor's supervision.

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I am worried and feel like I have serious diseases. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a boy. For the last few months, I have felt like I have had a serious disease. Sometimes I thought it was a brain tumor, sometimes stomach cancer, and sometimes other diseases. Physically I feel a tight band around my head, dry mouth, neck strain, tight muscles, weakness, sweating, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from a health anxiety disorder. In this problem, the patient becomes excessively anxious about his health. And the fear that he might have some serious physical illness based on some symptoms experienced. You have some physical symptoms of anxiety due ...  Read Full »

I am anxious about my job change after eight years of service. How do I overcome it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am anxious about changing the job after eight years of service, which is not so good from a career perspective. What can I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You should mention proper detail about your problem. For example, do you have anxiety due to a new job or anxiety because you did a job at the wrong place for eight years and feel guilty for it? You must leave if you are not doing a job that wil...  Read Full »

My psychiatrist and I are discussing combining my anxiety medications. What do you suggest?

Query: Hi doctor, My psychiatrist has decided for years to use only a combo (SSRI+Wellbutrin XL) to control and manage my chronic GAD and SAD. It is important to note that I cannot deal with anxiety without these medications. I am discussing a new plan with him and would appreciate your feedback. Furthermo...  Read Full »

Dr. Parth N. Nagda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have found tablet Prozac (Fluoxetine) more effective in my practice than tablet Zoloft (Sertraline), even though textbooks say that is not the case. Also, Fluoxetine helps with weight loss, while Sertraline is supposed to be neutral. There ...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to overcome social anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am wondering if I can get some medication and a sick note for my social anxiety. I was diagnosed with it back in high school. It is a lot worse now and preventing me from going to work. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Azeem Iyas Basha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query. Start taking an antidepressant, but lifestyle modification and yoga will help more. You might start using the following methods to deal with anxious situations: 1. Consider reading up on current affairs to find engaging stories to bring up thro...  Read Full »

How can I help my friend who suffers from anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering about my friend's case. I have just known that he has been suffering from panic attacks, fear, and anxiety for a long time. As a friend of his, I want to know more tips to do if I was there when he has them or I am not around, more tips about daily life and so on. He is...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your friend is suffering from anxiety disorder and panic attacks (an extreme form of anxiety). Anxiety occurs when our brain starts sensing danger without any external cause following which body and brain come to the activated level and physical and mental symptoms of anx...  Read Full »

Is there any better medicine than Alprazolam and Sertraline for anxiety and sleep problem?

Query: Hello doctor, My Age is 30 years old and suffering from anxiety and sleep problem with persistent thoughts. I am using Alprazolam 0.5 mg and Sertraline tablets. Please prescribe something better.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are suffering from anxiety and you are taking good medication for it. If you are not improving with 50 mg of Sertraline then you can increase dose of medication. You can take 100 mg of Sertraline. Never take Sertraline on empty stomach otherwise it will cause gastri...  Read Full »

I am suffering from depression and anxiety for many years. Can I take Prestiq and Amitriptyline at night to manage my depression and anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe anxiety, depression, rapid heartbeat, excessive sweating, diarrhea, and nervous breakdown for the past many years. I have tried Amitriptyline but it causes excessive sedation. Please suggest whether I should take Prestiq and Amitriptyline at the night to control my de...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I suggest you take only one tablet of Nexito (Escitalopram) 10 milligrams. You can also take a tablet of Amitriptyline (tricyclic antidepressant) 10 milligrams and a tablet of Nexito 10 milligrams daily. Do not ...  Read Full »

I have severe anxiety and panic attacks. Can it be reduced without medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently experiencing severe anxiety and panic attacks. I am naturally a very happy and outgoing person. I have been hit with this massive wave of anxiety every day for the last three months. I have never experienced anxiety before this. I have been to get testing done, and my...  Read Full »

Dr. Aneel Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your history is suggestive of depression and anxiety. You have always been on two antidepressants at one time and Benzodiazepines. You have not mentioned the doses, timings, and duration. Kindly mention the results of the lab reports. Have you done a thyroid function...  Read Full »

I had a panic or deja vu attack that would not go away till I went to sleep. Why is this happening?

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, and the other day, I encountered a strange deja vu experience. I kept having thoughts, and they came with a deja vu feeling. These thoughts feel familiar, but I do not recall having them. Yet, I can visualize it in my "mind's eye." I also felt out of it. I could even tell ...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I would like to know more information regarding your symptoms. For instance, was it a one-time incidence? Or do you have similar episodes intermittently? If yes, how frequently and how often per month does it occur? Do you experience any ...  Read Full »

Which is better for panic attacks and anxiety, Paroxetine or Sertraline?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old, and I have been suffering from anxiety and panic attacks since I was young. Every couple of years, my anxiety gets bad to the point where I feel like I need medication to help me. Five years back, I went to a therapist, and I was diagnosed with panic attack disorder an...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your situation. you have panic disorder. If you are feeling better on Sertraline, then you must go for it instead of Seroxat (Paroxetine). You can take a tablet of Clonazepam orally by dissolving 0.25 mg when you have a panic attac...  Read Full »

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