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Anxiety is accompanied by fear, increased heart rate, sweating, and heavy breathing. It is normal to feel anxious once in a while. But, when the feeling of worry does not go away and gets worse with time, it requires to be treated.

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Can I take Vortioxetine instead of Flupentixol for anxiety?

Query: Hello doctor, I suffer from anxiety and currently taking Escitalopram 15 mg with Flupentixol 5 mg for a long time. Flupenthixol interferes with my sleep. Does augmentation with Vortioxetine provide the same anxiolytic benefit as that of Flupenthixol 5 mg? If so can I stay on it for the long term? ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Flupentixol in low doses helps with anxiety and helps in relaxation. Vortioxetine helps with depression and also has anti-anxiety actions. But the actions are totally different than Flupentixole. Yes, its regular use can help in anxiety but that cannot directly ...  Read Full »

I have mood disturbances even after taking antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had Paxidep CR 37.5 mg for the last four years. But for the last two months, I have been feeling a lot of anxiety, and then I went to the doctor, and he prescribed Etilaam 0.25 mg. Then again, I went to a doctor after six weeks, and he prescribed Buspin 5 mg twice a day. Howev...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. The symptoms like feeling irritated and something bad will happen are due to persistent anxiety. And feeling inactive and not wanting to do anything may be due to associated depression. You are on tablet Paroxetine, and if...  Read Full »

Why do I have a tingling sensation in my private parts?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel tingling sensation in the private area on getting some thoughts in my head. What can this be, and why is this happening? It is not like I get an erection, but I feel a light sensation.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please provide me with more details. Tingling could be normal if there is no significant history.   Read Full »

Is it safe to have prone masturbation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and my weight is 48 kg. I have done over masturbation for around seven years (mainly prone). Now I am observing weak erections, and semen is not thick. After one erection, if I try to masturbate once again, it will be feeble, and so on; very rarely, I feel some pain in...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I want to tell you that it is safe to masturbate. Masturbation does not cause any weakness. Most of the individuals masturbate. If you have a poor erection, then most likely it is due to psychological issues. The pain might be due to some mild infection. Your USG (ul...  Read Full »

What does it mean to dream about a woman I do not know?

Query: Hello doctor, I do not know whether this query is relevant here, but I have been vexed seeing a woman in my dreams for many years. I do not know what she looks like. I never saw her facial features but noticed that she is of an average physique. She does not leave me, and sometimes I am even scared ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Even though you see that dream when you feel calm, relaxed, and peaceful, in reality, you probably have some subconscious anxiety, resulting in scary dreams of a particular type. Dreams and anxiety are interrelated, which is why your dr...  Read Full »

Why do I get an early discharge and slight bleeding during intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor,I get discharge and slight bleeding before having intercourse.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Early discharge during intercourse occurs because of anxiety and psychological reasons. Anticipation about performance, fear, lack of experience, etc., are the reasons. I suggest you to be relaxed during intercourse and spend more time in foreplay. I would recomme...  Read Full »

To stop continuous panic attacks, which drug can be taken other than Clonazepam?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been on Klonopin that is Clonazepam prescribed before 14 years for panic attacks and anxiety. I am currently on the 2 mg dosage and taking it four times a day. This is monitored every few months by my family doctor. For the past one week, I have noticed that I have been experiencin...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Anxiety and panic disorders are serious disorders and tend to recur. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug and have good efficacy in controlling the symptoms of anxiety. The drug can control panic symptoms effectively but is not the treatment ...  Read Full »

I have been having severe anxiety and loss of balance. My doctor prescribed some antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs. Do they have any side effects?

Query: Hello doctor, For two months I was having severe anxiety that I could not even walk properly. There was a lot of loss of balance then I visited a neurologist for consultation. He advised me a bundle of tests and also told brain MRI. All my reports were normal including brain MRI. Then prescribed so...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If every investigation came normal and you have anxiety you should consult a psychiatrist rather than a neurologist. This will help in making the right diagnosis of symptoms. If the anxiety is persistent the dose of Fluoxetine can be increased to 40 mg per day after ...  Read Full »

I am a 19-year-old girl diagnosed with severe ADHD. I am also having depression, anxiety, and fear of going to doctors. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am struggling to find myself. I have no hobbies. I do not find enjoyment in most things. I do not hate everything, but I am extremely neutral, melancholic even. I enjoy hanging out with my boyfriend and my cats, but feel stuck because it is only him and me. I have no other friends in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by at I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical issues. The symptoms you have mentioned are of depressive disorder with generalized anxiety. Feeling low and lonely, lack of motivation, and severe devastating social anxiety, all these are depre...  Read Full »

I suffer from severe anxiety and depression after my husband's death. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My current issues are depression and anxiety. Honestly, it all started when my husband passed on our son's 1st birthday. I have just let it build up, and now I cannot control how I feel. I cry over crazy things, and I get mad over little things. I cannot sleep at night because I have n...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnui

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for your loss. It is common to develop severe anxiety and depression after any significant loss in life. Prolonged grief results in the development of depression. Please try to keep yourself busy. Spend time outdoors with your son, which will help reduce...  Read Full »

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